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Nasdaq planning to use Ravencoin to launch a security token platform?


So we know Nasdaq is planning on entering the tokenized securities market, but in case you missed it:

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[https://theblockcrypto.com/2018/10/12/nasdaq-is-looking-at-gatecrashing-a-red-hot-industry-with-a-platform-to-issue-tokenized-securities/](https://theblockcrypto.com/2018/10/12/nasdaq-is-looking-at-gatecrashing-a-red-hot-industry-with-a-platform-to-issue-tokenized-securities/)

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In the article there’s a relevant quote: “Nasdaq is speaking with a number of firms as part of its efforts, including blockchain startup Symbiont”.

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Here’s another article: [https://www.livebitcoinnews.com/nasdaq-reportedly-considers-creating-platform-for-cryptocurrency-security-tokens/](https://www.livebitcoinnews.com/nasdaq-reportedly-considers-creating-platform-for-cryptocurrency-security-tokens/)

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“Reports indicate that Nasdaq is pushing through with these plans, holding high-level talks with Symbiont – a blockchain startup focusing on institutional blockchain solutions. According to the inside sources, the proposed Nasdaq platform will both issue and trade cryptocurrency security tokens.”

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What does Symbiont have to do with Ravencoin? Well, follow the trail…here’s a news release from Back in mid-2017: [https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/07/19/1054397/0/en/Medici-Ventures-Announces-Strategic-Investment-in-Symbiont.html](https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/07/19/1054397/0/en/Medici-Ventures-Announces-Strategic-Investment-in-Symbiont.html)

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“Medici Ventures and Symbiont today announced the completion of a strategic investment in Symbiont by Medici Ventures, a major investor in blockchain technology. As part of the new relationship, the two companies will collaborate on strategic projects involving both Medici Ventures and its parent company, [Overstock.com](https://Overstock.com) Common Shares (NASDAQ:OSTK) / Series A Preferred (Medici Ventures’ t0 platform : OSTKP) / Series B Preferred (OTCQX:OSTBP).”

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Now we already know Patrick Byrne/Overstock.com is a big fan of Ravencoin, and has helped fund development: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEaqCdind2Y](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEaqCdind2Y)

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“Ravencoin, I think it’s Bitcoin 3.0″…

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[https://youtu.be/wLUshd-b6Lc?t=75](https://youtu.be/wLUshd-b6Lc?t=75)

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“Well I’m not really interested in cryptocurrencies per se. Although in general, I guess there’s nothing wrong with me saying there is an open-source project of which I’m really letting something big out of the bag here. I’ll tell you. But there’s an open-source project called Ravencoin, which Overstock has put millions of dollars into teams. We have people contributing to this open-source project. We think this coin actually has quite a future. It’s about — it’s bitcoin, but a thousand times more energy efficient. And there’s other real interesting virtues to it — so Ravencoin. But other than that, I stay out of the cryptocurrency game. I’m building the — we’re focusing on applications of this technology and not just betting on coins themselves.”

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We also know they unveiled tZero at the Nasdaq headquarters back in late 2015: [https://www.coindesk.com/overstock-unveils-blockchain-trading-platform-to/](https://www.coindesk.com/overstock-unveils-blockchain-trading-platform-to/)

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Byrne has also talked about tZero partnering with Symbiont “at some point”, check page 12 of their earnings call transcript back in March of this year: [http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9NjkwNjMwfENoaWxkSUQ9NDAxMjM0fFR5cGU9MQ==&t=1](http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9NjkwNjMwfENoaWxkSUQ9NDAxMjM0fFR5cGU9MQ==&t=1)

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“There’s all kinds of — tZero and Symbiont are wonderful partners at some point. So this ecosystem may seem random, but there’s a real underlying structure to it.”

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and page 14 with Byrne’s comments in Ravencoin:

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“Next, just so I never mention or could be accused of not mentioning it, I’m going to mention Ravencoin, which is — put this in the category of Texas

Gulf Sulphur. I have now officially publicly mentioned Ravencoin. Don’t know what it’s worth, I probably should disclose we have over 60 million

of these; it’s currently trading at $0.03 a piece, so a couple million bucks, nothing to get excited about. Who knows? But it’s not our coin it’s an open source project, of which we became quite enamored and we threw in several millions of dollars of developers to help it along and such, it’s a very

interesting project, and that’s enough.”

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So are Nasdaq/Symbiont/Medici Ventures/Overstock/tZero/Ravencoin planning something huge behind the scenes? I highly doubt Nasdaq will just sit back and let ICE/New York Stock Exchange have all the fun with Bakkt.

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