🦍 Friday Forecast: Meta just got beta

☕️ New show coming Monday and Meta is getting in on NFTs!

Trucpal is an underlying platform that introduces security-based tokens into the platform economy to serve the Chinese freight industry.

The Trucpal Token is based on real freight transactions, backed by a Chinese operating company, and issued in compliance with US securities laws.

Check out their Twitter here and Telegram here!

Gooood Morning, Rainmakers! ☀️ 

I hope everyone's had a great week so far. There's A LOT that has happened in the last few weeks but don't you worry, we're here to help cover some of it for ya!

Let's look at this week's forecast 💦

1️⃣ Security Token Advisors (STA) Client Spotlight: Curzio Research is an independent financial newsletter publisher dedicated to providing deep-dive market analyses 📈

2️⃣ Security Token Market (STM) Top 5: Spilling the NFTea (our newest media property), real estate tokenization, and more 🌴 

3️⃣ Leak of the Week: Meta is getting in on the NFT train!

Before anything else, let's take a moment to congratulate this week's Token Trivia winner...

Drum roll please! 🥁 🥁 🥁 

Kyle Sonlin (CEO at STM) won this week!

CONGRATULATIONS 👏🏼 

If YOU want a shot at the reigns, make sure to join our Discord and keep up with anything and everything STM!

Token Trivia is hosted on our server every Thursday at 5pm EST (no longer 8pm). See you there!

Now let's dive in!

📈 STA Client Spotlight: Curzio Research

Curzio Research is an independent financial newsletter publisher dedicated to providing deep-dive market analyses and unique stock ideas to its readers!

Frank Curzio, the CEO & Founder, comes from an extensive financial background on a mission to bring Wall Street back to Main Street... I like that!

"So, what did Security Token Advisors (STA) do for Curzio?"

Great question!

In short, STA generated a path to liquidity for the Curzio Equity Owners (CEO) Token, becoming one of the first successful STOs in current history, building a brand, an audience, and demand for the token!

This shows the power of community, as the company raised most of the offering from its own client base! 

Let's get basic on the security token offering 👇

$CEO Token Offering Summary:

  • Total Raise: $4M USD
  • Issuance Platform: Securitize
  • Exemptions Used: Regulation D and Regulation S
  • Lock Up Period: 12 Months for Reg D and up to 6 months for Reg S

"You may be asking yourself, what do these exemptions mean?"

I'll explain 👇

Let's get basic on regulation exemptions:

Regulation D is an SEC rule that says that an issuer doesn't have to register with the SEC, but they can only raise from accredited investors,* with no fundraising cap.

Reg D has a lock-up period of 12 months, meaning these shares cannot be sold in that time frame.

Regulation S is another SEC rule that allows an issuer to raise from international investors, accredited or not, without having to register.

Reg S offerings have a lock-up period of only 6 months.

*Accredited investors have a net worth of $1M (excluding primary residence) or annual income of $200K (single) or $300K (married).

So, what's next? 🤔

In 2020 Frank Curzio chose to list $CEO on MERJ Exchange for secondary trading, making it the FIRST United States-based private company to list its equity on a foreign public exchange that U.S. retail investors could invest in!

MERJ Exchange is Seychelles-based and open to US citizens and investors from any other recognized jurisdiction in the world.

Because it's now trading on the secondary market, you no longer have to be an accredited investor!

Fast forward to 2021: Curzio Research announced that tZERO will be the new home for the $CEO token, delisting from MERJ!

Want to know more about that?

Check out Sam Sachs' Token Tuesday article covering the change by clicking on the image below.

To learn more about Security Token Advisors, click the button below 👇

🌴 Security Token Market Top 5

Click on the title of any one of these to learn more!

  1. Spilling the NFTea releases their new trailer and will be launchin' on Monday! Check out the Token Girls talkin' crypto... on a yacht!
  2. STO Spotlight by Megan Nyvold covers the WCRU token's 2nd tranche this week with UGPay.
  3. Tokenize This is tokenizing mortgage-backed securities this week! Peter Gaffney shows you how security tokens can give the housing market an upgrade.
  4. Token Tuesday by Sam Sachs talks about why real estate tokenization will prosper in 2022.
  5. State of Security Tokens: Industry Overview is released, covering the beginning of Peter Gaffney's State of Security Tokens 2022!
Spilling the NFTea

🦍 Leak of the Week: Meta just got beta

Imagine being able to feature your Bored Ape or your favorite NFT in your profile picture on Instagram...

Well, Meta (previously Facebook) might let you do just that!

Instagram is dabbling in the NFT space, potentially allowing users to create, show off, and sell NFTs.

During an AMA, Instagram CEO said,

We are definitely actively exploring NFTs and how we can make them more accessible to a wider audience...I think it’s an interesting place where we can play, and also a way to hopefully help creators

Adam Mosseri, CEO at Instagram

So, what does this mean? 

Instagram is still a bit secretive about the exact features, but let's look at the possibilities!

👉 Your favorite NFT could be your profile picture!

"What if it's a screenshot?"

Ownership wouldn't be in question. I'm sure Instagram wouldn't allow it and the blockchain would verify!

👉 Artists could sell their NFTs right from the app!

Imagine an artist announcing their NFT drop directly to their following using posts, countdowns on stories, etc.

"That sounds great, but how can a user obtain the NFTs?"

Right now you'd have to leave Instagram, find their collection on OpenSea (or other NFT marketplaces), buy, then upload...

I mean c'mon it's 2022! 🤦🏽‍♂️

Hopefully, in this new update, we will be able to do everything within the app!

Stay tuned for future updates on this. I know I will!

Follow me on Twitter for updates throughout the week and maybe even some this weekend 😉 

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