Blockchain Regulatory Framework Now In Effect in Gibraltar

Announcements, News, Regulation | January 3, 2018 By:

A regulatory framework for companies using distributed ledger technology (DLT) for the transmission or storage of value went into effect in Gibraltar on January 1. DLT firms will now have to apply for a license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC).

The regulatory framework was introduced by Minister of Commerce Albert Isola in October.

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Distributed Ledger Feedback Paper Released by UK Financial Conduct Authority

Blockchain, ICO News, News, Regulation | December 19, 2017 By:

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the financial regulator equivalent to the US Securities and Exchange Commission, has published a report based on feedback from an earlier discussion paper on distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Back in April, the FCA sought stakeholder views on the potential for future development of DLT in the markets it regulates.

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Distributed Ledger Bill Approved By Gibraltar Parliament

Blockchain, News, Regulation | December 14, 2017 By:

The Gibraltar Parliament has approved a bill that advances the island’s effort to introduce a distributed ledger technology (DLT) framework, which will come into effect next year.

In October, Minister of Commerce Albert Isola presented the bill in an effort to place the island at the forefront of regulation in a burgeoning technology-driven sector of the global financial services industry.

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Blockchain to Settle Trades On Australian Securities Exchange

Announcements, Blockchain, Innovation | December 7, 2017 By:

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will be replacing its Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) with distributed ledger technology (DLT), aiming to cut costs for customers.

ASX is Australia’s primary securities exchange. It has an average daily turnover of A$4.685 billion and a market capitalization of around A$1.6 trillion,

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