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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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Former BTC-only Exchange ItBit Gets NY Regulatory Approval to Add Four New Crypto Assets

Formerly Bitcoin (BTC)-only exchange itBit has received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to add trading in four new cryptocurrencies, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph June 14. In addition to BTC trading, the platform will now be offering trading and custody services for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), and Stellar ...

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Bitcoin Mining Firm Coinmint Confirms Plans for $700 Mln Project in Upstate NY

Cloud mining service Coinmint confirmed it would press ahead with opening a Bitcoin mining plant in an abandoned smokestack in Upstate New York, CNBC reports June 5. The move, which authorities greenlighted in January, will see the company invest “up to $700 mln” in the project, which will repurpose the former 1300-acres-large Alcoa aluminium smelting plant by the end of ...

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NY OAG Tries Its Hand at Crypto Regulation: Expert Take

In our Expert Takes, opinion leaders from inside and outside the crypto industry express their views, share their experience and give professional advice. Expert Takes cover everything from Blockchain technology and ICO funding to taxation, regulation, and cryptocurrency adoption by different sectors of the economy. If you would like to contribute an Expert Take, please email your ideas and CV ...

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NY Consensus Day 2 | The Practical Uses of Blockchain Technologies

Over 30 events are going on at the same time at Blockchain week. So significant is this event that the attendance doubled last year’s numbers and the international coverage was so extensive that it even included non-specialized media. These figures show the importance that society is currently giving to blockchain-based technologies. The first day was hectic and exciting and the ...

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NY Consensus Conference Day 1

NY Consensus Conference Day 1: Blockchain Week has begun with great enthusiasm for both technology enthusiasts and businesspeople around the world. Expectations have been met, and even exceeded in some cases. One of the main events of this week that seeks to raise awareness about the blockchain world and the benefits it represents for the community is the NY Consensus ...

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NY Attorney General’s Inquiry ‘Publicity Stunt,’ Japan’s VC Act ‘Good Example’

Crypto exchange Kraken has responded to the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) inquiry launched last week into cryptocurrency exchanges, calling the initiative a “publicity stunt,” and referring to Japan’s virtual currencies act as a “good example” of “relatively” reasonable regulation, according to a blog post April 22. Attorney General (AG) Eric T. Schneiderman launched the “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative” on ...

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