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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Removing cryptocurrency volatility from the security token marketplace

By Vanessa Malone This week, we announced that Globex’s blockchain technology suite will power Antigua & Barbuda’s international exchange for investors to buy and sell compliant digital securities, also referred to as security tokens.  The proposed framework combines three critical components for a healthy digital securities marketplace to thrive on the Ethereum public blockchain: Government […]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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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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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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