SMC Capital Blog

Our musings about the STO market, tokenization technology, and our latest company updates
SMC Capital Invests in Helis Network

SMC Capital has invested in Helis Network, which closed a $500,000 seed fundraising round led by NGC Ventures, with additional investments from SMC Capital, Woodstock, Obsidian Capital, and Black Edge Capital.

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SMC Capital's Mik Mironov Interview by Swissborg's Alex Fazel

SMC Capital Senior Partner Mik Mironov was interviewed by Alex Fazel, Head of Communications at Swissborg in London on July 4, 2019. Alex spoke to Mik about the different methods of fundraising for startup companies, including deep discussions about ICOs, STOs, IEOs, IPOs and VC funding.

Watch the full interview here.

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Barcelona Trading Conference Highlights

Last week, SMC Capital's Head of Communication Oleg Maslov attended the Barcelona Trading Conference (BTC) on the sunny eastern coast of Spain. The aptly named BTC conference was one of Europe's highest-profile events dedicated specifically for the cryptocurrency trading community, bringing together crypto exchanges, market makers, liquidity providers, HFT and quant funds, OTC desks, prime brokerage, and other market players.

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Highlights of Tokenize It! London Conference

SMC Capital organized Tokenize It! London, an exclusive event hosted by everiToken and crypto exchange KuCoin on Friday, June 28th. Over 100 blockchain enthusiasts came to watch key industry players discuss some of the hottest market trends. It was our second Tokenize it! event this year, with the previous conference taking place in NYC in February.

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SMC Capital in the News
June 2019

SMC Capital continues to be mentioned in industry media, with appearances in City AM's Crypto Insider and Our portfolio company everiToken co-hosted an event called Tokenize It! in London with crypto exchange KuCoin on June 28th. City AM's James Bowater wrote a recap of the event in City AM's Crypto Insider. SMC Capital's Mik Mironov was also interviewed by, giving his take on the reasons underpinning the recent Bitcoin price rally.

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SMC Capital's Mik Mironov Speaks at UN Telecom Unit and Amsterdam Blockchain Expo

SMC Capital Senior Partner Mikhail Mironov spoke about central bank digital currencies in a panel discussion and moderated another panel about CBDCs at the United Nations International Telecom Unit in Geneva on June 13th. He also spoke in a panel dedicated to the secrets of successful startups at the Blockchain Expo in Amsterdam on June 19th.

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SMC Capital Announces Strategic Partnership with Anchor AG

SMC Capital, an NYC-based venture capital and advisory firm, has formed a strategic partnership with Anchor, the only stablecoin project that is indexed to the true value of the global economy. SMC Capital will be introducing the Anchor team to investors in a series of exclusive meetups set to take place on the sidelines of major industry conferences in Hong Kong, Singapore, Los Angeles, London, and New York.

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Interview with Aries Wang, Co-founder of Bibox and Partner at BlockWater Capital

Aries Wang sat down with John Slyusarev, Managing Partner of SMC Capital, to talk about running a top 10 crypto exchange, investing in the digital asset space, and the future of the industry. Aries is the co-founder of Bibox, a top 10 crypto exchange with a daily trading volume of over $300 million, and a partner in BlockWater Capital, one of the largest crypto venture funds in Asia. The interview took place in New York on November 29.

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Top 10 Most Influential Markets for Security Token Offerings

With their promise to bridge cryptocurrencies and traditional finance, security tokens are picking up steam in the digital assets community. Half a billion dollars of assets has already been tokenized, including a $30 million luxury residential project right in the heart of Manhattan, $1.7 million in shares of an Andy Warhol painting, and $15 million in shares of Singapore-based venture capital firm SPiCE VC.

With up to $7.7 trillion up for grabs, the STO market has enormous potential, but every one of the seven largest crypto markets seems to have its own unique approach to STOs.

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2018 Blockchain Year in Review

The New Year is traditionally a time to reflect on the past, and it's no secret that 2018 has given those of us in the blockchain industry plenty to think about. From wild market swings to significant regulatory actions, the last year brought major changes with far-reaching impact. Let's take a look back at the 9 biggest global cryptocurrency market developments in 2018.

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