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Bitcoin Payments Processor BitPay Granted BitLicense

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Bitcoin Payments Processor BitPay Granted BitLicense

After being criticized by the bitcoin community for its overly draconian nature, it appears the New York authorities are now ready for serious business. U.S.-based bitcoin payments processor BitPay has been granted the BitLicense, making it the eighth cryptocurrency related business to gain the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) approval in three years. Joining the Crypto Elite Global bitcoin…

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Square Becomes the Seventh Cryptocurrency Business to Receive BitLicense

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Square Becomes the Seventh Cryptocurrency Business to Receive BitLicense

While many have criticized the New York authorities over the draconian nature of their BitLicense regulation, it appears the NYDFS has seen reasons to soften its requirements a bit to make it easier for more companies to receive the permit. Now, creators of the Square bitcoin app have been granted BitLicense  – making it the seventh company to receive the…

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Shapeshift CEO: The “Time Has Come” for Cryptocurrencies

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Shapeshift CEO: The “Time Has Come” for Cryptocurrencies

Erik Voorhees, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift, called on finance industry regulators to embrace cryptocurrencies as a competition to the existing financial system, instead of viewing the asset class as a threat to be controlled.  “Most Regulation Is Superfluous” In an interview with Bloomberg, Voorhees spoke on a range of issues within the cryptocurrency sector, including regulation, competition and the future…

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Genesis Global Trading Joins the League of Bitcoin Businesses Granted New York BitLicense

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Genesis Global Trading Joins the League of Bitcoin Businesses Granted New York BitLicense

Genesis Global trading, a reputable cryptocurrency brokerage that services institutional investors and high caliber bitcoin investors have finally succeeded where many firms have failed. The Digital Currency Group-backed firm is now one of five crypto-related businesses to have been granted the New York BitLicense, the others being Coinbase, bitflyer, and Circle Genesis Cracks the BitLicense Hard Nut Thursday, May 17,…

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BitLicense Discussion (Pt.2): “Regulation Kills Innovation in NY Bitcoin Space!”

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BitLicense Discussion (Pt.2): “Regulation Kills Innovation in NY Bitcoin Space!”

The cryptocurrency community has long criticized BitLicense as a harmful law that destroyed bitcoin and related businesses in the state of New York. The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released the document in July 2015 to regulate crypto activity in the state, but its unveiling also meant that many startups moved their operations out of New York. NYDFS Superintendent Hails…

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Issuing BitLicense Boosted Business, Says Head Of New York Finance Services

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Issuing BitLicense Boosted Business, Says Head Of New York Finance Services

In a bid to maintain its position as one of the initial regulators of digital currency, the New York State Department of Financial services is taking specific steps. With the introduction of the blockchain-focused BitLicense in August 2015, Mario Vullo, the superintendent of NYDFS, displayed her agency’s contribution towards the maturity of the digital currency space. On April 10 2018,…

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New York Bitcoiners Move to Abolish Draconian BitLicense Regulation

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New York Bitcoiners Move to Abolish Draconian BitLicense Regulation

While bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulation is essential, it’s also very important to draft these guidelines in a way that will be for the good of all. However, in recent times, most regulatory authorities have formed a bad habit of creating oppressive laws that do nothing but stifle the growth of the digital currency industry. One of such laws is New…

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Op-Ed: New York’s Pathetic Attempt to Regulate Crypto

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Op-Ed: New York’s Pathetic Attempt to Regulate Crypto

My friend D.C. sent this message to a group of us Bitcoiners through a messaging app while visiting N.Y. recently, “I’m in New York and just tried to log onto ShapeShift. This is what I got (on my computer screen).” “CENSORED IN NEW YORK This service is censored in New York State due to regulations which mandate the extraction of…

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US Senate Passes Controversial Bill to Collect “Sensitive Personal Data”

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US Senate Passes Controversial Bill to Collect “Sensitive Personal Data”

On October 27, the US Senate overwhelmingly passed the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) in a 74-21 vote. This bill will allow the government and various enforcement agencies to legally surveil and access sensitive personal data. The announcement aggravated the tech community, receiving widespread criticism from industry heavyweights, tech analysts and influential figures including American privacy activist and former…

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Circle Becomes First BitLicense-Approved Bitcoin Company

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Circle Becomes First BitLicense-Approved Bitcoin Company

On September 22, 2105, Circle announced that it is now compliant with BitLicense, thus expanding its services to include residents of New York State. “We founded Circle to help people share value in the same way they share other kinds of content and messages on the Internet: for free, safely, and instantly anywhere in the world,” the company stated in…

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