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Bitfinex Fraud Case Extended 90 Days, Trading from New York “Easy”

Tenacious and liquid crypto exchange Bitfinex and affiliate companies had hoped that a fraud case brought against them by the New York Attorney General (NYAG) would be wrapped up this week. Instead, a formerly sympathetic judge has granted an extension, The Block reports. Bitfinex, iFinex, and… Read More

New York Securities Regulator, NYDFS, Creates New Division to Oversee and Develop Fintech and Cryptocurrencies

One year ago, former NYDFS (New York Department of Financial Services) Superintendent Maria T Vullo, issued a statement in which she said her organization, which regulate New York financial markets, “fiercely opposes the Department of Treasury’s endorsement of regulatory ‘sandboxes’ for financial technology companies.” Vullo’s strong… 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

Cryptocurrency Exchange Coinbase Opens XRP Trading For New York Residents

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced on Monday it has launched trading support for XRP for New York state residents. The announcement was made through the platform’s Twitter account. The tweet revealed: XRP (XRP) is now available to Coinbase users who are New York residents. New Yorkers… Read More

US Government Asks for Detention of Crypto Capital Head and Alleged “Shadow Banker” to Bitfinex

The US government has asked a judge in Arizona to detain Reginald Fowler, 60, who was arrested April 30th and charged with bank fraud, operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business and conspiracy for allegedly providing “shadow banking” services to cryptocurrency exchanges. Regarding the case, the… Read More

Second Dark Net Bust in New York Results in First Conviction for Money Laundering by Cryptocurrency

Two men who ran a Dark Net website called NextDayGear from which they sold more than 10 000 packages of illicit drugs have been convicted in New York. The men, Callaway Crain, 35, and Mark Sanchez, 35, both plead guilty, and now face between 2.5 and… Read More

Bitstamp Granted Virtual Currency License By New York’s Department of Financial Services

Bitstamp, a Luxembourg based crypto exchanged, has received a virtual currency license from the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). DFS reported that it has authorized Bitstamp USA to offer services providing its customers with the ability to buy and sell bitcoin, along with select… Read More

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Launches Fintech Advisory Group

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced last week it has launched its own Fintech Advisory Group to provide Bank leaders with a “high-level” platform to establish clear points of contact with senior representatives and thought leaders from the financial technology industry and consumer… Read More

State of New York Digital Currency Task Force Expects Report by December 2020

Announced in a press release this past week, the State of New York has launched a cryptocurrency task force. The state is claiming this group will be the first of its kind to “study how to properly regulate, define and use cryptocurrency.” The task force is… Read More

Ledger Announces Expansion to New York City; Appoints Demetrios Skalkotos as Global Head of Ledger Vault

Ledger, a global leader in securing crypto assets, announced on Monday it has expanded its U.S. presence to New York City and appointed Demetrios Skalkotos to lead global business unit operations for Ledger Vault, which will be headquartered from the new office. Founded in 2014,… Read More

New York Attorney General Publishes Virtual Markets Integrity Report on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Some time ago, the New York Attorney General launched the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative (VMII) to “protect and inform”residents who trade in cryptocurrency. New York Attorney GeneralGeneral Barbara D. Underwood commented on the release of the report: “New Yorkers deserve basic transparency and accountability when… Read More

BitPay Granted Virtual Currency License By New York State Department of Financial Services

Blockchain payments technology platform BitPay announced on Monday it received its Virtual Currency License from the New York Department of Financial Services. This news comes just a few months after BitPay secured $40 million through its extended Series B funding round. Founded in 2011, BitPay’s platform gives businesses and individuals… Read More

Square’s Cash App Scores BitLicense in New York

On Monday, payments platform Square announced it has secured a virtual currency license from the New York State Department of Financial Services office. The company reported it is fully launched with the ability to buy and sell bitcoin through its mobile Cash app earlier this year… 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

New York State Department of Financial Services Authorize Gemini Trust Company to Provide Additional Virtual Currency Products & Services

Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo announced on Monday the New York State Department of Financial Services has authorized Gemini Trust Company, LLC to offer the custody services and trading of Zcash, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash, emerging cryptocurrencies, on its virtual currency exchange, which is… Read More

New York State Bill Would Add Another Compliance Hurdle with “Limited Charter” for Online Lenders

The State of New York is may create a new regulatory hurdle, and associated cost, for online lenders. A bill (Senate Bill S8340) sitting in the New York State Senate now, will create a limited state charter for internet lending. Sponsored by New York State… Read More

Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform First RealFund Secures $500,000 of Preferred Equity for Brooklyn Property Renovation

First RealFund (FRF), a commercial real estate crowdfunding platform headquartered in New York City, announced on Thursday it raised $500,000 of preferred equity financing for the renovation of a 4-story brownstone in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood. According to FRF, the project’s sponsor, XYZ Group, has pinpointed a… Read More

New York Attorney General Sends Letter to 13 Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Launches “Integrity Initiative” in Move to Protect Investors & Consumers

The New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has sent a letter to 13 different cryptocurrency exchanges. Described as a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of platforms used by consumers to trade cryptocurrencies, the AG labeled the move the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative. The… Read More

WorldRemit Debuts International Money Transfer Service in New York

International money transfer service WorldRemit announced on Thursday it has launched its services in New York, targeting the state’s 4.5 million immigrants with its fast, low-cost service. According to the company, customers can easily make international transfers of 147 countries around the world through its smartphone… Read More

Barclays Hosts Fintech Accelerator Program Demo Day in New York

Barclays announced on Tuesday that after three months of intensive product development, mentoring, and networking, the nine companies of its New York accelerator program are set to showcase their fintech proposals at a demo day. According to the company, the demo day marks the culmination… Read More

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