The blockchain subsidiary of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange now has official approval from the island's financial regulator.
The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX) announced Thursday that the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) has granted it a license under the jurisdiction's new regulatory framework for distributed ledger technology (DLT), claiming to be the first stock exchange to own a regulated blockchain exchange.
The GBX was first launched in July as an "institutional-grade" token sale platform and digital asset exchange. It currently offers U.S. dollar onboarding and a number of trading pairs against USD. More fiat options and trading pairs are planned in the future.
CEO Nick Cowan commented:
In March, the Gibraltar government indicated it was also planning to regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs), stating that most tokens are not considered securities under either Gibraltar or EU law.
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