The program of insightful and engaging events will explore future opportunities and challenges presented by emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital assets, insurtech and virtual reality.
Oyster’s Evan Rosser, Terry Schafer and Michael Segal are attending the Crypto-Evolved Conference in New York, June 25th, 2019. “Crypto Evolved is the only industry conference dedicated to the development of the institutional digital-asset market. Through a high-quality agenda focused on key issues impacting capital markets, Crypto Evolved will attract senior representatives from traditional Wall… READ MORE
Trying to merge digital assets with the current financial services industry is a bit like installing solar panels on a home that’s already on the electrical grid. It can be done, but if you hook it up incorrectly, the whole thing could go up in flames. Anyone who has looked at the About Oyster webpage… READ MORE
There are many questions that must be answered to understand the risks for broker-dealers and investment advisors who are considering a business mix that includes digital assets. Examples that hit at the core of how firms operate are custody for investment advisors and a similar topic of possession and control for broker-dealers. Unfortunately, for those… READ MORE
Regulators in the digital asset space are focusing a significant amount of attention to Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and digital asset trading. Their activities have included addressing the lack of transparency of exchanges that trade digital assets, jurisdictional issues, and the need to consider registration or qualifying for an exemption for ICOs and cryptocurrency-related investments…. READ MORE
What is Digital “Mining?” Blockchain or distributed ledger technology is a shared ledger, duplicated across a network of computers or operators of “nodes” on the network, typically referred to as “Miners”. Blockchain secures the data using encryption and the decentralized manner of retaining individual records across a wide group of operators of nodes, so that… READ MORE
As the popularity of digital assets/distributed ledger technology piques the interests of investors worldwide, firms registered with the SEC, FINRA, CFTC, NFA and the states must be prepared to determine if and how much they are interested in permitting their clients to participate in the volatile digital asset market. If so, as with all other… READ MORE