Watchdog Capital, which is registered as a broker-dealer with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is regulated by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), has recently announced the launch of the Gladius platform, designed to bring together investors and security tokens issuers.
According to the official press release, Gladius will allow the sale of legal tokens, many of which may be recognized by the SEC as a securities offering. The platform is expected to expand the companies' access to capital and offer new opportunities for investors. Bruce Fenton, CEO of Chainstone Labs, Watchdog Capital's parent company, said:
"There is a great need for capital and business formation in the United States and many new securities structures, business models and business plans are emerging as the world is changing."
The platform is not linked to any particular blockchain and can also be used to issue paper equity. Investors will be able to make payments in both fiat and digital money. However, Gladius is not authorized to organize secondary market transactions or to store client assets.
"Watchdog Capital is about to become the first regulated broker-dealer to launch a security tokens platform in the United States," Fenton said.
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