The New York State Department of Financial Services, the Bitlicense regulator, has published a proposed framework for licensed companies seeking to list new coins. This is the first time the regulator has proposed changes to its crypto regulation in five years. Among the changes, licensees will be able to self-certify the compliance of their new coins without having to obtain prior approval from the regulator.
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First Regulatory Changes in 5 Years
The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) published “proposed guidance regarding the adoption or listing of virtual currencies” on Wednesday. “To provide regulatory clarity and efficiency, and to ensure that our approach to regulating virtual currency businesses reflects the realities of an evolving market,” the DFS announced:
We are reviewing our virtual currency regulations and the manner in which they are implemented.
The department started regulating the crypto industry in July 2014. So far, two dozen Bitlicenses or trust…