What Digital Asset Markets Can Learn From The Traditional Financial Infrastructure

Current cryptocurrency systems have not reached the level of trust associated with traditional trading standards. We’ve found out what cryptocurrency markets can learn from traditional finance.Takeaway #1: Cryptocurrency exchanges have to adapt a more traditional market structureMarket Structure — Cryptocurrency marketMost cryptocurrency exchanges have adopted business models where their…

LGO’s insights on NYAG “Virtual Markets Integrity initiative” Report.

This past April, the New York State Attorney General’s office (“NYAG”) contacted several virtual currency platforms requesting information on a number of their practices. In September, the NYAG issued a public report based on the results of these findings.Here at LGO, we have had the opportunity to review…

Why Institutions will not use Centralized Cryptocurrency Exchanges

In the cryptocurrency industry, everyday words take on a whole new meaning.A cryptocurrency is not really a currency as the word is usually defined, it’s more of an asset. The term ”cryptocurrency custody” refers to safekeeping, bookkeeping, holding funds, or any combination of the three. Furthermore, “cryptocurrency exchanges”…

Understanding the Regulatory Framework of Security Tokens

The Confusion around RegulationsConfusion around cryptocurrency regulations is omnipresent. U.S. regulators attempt to fit digital assets into their existing frameworks, personalities in the traditional financial world offer mixed comments and often adopt the narrative “Blockchain not Bitcoin,” and leaders in the cryptocurrency community look to conciliate their ideals with…

The Truth about Decentralized Exchanges

Not that “decentralized” after all?What is a decentralized exchange?The website CryptoCompare defines a decentralized exchange as “an exchange market that does not rely on a third party service to hold the customer’s funds”.Often, decentralized exchanges rely on the blockchain to store an order book and to…