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What’s a “StableCoin”?

Bitcoin has an unsolvable problem when it comes to merchants and consumers. Fortunately, blockchain is the answer. More on this in a moment. First, everyone needs to realize that their money is already electronic. Banks don’t store all of their cash in vaults, it’s electronic entries at the Federal Reserve. People don’t store all of… Read more

You Can Now Invest in Real Estate Using Bitcoin

You Can Now Invest in Real Estate Using Bitcoin

We now process BTC and ETH transactions! I’m pleased to announce that we have now released from beta significant enhancements to our investment transaction technology which enables real estate syndicators and securities issuers to accept funds from investors in the form of Bitcoin and Ethereum, frictionlessly and with zero crypto-market risks to the syndicator or… Read more

Will Token Exchanges Disrupt Traditional Securities Exchanges?

Will Token Exchanges Disrupt Traditional Securities Exchanges?

The quick answer is “yes, absolutely, and in ways which we can only begin to imagine.” This past week I was honored to speak to the National Investor Relations Industry. Darren Marble (CEO of Crowdfundx) and I lead a “blockchain 101” session for several hundred securities-industry professionals who represent public companies. We devoted half of… Read more

ICO's in Violation of FinCEN

ICO’s in Violation of FinCEN

In February, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) made it very clear that ICO issuers need to get registered as a money services business (MSB). This means that before you launch your ICO you need to go through the expensive, time-consuming process of… Creating a BSA program, including a written AML compliance program; Hiring an… Read more

ICO’s Explained

ICO’s Explained

“ICO”. “Blockchain”. “Digital wallet”. “Crypto”. “Bitcoin”. “Tokens”. “SAFT”. Wow, the acronyms are a bit overwhelming. Let’s simplify things… An “Initial Coin Offering” (ICO) is not a Bitcoin. It is a securities offering by a company that is raising capital, or a participation interest in something (more on that in a moment). What does that mean… Read more