Balancing blockchain technology and Ontario securities laws

Further to the Canadian Securities Administrator’s (CSA) August 2017 Staff Notice, on October 17, 2017, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) granted an exemptive relief application with respect to the dealer registration requirements imposed by Ontario securities laws in order to permit an initial coin offering (ICO) by Token Funder Inc. (Token Funder), a Toronto-based blockchain technology company.

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