The tZERO ATS Traded $22.0M in Digital Securities; Total Crypto App Users Grew by 11% Over the Prior Month
tZERO, a leader in financial innovation and liquidity for private companies, announced today several records achieved in August 2020.
The tZERO ATS, operated by a wholly-owned broker dealer subsidiary of tZERO, recorded its strongest month ever in August 2020. It traded over 2.3M digital securities, a 21x increase compared to August 2019, and transacted nearly $22.0M of securities, exceeding the previous record of $7.6M set in July. Year-to-date through August, the total volume of shares traded on the tZERO ATS has increased by over 300% compared to the same period last year, and the total dollar volume for the same period is likewise up roughly 684%.
The tZERO Crypto app, separately operated by tZERO’s subsidiary, tZERO Crypto, Inc., increased its user base by over 11% last month, the highest monthly account increase to date. Through August 31, 2020, user growth is up 143% for 2020. The tZERO Crypto app also had its most transactions by both total amount and dollar value since the app launched in June 2019.
tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi stated, "In addition to delivering record trading volume on the tZERO ATS in August, the St. Regis Aspen (ASPD) digital security began trading. The tZERO Crypto app also added over a thousand new users last month. These wins, coupled with FINRA’s approval of tZERO Markets, are exciting, and we look forward to offering our crypto customers the opportunity to open brokerage accounts at tZERO Markets. Overall, our recent accomplishments underscore the investor demand for digital assets."
tZERO is a technology firm with the goal of democratizing access to private capital markets. tZERO is a subsidiary of Medici Ventures, the blockchain-focused, wholly owned subsidiary of Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK).
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tZERO Group, Inc. and its broker-dealer subsidiaries (tZERO) 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 democratizes access to private assets by providing a simple, automated, and efficient trading venue to broker-dealers, institutions, and investors. For more information on tZERO, please visit https://www.tzero.com/.
tZERO is not a registered broker-dealer, funding portal, underwriter, investment bank, investment adviser or investment manager, and is not providing brokerage, investment banking or underwriting services, recommendations or investment advice to any person, and does not provide any brokerage services. tZERO takes no part in the negotiation or execution of secondary market transactions for the purchase or sale of securities and, at no time, has possession of investor funds or securities in connection with such transactions.
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 www.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" refers to the blockchain technology elements of a security that are intended to enhance investor experience through added transparency.
About tZERO Crypto
tZERO Crypto, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of and powered by the technology of tZERO Group, Inc. tZERO Crypto, Inc. and tZERO Group, Inc. are not a registered broker-dealers, underwriters, investment banks, or investment advisers, and are not providing brokerage, investment banking or underwriting services, recommendations or investment advice to the users of the tZERO Crypto app. No broker-dealer affiliate of tZERO Group, Inc. is involved in the transactions and services offered by the tZERO Crypto app. tZERO Crypto, Inc. is licensed as an authorized money transmitter in every jurisdiction in which it does business that requires such authorization. See the legal disclosures and list of tZERO Crypto, Inc.'s licensing authorities on https://www.tzero.com/crypto-app for more information.
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/. The digital securities relevant to tZERO Markets’ business lines are conventional uncertificated securities. Ownership of such securities is reflected on the traditional books and records of regulated market participants. The terms "digital" and "digital security" refer to the blockchain technology elements of a security that are intended to enhance the investor experience through added transparency, but have no controlling or legal effect.
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