Reuters revealed how several cryptocurrency exchanges have moved closer to mainstream markets by buying listed companies, as they look to raise funds and present themselves as embedded in the traditional financial services world they once spurned. In the most recent deal, U.S. crypto broker-dealer Voyager Digital on Feb. 11 achieved a "backdoor" listing on Toronto’s Venture Exchange after buying control of mineral exploration firm UC Resources. Such purchases, also known as reverse mergers, allow companies to offer shares to the public without the rigors and regulatory scrutiny of a full initial public offering.
Reuters reveals how cryptocurrency companies use ‘backdoor’ listings to ease into mainstream
21 February 2019, 12:00 am. 1 minute
Topics of Interest: Politics
Type: Reuters Best