Capital Markets

It Took 18 Months, But This Blockchain Securities Firm Got the Nod From FINRA

| Nathan DiCamillo

FINRA has approved iownit as a broker-dealer, clearing the firm to offer digital securities on a private Hyperledger blockchain.

BitGo Hires Sales Chief from Crypto Custody Rival Xapo

| William Foxley

Pete Najarian previously worked for bitcoin service provider Xapo as senior vice president of institutions.

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Early Investors in Telegram Crypto See 400% Returns – But Buyers Risk It All

| Anna Baydakova

Telegram forbade investors from selling their gram tokens before launch. Yet the secondary market for grams is lively – and rife with risk.

ASX DLT System ‘On Track,’ Says Annual Report

| Daniel Palmer

The Australian Securities Exchange has released its 2019 financial report, offering insight into its upcoming distributed ledger settlement system.

tZERO to Open Security Token Market to Retail Traders Next Week

| Anna Baydakova and Nikhilesh De

Overstock is opening up trading on its security token market, tZERO, to retail investors starting next week.

National Stock Exchange Becomes World’s First to List a Tokenized Security

| Daniel Palmer

Seychelles' stock exchange has just listed a tokenized security representing its own equity in an apparent world first.

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Bitcoin and Ether Lender BlockFi Raises $18.3 Million Series A

| William Foxley

Winklevoss Capital, Galaxy Digital, and ConsenSys funded the crypto lender's latest round.

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Investors Can Now Trade Ether and British Pounds on the Same Blockchain

| Ian Allison

LAB577, a team of ex-Royal Bank of Scotland engineers, has built a system for settling crypto and fiat trades on R3's Corda Network.

Kraken Boosts Institutional Offerings With Acquisition of Dan Held’s Interchange

| Daniel Palmer

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired Interchange, a startup offering a way for institutional investors to better manage their portfolios.

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UK Finance Watchdog Issues Guidance on Regulation for Bitcoin and Crypto Assets

| Ian Allison

The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority has finalized its guidance on crypto assets following a consultation which began in January.