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Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens

Coinbase Says It Now Has Regulatory Approval to List Security Tokens U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase has reportedly received regulatory approval to acquire several securities firms – a move that could eventually see it supporting trading in tokens deemed as securities. A spokesperson for the exchange said on Monday that both …

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Thai Securities Firms to Team Up for Crypto Exchange Launch

Thai Securities Firms to Team Up for Crypto Exchange Launch A group of traditional securities firms in Thailand are planning to jointly launch a new cryptocurrency exchange, a report indicates. According to the Bangkok Post on Monday, the Association of Securities Companies (ACE) – a body that represents the country’s securities …

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Registered Broker Templum Plans Security Identifiers for Tokenized Assets

Registered Broker Templum Plans Security Identifiers for Tokenized Assets Regulated token trading platform Templum Markets is partnering with CUSIP Global Services (CGS) to bring securities identification numbers to tokenized assets, the companies announced Thursday. The partnership will see every token listed on the former firm’s subsidiary, Templum Markets, receive a …

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Crypto Startup Uphold Moves to Become Licensed U.S. Broker-Dealer

Crypto Startup Uphold Moves to Become Licensed U.S. Broker-Dealer Digital money platform Uphold is looking to become a broker-dealer in the U.S. after acquiring a registered firm called JNK Securities, it was announced Wednesday. The company has now filed with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for approval of the change …

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US Congressman: SEC’s Stance on Ether is ‘Encouraging’

US Congressman: SEC’s Stance on Ether is ‘Encouraging’ Congressman Tom Emmer has praised the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for clarifying that ethereum’s native cryptocurrency, ether, is not a security. As previously reported, last week, the SEC’s director of Corporation Finance, William Hinman, told the audience at the Yahoo! …

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Nasdaq Blockchain Trial Resolves Margin Calls ‘in Minutes’

Nasdaq Blockchain Trial Resolves Margin Calls ‘in Minutes’ A group of industry stakeholders has developed a blockchain platform to transfer collateral to central counterparties when trading securities.  Stock exchange operator Nasdaq announced Tuesday that its clearing arm, along with securities services provider ABN AMRO Clearing and financial services firms EuroCCP …

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JD.com’s Finance Arm to Issue Asset-Backed Securities on a Blockchain

JD.com’s Finance Arm to Issue Asset-Backed Securities on a Blockchain JD Finance, a subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, announced on Wednesday that it is planning to issue asset-backed securities (ABSs) on a blockchain. According to a report from the Securities Times, an outlet of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, JD Finance …

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Coinbase Says It’s ‘On Track’ to Become a Regulated Securities Firm

Coinbase Says It’s ‘On Track’ to Become a Regulated Securities Firm Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced Wednesday that it was *making strides toward its goal* to operate a federally regulated broker-dealer. Chief operating officer and president Asiff Hirji wrote in a company blog post that the firm is in the process …

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Bitcoin Brokerage Denies Tezos ICO Involvement in Court Filing

Bitcoin Brokerage Denies Tezos ICO Involvement in Court Filing Cryptocurrency brokerage Bitcoin Suisse AG has filed a motion to dismiss its involvement in a class-action lawsuit launched against the Tezos Foundation and other entities, saying it had nothing to do with the startup’s 2017 initial coin offering (ICO). In a …

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