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.
Strategic and regulatory advisory to help you leverage blockchain technology in your core business and capital strategy
Digital asset financial services through our broker-dealer affiliate for compliance with U.S. securities laws
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
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.
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
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
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
Genesis Block co-founder Lee Schneider served as one of the London judges at the EOS Global Hackathon. The event was part of a series taking place in London, Hong Kong, Sydney and San Francisco to find and give a platform to the most visionary architects of decentralization out there and put the best applications under the spotlight. “The hackathon was terrific,” says Lee. “Over 450 participants came and 90 teams presented a project to judges. I had a great time. Judging was hard, but it was so great to see so much creativity unleashed in such a short period of time. I can’t wait to do the the November EOS Hackathon in San Francisco.”
“The slow trickle of traditional investment into the crypto market may turn into a flood if a new platform launched by blockchain services provider AxiomLevel Technologies makes its desired impact,” reports Jimmy Aki in Bitcoin Magazine. Aki goes on to discuss the groundbreaking potential of the new platform, stating, “AxiomLevel wants to accelerate adoption [of the crypto market] by clearing up the regulatory fog for traditional investors and encouraging the space to submit to regulations more readily.” Read more
Genesis Block general counsel Cathy Yoon will be a speaker on the Blockchain and the Future of Fashion panel at What is Real? Authenticity, Transparency, and Trust in the Digital Age of Fashion, a full-day fashion law symposium. The panel discussion will examine the rise of blockchain technology in fashion and the important implications that it has on intellectual property and privacy laws.
So you’ve raised some seed and are looking to do a capital raise, but you don’t know where to start. Join us for a breakfast primer on what the process entails, what you should do to prepare, and what to expect, presented by the investment banking team of GB Capital Markets, our broker-dealer affiliate. The GBCM team has over 50 years of combined banking experience and bring their knowledge and experience to a wide variety of FinTech startups, including those in emerging technologies. Get the insight you need and ask the questions you’ve always had but didn’t know who to ask. Register now!
Genesis Block co-founder Lee Schneider will be in San Francisco judging the EOS Global Hackathon. The event is part of a series taking place in London, Hong Kong, Sydney and San Francisco to find and give a platform to the most visionary architects of decentralization and put the best applications under the spotlight.
Join us for a do’s-and-don’ts breakfast discussion with leading lawyers who have worked with a variety of FinTech clients on their capital raises. Learn best practices for what you should do before engaging a law firm, discover how to maximize the relationship, and benefit from past experiences of what not to do. Learn more
In this second part of our discussion with Mike Novogratz, Genesis Block co-founder Lee Schneider and his co-host, former SEC Commisioner Troy Paredes, 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
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