Canada: Regulatory Bodies Call on Crypto Industry to Participate in Securities Law Review

Two national securities bodies in Canada have issued a joint consultation paper on March 14, aiming to gather industry feedback about cryptocurrency token regulation. In a summary press release about the paper, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) and Investment Industry…

German Financial Regulator Issues Paper on Blockchain Securities Regulation

The German Federal Ministry of Finance has published a key issues paper on the treatment and regulation of blockchain-based securities, according to a ministry announcement on March 8. In the paper initially released on March 7, the regulator discusses the…

US SEC Chairman Jay Clayton: ICOs Can Be Effective, But ‘Securities Laws Must Be Followed’

United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton has said that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) “can be effective” but that “securities law must be followed.” Clayton spoke on the subject during a speech about the SEC’s activity this…

Israel Securities Authority Turns to Blockchain for Improving Cybersecurity

The Israel Securities Authority (ISA) has started to use blockchain to improve the cybersecurity of its messaging system, online newspaper Times of Israel reports today, October 3. The government regulator has reportedly embedded the technology into a system dubbed “Yael,”…

Drug Discovery Platform Verseon Launches Blockchain-Based Securities Exchange

U.S. pharmaceutical company Verseon has become the latest medical organization to experiment in blockchain technology, it confirmed in a press release Tuesday, September 18. Verseon’s main product is its proprietary physics-based drug discovery platform. The company was established in 2002…

Singapore Taps Blockchain Platform for Selling Tokenized Securities

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) are looking to blockchain to create a secure platform for selling tokenized securities. Technology firm Anquan, consulting giant Deloitte and stock exchange operator Nasdaq will work with the MAS…