BitFlyer expands to USA

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has approved the application of bitFlyer for a virtual currency license
29 November 2017   1651

Bitflyer, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, received approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services for a "BitLicense" and now bitFlyer USA is approved to offer an online digital currency exchange and trading platform as well as provide custodial wallet services for the Bitcoin digital currency.

Tokyo-based bitFlyer has become the fourth digital currency exchange to receive approval for a "BitLicense". This brings the total number of states in which bitFlyer can operate to 40. Apart from bitFlyer, DFS has granted licenses to Coinbase Inc., XRP II and Circle Internet Financial.

Bitflyer is proud to have been granted a Bit License to do business in the state of New York. This is a nod of approval from one of the most influential state financial services regulators in the nation.


Yuzo Kano

CEO, bitFlyer

Bitflyer provides trading of bitcoin, bitcoin cash, and ethereum against the yen, with 24-hour BTC volume of around US $250 million. This accounts for 94% of all trading activity on the platform. Now, the company will be able to significantly broaden its customer base and to meet the needs of americans to buy cryptocurrencies.

BTC Extortionists to Send Explosion Threats In US & CA

Police reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found
14 December 2018   90

In Canada and the United States, local businesses and residents received letters threatening to detonate a bomb if they did not send bitcoins to extortionists. Because of this, in some regions, law enforcement officers evacuated people from bus stations, schools and airports, reports Global News.

Extortionists threatened to blow up universities, schools, city halls and local businesses in the US states of Utah, Aidaxo, New York, Oklahoma and Illinois. The New York City Police Department urged residents not to panic or send bitcoins to criminals. Police also reported that explosive devices in the places specified by extortionists were not found.

In Canada, extortionists promised to blow up buildings and car dealerships in Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Calgary and Montreal. Some residents of the attackers asked for a ransom in bitcoins in the amount of $ 20 thousand. After verification, the Calgary police stated that the messages were part of phishing attacks and did not pose a threat to the public.