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SEC’s Senior Advisor for Digital Assets Valerie Szczepanik: Stablecoins May Be Securities

“Senior advisor for digital assets at the United States Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) Valerie Szczepanik reportedly noted that stablecoins could experience issues under current securities laws” writes Adrian Zmudzinski for cointelegraph.com. When Szczepanik reportedly made the statement concerning securities at Austin’s SXSW conference on March 15, she also broke stablecoins into three categories.Szczepanik, also known as the Crypto Czar, was appointed to the new position of associate director of the Division of Corporation Finance and senior advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation for Division Director Bill Hinman in June…

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SEC to Hold Public Forum on Blockchain at the End of March

“The Securities and Exchange Commission announced on Friday that it is going to hold a public forum on blockchain technology” writes David Kimberley for financemagnates.com. According to a statement released by the SEC, the forum will deal with both blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.Some time will be spent looking at blockchain technology, what uses it can be toward and how it is changing certain industries.The financial watchdog’s blockchain forum will be the second such event that it has hosted, though the last was way back in 2016 – light years in…

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SEC’s Finhub to Host Public Forum on Blockchain, Digital Assets in May

“United States regulator the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced that it is hosting a public forum on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and digital assets this May” writes Olivia Capozzalo for cointelegraph.com. As previously reported, Finhub was created in fall 2018 with the aim of facilitating the agency’s engagement in fintech-related fields, including DLT and digital assets. Source: cointelegraph.com

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Austria pressing ahead with digital tax after EU-wide plan fails

“Austria said in January that it would tax firms like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Alibaba 3 percent of their advertising revenue from within Austria” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “I am here today to say clearly again that we will implement and stick to what we have always said, namely introduce a national digital tax in Austria.”. VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria will press ahead with a proposed tax on internet giants after plans for an European Union-wide levy fell through this week, Finance Minister Hartwig Loeger said on Friday.…

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How Digital Fulfillment Is Changing Manufacturing

“Recent advances in digital manufacturing such as 3-D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) provide ample opportunity to experiment with new manufacturing setups” reports hbr.org. We call this integration of fulfillment channels digital fulfillment.For manufacturers, integrating retail and manufacturing through digital fulfillment surfaces novel opportunities for demand management and optimizing the use of production capacity. In turn, digital fulfillment will become the expectation in manufacturing, rather than the exception. Source: hbr.org

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Electroneum Partners with AlgoZ for Market Making Services

“Blockchain company Electroneum has partnered with AlgoZ to provide market-making services to its coin listed on Huobi Global” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. Last month at the Mobile World Congress, Electroneum launched an $80 blockchain-enabled smartphone capable of crypto mining – of course the simulated version of it.The London-headquartered company also provides a mobile-based crypto mining experience for its native ETN tokens.The Fingenom Group company will be responsible to provide fully automated liquidity solution for the digital coin. Source: financemagnates.com

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Nasdaq-Powered EU Digital Exchange DX Launches Security Token Trading

“Estonia-based Nasdaq-powered digital trading platform DX.Exchange is claiming an industry first with its launch of security token trading and security token offering (STO) listings” writes Marie Huillet for cointelegraph.com. As security tokens continue to gain industry traction, top crypto exchange Binance is also eyeing the sector, signing an MoU last fall with the Malta Stock Exchange’s fintech and digital asset subsidiary, MSX PLC to jointly launch a new security token digital exchange.The platform’s investment committee reportedly assesses security tokens issuers on the basis of their white paper’s transparency, fundraising method…

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Thai Stock Exchange Considering to Launch Crypto Trading Platform

“Imitating the move of a few major European stock exchanges, the Stock Exchange of Thailand is exploring the idea to develop a digital asset trading platform” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. It has even prepared a blueprint detailing the IT infrastructure of the digital asset exchange.The stock exchange is also planning to completely digitize the new trading platform including paperless account opening through electronic identification verification, electronic payment of stamp duty and direct-debit registration processes.According to a Finextra report, the exchange has already tabled plans to build the new exchange…

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Abra Adds Native Support for Ethereum

“Crypto service provider Abra has added native Ethereum support to its platform” writes Arnab Shome for financemagnates.com. This development has enabled the cryptocurrency wallet and exchange users to receive, hold, sell, and buy Ethereum directly on the platform.Mentioning this development, Bill Barhydt, founder and CEO of the digital asset exchange, stated: “By adding native ether support, Abra users will now be able to easily buy and move Ether from other wallets to the Abra app. Meanwhile, the blockchain-based platform recently added support to buy fractions of mainstream financial instruments including…

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