VanEck Subsidiary MVIS Launches Bitcoin OTC Index

MV Index Solutions (MVIS), a subsidiary of investment management firm VanEck, has announced the launch of MVIS Bitcoin U.S. OTC Spot Index (MVBTCO), a bitcoin-based index and the first one that monitors the performance of bitcoin across established over-the-counter (OTC) platforms in the U.S., according to a company statement. The index will cover the spot…

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…