Tagged: alternative trading system

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

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