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   2418

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.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   1077

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.