Incentive Stock Options (ISO) vs. Nonqualified Stock Options (NSO)

What are the differences between Incentive Stock Options (ISO) vs. Nonqualified Stock Options (NSO)?

When a company grants stock options, it might grant non-qualified stock options (NSOs) or incentive stock options (ISOs). While both are stock options that provide the right to purchase stock at a redetermined price at a future date in time, they have different restrictions and might have different tax consequences for both the company and the grant recipient.

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Better For Founders, Investors, Employees, and Customers - Part 6

Founders are the heart and soul of the equity markets as without founders there are no companies. Our mission for Equity Token is to increase the level of support founders receive around the world by increasing their access to the best backers. Currently, startup founders have three main financial instruments to fundraise through:

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Programmable Equity Ownership - Part 5

The short-term success of ICO fundraising to date and the long-term success of Venture Capital’s ability to drive innovation are two industries ripe for combination due to how well they complement each other. Coindesk’s “State of the Blockchain” Q4 2017 survey they found that the majority of people believe that ICO & VC investment are complements to each other.

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The Rise of Blockchain - Part 4

Last year token sales grew nearly 100x from Q1 to Q4 with the total raised by ICOs hitting $3.23bn in Q4. During this same time, digital assets outperformed traditional assets by nearly 13x. Some of this growth is being driven by highly reputable financial institutions, such as Andreessen Horowitz and George Soros, allocating investment to this emerging asset class.

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The Refragmentation - Part 3

The need for a decentralized internet is clearly imminent as the current structure is no longer efficient. One example in recent years is the failure of proper journalism, due to declining publisher revenues and the never-ending need for increased page views. We are witnessing what Paul Graham has coined “The Refragmentation”.

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A History Of Technological Innovations - Part 1

Through the years, technological innovations have improved our markets, including through increased competition, lower barriers to entry and decreased costs for market participants. Distributed ledger and other emerging technologies have the potential to further influence and improve the capital markets and the financial services industry.

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Understanding Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency In 2019: What You Need To Know

It can be a long journey down the rabbit hole of Crypto and Blockchain to truly understand everything that is going on within the space (and how it is affecting other industries). But it is not an impossible task, and you have to start somewhere. Our goal with this blog is to provide people with a starting point to best get up to speed on the space, fast! 

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