Securities

Tata Settles Securities Between National Depositories on a Blockchain

India's second largest firm has completed a blockchain trial of cross-border securities settlement between two central securities depositories.

SEC’s Crypto Token Framework Falls Short of Clear and Actionable Guidance

The SEC's guidance on crypto token sales, while welcome, is not quite the clarifying document the industry hoped for.

The SEC Just Released Its Long-Awaited Crypto Token Guidance

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has published fresh regulatory guidance for token issuers, nearly half a year in the making.

SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not Securities

SEC Chairman Confirms Cryptocurrencies Like Ethereum Are Not SecuritiesOn March 12, the cryptocurrency and blockchain legislative advocacy group Coincenter published correspondence between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and representative Ted Budd. The letter explains that Clayton and the SEC’s staff analysis confirms that Ethereum and similar cryptocurrencies are not subject to securities laws. Also read: Cointext Adds the Ability […]

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Deutsche Boerse, Commerzbank Complete Blockchain PoC for Legally Binding Repo Transaction

German financial services firm Commerzbank and securities marketplace Deutsche Boerse have completed a PoC for a legally binding repo transaction using blockchain

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security Tokens

Company Evades SEC Penalty Despite Illegally Issuing Security TokensThe U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has decided not to impose a penalty on a company that had issued security tokens without its approval and without qualifying for an exemption. The company raised approximately $12.7 million. Also read: SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval No Penalty The SEC announced on […]

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Aboveboard Founder Claims ‘Nobody Is Buying’ STOs

Aboveboard Founder Claims "Nobody is Buying" STOsAndy Singleton, the founder of securities exchanges Aboveboard, has published an article asserting that the security token offering (STO) market is “lifeless.” While Singleton acknowledges the efficiency savings facilitated by the introduction of distributed ledger technology to the securities industry, he argues that current offerings are plagued by poor liquidity and inadequate disclosure,. resulting in […]

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Wyoming Lawmakers Pass Three Bills in Boost for State’s Crypto Industry

The U.S. state of Wyoming has passed several bills aimed to make the state a top destination for cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses.

Crypto Securities Are Years Away from Mainstream, Technologists Say

Panelists at ETHDenver agree that despite projections, crypto securities lack the current infrastructure to go mainstream.

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg Law

In the Daily: Liberstad Coin, Mining Contracts, Luxembourg LawIn this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and […]

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