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Genesis Block’s mission is to realize the disruptive potential of blockchain
and foster its growth and adoption in every aspect of life.

Genesis Block provides strategic business and regulatory advisory, financial services, and technology solutions to companies seeking to leverage blockchain technology in their core business and capital strategy. Our mission is to realize the disruptive potential of blockchain and foster its growth and adoption in every aspect of life.

Advisory

Strategic and regulatory advisory to help you leverage blockchain technology in your core business and capital strategy
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Financial Services

Digital asset financial services through our broker-dealer affiliate for compliance with U.S. securities laws
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Technology

DApp solutions and custom development services to unlock the power of blockchain technology in your company
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Top News

Genesis Block and AirSwap Join Forces on Digital Securities

Genesis Block and AirSwap Join Forces on Digital Securities

Genesis Block is pleased to announce a strategic collaboration between our FINRA-registered broker-dealer affiliate, GB Capital Markets, and Fluidity, the team behind decentralized trading network AirSwap. The two companies have joined forces to offer products and services for the creation, distribution and transfer of digital securities using blockchain technology. The collaboration will initially focus on products and services for accredited investors interested in participating in private securities transactions powered by AirSwap’s peer-to-peer protocol. Read more

Security Token Industry
Launch Event

The Security Token Academy declared October 2018 as the official launch of the Security Token Industry. To celebrate, they hosted the Security Token Industry Launch Event, featuring security token leaders, experts and enthusiasts, including Genesis Block co-founder Lee Schneider, who spoke on a panel discussion about regulation. Scott Rothman, president of our broker-dealer affiliate, and Gary Miller from our investment banking team also joined the festivities. Topics included: the technical foundations for the security token industry; tokenization companies and security token trading organizations; regulations; custody and transfer agents; operations, interoperability and cybersecurity; and how all of these building blocks intersect.

Security Token Industry Launch Event

Genesis Block co-founder Lee Schneider (right) and Scott Rothman, president of our broker-dealer affiliate (left) at the Security Token Industry Launch Event with Donna Redel, FinTech advisor/investor (center).

Security Token Industry Launch Event

Genesis Block co-founder Lee Schneider (far right) discusses regulations on a panel discussion at the Security Token Industry Launch Event with former SEC Commissioner Troy Paredes and Georgia Quinn, general counsel of CoinList.

Looking for Liquidity?

Blockchain projects often find themselves with a substantial supply of BTC, ETH and BCH, but with few (if any) straightforward and cost-effective options for liquidity. If this sounds familiar, our broker-dealer affiliate can help. Learn more

Helping blockchain projects find liquidyt

4 Reasons to Tokenize Equity

So you need to raise capital, and you’re thinking of going digital. You’re not alone. Security token offerings take all that is good about blockchain and cryptocurrency, and wrap it up in a regulated package that is compliant with securities regulations and laws. “Tokenization of equity is poised to disrupt the world of traditional finance, and what we’re seeing now may very well be the beginning of how capital will be raised in the future,” says Genesis Block co-founder Lee Schneider. Read on

GB Capital Markets Joins Forces With BlockEx

GB Capital Markets Enters Strategic Partnership With BlockEx

Genesis Block is pleased to announce a new strategic collaboration between our broker-dealer affiliate, GB Capital Markets Inc., and BlockEx, a digital asset exchange provider for institutional-grade financial markets participants. The two companies have joined forces to provide issuers with access to the BlockExMarkets.com exchange platform in order to accept U.S. institutional customers in a compliant manner ...   Read more

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This Week

Thursday, Dec 13
The Need for Founding Principles in Blockchain Companies
New York, New York

It has been a wild year in the blockchain and cryptocurrency spaces. Alongside legitimate startups have been those that have engaged in unethical activities. There has also been a push by legitimate projects toward introducing blockchain technology to various sectors in an effort to be the pioneers of Web 3.0. But there is a huge difference between using blockchain for the sake of blockchain and using blockchain because it is the right technical infrastructure to achieve a certain goal.

Join Genesis Block general counsel Cathy Yoon along with Jason Grad of Massive, David Doss of Energi, and Tony Mugavero of Ara in a panel discussion on why they are building in this space, the problems they are solving, and the principles that are the foundational blocks for how they operate. The panel will be moderated by startup guru Aaron Cohen from Fueled. More info


Upcoming Events

Jan-08-2019
Investing in the Blockchain Era
New York, New York

Join Genesis Block and Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP as we host a panel discussion on how the blockchain era has changed investing — or not so much. The panel will discuss crowdfunding, so-called ICOs, seed and VC investing and trading of such products. What tools are now available for investors to make better-informed decisions? Have approaches to valuation changed? Is fundraising easier? Have options for non-accredited investors changed? The panel’s diverse experience promises to shed light on these and other topics. Register now

Jan-09-2019
Working with a Lawyer on Your Capital Raise
New York, New York

Kick off the new year with this Do’s and Don’ts event hosted by Genesis Block. We have assembled a terrific panel of amazing lawyers who want to have a candid discussion with startups and founding teams on how best to work with lawyers on a capital raise and the consequences of not doing one correctly. Come network over some wine and cheese while learning from some of the best lawyers in NYC. Register now


Latest Podcasts

Appetite for Disruption

Genesis Block co-founder Lee A. Schneider and former SEC Commissioner Troy A. Paredes discuss the FinTech industry with leading participants and thinkers.

SeedInvest, Part 2

Lee and Troy continue their discussion with Ryan Feit of SeedInvest and learn about the proposed transaction with Circle, some of the early challenges SeedInvest faced, and how passion is a necessary part of any start-up vision. Listen in

SeedInvest, Part 1

Ryan Feit of SeedInvest talks about how he and his team built a leading equity crowdfunding platform and were involved with the passage of the JOBS Act. He also gets into the details of the platforms, features and functions that make crowdfunding securities a new asset class. Listen in

AI in Canada, Part 2

In the second part of our conversation with Canadian AI specialists, we delve further into the policy and ethics issues of artificial intelligence, as well as how the business side of AI is growing in Canada with government support. Listen in

AI in Canada, Part 1

In this live audience recording, Lee and Troy discuss artificial intelligence with two knowledgeable Canadian AI specialists. In this first part, we talk about things that AI can do, and liability issues associated with AI’s actions. More interestingly, we discuss policy issues. Listen in

Mike Novogratz: Are We Moving to a New Paradigm?

In this second part of our discussion with Mike Novogratz, Lee and Troy, discuss many of the forces behind decentralization through blockchain and Mike’s view of where things might be headed. We also learn how the basics of being a good Army apply to investing. Listen in

Mike Novogratz: Building an Investment Bank for Blockchain Assets

After success as an Army helicopter pilot, Goldman Sachs banker and Fortress founder Mike Novogratz could have just managed his family wealth. But his enthusiasm for the new world of decentralization through blockchain has driven Mike to create a new type of investment bank. Listen in

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Meet the Team


Lee A. Schneider

Lee A. Schneider
Co-founder

M. Raleigh Harbour

M. Raleigh Harbour
Co-founder

Samuel E. Proctor

Samuel E. Proctor
Co-founder

Sean McGoldrick

Sean McGoldrick
Co-founder

Dan Jones

Dan Jones
Strategic Advisory Manager

Scott Rothman

Scott Rothman
Strategic Advisory Manager &
President of GB Capital Markets Inc.

Cathy Yoon

Cathy Yoon
General Counsel