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Fmr. Huobi US Compliance Chief Talks NY Crypto Exchange Report

Harry Zhou, former general counsel and compliance officer for Huobi US, spoke with CCN about the latest report from New York’s attorney general on cryptocurrency exchanges. Zhou helped set up the legal framework in New York for cryptocurrency exchanges, namely the application and regulations for the BitLicense. He represented Huobi for comments on the BitLicense proposal and is a leading expert ...

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“Someone’s Got to Be the Voice of Reason” — Kraken Responds to NY AG Report

The New York Attorney General’s office has pointed a finger at cryptocurrency exchange Kraken for “potential” violation of state regulations. Now, the San Francisco–based exchange is firing back, saying it does not appreciate what it sees as implications of illegality. “Someone has to be the voice of reason,” Jesse Powell, Kraken’s outspoken co-founder and CEO, told Bitcoin Magazine. “If we ...

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NY Crypto Exchange Report Bearish for Bitcoin ETF Plans

A new report drafted by the New York attorney general’s office (OAG) alleges that a significant number of cryptocurrency exchanges may be vulnerable to market manipulation, a finding that could prove ominous for hopes among investors that federal regulators will approve a bitcoin ETF or other exchange-traded crypto products in the near-term. 3 CME-Partnered Exchanges Flagged by NY Probe Bitcoin, ...

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Binance May Be Operating Unlawfully in NY: AG

New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood has referred three major cryptocurrency exchanges to the state’s Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for potential violation of New York’s virtual currency regulations. The exchanges referred are Binance, Gate.io and Kraken. This was revealed in the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative Report released earlier today by the Office of the New York State Attorney General ...

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Decentralized Crypto Exchange Wants to Tokenize NY Real Estate Market

Decentralized cryptocurrency trading platform AirSwap has announced a new partnership designed to aid in the tokenization of one of the Western Hemisphere’s most expensive real estate markets. That partnership, inked with FINRA-registered broker-dealer Propellr, will see the two firms use AirSwap’s peer-to-peer trading protocol to create a platform that allows brokers and their clients to tokenize securities and trade these ...

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Blockchain Trust Company Paxos Launches NY Regulator-Approved, USD-Backed Stablecoin

Blockchain Trust company Paxos has launched a U.S.-dollar backed stablecoin following approval from New York regulators, according to a press release published September 10. Backed 1:1 by the dollar, the Ethereum blockchain-based stablecoin, dubbed ‘Paxos Standard,’ has been approved by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), which will exercise regulatory oversight over the asset’s issuance and trading. ...

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NY Crypto Miner Turns Old Hydroelectric Dam into Bitcoin Mining Farm

DPW Holdings Inc. will use power generated by the Valatie Falls, New York hydroelectric dam for a bitcoin mining farm that is expected to become operational in the fourth quarter. Valatie Falls Hydro LLC bought the 1-megawatt dam in March 2018 using debt financing from Digital Power Lending, a DPW subsidiary. DPW’s Super Crypto Mining subsidiary will establish a cryptocurrency ...

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N.Y. Judge Rules in Favor of CFTC, Permanently Bans Crypto Startup

A New York judge has issued a court order permanently banning a New York-based crypto promoter whose firm was accused of defrauding investors and failing to deliver on its promises. In his ruling, Judge Jack Weinstein stated that the crypto firm, CabbageTech Corp., had defrauded investors using false statements, and ordered its operator, Patrick McDonnell, to pay more than $1 ...

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NY BitLicense Chief Clashes with U.S. Treasury over Fintech Banking Charters

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has stated its opposition  to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s endorsement of regulatory “sandboxes” for fintech companies that essentially allow fintechs to receive special bank charters, according to a statement on its website by Maria T. Vullo, DFS superintendent and overseer for the state’s BitLicense regime. The New York DFS announced its ...

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