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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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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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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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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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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Blockstack’s regulation A+ filing is qualified —  now what?

Since April 11th, when Blockstack first announced their Regulation A+(Reg A+) filing with the SEC, the blockchain and financial community have been observing closely. Many industry thought-leaders have predicted the approval of a Reg A+ digital securities offering (DSO) or security token offering (STO) to be in the cards this year. The question: What was […]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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Digital Securities: Finding the Goldilocks Zone between Centralization & Decentralization

By Vanessa Malone with insights from Dr. Andrew Le Gear, CTO of Globex What’s discussed: What is decentralization. Why compliant security tokens cannot be fully decentralized. How technology can be used to find the right balance of centralized and decentralized components for digital securities. In 2008, blockchain technology made its debut in Bitcoin’s whitepaper describing […]Continue Reading

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