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Cynthia Lummis, the US Senator Elect from Wyoming, Is “Deeply Concerned” that Treasury Dept Is Considering Hasty Rule for Self-Hosted Crypto Wallets

Cynthia Marie Lummis Wiederspahn, an American politician and attorney who is the U.S. Senator-elect from Wyoming (having been elected to succeed Mike Enzi in 2020), reveals that she’s been doing work on the “rumored” transaction reporting rule (potentially) impacting crypto-assets (currently being contemplated by the… Read More

SEC Issues Statement on Wyoming Division of Banking’s No Action Letter Regarding Digital Asset Custody

The Securities and Exchange Commission, Staff of the Division of Investment Management has issued a public statement pertaining to a recent No-Action Letter (NAL) published by the Wyoming Division of Banking that included the Wyoming Division of Banking’s views relating to the definition of “bank”… Read More

University of Wyoming Establishes Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation

The University of Wyoming (UW) has launched a Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation. As mentioned on UW’s website: “Wyoming is a pioneer state known for firsts. In recent years, the state passed groundbreaking legislation to create a regulatory environment to foster blockchain application growth… Read More

Low Taxes, Business Friendly: Wyoming Welcomes Economic Growth Including Blockchain Firms

Wyoming is one of several US states that does not assess a state income tax. In the past few years, there has been an exodus of both individuals and companies to these business-friendly states as people vote with their feet. Wyoming is also one of… Read More

US State of Wyoming Partners with Chainalysis to Prevent Money Laundering and Illicit Activities Involving Cryptocurrencies

Chainalysis, the leading blockchain analysis firm, has teamed up with the State of Wyoming’s Division of Banking, the banking regulator that’s tasked with the chartering and supervision of Wyoming state banks, trust companies, mortgage firms, money transmitters and other non-bank financial service providers. The State… Read More

Wyoming’s Digital Asset Strategy Should Inspire Scotland to Emulate its Success: Report

This past week Kraken, a leading US-based digital asset exchange, was approved by the state of Wyoming for a bank charter. The first of its kind in the state, the Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) means that Kraken Financial will operate pretty much just like… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Kraken Gets Bank Charter in Wyoming

The state of Wyoming has approved its first Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) by approving Kraken Financial – part of the well known digital asset exchange. Tentatively called Kraken Financial and based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the new bank claims the title as the “first digital… Read More

Wyoming Digital Asset Bank Avanti Said to Open in October

Avanti, Wyoming’s first bank focusing on digital assets is scheduled to open this coming October. According to Avanti Financial Group, Inc. the aspiring bank received formal notice from the Wyoming Division of Banking that Avanti’s application for a bank charter was accepted as complete on… Read More

TradeStation Crypto News: Residents in Connecticut, North Carolina, North Dakota, Vermont, Washington D.C., & Wyoming May Now Apply For An Account to Trade Cryptocurrency on Brokerage Platform

TradeStation, an online broker-dealer and futures commission merchant, announced on Wednesday residents in Connecticut, North Carolina, North Dakota, Vermont, Washington D.C., and Wyoming may now apply for an account to trade cryptocurrencies on TradeStation Crypto’s brokerage platform. The news comes less than six months after TradeStation Crypto, has received additional state… Read More

IOHK, the Software Firm Behind Cardano (ADA), Donates $500,000 to University of Wyoming to Help with Blockchain Research

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the main software firm behind the development of Cardano (ADA), one of the largest platforms for deploying decentralized applications in terms of market cap, confirmed on February 14, 2020 that it had donated $500,000 in ADA tokens to support the… Read More

Wyoming Cryptocurrency Advocates Propose Reviving Coal Plants to Power Cryptomining

Parties working to make Wyoming friendly to cryptocurrency businesses have offered to revive aging coal-fired power plants in the region. Wyoming “utility giant” PacifiCorp has come to regard the plants as a liability, but members of the crypto are desperate to bring down costs. Cryptocurrency mining… Read More

Prime Trust Appoints Deputy Banking Commissioner of Wyoming as Chief of Regulatory Affairs

Prime Trust, a custody and escrow platform that services both traditional and digital assets, has made an important hire. According to a note from the company, Prime Trust has appointed Amanda Ortega, previously a Deputy Banking Commissioner for the State of Wyoming, as Chief of… Read More

Founders of Digital Asset Bank FreeRange Voice Support for Wyoming’s Blockchain Friendly Legislation

The state of Wyoming has been boldly moving forward in a way that no other US states can claim when crafting crypto friendly laws. As Crowdfund Insider outlined last week, the most recent legislation passed is SF125; a bill that recognizes property rights for digital… Read More

Crypto Rockies: Wyoming Continues Legislative March to Create a Blockchain Friendly Market with Digital Asset Property Law

Wyoming, a state that is small in population but huge in blockchain aspirations, is continuing to enact laws that are pro cryptocurrency and blockchain. The most recent legislation passed is SF125 – a bill that recognizes property rights for digital assets. Sponsored by State Senator… Read More

Wyoming based AW Blockchain Mining Files Reg A+ Offering

AW Blockchain Mining has filed a Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicating its intent to launch a security token offering (STO) seeking a max raise of $50 million. The Reg A+ Offering Circular states that the company seeks to issue 50,000,000 shares… Read More

Blockchain: State of Wyoming Introduces Bill to Better Define Digital Assets

This past week, the state of Wyoming introduced legislation designed to clarify the taxable status of digital assets. The bill (SF 0125), is being sponsored by state Senators Nethercott, Driskill, Perkins and Rothfuss, along with Representatives Harshman, Lindholm, Loucks, Olsen and Wilson. Wyoming has positioned… Read More

Overstock Subsidiary Medici Land Governance Signs up Wyoming County to Provide Blockchain based Records

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary Medici Land Governance, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Teton County in Wyoming to provide a blockchain-based land records and information platform. Medici Land Governance is just one of many blockchain initiatives that Overstock is currently pursuing. According to the… Read More

Clean Sweep: Wyoming Passes All Five Cryptocurrency Focused Bills

As we wrote at the end of February, Wyoming wants to become the Crypto-Valley of US – similar to the Crypto-Valley in Zug, Switzerland. Today, Wyoming surpassed an important milestone as ALL 5 cryptocurrency bills were passed  by both the House and the Wyoming Senate…. Read More

Crypto Valley in the Rockies: Wyoming May Become the Switzerland of the US when it comes to Cryptocurrency

Switzerland has become known as a center of excellence for the cryptocurrency industry. In fact, many initial coin offerings (ICO) call Zug, Switzerland home – even if they are not really based there. The Swiss regulators (FINMA) have recognized the emergence of digital currencies as… Read More

Wyoming House of Representatives Passes Bill that Defines Tokens Neither as Money Nor a Security. Will Other States Follow?

The Wyoming House of Representatives passed legislation today, HB 0070, by a unanimous vote that defines certain Blockchain tokens neither as a security nor as money. The attempt appears to be to create a definition of a utility token that is not regulated as a… Read More

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