SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, XY Labs, the company behind the world's first blockchain geospatial oracle network backed with cryptography, announced its Class A Common stock commenced trading on tZERO’s tZERO ATS. tZERO ATS is a transparent, continuous, and automated marketplace, which provides a regulated and compliant venue for the trading of digital securities. XY Labs raised approximately $22 million in 2018 from over 23,000 investors, and today marks the first time that XY Labs shares are available for secondary trading, democratizing access to unique assets and enabling price transparency and low-friction continuous liquidity for equity resales in the private company.
XY Labs CEO Arie Trouw shared, “We are thrilled to provide our shareholders with access to shares on a regulated and efficient trading venue for the first time, increasing shareholder value while remaining private. Trading on tZERO’s efficient, transparent, and compliant alternative trading system provides XY Labs’ investors with new benefits, including continuous liquidity, real-time settlement, and low trading fees.”
Investors with an account at tZERO’s retail broker-dealer subsidiary, tZERO Markets, are now able to trade the XY Labs digitally enhanced security. Investors looking to open a tZERO Markets brokerage account should visit https://www.tzero.com/investors/register.
tZERO CEO David Goone noted, “The addition of the XY Labs digitally enhanced security to the tZERO ATS is exciting as we strive to expand the digital securities trading on our platform by growing assets offered and the number of investors utilizing the platform. We are excited to welcome XY Labs shareholders onto tZERO Markets and look forward to continuing our collaboration with XY Labs as we work to increase the scale of our product offerings across business lines.”
XY Labs’ stock uses tZERO’s smart contract technology built on the Ethereum Blockchain. XY Labs utilizes Vertalo’s SEC-registered transfer agent services to manage its capitalization table.
Vertalo CEO and Co-Founder Dave Hendricks said, “Vertalo is honored to collaborate with XY Labs and tZERO to improve the investor experience and democratize access to XY Labs’ equity through our digital asset transfer agent services. We expect that many pioneering companies like XY Labs, building web3 applications, will also transform their traditional equity to make it tradeable and transferable on ATS platforms like tZERO.”
Founded in 2012, XY Labs’ extensive experience with consumer hardware, global community, and app development has allowed it to become an expansive company offering a significant variety of tools and technologies to change the user’s experience and interactions with the physical world. These tools and technologies include XYO, a distributed blockchain network of nodes that introduces additional certainty and information in real-time and validates real-world data using geospatial, temporal, and other metadata, COIN, an app with over five million downloads that allows users to earn digital assets for validating geospatial location and other data, and XY Find It, the XY4+ Bluetooth Item Finder that allows users to quickly and seamlessly find misplaced items.
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 a 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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About XY Labs
XY Labs is a technology company based in California with a mission to create software and location-data-driven devices to build a global data network focused on people's Dataist relationship to the physical world. XY Labs’ products include the COIN app, and the XYO network. With over 5 million nodes brought online for the XYO network, users worldwide can participate in the network and even get monetarily rewarded for doing so.
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. tZERO is a portfolio company of Medici Ventures, L.P., a blockchain-focused fund. The general partner of that fund is an entity affiliated with Pelion Venture Partners. Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) is a limited partner of Medici Ventures, L.P. and holds a direct minority interest in tZERO. For more information on tZERO, please visit https://www.tzero.com/.
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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" or “digitization” refers to the blockchain technology elements of a digitally enhanced security that are intended to enhance investor experience through added transparency.
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" or “digitization” refers to the blockchain technology elements of a digitally enhanced security that are intended to enhance investor experience through added transparency.
Inspired by challenges encountered during their own March 2018 STO, Vertalo is an SEC-registered Digital Transfer Agent founded to map the gaps between primary and secondary trading of digital securities offerings. As the ‘Operating System for Digital Assets’, Vertalo is focused on connecting and enabling the digital asset economy, providing an industry-leading cap table and investor onboarding solution that facilitates direct ownership and direct listing of any private asset. In addition to offering direct issuance services to private companies, Vertalo also offers white-label, licensed, and platform/API services to RIAs, broker-dealers, and investment banks. A subsidiary of SeriesX, Vertalo is headquartered in Austin, TX and additional key personnel in New York City. Learn more about SeriesX and Vertalo at www.vertalo.com.