Binance expands offerings to include Apple, Microsoft, and Microstrategy stocks to other major companies as we can see more in our latest Binance news today.
After the launch of Tesla and Coinbase Stock tokens, Binance expands offerings to other major companies and will include stocks of Microstrategy, Apple, and Microsoft. The news comes after Binance’s launch of Tesla and Coinbase stock tokens which were listed at the start of the month. The exchange announced that Apple (AAPL), Microstrategy (MSLR) and Microsoft (MSFT) Stock tokens will be listed on the exchange in the next few days.
New Stock Tokens to Be Made Available on https://t.co/QILSkzOI1K (2021-04-26)
— Binance (@binance) April 26, 2021
These stocks will become available on April 26, April 28, and April 30. The announcement came after the latest exchange listing of Tesla’s stock token and Coinbase stock token on April 14. The binance stock tokens are tokenized socks and each token represents one ordinary share of the ordinary company stock from the public company. The holders of the Binance stock tokens according to the website, qualify for returns on the underlying shares themselves. The stock tokens already garnered attention from regulators with European regulators seeking to establish whether the exchange complied with the securities legislation before offering the stocks.
The UK Financial Conduct Authority is now one of the regulators that is keen to understand whether or not Binance stock tokens are satisfying the existing securities rules. However, the FCA is not alone as the Germany Federal Financial Supervisory Authority said that if the Binance Stock Tokens are transferable and tradeable provide dividends and can be cash-settled, they represent securities.
In that case, Binance will be required to provide a prospect for the Binance stock tokens which is something that the exchange has to do yet. However, BaFin’s position is contested and Global Financial services company CM-Equity suggested that a prospectus was not necessary as the tokens are settled in the BUSD stablecoin. This is not the first time that the exchange is the focus of attention from regulators.
In the United States, the exchange became a subject of a CFTC Demands UK Crypto Thief To Pay $571 Million Fine: ReportCommodity Trading Futures Commission over the allegations that the company allowed US traders to use the platform.
As reported recently, According to Binance’s blog post, these tradable tokens will enable potential crypto investors to get more exposure to the traditional stock market which are zero-commission digital tokens that are fully backed and collateralized by a third party.
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