Blockstack’s regulation A+ filing is qualified —  now what?

Since April 11th, when Blockstack first announced their Regulation A+(Reg A+) filing with the SEC, the blockchain and financial community have been observing closely. Many industry thought-leaders have predicted the approval of a Reg A+ digital securities offering (DSO) or security token offering (STO) to be in the cards this year. The question: What was […]Continue Reading

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The transfer agent solution to the digital securities custody problem

By Vanessa Malone In a previous blog, we discussed how a transfer agent’s role is of critical importance when it comes to maintaining truly compliant digital securities offerings. We also introduced CustodyWare, our blockchain solution which enables an issuer’s designated transfer agent to compliantly custody digital securities, manage transfers, and maintain accurate shareholder listings leveraging […]Continue Reading

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What advantages do digital securities have over traditional securities?

By Vanessa Malone We live in an increasingly digitized world and technology is making everything more simple, transparent, and efficient on a multitude of levels. It only makes sense that advanced technology would come around to evolve today’s capital markets and solve for inefficiencies.  While digital securities are still securities, as the SEC may have […]Continue Reading

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The importance of KYC technology for online gambling and gaming companies

By Vanessa Malone The global online gambling market is experiencing unprecedented growth, anticipated to double in size from 2016 to more than $94 billion U.S. dollars in 2024. (Statista) A combination of factors is contributing to this growth. One key reason is that our world is becoming increasingly more digitized every day. Smartphones and other […]Continue Reading

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Why the blockchain community should rally behind the FATF’s implied new guidelines

By Vanessa Malone First, what is the upcoming FATF news everyone is talking about? The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental body established in 1989 by the Ministers of its member jurisdictions. The FATF develops Recommendations with the goal of bringing about international legislative and regulatory reform to combat money laundering and terrorism financing.  […]Continue Reading

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The Ethereum-based KYC/AML investor onboarding app you’ve been looking for

By Vanessa Malone Yesterday, Globex announced the formal launch of KYCware, an advanced KYC software solution built on the Ethereum blockchain to streamline the investor onboarding and identity verification process globally. While Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) processes already play an integral role in client onboarding for financial intermediaries, they are becoming an […]Continue Reading

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Digital Securities: Finding the Goldilocks Zone between Centralization & Decentralization

By Vanessa Malone with insights from Dr. Andrew Le Gear, CTO of Globex What’s discussed: What is decentralization. Why compliant security tokens cannot be fully decentralized. How technology can be used to find the right balance of centralized and decentralized components for digital securities. In 2008, blockchain technology made its debut in Bitcoin’s whitepaper describing […]Continue Reading

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Why Using a Transfer Agent is a Critical Component for Truly Compliant Digital Securities Offerings

By Vanessa Malone Key Points: Blockchain technology may not eliminate third-parties from a digital securities offering, but it will definitely evolve them Regulators have hinted that the blockchain is not a valid source of truth, making the use of a transfer agent crucial Technology can be used to provide the necessary digital securities custody tools […]Continue Reading

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Ethereum 2.0 - Deus Ex Machina

By Dr. Andrew Le Gear, Chief Technology Officer of Globex I face a hostile room of academics and industry heads. I know what’s coming next — it always does. “But it doesn’t scale, does it?” How do you answer that? I googled “ethereum transactions per second” and the first article I get is “How will Ethereum Scale?” — not […]Continue Reading

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5 Ways to be More Productive During Blockchain Week NYC 2019

By Vanessa Malone Blockchain Week NYC 2019 is upon us! Enter thousands of innovative companies, thought leaders and blockchain enthusiasts to the 2nd annual week of conferences, meet-ups, and events dedicated to the growth of the crypto and blockchain industry. While the center of it all is Consensus, there are more than 40 other events […]Continue Reading

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