Blockchain-Based Securities Offerings

30 Pages Posted: 28 Jun 2019 Last revised: 5 Dec 2019

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Wulf A. Kaal

University of St. Thomas, Minnesota - School of Law

Samuel Evans

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP

Date Written: June 27, 2019


Blockchain technology has the potential to supplement the existing infrastructure for securities offerings. After examining the shortcomings of historical attempts, the article analyses the redeeming features of blockchain-based securities offerings including lower overall cost structure, substantially reduced settlement cycle, counter-party risk and systemic risk reduction, enhanced transparency, among others. The authors examine the tradeoffs between opportunities and risks of blockchain-based securities offerings.

Keywords: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Data Scientists, Meta Models, Innovation, Private Investment Funds, Crypto Investments, Crypto Economy, Crypto Currencies, Diversification, Compliance, Optimization, Efficiency, Overstock, Securities Offerings, Federal Securities Regulation

JEL Classification: F33, G15, G23, G28, K22

Suggested Citation

Kaal, Wulf A. and Evans, Samuel, Blockchain-Based Securities Offerings (June 27, 2019). UC Davis Business Law Journal (2020), U of St. Thomas (Minnesota) Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-22, Available at SSRN: or

Wulf A. Kaal (Contact Author)

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Minneapolis, MN Minnesota 55403-2005
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Samuel Evans

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP ( email )

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New York, NY 10019
United States

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