Gibraltar’s Regulator Grants Full License to the Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) has been granted a license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) required to operate a regulated blockchain exchange. The exchange was granted the Distributed Ledger Technology License Category 3, which represents the “highest category that can be awarded” within the DLT regulatory framework by the GFSC. “Securing authorization as…

Colorado State Commissioner Issues New Cease-and-Desist Orders Against Four Crypto Firms

Colorado Securities Commissioner Gerald Rome has issued a new batch of cease-and-desist orders against unregistered Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) operating in the state, taking the total number of signed orders against ICOs in Colorado to 18. Today’s orders follow last week’s order issued by the North Dakota’s financial regulators against a Russian-based ICO that promoted…

Op Ed: SEC’s Latest Declaration Creates Legal Minefield for Digital Assets

On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a public statement clarifying its intent to regulate activities involving the issuance and trading of digital assets. The SEC’s Statement on Digital Asset Securities Issuance and Trading pronounces that three categories of financial services that utilize blockchain or other distributed ledger technologies (DLTs)…