The Blockchain Paradigm Shift

What is it and why businesses need to adapt to the new age of transparency, accessibility, and speed By Vanessa Malone A paradigm shift, made popular by American physicist and philosopher Thomas Kuhn, originally detailed Kuhn’s observation of how science changes over time. A shift happened when dominant conceptual ideas, under which normally accepted science […]Continue Reading

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5 ways Globex is working to fuel security token adoption

By Vanessa Malone We believe that blockchain technology will completely evolve how the world issues and trades securities. We also believe that solutions like Globex’s one-stop-shop will help streamline the transition for issuers, investors, and other industry participants. Here are 5 ways we’re working to fuel security token adoption, or what we like to call […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #6- Can Software Engineering help us detect fraud on the blockchain?

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Reverse engineering the blockchain as illustrated using eigen decomposition.” Authors: Farshad Ghassemi Toosi; Jim Buckley; Ashish Rajendra Sai ; Andrew Le Gear Affiliation: Irish Software Research Centre & Horizon Globex Article Category: Fraud detection Why this article? The argument that bitcoin has no intrinsic value has been thrown around in academic […]Continue Reading

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Upcoming Dialogue with the Regulators Forum: Navigating Blockchain & Fintech

Capital markets are evolving right now and at the forefront of revolutionary changes in fintech and regtech is blockchain technology. Worldwide spending on blockchain solutions alone is expected to grow from $1.5 billion in 2018 to an estimated $11.7 billion by 2022, with the financial sector accounting for over 60 percent of the market value […]Continue Reading

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Transfer Agents and Security Tokens

By Vanessa Malone This summer the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a Joint Statement addressing how securities laws and regulations should apply to digital securities, which they refer to as digital asset securities. This statement worked to identify and clarify the overlap between existing methods in place for […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #5- Can Blockchain fight poverty?

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Potential roles of Blockchain in fighting poverty and reducing financial exclusion in the global south.” Authors: Nir Kshetri Affiliation: The University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA Article Category: Use Case Why this article? We have all heard the bold claims that Blockchain is going to revolutionize the global economy. We have also heard all the […]Continue Reading

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Reg A+ security token offerings are the future of capital raising

By Vanessa Malone Just last month, a major milestone for both the blockchain and financial communities was accomplished. Blockstack and YouNow became the first Reg A+ token offerings to be qualified by the SEC. These qualifications allowed them to broadly market their offerings and accept investments from the general public. This week, Blockstack announced its […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Insights #4-Will bitcoin be safe if the exchange rate falls?

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Assessing The Security Implication Of Bitcoin Exchange Rates” Authors: Ashish Rajendra Sai, Dr. Jim Buckley, and Dr. Andrew LeGear Affiliation: Irish Software Research Centre & Horizon Globex Article Category: Security Why this article? : Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are subject to the constant changes in real world value, e.g., the volatile […]Continue Reading

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Why we believe Open Order Book will become the industry standard for trading digital securities on the blockchain

This week, we announced the launch of our digital securities exchange software, Open Order Book, to power order-driven digital securities exchanges around the globe. The technology pairs with a retail trading app where investors of all levels can buy, sell, and instantly settle digital assets directly from their smartphone. Open Order Book is not just a […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #3

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Privacy and Security Analysis of Cryptocurrency Mobile Applications” Authors: Ashish Rajendra Sai, Jim Buckley, Andrew Le Gear Affiliation: Irish Software Research Centre & Horizon Globex Article Category: Security Why this article? : In this week’s installment, we take a look at the active research on blockchain here at Horizon Globex. […]Continue Reading

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