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NY Governor Wants Crypto Firms to Cover Costs for NYDFS Oversight

News Cryptocurrency entities licensed under the New York’s Financial Services Law (FSL) should pay the costs of regulatory oversight, Governor Andrew Cuomo believes. The Democratic Governor purportedly wants the state authorities to amend the FSL in order to require virtual currency-related entiti..

Crypto Firms Take Note: New York Regulator Wants to Change Up BitLicense Rules

In New York, the BitLicense business licensing rules have proven to be the bane of more than a few cryptocurrency firms over time. That reality has led to there being little support for the BitLicense in some circles of the space. That’s why many eyes widened in the crypto arena on December 11th wh..

NYDFS to Update BitLicense’s Terms for the First Time in 5 Years

News The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) is planning to update its virtual currency license for the first time in nearly five years. The authority has published proposed guidance on adoption or listing of virtual currencies on its website on Dec. 11, inviting all interested parti..

SoFi Obtains BitLicense to Offer Crypto Trading Services in New York

News California-based financial firm SoFi has acquired a BitLicense from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the regulator said in a statement on Dec. 3. SoFi is now one of 24 crypto-related firms that have obtained a BitLicense since 2015, Bloomberg Law’s crypto reporter ..

Circle OTC Trading Branch Head Daniel Matuszewski Resigns

News Daniel Matuszewski, head of over-the-counter (OTC) trading at the money transfer and BitLicensed crypto trading company Circle, has resigned. The Block reported news of Matuszewski’s departure on August 2. He apparently said that he was resigning to pursue a “brand new entrepreneurial opportu..

New York Crypto Task Force: Industry, Government to Review Regulations

Follow up In late July of 2019, the New York State Assembly appointed six members to its Digital Currency Task Force, claiming to be the first state-drafted crew across the United States to deal with cryptocurrencies and blockchain. While it is unclear if the influx from Facebook's Libra has ..

Fidelity’s Crypto Branch Files for a New York Trust License: Report

News Fidelity’s crypto arm Fidelity Digital Assets Services (FDAS) has applied for a license to operate as a trust in New York State. FDAS has filed an application with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for a trust license, crypto media outlet The Block reported on July 20, cit..

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