Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Enacts Changes to Board Leadership

Robert Hall assumes position of Chairman of the Board; Brian R. Hall, OBE transitions to Chairman Emeritus HAMILTON, BERMUDA, August 15, 2018 — Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd. announced today that Brian R. Hall, OBE, former Chairman of the Board of Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Ltd., has become Chairman Emeritus. Mr. Hall served as Chairman of the… READ MORE

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Webinar: Register Today! Digital Assets – The Future of the Financial Services Industry

  Join us for a 45-minute webinar as our experts cover these and other topics:   What is distributed ledger technology? What challenges do financial industry firms face by using it? What firms need to do today to protect their clients and themselves   Oyster consultants have worked to create exchanges, ATSs, FinTech firms, and… READ MORE

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The Custody Dilemma for Digital Assets

There are many questions that must be answered to understand the risks for broker-dealers and investment advisors who are considering a business mix that includes digital assets. Examples that hit at the core of how firms operate are custody for investment advisors and a similar topic of possession and control for broker-dealers. Unfortunately, for those… READ MORE

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Register Now! Digital Assets – The Future of the Financial Services Industry

  ◊  Are your clients asking about Bitcoin and other digital assets? ◊  Do you want to know how to add digital assets to your business model? ◊  Are you wondering how “blockchain” technology will change the face of the financial services industry?   If you can answer YES to any of these questions, this… READ MORE

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Regulatory Actions – ICOs and Digital Trading

Regulators in the digital asset space are focusing a significant amount of attention to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and digital asset trading.  Their activities have included addressing the lack of transparency of exchanges that trade digital assets, jurisdictional issues, and the need to consider registration or qualifying for an exemption for ICOs and cryptocurrency-related investments…. READ MORE

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What is Digital Mining? Behind the Distributed Ledger Curtain

What is Digital “Mining?” Blockchain or distributed ledger technology is a shared ledger, duplicated across a network of computers or operators of “nodes” on the network, typically referred to as “Miners”.   Blockchain secures the data using encryption and the decentralized manner of retaining individual records across a wide group of operators of nodes, so that… READ MORE

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Oyster Consultants Contributors to HFM 2018 Bermuda Report

In the recently published HFM Bermuda 2018 Special Report, Oyster Consulting (Bermuda) Director Henry Komansky and Consultant Chiara Soria reflected on the incoming AML/ATF regulation and the evolving necessities of board governance as the island’s regulatory scope increases. (Excerpts) The pace of regulatory change continues to increase and the BMA has recently published a number… READ MORE

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