From the desk of Myntfund
REYKJAVÍK, Iceland., Aug. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — One of the fundamental benefits of blockchain technology is its ability to record transactions transparently in a tamper-proof ledger.
This level of openness is unprecedented in a financial sector where obscurity, complicated acronyms, and manipulation benefit only the most powerful players. Specifically, blockchain technology can shine a light on unethical tactics like the use of dark pools-private exchanges where large trades happen, hidden from the public eye. In short, these pools allow hedge funds to influence prices undetected by dumping stocks en masse.
But only a few at the top of the securities hierarchy benefit from “taking a dip” into these pools.
In 2016, Barclays and Credit Suisse were fined more than $150 million by the SEC for operating dark pools.
In the words of the famous David Fincher film “The Social Network” about Facebook’s meteoric rise:
“In the grand scheme of things, that’s a speeding ticket.”
In other words, those fines mean nothing to these firms, and the SEC is nothing but a highway patrolman catching them in the act every once in a while.
To level the investing playing field, larger technological changes are necessary.
Blockchain’s transparency permits regulators to monitor markets continually instead of relying on sporadic inspections. While the SEC changed laws recently to inspect hedge funds unannounced, their oversight remains limited. Blockchain provides constant surveillance of all network activity and assets.
This visibility deters foul play and benefits retail investors.
The inefficiencies and obfuscation of legacy financial systems ultimately stem from high costs and outdated processes. For example, the systemic practice of “beautifying” balance sheets uses significant resources to polish company images before listing publicly.
There’s another word for this process:
But hey, we’re not the SEC-what do we know?
Then there’s the substantial administrative overhead of managing securities through decades-old infrastructure.
For example, simply listing a stock on an exchange requires tens of millions of dollars (depending on the number of stocks issued) and over a year of jumping through hoops. The costs and complexities of issuance and trading continue to plague processes long after the initial hurdles.
This bureaucratic bottleneck contradicts the swift pace of modern business.
Let’s face it: despite the many (valid) complaints about cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology could bring securities into the 21st century.
Blockchain technology allows assets like stocks to be issued and traded in a direct peer-to-peer manner, sans middlemen. Intermediaries and gatekeepers have traditionally cream-skimmed value while saddling processes with exorbitant costs.
Not so on-chain.
Blockchain also enables fractional ownership, letting retail investors participate in opportunities otherwise accessible only to the wealthy, such as real estate or investment funds. By opening doors to diverse investors, blockchain also promotes financial inclusion in capital markets.
For issuers and companies, listing securities on the blockchain dramatically cuts down costs compared to traditional routes. Startups in particular can benefit from this affordability and lower their barriers to entry. Ongoing costs are also slashed through process automation and reduced paperwork.
Beyond listing, blockchain tech also reduces the overhead of compliance, tracking ownership, and shareholder communications. These activities typically take tremendous manual effort and expense in legacy frameworks.
Blockchain’s ability to embed rules and automate workflows via smart contracts also smooths operations throughout the security’s lifecycle.
Specialized blockchain exchanges have already emerged to solve some of these endemic industry problems. For example, MyntExchange implements an innovative fee model where transactions incur a small charge in company stock instead of cash.
Moreover, it uses smart contract technology to protect users from so-called “pump and dumps” where company leaders dump all of their stock at the highest point, leaving their investors “holding the bag” of now-worthless company stocks. (Unfortunately, this happens a lot in the crypto world.)
In a blockchain-enabled investing environment like the one we’re describing-with a unique “pay in shares” fee model-holding shares aligns the exchange’s incentives with listed firms, as well as the investors, thus avoiding conflicts of interest.
In the traditional, legacy financial system, “conflict of interest” is a synonym for “business as usual.”
Let’s say we change that, eh?
Of course, while blockchain technology improves security through encryption and resilience, risks like hacking remain. Exchanges must utilize impenetrable infrastructure and smart contract code to thwart exploits.
Users also need to manage their private keys responsibly to prevent theft. Ultimately, like all things cybersecurity, blockchain technology is only as secure as its underlying implementation.
For securities in particular, blockchain must be layered with protections against fraud. MyntExchange, for example, achieves this by isolating its ecosystem to render stolen assets worthless. In other words, the exchange also uses its native currency MintPay to enable trading between assets. This liquidity pool acts as a protective moat by only allowing whitelisted tokens.
BROADER POTENTIAL OF BLOCKCHAIN
Beyond trading, blockchain technology opens doors the doors to all kinds of other benefits for retail investors, including:
- Embedded governance
- Secure voting
- Automated regulatory filings
In short, shareholders can participate in transparent decision-making while companies save costs and effort.
Overall, blockchain technology presents a monumental opportunity to fix foundational flaws in the securities industry plaguing both issuers and traders. By enhancing transparency, promoting fair access, reducing costs, and enabling innovation, blockchain can propel securities into the 21st century.
The next generation of securities rests on a foundation of openness, efficiency, and equal opportunity.
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US blockchain company, Constellation Network, Welcomes Leading Experts from Top Enterprises and U.S. Government Agencies to their Enterprise Advisory Board.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Constellation Network, a trailblazing US blockchain enterprise, proudly unveils its Enterprise Advisory Board, marking a significant stride in expanding its influence across commercial, enterprise, and federal sectors. This board, comprising distinguished leaders from diverse backgrounds, underscores Constellation’s commitment to innovation and security, notably as the first blockchain to develop secure communications for the US Department of Defense.
The board members, selected for their expertise and visionary leadership, include:
Erik Bethel, a global finance expert with significant public and private sector experience, including a pivotal role at the World Bank. His insights into blockchain and AI technologies are invaluable for advancing Constellation’s strategic objectives.
Michael Sandoval, a former Microsoft executive and current CEO of AI Research Corporation, brings a wealth of experience in AI, cybersecurity, and technological architecture, enhancing Constellation’s approach to secure communications and blockchain technology.
Alan Boehme, with over 25 years in global corporations, including H&M and Coca-Cola, offers a deep understanding of emerging technologies. His expertise will be pivotal in guiding Constellation’s technological innovations and applications across industries.
Art Seabolt, a technology specialist with four decades of experience, including senior executive roles, contributes his knowledge in large-scale data management and technology innovation, crucial for Constellation’s big data and blockchain initiatives.
Ken Spedden, recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for his technological innovations, brings a unique perspective on applying technology to complex societal and security challenges. His experience in inter-agency collaboration and technology application bolsters Constellation’s mission in leveraging blockchain for wide-ranging societal and national security needs.
The formation of this board is a testament to Constellation Network’s dedication to harnessing Web3 technology for addressing global and industry-specific challenges. This initiative is a key component of Constellation’s strategy to pioneer blockchain applications that are secure, scalable, and transformative.
For more details about these advisors and their contribution to Constellation Network’s vision, visit https://constellationnetwork.io/team.
About Constellation Network, Inc.
Constellation Network is a dynamic force in blockchain, offering an open-source framework for business development. The assembly of this board is a decisive move in solidifying Constellation’s position as a leader in blockchain.
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Bybit Leads Green Revolution with 5ire Blockchain’s Stellar Market Debut
DUBAI, UAE, Dec. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s third-largest crypto exchange by volume, is proud to announce the successful listing of 5ire, an innovative blockchain project that marries sustainability with cutting-edge technology.
Marking a monumental shift in eco-friendly blockchain solutions, the $5IRE token has seen a remarkable performance, quintupling in value at the time of writing, with its growth trajectory looking promising.
“5ire’s integration on Bybit is not just a success story about investment returns; it’s a leap forward in blockchain’s evolution towards sustainability,” said Ben Zhou, co-founder and CEO of Bybit. “This listing reinforces our commitment to supporting not only technologically advanced but also ethically grounded projects.”
5ire has emerged as a pioneer, being the first Layer 1, EVM-compatible blockchain platform to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Its sustainable proof of stake model underlines its commitment to reducing the environmental impact of blockchain technology.
As India’s rapidly ascending unicorn, 5ire is charting a course for a sustainable blockchain future, aligning with global initiatives and government partnerships. For example, partnerships with diverse government bodies such as the Muzaffarnagar Police, Nebraska Police Department, and the Ministry of Agriculture in Nigeria.
5ire was launched on Bybit Launchpad — a pioneering token launch platform, which offers investors the exclusive opportunity for early access to new and pre-listed tokens from promising projects, directly accessible on the Bybit platform. To participate, investors commit specific amounts of Mantle (MNT) or Tether (USDT) towards each new project, resulting in the acquisition of new tokens.
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Bybit is a top-three cryptocurrency exchange by volume with 20 million users established in 2018. It offers a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.
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Nubank Cripto Integrates Talos’s Smart Order Routing System to Reduce Trading Costs
Partnership makes access to liquidity providers even more efficient, offering better buying and selling prices in Brazilian reais for cryptocurrencies in the Nu app
SÃO PAULO, Dec. 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In another step towards developing the cryptocurrency trading platform Nubank Cripto, Nubank announced today its integration with Talos, the premier provider of institutional digital asset trading technology. With this partnership, customers who wish to trade crypto assets in Brazilian reais through the Nu app will benefit from reduced costs through Talos’s Smart Order Routing engine and connectivity to optimize trade execution across multiple liquidity providers.
“Nubank Cripto will continue to evolve as a platform that combines simplicity and robustness for cryptocurrency enthusiasts. With Talos, we have made further progress in this direction to offer users even more competitive prices securely and reliably when trading cryptocurrencies through an extensive network of settlement providers,” says Thomaz Fortes, leader of Nubank Cripto.
Currently, more than 60 partners make up the Talos Provider Network for cryptocurrency trading operations, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. Talos provides connectivity to venues that allow for FX, Spot, Futures, Perpetuals and Options trading while simultaneously providing advanced tooling for Portfolio and Treasury Management. Through Talos’s services, Nubank will have the ability to source liquidity from local providers in native Brazilian real pairs as well as from global partners for US dollar pairs and also token to token swaps enhancing the ability to deliver best price execution to Nubank’s customers.
“Digital assets have an important role to play in the financial future of Brazil, and we are proud to be working with Nubank to help expand access to digital asset liquidity in local currency to help deliver best price execution to their customers,” said Anton Katz, CEO and Co-Founder of Talos. “As Nubank grows in Latin America, Talos’s services can scale to support their customers in other countries and currencies in the future.”
Talos’s order execution management technology is designed to deliver advanced trading capabilities and greater efficiency to partner companies and their end customers. One of the key features is smart order routing to various liquidity providers with whom Nubank may work. The Talos platform for Nubank Cripto also includes algorithms developed exclusively for customer transactions, real-time market data integration, execution analysis, and compliance tools.
Nubank Cripto in constant evolution
The integration with Talos comes at a time of diversification in the offering of cryptocurrencies within the Nubank Cripto experience. In 2023 alone, 11 new digital asset options have been added for trading, including the latest addition: the stablecoin USDC. Currently, there are 15 cryptocurrencies available in the app, in addition to Nucoin, a utility token for the loyalty program.
The platform has made significant improvements in security by adopting Fireblocks’ software for managing digital asset operations on the blockchain. Through this widely recognized and adopted technology by leading crypto custodians worldwide, Nubank has developed its proprietary custodial solution for Nubank Cripto customers’ crypto assets. This initiative ensures the implementation of the strictest governance practices in the industry. Talos also integrates with Fireblocks, ensuring efficient and automated workflows.
Nu was born in 2013 with the mission to fight complexity to empower people in their daily lives by reinventing financial services.
We are one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, serving 90 million customers across Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia. As one of the leading technology companies in the world, Nu leverages proprietary technologies and innovative business practices to create new financial solutions and experiences for individuals and SMEs that are simple, intuitive, convenient, low-cost, empowering, and human. Guided by its mission, Nu is fostering access to financial services across Latin America.
Talos provides an institutional-grade technology infrastructure that supports the full lifecycle of digital assets trading including liquidity sourcing, price discovery, trade execution, settlement, lending, and borrowing. Engineered by a team with unmatched experience building institutional trading systems, the Talos platform connects institutions to various providers in today’s digital asset ecosystem – exchanges, OTC desks, prime brokers, lenders, custodians and more – through a single point of entry. This streamlines the entire trading process, mitigates intermediary risk, and provides institutions a clear path to best execution. For additional information, visit www.talos.com.
Talos Disclaimer: Talos offers software-as-a-service products that provide connectivity tools for institutional clients. Talos does not provide clients with any pre-negotiated arrangements with liquidity providers or other parties. Clients are required to independently negotiate arrangements with liquidity providers and other parties bilaterally. Talos is not party to any of these arrangements. Services and venues may not be available in all jurisdictions.
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