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New York Department of Financial Services is Revisiting its Controversial Virtual Currency License, BitLicense

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the department of the NY state government that regulates financial services and products, is currently reviewing its virtual currency license. While speaking at Georgetown University’s Institute of International Economic Law during DC Fintech Week, NYDFS Superintendent Linda… Read More

Final Judgement: OCC Loses Fintech Charter Legal Battle as Judge Rules in Favor of New York State Department of Financial Services

Customers Lose as Fintech Charter Shot Down by US District Court This week, Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, ruled against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), in its ongoing legal battle to… Read More

New York Securities Regulator, NYDFS, Hiring Deputy Superintendent to Oversee Cryptocurrency/DLT Research and Innovation

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), the body responsible for regulating securities in New York, is hiring another Deputy Superintendent for Virtual Currency to help helm department’s newly created Research and Innovation Division for fintech, cryptocurrencies and DLT. The Deputy Superintendent will maintain,… Read More

Seed CX Subsidiaries Secure Bitlicense From New York Department of Financial Services

New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced on Monday it has approved the applications of Seed Digital Commodities Market LLC (SCXM) and Zero Hash LLC for virtual currency licenses and has approved Zero Hash for a money transmitter license. SCXM and Zero Hash… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Gets Go Ahead to Pursue OCC Fintech Charter Lawsuit

The US District Court Southern District of New York has greenlighted the lawsuit against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency filed by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). The legal battle is an ongoing attack by DFS to challenge OCC’s Fintech… Read More

New York State Financial Services Regulator Responds to Crypto Exchange Bittrex’s Claims of Unfairness

The Executive Deputy Superintendent for Banking at the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has taken to the media to respond to claims from the Bittrex crypto trading platform that it was treated unfairly when denied a license to do business in the… 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

State of New York Poised to Empower New York Department of Financial Services to Study Online Lending

There is legislation moving through the state of New York that shifts some responsibility regarding online lending to the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). [S07294 and A8938] Originally, there was a bill that was signed into law on December 29, 2017, by Governor Andrew Cuomo, that… Read More

BitLicense Battle: Hearing Scheduled for Chino vs. NYDFS, Following $1 Billion Claim in Damages

Theo Chino will be back in court tomorrow (October 10) regarding his ongoing battle with the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). In brief, Chino is battling the DFS creation of the “BitLicense Regulatory Framework” that delivered a bumpy process to license virtual currency business… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Sues OCC Regarding National Fintech Charter

The New York Department of Financial Services has filed a lawsuit in US District Court in Manhattan against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The action was taken to challenge the OCC’s initiative to issue national Fintech Charters. Reuters reported the NYDFS legal… Read More

ShapeShift Suspends Service to New York Customers in Protest of “BitLicense”

ShapeShift AG, an exchange service for digital assets, has suspended service to all residents of New York State, effective immediately, following the release of the “BitLicense” regulation by the New York Department of Financial Services. The company explained that New York’s new anti-competitive licensing scheme, which targets a… Read More

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