STM Presents: The Curious Case of the Real Estate NFT 😯
Are ICOs back? What's Going On?
Goooood Morning Rainmakers,
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Before we begin, I have an important question for you…
Are you ready to ride the wave today? 🌊
You better be!
Let's not beat around the bush here…
It's time to dive right in and get liquid 🌊
NFTs are going parabolic 📈
Have you heard of the NFT craze these past few months?
If you haven't, you may as well be Patrick Star living under a rock.
Maybe the following information will get you up out of that ole’ rock of yours.
Recently, someone purchased a digital art piece designed by an artist who goes by the name of Beeple for a WHOPPING $69 million!
Now, that’s a bag 💰
And we all know there are only two people in this world that love the number 69 more than anyone else…
You guessed it…
All jokes aside, it's flabbergasting to see people spending millions and millions on digital art.
But at the end of the day, who are we to judge whether or not NFTs are worth their sale price.
If people believe it has value, then that's all that really matters.
For those of you who don't know: An NFT is a ‘Non-Fungible Token,’ which essentially means it can't be duplicated - it’s one of one.
Remember those creepy owl/hamster-like animals called Furbys?
Yeah, imagine that, but in digital form with the ability to verify ownership via the blockchain.
I think the scariest part may be the fact that you can't escape a digital version of a Furby.
Read more on NFTs here.
Don't get caught up in the hype…
As your security token Captain, it's my duty to ensure we are in a safe passage at all times.
That's why I have to bring this “Real Estate NFT” to light.
Firstly, I am not a lawyer by any means, but this NFT appears to be in violation of US securities laws - making it an illegal asset.
According to the offering, there is no evidence of any regulatory compliance and is just a bad deal overall.
It would take easily over 10 years to break even with your initial investment.
I tend to give the benefit of the doubt to people and I'd assume this real estate owner isn't trying to scam anyone - I just think they are trying to ride the NFT wave and capitalize on it, but they need to educate themselves on securities law before offering any investment opportunities.
˜$77K for 50% of the property
$600 monthly rent income
5% royalty on any future sales
Takeaway: Always do your own research.
What else is making it rain ☔️
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New Secondary Liquidity Solution: Arius to launch security token matching platform - similar to eBay
Fun fact of the week 🤯
This means that 89.4% of US-based investors can't participate in the vast majority of private placements
Game of the Week 🎯
“Guess that chart!”
This security token has revenue-sharing rights to it
It's one of the first 10 security tokens to have secondary trading
It was a subsidiary of a US-publicly listed company
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