Are centralized exchanges just a technological stepping stone to decentralized exchanges?

By Vanessa Malone In the world of blockchain, and its first use case cryptocurrencies, exchanges play a crucial role as the hubs where investors go to buy and sell their cryptocurrencies. Today, the majority of trading occurs on centralized exchanges. Currently, the total market cap for cryptocurrencies is ~$208 billion with more than 2,300 cryptocurrencies […]Continue Reading

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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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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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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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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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Is your Digital Security Offering Suited for Regulation A+?

By Vanessa Malone Quick recap:  Regulation A was signed into effect by President Obama in 2012 with the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, with final rules coming into effect June of 2015.  This new vehicle for capital raising gives companies the ability to utilize modern forms of communication and marketing (e.g. social media) to […]Continue Reading

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Digital Securities: Where Blockchain and Wall Street Collide

By Vanessa Malone Key Points: A series of events from both the Wall Street and blockchain industries led to the emergence of digital securities. The infrastructure to efficiently and compliantly conduct a digital security offering (from issuance to secondary trading) is already here. Education should be the primary focus as we head deeper into the […]Continue Reading

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Will Blockstack’s Regulation A+ Filing Get Approved?

By Vanessa Malone Many industry thought-leaders have predicted the approval of a Regulation A+ digital securities offering (DSO) or security token offering (STO) to be in the cards this year. The anticipation peaked on April 11th with the very public declaration that Blockstack has filed with the SEC and intends to raise up to $50 […]Continue Reading

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