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Coinbase Approved by New York State Department of Financial Services as Custody Trust Company

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved Coinbase to form Coinbase Custody Trust Company. Additionally, DFS has approved Coinbase to Custody Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Ether Classic, Litecoin and XRP. Providing a custody service is vital for the participation of institutional… Read More

Lawless, Ill-Conceived, and Destabilizing of Financial Markets: New York Department of Financial Services Sues OCC Over Fintech Charter

Lawless, ill-conceived, and destabilizing of financial markets. While most level headed individuals will have the opinion this statement best describes the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS) and their anti-Fintech point of view, think again. This is how the DFS describes the Office… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Approves Gemini & Paxos Stablecoins Pegged to US Dollar

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) says they are continuing to foster responsible growth in the Fintech sector following the authorization of stablecoins issued by both the Gemini Trust Company and Paxos Trust Company. The Gemini Dollar will be pegged to the US… Read More

Paxos Now Authorized By New York’s Department of Financial Services to Offer Bankchain Precious Metals Platform

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo announced this week that the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has authorized Paxos Trust Company LLC, formerly known as itBit Trust Company, to offer a permissioned, blockchain-based post-trade platform settlement service called Bankchain, and has granted a virtual currency… Read More

DFS Labs to Invest in Four African Fintch Startups

Digital Financial Services Lab (DFS Lab) announced on Tuesday it is set to invest $250,000 in four separate fintech startups that are building products that help low-income consumers in developing markets. The startups are Inclusive (based in Ghana), Pula (based in Kenya), Pezesha, (based in Kenya), and… Read More

Turf War! New York State Department of Financial Services Tells OCC to Back Off Fintech Charter

    I expect to see more of these comment letters as battle lines have clearly been drawn regarding the debate on the proposed Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Fintech Charter. In brief, the OCC has proposed crafting a Fintech Charter for… Read More

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