Industry Leaders react to IMF’s Lagarde Comments on Crypto

With IMF Chief and European Central Bank (ECB) president candidate, Christine Lagarde, yesterday stating that central banks and financial supervisors should protect consumers, but also be open to innovations such as cryptocurrencies, what does this signal for the burgeoning blockchain and crypto industry?    Expert commentaries from leaders in the blockchain and crypto space comment:-   Charles Lu, CEO of Findora, a cryptographically transparent public ledger for building financial services applications, said:   Lagarde’s stance on blockchain technology is astute; she recognizes both the need for comprehensive regulation informed by…

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World’s First Tokenized Listing on a National Exchange Announced by MERJ

London – MERJ announces plans to list the first-ever regulated security token on a national exchange. The move by the Seychelles-based exchange marks a milestone in bridging regulated capital markets with emergent distributed ledger technology (DLT).   Tokenized shares for MERJ Group will be listed alongside its existing stock, bringing tokenized securities under the umbrella of a national, regulated bourse for the first time. MERJ’s vertically integrated group of entities are licensed by the Seychelles Financial Services Authority as a securities exchange, clearing agency, and securities facility; this enables MERJ…

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