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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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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Globex Adds Ethereum Wallet Forensics to AML Screening Solution

This week, we announced the launch of a new Ethereum wallet forensics feature which was added to our anti-money laundering “AML” software solution, AMLCop. The new feature enables AMLCop to continually screen Ethereum wallets against a database of wallet addresses directly or indirectly involved in phishing, hacks, or scams. This offers ERC-20 issuers and all […]Continue Reading

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Blockchain Research Bytes #2

By Ashish Rajendra Sai Article: “Merged Mining: Curse or Cure?” Authors: Aljosha Judmayer, Alexei Zamyatin, Nicholas Stifter, Artemios Voyiatzis, Edgar Weippl Affiliation: SBA Research, Vienna, Austria Article Category: Security Why this article? : As discussed in our last installment, Proof-of-Work consensus algorithm acts as the backbone of prominent cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. The security […]Continue Reading

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Why the blockchain community needs to pay better attention to KYC/AML

From Binance’s alleged KYC data hack to FATF’s new AML guidelines, compliance can no longer take a backseat [Earlier this month, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume experienced an alleged customer KYC data leak, where a hacker threatened the release of some of Binance’s customer identity verification data. Binance states it is still […]Continue Reading

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The true one-stop-shop for security token offerings

By Vanessa Malone You’ve read the advantages of issuing digital securities over traditional securities, assembled your legal team, and are ready to conduct your own digital securities offering. You type in ‘digital securities platforms’ or ‘security token platforms’ into google and *BAM*, you’re hit with a plethora of companies offering multiple solutions for each stage […]Continue Reading

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Keeping your security token offering compliant without scaring away investors

By Vanessa Malone Security token offerings (STOs), or digital securities offerings (DSOs), offer issuers an incredible capital raising vehicle with unprecedented transparency and liquidity potential in the secondary market. As the majority of DSOs were deemed offerings of securities by regulators, most issuers turned to Regulation A+(Reg A+), Rule 506(C) of Regulation D (Reg D), […]Continue Reading

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What anti-money laundering software looks like on the blockchain

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. The blockchain introduced a new anti-money laundering (AML) hurdle — the ability to make transactions to anyone in the world anonymously. With […]Continue Reading

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Cost Benefits of Tokenization vs. Traditional Private Placement

By Entoro & Globex Key discussion points: How Entoro’s offerings analysis shows savings may be 40% less expensive using tokenization versus a traditional method of raising capital What the true tangible and intangible benefits digital securities have over the traditional private placement How existing capital market participants are integrating blockchain technology to support the new […]Continue Reading

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