Common Exemptions Used for Security Token Offerings

Which securities frameworks are most widely used for security token offerings and how do they compare with one another? By Vanessa Malone Background We like to think of security token offerings, or digital securities offerings, as the next generation of securities. Unlike cryptocurrencies or utility tokens, digital securities represent real ownership interests in an underlying asset […]Continue Reading

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Key Takeaways from Dialogue with the Regulators: Navigating Blockchain & Fintech

We are happy to announce that Dialogue with the Regulators: Navigating Blockchain & Fintech was a great success. A big thank you to everyone who made it.  We welcomed senior regulators from the SEC, FINRA, CFPB, and Texas State Securities Board; blockchain trailblazers including Gemini, Paxful, Coinbase and financial service heavyweights such as Blackrock, UBS, […]Continue Reading

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5 Myths About Conducting a Security Token Offering

By Vanessa Malone A series of events led to the emergence of digital securities, from the rise of equity crowdfunding to the fall of the ICO-era. While the majority of issuers thus far have been utilizing Rule 506(c) of Regulation D to conduct a digital securities offering, a new industry milestone was reached in August […]Continue Reading

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The blockchain community needs to work with, not against regulators

By Vanessa Malone It is said that the blockchain industry is in its infancy. While this may be true regarding adoption and integration, it’s definitely in its rebellious teenage years regarding compliance. A few months ago, Kik made headlines for launching a crowdfunding campaign to support its case against the SEC, claiming its going to […]Continue Reading

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A timeline on increasing AML compliance obligations for the crypto community

By Vanessa Malone Money laundering has reached a new level of sophistication in today’s digital age, with criminals finding new ways to utilize the internet and conceal the origin of illegally obtained funds every day. With the blockchain came a new anti-money laundering (AML) hurdle — the ability to make transactions to anyone in the world anonymously. […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #7- Can AI help us detect fraud on the Blockchain?

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Using Artificial Intelligence To Detect Fraud On The Blockchain.” 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? Following up on our last post, we continue our discussion of fraud detection. In this second installment, we focus […]Continue Reading

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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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