Opportunity for All in Bitcoin

SaraHody

-+*In many ways, my path to bitcoin unknowingly started long before bitcoin existed. My early career focused on studying and working in marketing, with ancillary interests in both law and international trade. I decided to attend law school because I saw both small businesses as well as multinational corporations get lost in the quagmire of… Read more »

Empowering Women in Co-Ops: Finding Financial Freedom and Control in Bitcoin’s Multi-Signature Technology

pamela

-+*Several studies show that cooperative organizations empower women in the developing world, especially in farming, textiles and crafts. While the structure of a co-op can bring women together, they often face significant legal and cultural barriers preventing them from exercising independent control of the co-op’s finances. Bitcoin’s multi-signature capability could increase economic inclusion for women,… Read more »

Regulatory Efforts Pick Up Steam: Bill Introduced In California Legislature

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-+*On February 27, Matt Dababneh of the California state legislature introduced a bill to expand the state’s money transmission laws to include digital currency businesses. This may be the second domino to fall as state regulators nationwide are waking up to the industry’s growing usefulness and participant base.

New York’s BitLicense: A Primer (Part 3 of 3)

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-+*In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the purpose of the BitLicense regulation and the scope of the requirement to obtain a BitLicense. In Part 2, I outlined most of the major obligations a BitLicense imposes on the Licensee. In this third and final article of this series, I will discuss the requirement to… Read more »

New York’s BitLicense: A Primer (Part 2)

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-+*In Part 1 of this series, I discussed the purpose of the BitLicense regulation and the scope of the requirement to obtain a BitLicense. In this article, I will outline the major obligations a BitLicense imposes on the Licensee. In the third and final article of this series, I will discuss the requirement to report… Read more »

New York’s BitLicense: A Primer (Part 1)

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-+*On February 4, 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released revisions to their proposed BitLicense regulation of virtual currencies. Though it will not be finalized until the end of an additional 30-day comment period at the earliest, this proposal is unlikely to undergo any more significant changes. This series of articles… Read more »

Regulators Forced to React to the Growing Digital Currency Industry

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-+*Since Bitcoin’s inception, regulatory risk has been a major limiting factor in the industry’s development. As larger players enter the arena, regulators across the US are feeling increased pressure to clarify their stance on the technology. On February 4, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released yet another revised version of their… Read more »

What happened last night on the Blockchain? And why is it important?

Dan Mcardle

-+*Yesterday evening, Ryan Selkis moderated a discussion with Michael Casey and Paul Vigna, about their new book, The Age of Cryptocurrency, at the Bitcoin Center in New York. I attended the event and, while it was taking place, embedded the existence of the book onto the Bitcoin blockchain. Many people came up to me afterwards… Read more »

Has the Federal Reserve Jumped on the Bitcoin Bandwagon?

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-+*A new Federal Reserve white paper reveals that the agency has taken an increased interest in decentralized digital currencies and has begun to recognize their beneficial characteristics, but stops short of full advocacy due to the technology’s lack of maturity.