NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–tZERO, a leader in blockchain innovation and liquidity for digital assets, announced that it has launched an enhancement to its private digital security trading platform that enables its customers to fund their brokerage accounts using USD Coin (USDC). The feature provides automatic liquidation of USDC through a third-party custodian to enable brokerage account funding for securities transactions. USDC is an open-source, smart contract-based stablecoin that is backed by reserved assets. Through this technology enhancement, users are now able to sell their USDC through their third-party custodial accounts and cryptocurrency wallets and seamlessly transfer the fiat USD proceeds to their brokerage account at tZERO Markets. tZERO plans to expand this functionality to a variety of cryptocurrencies.
tZERO Interim CEO and Chief Legal Officer Alan Konevsky stated, “We are excited to introduce the ‘USDC-to-fiat’ account funding feature to tZERO Markets customers and have laid the groundwork for supporting conversions utilizing other crypto assets. As the industry works to weave digital assets into the fabric of traditional finance and leverage the benefits of blockchain technology, today’s announcement marks an important step in debalkanizing the industry and improving the customer experience, as we work towards a cohesive user experience across a range of our securities and cryptocurrency products later this year.”
All tZERO Markets customers will have access to this enhanced functionality. Through the tZERO Markets user interface, a user will have access to a third-party application of a custodial bank. In the custodial bank’s application, the user will be able to open a custodial bank account, deposit USDC stablecoin in their custodial account, convert their USDC to fiat, and then deposit the fiat into their brokerage account to use in the purchase of securities trading on the tZERO ATS.
This feature comes ahead of the trading of Exodus’ Class A common stock on the tZERO ATS on September 14, 2021, as well as tZERO’s merge of the private digital security and cryptocurrency user experience to create one seamless touchpoint for customers later this year.
Investors should note that trading securities could involve substantial risks, including no guarantee of returns, costs associated with selling and purchasing, no assurance of liquidity, which could impact the price and ability to sell, and possible loss of principal invested. Further, an investment in single security could mean lack of diversification and, consequently, higher risk. Potential investors are urged to consult a professional adviser regarding any economic, tax, legal or other consequences of trading any securities as described herein.
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This release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy, or a recommendation for any security, nor does it constitute an offer to provide investment advisory or other services by tZERO or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors or employees. No reference to any specific security constitutes a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold that security or any other security. Nothing in this release shall be considered a solicitation or offer to buy or sell any security, future, option or other financial instrument or to offer or provide any investment advice or service to any person in any jurisdiction. Nothing contained in this release constitutes investment advice or offers any opinion with respect to the suitability of any security, and the views expressed in this release should not be taken as advice to buy, sell or hold any security. In preparing the information contained in this release, we have not taken into account the investment needs, objectives, and financial circumstances of any particular investor. This information has no regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation, and particular needs of any specific recipient of this information and investments discussed may not be suitable for all investors. Any views expressed in this release by us were prepared based upon the information available to us at the time such views were written. Changed or additional information could cause such views to change. All information is subject to possible corrections. Information may quickly become unreliable for various reasons, including changes in market conditions or economic circumstances.
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tZERO Group, Inc. (tZERO) and its broker-dealer subsidiaries provide an innovative liquidity platform for private companies and assets. We offer institutional-grade solutions for issuers looking to digitize their capital table through blockchain technology, and trade on a regulated alternative trading system. tZERO, through its broker-dealer subsidiaries, democratizes access to private assets by providing a simple, automated, and efficient trading venue to broker-dealers, institutions, and investors. For more information on tZERO, please visit https://www.tzero.com/.
tZERO is not a registered broker-dealer, funding portal, underwriter, investment bank, investment adviser or investment manager, and is not providing brokerage, investment banking or underwriting services, recommendations or investment advice to any person, and does not provide any brokerage services. tZERO takes no part in the negotiation or execution of secondary market transactions for the purchase or sale of securities and at no time has possession of investor funds or securities in connection with such transactions.
About tZERO Markets
tZERO Markets, LLC is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC. More information about tZERO Markets may be found at https://brokercheck.finra.org/. Digital securities available on tZERO Markets’ platform are conventional uncertificated securities. Ownership of such securities is reflected on the traditional books and records of regulated market participants. The term “digital” refers to the blockchain technology elements of a security that are intended to enhance investor experience through added transparency.
About tZERO ATS
tZERO ATS, LLC is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC and a member of FINRA and SIPC. More information about tZERO ATS may be found at https://brokercheck.finra.org/. Digital securities that trade on tZERO ATS are conventional uncertificated securities. Ownership of such securities is reflected on the traditional books and records of regulated market participants. The term “digital” refers to the blockchain technology elements of a security that are intended to enhance investor experience through added transparency.