Today, GECKO Governance is the first RegTech blockchain solution to easily allow Fund Managers and Banks to monitor and manage their regulation and compliance requirements. It enables Banks and Fund Managers to schedule all their end to end compliance and regulatory tasks and provides a verifiable independent audit trail of compliance to satisfy global financial regulators. The solution greatly improves client’s transparency, operational efficiency, cost effectiveness and compliance security.
In July 2013, a form of blockchain fundraising called a ‘Token Sale’ was developed. Over the last two years, the Token Sale model has been used by hundreds of organizations to raise over $6.8 billion USD. Government agencies are now analyzing the securities implications of this nontraditional form of financing, with potential consequences for Token Sales that violate securities laws.
Many believe the Token Sale market is overheated and filled with economic free-riders which will produce significant negative effects. This paper proposes that the existing GECKO Governance compliance system and protocol be expanded to enable a self-regulatory function on behalf of the Token Sale market will provide much needed transparency and accountability desired by investors.
GECKO Governance, seeks to utilize its existing compliance system and protocol within the Token Sale ecosystem such that it can be seen as an extension to or a structured format for a Token Sale white paper to ensure disclosure of key information for investors before and during a Token Sale. In Addition, GECKO Governance uses a blockchain-based system to ensure all data is live, immutable, auditable and verifiable. That will also provide transparency, compliance, and accountability after a Token Sale on a continuous basis as new regulatory rules are implemented.
In addition, The GECKO Governance system is open to the entire Token Sale ecosystem and as such, enables Token Sale projects to be vetted by investors. It is implemented on a blockchain to ensure trusted, secure, decentralized compliance across the entire ecosystem of data providers and consumers.
In order to power the expansion of the existing GECKO Governance system to provide Transparency, Compliance and Accountability of Token Sales, an ERC20 standard GECKO token will be created and distributed to network participants.
This paper also proposes using the system and protocol to provide a GECKO certification from worldwide organizations that can serve as a trusted validation of compliance, AML/KYC providers, ratings agencies, legal advisors, financial accountants and technology providers.
GECKO Governance is committed to the Pledge1% movement and will be donating one percent of the overall proceeds of the GECKO Token Sale to a number of charitable endeavors.