New York

NYDFS Hiring New Deputy Superintendent for Virtual Currency

The move will bolster the state’s BitLicense regulator following Superintendent Linda Lacewell’s departure.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 August 2021

NYDFS Head Lacewell to Depart Agency by Month’s End

Linda Lacewell announced a revamp of NYDFS's BitLicense last year.

News  ·  13 August 2021
New York

NYC Mayoral Front Runner Eric Adams Says City Will Become ‘Center of Bitcoins’

"We're going to become the center of life science, the center of cybersecurity ... the center of bitcoins," said Adams.

News  ·  24 June 2021
New York

New York Crypto Mining Bill Dies in Assembly After Passing State Senate

Union opposition helped kill a Senate-passed environmental bill in the New York Assembly to regulate crypto mining.

News  ·  11 June 2021
New York

Upstate NY Bitcoin Miner Greenidge to Offset Rigs’ Carbon Emissions

The power station that sparked controversy over a bitcoin mining expansion plan will also invest in renewable energy projects.

Policy & regulation  ·  14 May 2021
New York

New York Bill Would Freeze Bitcoin Miners Pending Environmental Review

The new legislation seeks to counter an industry that critics blast as detrimental to New York’s decarbonization goals.

Policy & regulation  ·  4 May 2021
New York

City Comptroller Candidate Says Blockchain Is in New York’s Future

Reshma Patel unveiled a proposal to have New York invest in blockchain businesses and cryptocurrencies.

News  ·  19 April 2021
New York

NY’s Blockchain-Based COVID-19 Passport Is Now Live

The pass will be used to confirm an individual's recent negative PCR or antigen test result or proof of vaccination to help fast-track the reopening of businesses and event venues.

News  ·  28 March 2021
New York

Mining Firm Takes Landlord to Court to Retrieve Equipment Both Had Used

Aurum Capital Ventures and its landlord in Calgary, New York, fell out after a deal for the sale of the miners collapsed.

Policy & regulation  ·  3 March 2021
New York

Alabama Man Charged Over SIM Swap Hacks That Stole $150K in Crypto

Joseph Chase Oaks allegedly used SIM-swap hacks to access victim's online accounts between August 2018 and October 2019.

News  ·  11 February 2021
New York

Two NYC Bars Could Be Yours for Only 25 Bitcoin or 800 Ether: Report

The bar owner says he's hoping "to catch one of these crypto dudes who always wanted to own a bar."

News  ·  10 January 2021

BitGo Applies to Be Regulated Custodian in New York State

The crypto custody provider has filed paperwork with New York's financial regulator to offer its services in the state.

Business  ·  25 August 2020

Bitfinex Must Face New York Allegations Over $850M in Lost Funds, Appeals Court Rules

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex will have to answer claims about hiding millions in lost funds, a New York appeals court ruled on Thursday.

News  ·  9 July 2020

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.

Policy & regulation  ·  26 June 2020
New York

The Queens Politician Who Wants to Give New Yorkers Their Own Crypto

Assemblyperson Ron Kim has proposed a decentralized contact tracing protocol and a blockchain-based public banking system for New Yorkers.

People  ·  19 June 2020