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Fed Chair Jerome Powell Sees No Problem with Private Stablecoins Existing Alongside CBDCs

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell spent much of yesterday testifying in front of the US Senate Banking Committee as part of his nomination process. It is anticipated that Powell will easily be approved by the Committee as well as the full Senate for… Read More

Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union Integrates Scienaptic’s AI enhanced Credit Decisioning Solution

Global AI-enhanced credit decision platform provider, Scienaptic AI, has announced that Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union has chosen its AI-powered platform, enabling the credit union to “augment its underwriting capabilities to make faster credit decisions, increase loan approvals and support the financial goals of its… Read More

Telos Kitchen DAO Purchases 36 Acres in Wyoming with Tokens

Telos has announced that Telos Kitchen DAO LLC has purchased 35.84 acres in Laramie River Ranch, Wyoming with block rewards received from the network. Telos is a decentralized blockchain. Telos Kitchen is a block producer on the Telos blockchain. The property was purchased with tokens… Read More

Wyoming Chancery Court: A New Home Court for Digital Asset Disputes Offering Complete Legal Framework

Matt Kaufman, Attorney/Partner at Hathaway & Kunz, LLP, noted on December 2, 2021, that it was a big day for Wyoming, due to the official launch of the Wyoming Chancery Court. As explained by Kaufman, it is a new home court for digital asset disputes… Read More

SEC Halts Two Token Offerings by American CryptoFed, Pending Hearing

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has halted two token offerings by American CryptoFed DAO LLC, a Wyoming-based organization. According to the SEC, the Division of Enforcement alleges that in September American CryptoFed filed a “materially deficient and misleading registration form known as a Form… Read More

BTC Dominance Fell to Lowest Level Since July 2018, but New Crypto and Blockchain Developments Reveal Maturing Digital Asset Space: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) dominance recently dropped to 50.2% (but has increased slightly to 50.7% at the time of writing) for the first time since July 2018, Bloqport reports. Bitcoin dominance represents the total share of the digital assets market that BTC claims. Notably, the BTC price… Read More

Kraken Claims Over 7 Million Clients Globally, Kraken Bank Execs Share Latest Crypto Industry Insights

US-based crypto-assets firm Kraken asks when was the last time that a banking institution actually put customer requirements, security and “open access to all” first? David Kinitsky, Kraken Bank CEO, has shared reasons why customers require a “customized” banking structure that “modernizes” the products and… Read More

Kraken Bank CEO David Kinitsky Provides Glimpse into How He’s Planning to Set Up Operations, As Company Might Acquire More Funding

First revealed in September 2020, digital asset exchange Kraken is now hard at work “gearing up” to introduce Kraken Bank. The Kraken team notes in a blog post that this new venture is expected to improve the landscape for Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital currency… 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

Caitlin Long’s Avanti Financial Group Is Now Officially a Bank, Company Approved to Serve as Qualified Custodian for Digital Assets

Caitlin Long, Founder and CEO at Avanti Financial Group, has confirmed that Avanti is now officially a bank. Long noted that the company’s charter and business plan were “approved 8-0” today (October 28, 2020), including Avit, a tokenized US dollar that the company will issue… 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

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

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

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

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