Old Mutual Gold & Silver Fund buys bitcoin

The organizations has big plans for cryptocurrency
24 November 2017   568

Representatives of Old Mutual Gold & Silver Fund reported that the company had spent 11 million dollars to buy bitcoin. Experts consider that it’s another victory of decentralized digital money. The Fund possesses monetary resources of 220 million dollars in gold equivalent and now the organization is planning to replace 5% of the whole fund money with cryptocurrency.

Mr Naylor-Leyland doesn’t see any threat from digital money. On the contrary, he supports the idea of using bitcoin by investors. The value of this type of cryptocurrency has been rapidly increasing: from 1000$ to the present 8000$.

Blockchain technology and digital money are the way to solve problems of the trust among business partners and the process of transferring money. The perspective of the interrelationship between stable currency and blockchain is very tempting. It’s not clear yet, if the cryptocurrency will be able to replace sound money but the growing influence of blockchain cannot be minimized.

BitPay to Receive New York's BitLicense

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers
17 July 2018   108

The well-known cryptocurrency processing service BitPay obtained a license to work with virtual currencies in the state of New York. Known also as BitLicense, this license is issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) and grants its holders the ability to conduct activities related to cryptocurrencies in the state.

NYDFS has carefully studied the company's application, including its policy on measures to combat money laundering, customer identification, fraud prevention, cybersecurity. The financial situation of the company was also thoroughly analyzed.

New York state has one of the strictest policies around businesses involved in cryptocurrency and working through the approval processes to obtain a License was important to BitPay. We believe this hard work will pay off as New York presents significant business opportunities for BitPay.

Stephen Pair

CEO, BitPay

Having received BitLicense, BitPay can now conduct business with New York-based companies and consumers: the first will be able to use the company's processing services to accept payments in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, the latter will pay for various goods and services using these two BitPay supported cryptos.

Note that BitPay was only the eighth company that received BitLicense. Other license holders are Square, Xapo, Genesis Global Trading, bitFlyer USA, Coinbase, Ripple and Circle. In addition, special permissions for operations with crypto-currencies are exchanged by Gemini and itBit.