What is SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s safe harbor proposal and the implications surrounding it. By Vanessa Malone In a speech last week, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce announced a proposal for a three-year “safe harbor” for tokens offerings which would exempt the sale of tokens or cryptocurrencies from certain federal securities law requirements. Token project issuers […]Continue Reading

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The EU steps up its crypto compliance laws for 2020

5AMLD- what’s in store for the blockchain community and how fintech can stay ahead of global regulation By Vanessa Malone The U.S. isn’t the only country cracking down on compliance initiatives surrounding blockchain and digital assets in 2020. Globally, anti-money laundering(AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements have continued to increase and become more applicable […]Continue Reading

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The blockchain community needs to work with, not against regulators

By Vanessa Malone It is said that the blockchain industry is in its infancy. While this may be true regarding adoption and integration, it’s definitely in its rebellious teenage years regarding compliance. A few months ago, Kik made headlines for launching a crowdfunding campaign to support its case against the SEC, claiming its going to […]Continue Reading

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Upcoming Dialogue with the Regulators Forum: Navigating Blockchain & Fintech

Capital markets are evolving right now and at the forefront of revolutionary changes in fintech and regtech is blockchain technology. Worldwide spending on blockchain solutions alone is expected to grow from $1.5 billion in 2018 to an estimated $11.7 billion by 2022, with the financial sector accounting for over 60 percent of the market value […]Continue Reading

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Digital Securities: Where Blockchain and Wall Street Collide

By Vanessa Malone Key Points: A series of events from both the Wall Street and blockchain industries led to the emergence of digital securities. The infrastructure to efficiently and compliantly conduct a digital security offering (from issuance to secondary trading) is already here. Education should be the primary focus as we head deeper into the […]Continue Reading

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