Bermuda Moving to Become Fintech Jurisdiction of Choice

Bermuda’s regulatory framework for digital assets, ICOs and virtual currencies As the digital asset and blockchain industries continue to gain ground among investors, brokers and exchanges, the island is hoping to capitalize on the new market.  Bermuda’s government has taken steps to strengthen its regulatory regime, making it a selling point for fintech companies thinking of… READ MORE

Digital Assets – Are You Ready?

The securities and futures industries have a long history of creating, distributing, and trading new and innovative products and asset classes. Innovation is not without risk and successful firms have typically introduced disciplined processes to achieve compliance within existing regulations, even when there are gray areas. For broker-dealers, the suitability rule (2111) is the guiding… READ MORE

Blockchain Technology – Transforming Global Business Activities

For most people the term ‘blockchain’ is synonymous to ‘cryptocurrency,’ largely due to media coverage of the wild value fluctuations of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and block.one’s recent Initial Coin Offering (ICO) of its token, EOS. But they are very distinct, and blockchain technology could be the far more important of the two. Once you understand… READ MORE

Cryptocurrencies Could Change Product Purchasing, Trading and Tracking

Cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology behind many of these “coins” or “tokens” have the potential to completely change the way securities are created, distributed, and traded. They also hold the potential to change how purchases are made and assets are tracked. As with any significant leap that our industry takes, opportunities must be balanced against… READ MORE

Webinar Recording Available: Emerging Technologies – Existing Regulations

In Case You Missed It… A recording is now available of the May 1, 2018 webinar, “Emerging Technologies – Existing Regulations,”  co-sponsored by Oyster Consulting and the NSCP. Innovation always outpaces regulation.  Firms have a constant struggle to balance the fear of being left behind by market innovators against the risk of a regulatory action. … READ MORE