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Zornio: Marshall fire victims battling insurance companies need to know about DORA

More than six weeks after the most costly blaze in Colorado’s history, many victims of the Marshall fire are facing the next uphill battle: Insurance recovery. It’s been well established that many residents are underinsured or not insured at all. This comes with its own challenges, largely met by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But […]

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Colorado securities commissioner resigns after questions arise from swift appointment

Colorado Securities Commissioner Chris Myklebust is stepping down after board members and local attorneys questioned the validity of his appointment by an outgoing regulator, according to an email sent to board members Thursday. Myklebust will leave the post on Sept. 20, Patty Salazar, the current executive director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, said in […]

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Colorado’s top securities regulator was hired in 19 days. Board members push for investigation of the quick pick.

Nineteen days after Gerald “Jerry” Rome told his boss in November that he planned to retire as Colorado’s Securities Commissioner, Chris Myklebust accepted the job as Rome’s replacement.  Myklebust had already served as the state’s bank commissioner and the state’s commissioner of financial services. But the sudden hire raised eyebrows, especially those of securities board […]

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Building something real on the blockchain comes down to collaboration, better tech and pizza

It’s February 2019. The cryptocurrency bubble has pretty much burst. Actual use of the public blockchain beyond currency is rare. And for many consumers, blockchain and bitcoin are the same thing (they’re actually not). That’s OK with supporters of EthDenver, an event promoting Ethereum blockchain technology that starts Friday. With bitcoin values down by 65 […]

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Colorado regulators look beyond coin offerings for other cryptocurrency fraud

A special task force to investigate cryptocurrency shenanigans will continue after Gerald Rome leaves his post Friday as commissioner for the Colorado Division of Securities. The task force, created over the summer, has four staff members investigating potentially fraudulent activity involving cryptocurrency offerings. It has since expanded its scope to include other crypto investments. “Once […]