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Below is a selection of press releases, articles and white papers issued by 20|30 Group as well as a selection of media articles discussing or including commentary from the Group or portfolio companies. Some of the “In the News” articles are behind a paywall and may require a subscription to access.

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January 2020
Davos 2020: Climate Change takes centre stage but are businesses listening?
Climate change and sustainability has been the over-riding hot topic at the World Economic Forum 2020. Raymond Harte, CEO of Mozaic Markets, discusses progress being made in the financial services industry and how tokenization can help.
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January 2020
Davos 2020: Data privacy and asking the question ‘how can we protect the public online?’
Tomer Sofinzon, Founder and CEO, 20|30 Group, has been in Davos all week for the World Economic Forum 2020 and shares his views on one of the hotly debated topics at this year's conference. Information infrastructure, data privacy and online security.
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January 2020
Trust and why dating apps need to use Self-Sovereign Identity technology
20|30 Group's Louisa Bartoszek explores the recent data controversy surrounding the relationship between the online advertising industry and dating apps and how Self-Sovereign Identity could protect consumers.
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January 2020
CEO Viewpoint: New Year, New Opportunities
Kung Hei Fat Choi! Tomer Sofinzon, Founder and CEO of 20|30 Group, discusses why he believes China is the number one country to watch for blockchain innovation in 2020; forecasts Chinese blockchain-related project registrations to double to more than 1,000 this year, and shares Group plans for a new Chinese office.
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January 2020
Xièxiè, zài jiàn China! (Thank you, see you again!)
And that’s a wrap! What an incredible way to launch into a new decade! Over the last 10 days, 20|30 Group has undertaken its first ever 20|30 China Roadshow. Learn more about our plans for the year ahead in this extremely important country.
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January 2020
Why we need to persuade Governments to tokenize the world’s forests
20|30 Group's Louisa Bartoszek discusses climate change and how the financial services industry can help through leveraging decentralised technologies to tokenize the world's forests and broaden the range of ESG investing options.
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December 2019
Protecting digital identity is an “overriding priority” says new European Commission President
Alex Tweeddale from digital identity specialist IDWorks, responds to the new European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen's remarks that protecting the digital identity of European citizens “is an overriding priority” for the Commission.
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December 2019
Why SMEs need to embrace decentralized technology faster
Blockchain data-privacy specialist OpenRelay discusses why they believe small and medium-sized businesses need to invest in decentralized technologies to help them reduce costs and protect their customers.
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December 2019
Self-Sovereign Identity specialist IDWorks appoints Ankur Banerjee as Head of Engineering
IDWorks has appointed Ankur Banerjee as Head of Engineering. In this newly created role, Banerjee leads IDWorks' team of technologists who are developing advanced Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) solutions to tackle the rapid rise in identity fraud as the world moves from paper to digital.
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December 2019
CEO Viewpoint: Asia is leading the way in building the new global digital economy
Tomer Sofinzon, CEO and Founder of 20|30 Group, discusses HSBC's $20bn blockchain move and why he thinks Asia is leading the way in building the new global digital economy.
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November 2019
Why ‘Self-Sovereign Identity’ could be the answer to Uber’s London licencing nightmare
Mikail Conybeare from 20|30 Group company IDWorks, discusses Uber potentially losing its licence to operate in London and how Self Sovereign Identity technology could be the answer to their problems.
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November 2019
Introducing Shield: A solution to the hidden risks of trading Digital Assets
Hacks, theft, assaults and exit scams have soared in 2019 with approximately $4.26 billion in reported digital asset losses in the first half of the year. MetaVault discusses why the capital markets industry needs to take action, fast.
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November 2019
Unless Storing Digital Assets Is Your Primary Business, Don’t Do It
MetaVault’s James Harris discusses the importance of using a fully-insured custodian when investing in digital assets.
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October 2019
Blockchain infrastructure company OpenRelay joins 20|30 Group
20|30 Group has signed an exclusivity agreement to purchase OpenRelay, a start-up creating privacy-first infrastructure and developer tools to accelerate the evolution of the decentralised economy.
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October 2019
20|30 Group appoints Tim Pearce as Commercial Director
20|30 Group has appointed Tim Pearce as Commercial Director with immediate effect. He reports jointly into Tomer Sofinzon, CEO and Founder of 20|30, and Christopher Skulte, Chief Operating Officer, and joins 20|30’s Executive Committee.
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October 2019
Digital Assets: Why you should worry about fiduciary risk
MetaVault’s James Harris explores how using an insured custodian for digital assets but neglecting fiduciary risk is like buying a hardened money-box, filling it with funds and moving it around town every day on public transport.
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September 2019
20|30 Group acquires identity management specialist IDWorks
20|30 Group has acquired identity management specialist IDWorks, which is redefining identity to unlock economic opportunities and reduce fraud for businesses worldwide.
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September 2019
Raymond Harte appointed new CEO of TokenFactory
TokenFactory, a subsidiary of 20|30 Group, today announced it has appointed Raymond Harte as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. He replaces TomerSofinzon, CEO and Founder of 20|30 Group, who Harte reports into.
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September 2019
Digital asset security specialist MetaVault joins 20|30 Group
20|30 Group has signed an exclusivity agreement to purchase MetaVault, the new global standard in secure custodial and non-custodial digital asset solutions for institutions and high-net-worth individuals.
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August 2019
Louisa Bartoszek joins 20|30 as Head of Communications
Louisa joins 20|30 Group from Bank of New York Mellon as Head of Communications and is a member of the Executive Committee.
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July 2019
Testing times for aspiring fintechs
The FCA’s live market test facility has enabled a variety of capital markets-related fintech companies to test their business models and technologies in a controlled environment. Tomer Sofinzon, CEO, 20|30 Group is quoted.
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June 2019
20|30 is the first mover for Tokenised Equity in the UK
CrowdFundInsider interviews Tomer Sofinzon, 20|30 Group CEO, who explains 20|30’s business model and the company’s rapid growth strategy.
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April 2019
20|30 completes first ever Tokenised Equity Offering Issuance
20|30 has become the first UK company to successfully complete the tokenisation and issuance of their equity as part of the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) Sandbox 4.
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April 2019
London Stock Exchange Collaborates on 20|30 Share Issuance for Blockchain based Security Tokens
CrowdFundInsider discusses 20|30’s collaboration with the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on the first securities based on blockchain technology.
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April 2019
20|30 collaborates with LSE on test issuance of tokenised equity, raises £3m
Finextra discusses why 20|30 Group argues that liquid markets will replace many of today’s financial intermediaries and wants to change capital markets by tokenising shares.
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April 2019
UK Blockchain Startup Raises $3.9M With Equity Tokens Via LSE’s Turquoise TestPlatform
CoinTelegraph discusses 20|30’s £3 million raise by selling tokenised shares and settling them in a test environment on London Stock Exchange-owned equity trading platform Turquoise.
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April 2019
Stock Tokens Debut On London Stock Exchange
Cryptobriefing discusses how one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges has successfully traded tokenised shares within 20|30 (in a test environment).
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April 2019
Startup Raises $3.9 Million in Tokenised Equity in London Stock Exchange Test Issuance
CoinDesk reports on how 20|30 raised £3 million ($3.93 million) in a sale of tokenised shares in a test environment on a London Stock Exchange Group-operated platform.
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March 2019
LSEG Featured In FCA ‘Sandbox’
Markets Media reports how 20|30 became the first UK company to successfully complete the tokenisation and issuance of their equity as part of the FCA’s fourth sandbox in partnership with Nivaura.
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July 2018
UK Watchdog Welcomes First Crypto Startups to Regulatory Sandbox
CoinDesk discusses how the UK’s financial regulator is directly recognising the potential of blockchain-related start-ups for the first time with 20|30 highlighted as the most notable to be accepted into the FCA’s sandbox.
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