Tagged: securities

Malta Financial Services Authority Concludes Discussions on Future of Securities Supervision

The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), through its Financial Supervisors Academy (FSA), recently carried out a session focused on “The Future of Securities Supervision: A 2035 Outlook.” Chaired by MFSA Chief Officer Supervision, Christopher P. Buttigieg, the discussion brought together figures from European Union regulatory… Read More

US Judge Says Coinbase Will Have to Face SEC’s Lawsuit

Digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) will have to face the Securities and Exchange Commmission’s (SEC) lawsuit, a Judge has recently ruled. A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday (March 27, 2024) stated that the US SEC’s lawsuit against Coinbase may proceed. However, the presiding judge… Read More

Coinbase Alleges that SEC Is Overreaching in Crypto Exchange’s Latest Efforts to Dismiss Lawsuit

Crypto exchange Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is alleging that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has overstepped in the firm’s most recent effort to dismiss the ongoing lawsuit. Coinbase’s response to the SEC‘s lawsuit filed earlier this year is that not everything qualifies as a security…. Read More

Germany’s 21X Is Launching ESMA Regulated Trading Service for Tokenized Securities

21X in coordination with Polygon Labs is pleased to announce 21X is building an ESMA regulated market infrastructure for tokenized securities “on the Polygon proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain.” 21X and Polygon Labs are collaborating in order “to advance asset tokenization and trading within the Polygon ecosystem.” Polygon… Read More

DTCC Appoints Brian Steele as MD of Clearing and Securities Services

DTCC, the post-trade market infrastructure for the global financial services industry, today announced the appointment of Brian Steele as Managing Director, President, Clearing & Securities Services, “effective October 2, 2023.” Steele will join the DTCC Management Committee, Management Risk Committee and the Investment Management Committee…. Read More

Enterprise Blockchain Firm Ripple Determined to Battle SEC Lawsuit to the End

US-headquartered crypto firm Ripple recently stated that it intends to keep fighting the current lawsuit with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The dustup with the regulator is emblematic of the broader challenges digital asset firms face in the US as the SEC has… Read More

LBRY Case Judge Makes a Ruling on Whether Secondary Cryptocurrency Sales Qualify as Securities

The LBRY case judge has recently made a ruling on whether secondary cryptocurrency sales are considered to be securities. Back in January 2023, attorney John Deaton had reportedly convinced the Judge in the US Securities and Exchange (SEC) vs. LBRY court case that secondary LBC… Read More

IOG Responds to Recent SEC Filings: Under “No Circumstances” Is Cardano (ADA) A Security

Last week, IOG (which stands for Input Output Global – one of the organizations supporting Cardano (ADA) development) noted that they are aware of the recent complaints by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against Binance & Coinbase, which “contain references to the organization, the… Read More

European Platform TWINO Introduces New Offer for Investments in Polish Loan Securities

The team at TWINO notes that they have launched a Cashback bonus campaign. As noted in a blog post by TWINO, you can  “enroll in the campaign and earn a 2% cashback bonus for investments in Polish Loan Securities during the Cashback period.” The campaign… Read More

CAT Financial Products Selects Fintech Broadridge for Post-Trade Processing of Structured Products

CAT Financial Products Ltd. (CATFP), which claims to be one of the leading independent Swiss providers of securities and investment services for structured products, has transformed its front to back office processing efficiency “by implementing the international multi-asset post-trade processing solution” from global Fintech Broadridge… Read More

Former Coinbase Manager Charged with Insider Trading Could Potentially Be Crypto’s Legal Hope: Report

Crypto appears to have chosen an unlikely supporter in its ongoing struggle against oversight by the US Securities and Exchange Commission: an ex- Coinbase worker who was convicted of allegedly engaging in insider trading. This, according to a recent report by the WSJ. Ishan Wahi,… Read More

New York Attorney General James Continues Crackdown on Unregistered Crypto Platforms

New York Attorney General Letitia James continued her efforts to crack down on unregistered cryptocurrency platforms by filing a lawsuit against KuCoin for allegedly failing to register “as a securities and commodities broker-dealer and falsely representing itself as an exchange.” The Office of the Attorney… Read More

Coinbase Explains Why Its Staking Services are Not Securities

As more of the crypto ecosystem adopts proof of stake over the more energy-intensive proof of work protocol, crypto users around the world are “being introduced to the benefits of ‘staking,” according to an update from Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN). Paul Grewal, Chief Legal Officer at Coinbase,… Read More

Archax, ScribeStar to Digitalize Issuance, Admission Processes for Securities Exchange

Archax, the first FCA-regulated digital securities exchange broker and custodian, announced a partnership with ScribeStar, the digital capital markets documentation and compliance platform, in order “to create a fully digital issuance and admissions experience for companies accessing the Archax markets.” Archax’s institutional-grade, regulated exchange and… Read More

Clear Street Introduces Proprietary Trading System ATLAS for Securities Lending Market

The Securities Lending market is large — “with more than $2.7 trillion in assets on loan as of 2021 and revenue of $5.45 billion, an increase of 19% year over year,” according to an update shared with CI. Its major function of “facilitating lending and… Read More

Hamilton Lane, Securitize to Tokenize Funds, Expanding Access to Private Markets

Securitize, a digital asset securities firm, and Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE), a global private markets investment firm, announced a partnership “to expand investor access to Hamilton Lane’s funds through tokenization.” Through this partnership, qualified U.S.-based investors will be “able to more easily access three distinct… Read More

Binance.US to Delist AMP Token, After SEC Says It’s a Security

Binance.US supports “responsible” regulation of digital assets by state and federal officials and is “committed to transparency and consumer education,” explains the world’s largest crypto exchange. The statement arrived as the entire industry reviewed claims by the SEC that Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) had listed digital asset… Read More

Markus Levin: Co-founder at XYO Reveals their Plans for the Metaverse

We recently caught up with Markus Levin, Co-founder at XYO, a platform focused on developing a trustless system of Oracles that may enhance the existing location data systems. Levin talked about how the XYO platform is leveraging distributed ledger tech (DLT), smart contracts, and decentralized… Read More

Digital Assets: Gemini Galactic Markets has been Approved for FINRA Membership and Broker-Dealer Operation

Digital asset firm Gemini says that they’re pleased to confirm that Gemini Galactic Markets (Gemini Galactic), an affiliate of the Gemini Trust Company, has received approval from FINRA to serve as a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and has officially… Read More

Security NFTs: Crypto Firm Opulous Helps Launch Republic Music, Allowing Listeners to Invest in Music they Love

Music Tape to Tape Reel

Republic, the financial services firm offering a full-stack investment crowdfunding platform, has introduced “Republic Music,”  which is described as a new type of investment product that aims to provide an innovative way to create, produce and share royalties acquired from music. The initiative has been… Read More

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