Andrew Yang has plans for New York City that cryptocurrency users anywhere would find appealing.
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.
The stablecoin issuer and PayPal partner wants to increase its range and scope of services by becoming the first crypto services provider to be regulated at both state and federal levels.3680
With a new Senate bill on the table, New Jersey is getting closer to introducing a state-level licensing framework for crypto firms.12077
For now, PayPal's crypto payments are more about satisfying regulators than providing users with crypto capabilities.11473
Gemini looks at regulation as a good thing, with the recently suggested conditional BitLicense as a move in the right direction.24967
The New York Department of Financial Services is requesting comments on its amendment to the BitLicense that would help smaller companies be regulated.2623
Congressional candidate Jonathan Herzog believes that the U.S. government needs to embrace crypto and blockchain not to fall behind other nations.4565
New York regulator that issues BitLicences adds a Silk Road investigator to its legal counsel.4403
Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer launched its commission-free campaign for BTC/USD trading pair to its U.S. customers.9766
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants crypto businesses to pay for NYDFS’ oversight to “make progress happen.”2792
The New York Department of Financial Services plans to review its crypto listing framework by late January 2020.2455
California-based financial firm SoFi has acquired a BitLicense from the New York State Department of Financial Services.3214
Crypto custody solutions are on the rise, and Coinbase appears to be taking over the market — who else is chasing the number one spot?8459
The head of Circle’s over-the-counter trading desk has resigned and an in-house trader will reportedly fill his vacancy.3576
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...4568