Why we’re choosing USDC stablecoin for traders to use on Upstream over other digital currencies

Why Upstream is accepting both digital currency and traditional bank payments By Vanessa Malone We’re getting close to the official launch of Upstream, our next generation exchange and trading app for digital securities.  On the surface, Upstream offers investors of all levels direct access to a regulated stock exchange through a userfriendly trading app. Under the […]Continue Reading

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2020-the year of blockchain and digital securities

By Vanessa Malone It seems that in the tech world, each year is deemed the year of (fill in the blank) for some aspect of blockchain technology. 2016 and 2017 were the years of initial coin offerings (ICOs) which took the market by storm and generated an estimated $20 billion in capital. Unfortunately, with the […]Continue Reading

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5 ways Horizon is working to fuel security token adoption

By Vanessa Malone We believe that blockchain technology will completely evolve how the world issues and trades securities. We also believe that solutions like Horizon’s one-stop-shop will help streamline the transition for issuers, investors, and other industry participants. Here are 5 ways we’re working to fuel security token adoption, or what we like to call […]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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Why Using a Transfer Agent is a Critical Component for Truly Compliant Digital Securities Offerings (updated for 2020)

By Vanessa Malone Key Points: Blockchain technology may not eliminate third-parties from a digital securities offering, but it will definitely evolve them Regulators have hinted that the blockchain is not a valid source of truth, making the use of a transfer agent crucial Technology can be used to provide the necessary digital securities custody tools […]Continue Reading

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