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.
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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
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
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
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
In the second half of Lee and Troy’s conversation with former SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar, we broadened the discussion to cover some theories of regulation and considerations for regulatory decisions. Commissioner Piwowar also discussed various areas within FinTech that he finds interesting, including the “Bootleggers and Baptists” theory of public choice economics first put forth by economist Bruce Yandle. Listen in
Shortly after the end of his tenure as an SEC Commissioner, Michael Piwowar joined Lee and Troy for a conversation on FinTech, blockchain and regulation. In the first half of the conversation, he talks about the SEC’s recent denial of a bitcoin ETF and some of the considerations that may have been at play. Listen in
In the second installment of our discussion with Business Insider reporter Frank Chaparro, Lee and Troy explore the challenge of finding talent in an industry that’s evolving so quickly, how crypto has caught the public's imagination, and whether crypto is here to stay. Listen in
Business Insider reporter Frank Chaparro joins Lee and Troy to talk all things crypto — big banks getting into the crypto space, when we might see a crypto ETF, how crypto is becoming more accessible, and the importance of keeping the long-view in mind. Listen in