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Blockpass Announces First-Use KYC Services to Hong Kong Brokers in Partnership with 2GoTrade

Digital identity verification provider Blockpass has announced its first mainstream financial integration providing its eKYC service to Hong Kong based broker technology platform provider 2GoTrade. This new type of integration is a first for Blockpass, as it enters the broker market offering best-in-class Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) verification services to the 2GoTrade network. 2GoTrade’s platform service meets most brokerages applications and IT needs, while keeping complex and ever-changing development and around-the-clock operation of software, systems, infrastructure, command control, compliance, and pre-post trade processing away from brokers’ core business – serving customer’s trading & investment needs. Its primary services support Hong Kong Exchange and global equity products as well as China A/B shares for retail and institutional brokers.  Blockpass is a RegTech and Compliance platform which provides digital identity verification as a service. Through its network of partners, Blockpass is creating an ecosystem of pre-verified customers for easy and seamless customer onboarding for any regulated business and industry. The Blockpass portfolio of KYC Connect products allows businesses to implement the right solution for their needs through the use of an API. This new integration of the Blockpass eKYC service will allow 2GoTrade to provide its 100 Hong Kong based broker clients with one-click customer verification, streamlining the process for brokers and customers alike. Adam Vaziri, Blockpass CEO stated: “This is a particularly exciting integration of the Blockpass KYC Connect solution. By partnering with 2GoTrade, we are showcasing another unique and innovative use of our technology, and furthering the development of our ever-growing Blockpass ecosystem of customers and merchants.” Jay Law, 2GoTrade CEO commented: “Blockpass KYC Connect is an ultimate customer onboarding solution for Financial Institutions in Hong Kong, and resonates well with the lastest SFC announcement (28-Jun-2019) on Remote onboarding of overseas individual clients; we are thrilled to be partnering with Blockpass in bringing cutting edge KYC technology to our broker clients for onboarding new retail customers, especially those from the mainland China.” The post Blockpass Announces First-Use KYC Services to Hong Kong Brokers in Partnership with 2GoTrade appeared first on The Fintech Times.
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Hong Kong’s SFC imposes 10-month ban on former Phillip Securities account exec

FinanceFeeds - Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) today announces that it has prohibited Mr Song Peng, a former account executive of Phillip Securities (Hong Kong) Limited, from re-entering the industry for 10 months over his breach of the SFC’s Code of Conduct. The ban lasts from July 12, 2019 to May 11, 2020. The SFC found that Song effected transactions in a client’s securities account and margin account between April 2015 and May 2016 on a discretionary basis without obtaining the client’s prior written authorization, nor with the knowledge and approval of his then employer. Although the client had verbally authorized Song to trade in the accounts on a discretionary basis, the absence of a written authorization prevented Phillip Securities from monitoring and supervising the operation of the accounts, and deprived the client from protection against the risk of unauthorized trades carried out in his accounts. In determining the penalty, the SFC took into account all relevant circumstances, including the duration of Song’s misconduct and his otherwise clean disciplinary record. The SFC has been very strict when it comes to clients authorizing transactions. In May this year, the regulator prohibited Mr Wong Ka Hang, a former licensed representative of Haitong International Futures Limited, from re-entering the industry for 9 months pursuant to section 194 of the Securities and Futures Ordinance. The SFC found that Wong accepted instructions from a third party to trade in the account of a client without obtaining the client’s written authorization, and used the client’s password to access the client’s futures account online and conduct trades on his behalf. The post Hong Kong’s SFC imposes 10-month ban on former Phillip Securities account exec appeared first on FinanceFeeds.
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Hong Kong Based Blockchain Firm Set to Go Public in the USA

A blockchain services firm, Diginex, is set to undergo a reverse merger from 8i Enterprises and go public in the USA. The firm will be listed on NASDAQ following the demerger anonymous insiders told to Bloomberg on July 10, 2019. First Blockchain IPO in the U.S. Diginex Ltd. is set to go public after carrying outRead MoreRead More. The post by Ashwath Balakrishnan appeared first on BTCManager, Bitcoin, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency News\
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Hong Kong-Based Crypto Firm Diginex And Acquisition Company, 8i Await NASDAQ Listing

Crypto and blockchain financial and technology services provider, Diginex is waiting to get listed on NASDAQ reports Bloomberg. In particular, the company revealed that this endeavor also includes acquisition company, 8i Enterprises Acquisition Corp., where the duo is “going public through a reverse merger.” As per the claims made, this endeavor will result in Diginex […]
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Fan tokens draw new users to crypto with the latest club addition, AS Roma

Blockchain is stepping further into the sports arena, as cryptocurrency company Socios partners with soccer team AS Roma to offer a fan token, according to a statement from the club.  The token will find its way to fans through the Socios app. There, it'll be tradeable against the Socios native token, $CHZ, currently listed on BitMax and KuCoin, as well as Binance DEX - Binance's decentralized exchange. The tokens are accessed on Socios.com, but housed on a separate permissioned side chain, where each club becomes a Node with Proof Of Authority (POA) from $CHZ. In order to access the club token through a Fan Token Offering, fans must first hold $CHZ. The move could open crypto to a wider user base, since the tokens allow fans to have a voice in their club. The tokens five supporters the right to vote on certain club decisions. They'll be set at a price of two euros, but fans can also earn them by interacting with AS Roma on the Socios app. Fans can also "hunt" tokens for free through the app's augmented-reality geo-location feature Token Hunt. However, AS Roma isn't the only club interacting with fans through crypto. Indeed, clubs from different leagues including Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and West Ham United have all created fan tokens for supporters. Alexandre Dreyfus, chief executive & founder of Socios.com, said AS Roma's fan base along with other participating clubs draw hundreds of millions of users.
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Bitcoin Law Review - Blockstack's Reg A+, CFTC vs Bitmex, Gov't vs Libra/Crypto

https://ToneVays.com by @ToneVays https://twitter.com/ToneVays Topic 1: Reg A+ & Blockstack https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1719379/000110465919020748/a18-15736_1ex1a15addexhbd6.htm https://www.theblockcrypto.com/2019/07/12/blockstack-garners-reg-a-approval-but-that-doesnt-mean-crypto-icos-will-boom/ Leads into Topic 1a on Broker-Dealers & Custody https://twitter.com/philipliu/status/1149907881061302272?s=12 https://www.sec.gov/news/public-statement/joint-staff-statement-broker-dealer-custody-digital-asset-securities https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/op-ed-latest-finra-sec-security-token-custody-rules Topic 2: Government vs Libra/Crypto https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1149472282584072192?s=09 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/18/first-on-cnbc-cnbc-transcript-treasury-secretary-steven-mnuchin-speaks-with-cnbcs-squawk-box-today.html https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/18/mnuchin-says-us-will-ensure-bitcoin-doesnt-become-like-anonymous.html https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/18/first-on-cnbc-cnbc-transcript-treasury-secretary-steven-mnuchin-speaks-with-cnbcs-squawk-box-today.html https://brianoflondon.me/2019/07/facebook-lied-about-the-cryptocurrency-industry-to-destroy-it/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-ZTkCNW0w8 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/16/i-like-bitcoin-says-house-gop-leader-mccarthy-hits-facebook-libra.html Topic 3: Crypto Exchanges https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-19/u-s-regulator-probing-crypto-exchange-bitmex-over-client-trades https://twitter.com/notsofast/status/1151864421414838274?s=21 https://www.coindesk.com/ex-ceo-of-crypto-exchange-wex-arrested-in-italy https://www.coindesk.com/mt-gox-founder-hit-with-lawsuit-over-alleged-fraudulent-misrepresentation https://www.scribd.com/document/414569311/Steinmetz-Jones-v-s-McCaleb#from_embed https://www.thedailybeast.com/behind-the-biggest-bitcoin-heist-in-history-inside-the-implosion-of-mt-gox?ref=scroll Topic 3a - Update on Bitfinex vs NYAG https://ambcrypto.com/new-york-ags-court-filings-written-in-bad-faith-and-riddled-with-false-assertions-says-bitfinexs-rebuttal/ https://www.coindesk.com/bitfinex-ny-prosecutors-tether-850-million-allege https://iapps.courts.state.ny.us/fbem/DocumentDisplayServlet?documentId=vIexA1b0spKOnK_PLUS_ZUGTJ3A==&system=prod https://breakermag.com/crypto-capital-is-the-common-thread-between-bitfinex-quadrigacx-and-other-troubled-exchanges/ https://decrypt.co/6824/crypto-capital-follow-up-article Topic 4: Crypto & Taxes (Time Permitting) https://www.carltonfields.com/insights/publications/2019/how-state-remote-sales-and-use-tax-statutes-may-im https://twitter.com/cryptotaxgirl/status/1148370522775797760?s=21 Topic 5: Other - Time Permitting https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/news/2019/jun/virtual-currency-not-fbar-reportable-201921479.html https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/us-attorney-announces-arrest-and-money-laundering-charges-against-dark-web-narcotics https://cryptoslate.com/chinese-court-upholds-legal-bitcoin-ownership-btc-protected-china-property-law/ Closing Moment of Zen: https://twitter.com/Horsebox_1/status/1117955111219867648 Honorable Mention: https://www.sec.gov/corpfin/framework-investment-contract-analysis-digital-assets Please Support via Affiliate Codes: Unlimited Trading for $9 a Month at LVL: https://lvl.co/?r=kDpHhBmS Deribit to save 10% on Trading: https://www.deribit.com/reg-3221.4686 Buy/Sell Bitcoin at Paxful: https://paxful.com/?r=or4dNEDBBQX Trading View: http://tradingview.go2cloud.org/aff_c?offer_id=2&aff_id=4905&url_id=3 TorGuard VPN 50% off code & link = tone50: https://torguard.net/aff.php?aff=3782 Ugly's Lifetime Subscription: https://uglyoldgoat.com/?rid=4xyuzu Audio Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tone-vays-podcast/id1390209454?mt=2 See Regulation overview in each state here: https://www.carltonfields.com/state-regulations-on-virtual-currency-and-blockchain-technologies/ Tone Vays is available for Corporate Consulting at the rate of 0.3 btc per hour. Please email Tone@protonmail.ch for additional info.
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