With a new Senate bill on the table, New Jersey is getting closer to introducing a state-level licensing framework for crypto firms.
BitLicense is a business license for using cryptocurrencies with a lengthy list of terms and conditions. It was issued on the 8th of August, 2015, by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS). In general, it defines the major rules on businesses operating with digital currencies, such as virtual currencies’ control, administration, maintenance, storing, holding, issuing, exchange operations, related-software development, etc.
The license is relevant for entities, while retailers and individuals are allowed to make transactions without the use of the license. On the one hand, the business community met the license positively because it provides a legal framework and protection without a need for proving legitimacy of their work to customers. On the other hand, those rules increase both time and costs, which already are in deficit.
For now, PayPal's crypto payments are more about satisfying regulators than providing users with crypto capabilities.11149
Gemini looks at regulation as a good thing, with the recently suggested conditional BitLicense as a move in the right direction.24614
The New York Department of Financial Services is requesting comments on its amendment to the BitLicense that would help smaller companies be regulated.2522
Congressional candidate Jonathan Herzog believes that the U.S. government needs to embrace crypto and blockchain not to fall behind other nations.4530
New York regulator that issues BitLicences adds a Silk Road investigator to its legal counsel.4380
Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer launched its commission-free campaign for BTC/USD trading pair to its U.S. customers.9559
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants crypto businesses to pay for NYDFS’ oversight to “make progress happen.”2738
The New York Department of Financial Services plans to review its crypto listing framework by late January 2020.2421
California-based financial firm SoFi has acquired a BitLicense from the New York State Department of Financial Services.3189
Crypto custody solutions are on the rise, and Coinbase appears to be taking over the market — who else is chasing the number one spot?8206
The head of Circle’s over-the-counter trading desk has resigned and an in-house trader will reportedly fill his vacancy.3514
The New York State Assembly appointed six members to its Digital Currency Task Force. Joseph Lubin and a Microsoft rep. are just some of those on the list...4545
Fidelity’s crypto arm Fidelity Digital Assets Services reportedly filed with the NYDFS for a New York trust licens.5293
Facebook is reportedly seeking a New York BitLicense to comply with state regulations pertaining to Libra.4411