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StartEngine Receives ATS License. So When Will Secondary Trading in Crowdfunded Securities Start?

StartEngine, one of the larger securities crowdfunding platforms in the US, has received an Alternative Trading System license (ATS). StartEngine has long shared its intent to pursue an ATS license as it seeks to provide a liquidity path for crowdfunded securities. Crowdfund Insider reported last… Read More

Big News: Leading Crowdfunding Platform SeedInvest Receives ATS Approval From FINRA, will Add Secondary Trading for Private Securities

SeedInvest, one of the leading US-based investment crowdfunding platforms, has received regulatory approval from FINRA to operate a secondary marketplace for securities via an alternative trading system (ATS). SeedInvest is the first traditional crowdfunding platform to receive an ATS license. Providing liquidity for private securities… Read More

Here is the List of SEC Approved Alternative Trading Systems

Many crypto sector platforms are seeking to be approved as “alternative trading systems” or ATSs. An ATS can be very similar to an exchange with a different set of reporting requirements which are not quite as stringent. OTC Markets, a securities marketplace that many people… Read More

Will 2019 be the Year of the Security Token? A Discussion with Juan Hernandez of OpenFinance Network

The initial coin offering (ICO) industry has morphed into the security token offering (STO) industry. This sector shift is due largely to the recognition, alongside the many regulatory enforcement actions, that have compelled digital assets to become compliant within existing securities law. For all intents… Read More

Security Token Platform Prometheum Reports $12 Million Investment from HashKey Digital Asset Group

Prometheum, Inc. reports it has raised $12 million from HashKey Digital Asset Group Limited. Without breaking down the details, Promotheum said the investment was a mix of cash and services. HashKey is a holding company focused on investment in the Fintech and blockchain industries. Prometheum proposes the… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange OKCoin & SharesPost Partner on Global Security Token Network

SharesPost, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer and ATS, has partnered up with OKCoin a digital asset exchange. The two firms will be working together on SharesPost’s Global Liquidity And Settlement System (GLASS) as exchange nodes. GLASS will provide OKCoin with compliant access to the U.S. investor market. GLASS is… Read More

Templum will Add CUSIPs to Tokenized Securities Traded on ATS

Just like stocks traded on all public exchanges, Templum Markets will be adding CUSIPs to its blockchain based securities that will be listed on the secondary marketplace. Templum is one of a few Fintechs that has a license to operate as a regulated Alternative Trading… Read More

Coinbase Acquires Broker Dealer & ATS with Keystone Acquisition

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has acquired Keystone Capital Corp., along with Venovate Marketplace, Inc., and Digital Wealth LLC. The purchase was announced today in a blog post by Coinbase COO Asiff Hirji. The acquisition accomplishes several very important strategic objectives. Keystone is a regulated broker dealer, as well… Read More

SharesPost Receives ATS Approval, Will Commence Secondary Trading in Security Tokens

SharesPost is reporting it has received approval from both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to operate an Alternative Trading System or ATS. SharesPost will now move into the secondary trading market for security tokens minted by initial coin offerings… Read More

BnkToTheFuture Files $30 Million Reg D with SEC

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BnkToTheFuture has filed a Reg D 506c indicating its intent to raise $30 million. The recent filing, under the entity of BnkToTheFuture BFT SP – a Segregated Portfolio of BnkToTheFuture Capital SPC, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stated the first sale commenced on February… Read More

Most US Crowdfunding Platforms will Become Broker Dealers and Some May Become ATSs

Any US based cryptocurrency exchange is going to be compelled to become an Alternative Trading System (ATS), a regulated trading platform but not a full blown exchange. They have to do it or else. The Securities and Exchange Commission has been increasing the volume of… Read More

Four Takeaways from SEC Warning that Cryptocurrency Exchanges May Be Unlawful Trading Platforms

On March 7, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a public statement warning that cryptocurrency coin exchanges were possibly operating as unlawful online trading platforms¹.  The SEC staff noted that “many online trading platforms appear to investors as SEC-registered and regulated marketplaces when… Read More

Securities Commission Malaysia Opens Up Fintech Sandbox for ATS Applications

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced that parties interested in establishing and operating an Alternative Trading System (ATS) in Malaysia can apply to participate in regulatory sandbox sessions under the SC’s FinTech Innovation Lab (aFINity – alliance of Fintech community). This follows the Budget… Read More

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