CoinSmart granted Marketplace Registration status by Canadian Securities Regulators

Marketplace registration status allows CoinSmart to offer full order book functionality where customer orders can be directly matched with one another.

Toronto, Ontario  December 23rd, 2021 – CoinSmart Financial Inc. (“CoinSmart”) (NEO: SMRT; FSE:IIR), a leading Canadian headquartered crypto asset trading platform, announced today that its wholly owned operating subsidiary Simply Digital Technologies Inc. has been granted status as a Marketplace by all Canadian securities regulators.

CoinSmart is only the second platform in Canada to achieve this relief, allowing customers to trade crypto assets securely through a fully regulated platform.

Earlier this year, CoinSmart was one of the first crypto trading platforms to be registered as a restricted  dealer by all Canadian securities regulators. However, a restricted dealer cannot allow an order to be matched between two customers. Instead a restricted dealer has to match the other side of all customer orders. To fill an order restricted dealers will typically add a markup and route the order to an external liquidity provider (who may or may not be regulated in Canada). Marketplace Registration status now allows CoinSmart to offer full order book functionality where customer orders can be directly matched with one another.

CoinSmart CEO Justin Hartzman commented, “This is a tremendous step for CoinSmart and the Canadian crypto asset ecosystem as a whole. Clear and sensible regulation is paramount for further growth of our industry. We are proud to be one of the first Canadian platforms to achieve Marketplace  Registration which will allow CoinSmart to continue to be a market leader. This is just another step towards our growth and future plans.”

About CoinSmart

CoinSmart is a leading Canadian-headquartered crypto asset trading platform dedicated to providing customers with an intuitive way for buying and selling digital assets, like Bitcoin and Ethereum. CoinSmart is one of the few crypto asset trading platforms in Canada to be registered as a restricted dealer and a marketplace with the Ontario Securities Commission. CoinSmart is also one of the first Canadian headquartered trading platforms to have an international presence, accepting customers across 40+ countries at a time when the digital asset industry continues to rapidly expand.

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Justin Hartzman
Chief Executive Officer
Tel.: (647) 923-7678