Welcome to The Current Forkast, a podcast series with Forkast.News Editor-in-Chief Angie Lau and Brian Lio, CEO of blockchain research group Smith + Crown. In today’s episode, we talk about:

NBA player Spencer Dinwiddie’s token release 

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  • Change in structure to remove investor exposure to the third-year option
  • Evidence of infrastructure development across the security token space
  • First example of a tokenized income share agreement

SEC’s warning on Initial Exchange Offerings (IEOs)

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission cautioning investors against participating in IEOs, need for due diligence
  • Reduction in IEO and other token sale activity this year, industry shift to equity funding events
  • Minimal distinctions between ICOs and IEOs

Bitwise investor bulletin

  • Highlights that financial adviser interest in crypto remains significant, with 3/4 discussing crypto with clients and many investors pursuing crypto investments outside of adviser
  • Many advisers broadly optimistic about bitcoin (BTC) price performance in the next few years

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