Chances are if you grew up in the Midwest, at some point you heard your parents or grandparents longingly say “I remember when this was just a cornfield”. Whether they were referring to a modern building, a factory, a shopping mall, or some other sign of the changing times.
Category: Financial Innovation and Blockchain
Technology has had a profound impact on financial services in the US. New payment methods enabled the growth of e-commerce, peer-to-peer lending redefined personal loan markets, and Robo-advisors changed the face of wealth management.
This week I attended a virtual meeting organized by Texas Blockchain Committee (TBC) and hosted by the office of State Representative Tan Parker. In attendance, there were individuals and organizations based in Texas that are involved in developing practical applications of Blockchain technology.
I am excited to now share that IOI Capital and Markets, LLC. has become a registered broker-dealer with an Alternative Trading System (ATS) license. We are believed to be the first such broker-dealer in the U.S. to operate a blockchain-based platform for the digital issuance of private securities and secondary trading of private placement securities.