NAFCU Joins Enterprise Ethereum Alliance

NAFCU became a part of global blockchain initiative
08 December 2017   580

On December 07 The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), a U.S. trade organization, announced it has joined Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), a business-focused blockchain consortium. NAFCU is the first non-profit financial services trade association to join EEA.

NAFCU is pleased to be invited to join Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and we look forward to contributing to one of the world's leading blockchain technology initiatives. With this new partnership, NAFCU hopes to bring critical knowledge of blockchain technology to the credit union industry and create an innovative environment where NAFCU members can inform technology firms of what credit unions need most.

 

Dan Berger

President and CEO, NAFCU

EEA's members include more than 300 organizations in technology, financial services, government, healthcare, energy, pharmaceuticals, and a number of fast-growing Ethereum startups.

NAFCU's Cybersecurity and Payments Committee will also engage with EEA to discuss ways for credit unions to get directly involved with the blockchain community.

Recently, we reported that PetroBLOQ joined to Enterprise Ethereum Alliance.

Wyoming Passed Bill Exempting Utility Tokens from Securities Laws

The Wyoming House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill exempting utility tokens from securities laws  
20 February 2018   82

On Monday, House Bill (HB) 70 passed the House 60 to 0 and will now head to the Senate. The bill exempts utility tokens from securities laws. This will attracts ICO’s launches to the state and will make the state a favorable environment for blockchain startups.

According to the bill, the utility token must meet three conditions:

  1. The token’s issuer must not market it as an investment;

  2. The token must be exchangeable for goods and services, for example, startups must have a working product or service at the time the tokens are issued;

  3. The token’s issuer must not actively make efforts to create a secondary market for the token by entering into a repurchase agreement or agreeing to locate buyers for the token.

It is important to note that there are four more cryptocurrency and blockchain-related bills currently moving through the Wyoming legislature.

HB 19 passed the House of Representatives on Monday and is now awaiting introduction in the Senate. The bill exempts cryptocurrency from the state’s money transmitter act.

HB 101 has passed its second reading in the House and, if it passes its final hearing, will then go to the Senate. This bill will allow companies to create and use blockchains for the purpose of storing records and conducting inter-office communication.

HB 126 has just passed its second reading in the House. It will allow the creation of series LLCs.

Senate File (SF) 111 passed a vote to introduce on Friday and is now headed to a committee hearing. This bill will exempt cryptocurrency assets from state property taxes.