bitlicense

Policy

Kill the BitLicense
The state’s regulatory regime has been bad for New York and bad for crypto.
Oct 19, 2021

Business

BitGo Hires Former NY BitLicense Deputy as Chief Operating Officer
Cassie Lentchner, the crypto custodian’s new COO, joins as BitGo merges with Galaxy Digital.
May 18, 2021

Markets

Bitcoin Company Bakkt Awarded BitLicense in New York
The bitcoin-focused subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange was awarded both virtual currency and money transmitter licenses.
Mar 11, 2021

Markets

Meet the $10B Asset Manager With a 10,000 BTC Treasury, feat. NYDIG’s Robby Gutmann
One of the (quietly) largest players in the institutional bitcoin space discusses the changing investor landscape in his first-ever podcast interview.
Nov 12, 2020

Policy

Former BitLicense Chief to Manage Andreessen Horowitz's Cryptocurrency Efforts
Anthony Albanese will become chief regulatory officer for the tech ventures giant in November.
Oct 28, 2020

Policy

PayPal Embraces Crypto, Igniting Market as Mainstream Adoption Inches Closer
PayPal officially confirmed Wednesday it is entering the cryptocurrency market. The payments giant, with 346 million active accounts around the world, pledged to make crypto “a funding source for purchases at its 26 million merchants worldwide.”
Oct 21, 2020

Markets

Stone Ridge Calls Its $114M in Bitcoin 'Primary Treasury Reserve Asset'; NYDIG Unit Raises $50M
NYDIG raised the $50 million from FinTech Collective, Bessemer Ventures and Ribbit Capital.
Oct 13, 2020

Policy

NYDFS Chief Calls Industry Reaction to BitLicense Changes 'Beyond Positive
NYDFS Superintendent Linda Lacewell said she decided to review the regulator's landmark virtual currency license in light of its impending 5-year anniversary.
Jul 15, 2020

Policy

New York Regulator Adds 3-Strike Rule for BitLicense Applicants
The regulator hopes the new three-strike rule will encourage BitLicense applicants to ensure they've taken its feedback on board.
Jun 26, 2020

Markets

Blockchain Bites: BitLicense at 5, Lawsky's Fallacy and Hehmeyer's Pivot
As the BitLicense turns five, the issuing watchdog looks to lure blockchain startups to New York, while a major brokerage firm is pivoting to crypto.
Jun 24, 2020