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SEC Hits JPM Subsidiary With $2.75M Fine

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today announced JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) subsidiary Neovest, Inc. has agreed to pay a $2.75 million fine for failing to register as a broker-dealer in violation of federal securities laws. This is the first time the agency has… Read More

Mogo Set to Acquire Canadian Broker-Dealer Fortification Capital

    Mogo Inc. (NASDAQ: MOGO) (TSX: MOGO) a Canada-based digital payments and financial technology company, announced on Monday it is set to acquire Fortification Capital Inc., a Canadian registered investment dealer. According to Mogo, the acquisition will bring order execution only (OEO) registration capabilities, which… Read More

Digital Investment Platform Uphold Set to Acquire U.S. Broker Dealer JNK Securities Upon Regulatory Approval

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  Uphold, a U.S.-based digital finance platform, announced on Wednesday it is set to acquire U.S. broker-dealer JNK Securities following regulatory approval from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Founded in 1993, JNK Securities is an execution-only trading firm with direct market access to the listed… Read More

Netshares Scores Approval by FINRA to Operate as a Broker-Dealer and Crowdfunding Portal

Netshares Financial Services, a U.S.-based digital investment bank and regulation crowdfunding (Reg CF) platform, announced earlier this week that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has approved its New Membership Application to commence operations as a registered broker-dealer. Netshares revealed that it will bring offering… Read More

CEO of INX Shy Datika Predicts that Volumes in Security Tokens Will Far Eclipse Those in Crypto Trading

This past Tuesday, INX Limited announced that it has agreed to acquire Openfinance, a FINRA regulated broker-dealer and alternative trading system (ATS) in the digital security market. INX Limited is a Fintech with a vision of redefining the world of regulated security tokens and crypto… Read More

Openfinance to be Acquired by INX Limited

Openfinance has been acquired by INX Limited, a company that is seeking to build a digital asset issuance and trading platform that is in the midst of a registered token offering. INX filed a form F-1 registration statement with SEC in 2019 which was subsequently… Read More

Securitize Takes Big Strategic Step in Acquisition of Distributed Technology Markets, a Broker Dealer and ATS

Securitize, an early-stage firm that facilitates the issuance and management of digital assets, has signed an agreement to acquire Distributed Technology Markets (DTM), an SEC/FINRA registered Broker-Dealer and Alternative Trading System (ATS). The move by Securitize is strategically important as it will be able to… Read More

InvestCloud Forms Partnership With National Broker-Dealer Siebert

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Siebert, a national broker-dealer and provider of financial services, announced on Wednesday it has appointed InvestCloud to design and implement its complete digital transformation. Siebert reported that through the partnership it will implement InvestCloud’s full suite of applications, ranging from intuitive client-facing portals and mobile… Read More

Voyager Digital Completes Acquisition of Registered Broker-Dealer VYGR Digital

Voyager Digital Ltd. (CSE: VYGR) (OTC Pink: VYGVF) (FRA: UCD2) announced earlier this week it has completed its acquisition of VYGR Digital Securities, LLC. Voyager Digital reported that the acquisition cements its position as a broker-dealer on the Voyager Platform, which was claimed to be… Read More

US-based Digital Asset Brokerage Firm BitOoda Acquires $7 Million via Seed Round Including Contributions from Former JPMorgan Exec

US-headquartered digital asset brokerage firm BitOoda has acquired $7 million in capital from several large investors including a former senior investment executive at JPMorgan, the world’s sixth-largest bank. Established in 2017, BitOoda is an established crypto-asset financial services provider that aims to leverage applied science… Read More

BnkToTheFuture Invests in Broker Dealer BMI Capital

BnkToTheFuture alongside Coinstreet Partners has invested in US Broker-Dealer BMI Capital, according to a company release. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. BnkToTheFuture said it plans to bring security tokens to institutional investors in both the US and Asia facilitated by the BMI Capital…. Read More

Harbor Gains Approval as SEC Registered Transfer Agent to Expand Scope of Digital Securities Services

Harbor has received regulatory approval to operate an SEC-registered transfer agent, according to a company release. Habor recently received approval to receive a Broker-Dealer License from FINRA. The approval will help expand Harbor’s digital securities services including Reg A+, alternative assets and other traditional capital… Read More

Broker Dealer Watchdog Capital Announces Platform that Supports Digital Securities as it Embraces Blockchain Technology

FINRA regulated Broker-Dealer Watchdog Capital believes in the future of blockchain-powered digital securities. Watchdog in a release said distributed ledger technology will soon “transform global capital markets.” The firm says that rather than fight the rising digital tied it plans to build a platform that… Read More

StartEngine 2.0: Crowdfunding Platform Becomes Broker Dealer

Crowdfunding Platform Tops $100 Million in Funding StartEngine, one of the largest crowdfunding platforms in the US, has been approved as a broker-dealer. Following 18 months of working with regulators, Broker-Dealer StartEngine Primary, is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. and is registered… Read More

Gemini Applies for Broker Dealer License as it Moves Towards Tokenized Securities

Gemini, a New York-licensed cryptocurrency exchange owned by the Winklevoss twins, is seeking a broker-dealer license to sell tokenized securities from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an unnamed source has told CoinDesk. In doing so, Gemini is seeking to go beyond providing regulated cryptocurrency trades… Read More

Crowdfunding Platform Silicon Prairie is Approved as a State Regulated Broker Dealer (No FINRA Oversight)

Silicon Prairie, an investment crowdfunding platform that offers securities as a Reg CF portal as well as under intrastate securities exemptions, is now a broker-dealer. But Silicon Prairie is not required to be regulated by FINRA as it has received approval to operate under the… Read More

NextSeed Becomes a Broker Dealer. Looks to Expand Offerings Beyond Reg CF [u]

NextSeed, a FINRA regulated funding portal issuing securities under Reg CF, has become a broker-dealer. In an email distributed to its community, NextSeed announced the change in strategy for its investment crowdfunding platform. The announcement was joined by a site re-design and the addition of… Read More

Additional Info on Circle’s Acquisition of Poloniex Indicates Crypto Exchange will Soon Register as Broker Dealer & ATS

  Circle’s acquisition of cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex was big news today. The combination of the two platforms may create a powerful payments / money transfer / digital currency exchange with a global presence. Simultaneously, questions crocked up about Poloniex’s exchange site that is operating without… Read More

ICO Advisors: Are they Broker-Dealers or Finders?


Despite the record success of many initial coin offerings (ICOs), raising capital for ICOs is a difficult process.  It is tempting to accept help anywhere one can get it, and there is no shortage of persons and companies clamoring to “find” or refer investors in… Read More

StartEngine Update: Equity Crowdfunding Platform Now Seeking to Sell Securities in All 50 States Without A Broker-Dealer

Earlier this week, StartEngine announced it is now aiming to sell securities in all 50 states without a broker-dealer. This news comes less than a month after the equity crowdfunding platform filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to raise up to $5 million in common equity… Read More

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