Square to Receive BitLicense in New York

The company applied for the BitLicense back in March
19 June 2018   1620

The provider of payment solutions Square received the seventh BitLicense account - a special license that gives the right to conduct business in the state of New York. This is stated in the message of the Department of Financial Services of the State of New York (NYDFS).

NYDFS Twitter
NYDFS Twitter

DFS is pleased to approve Square’s application and welcomes them to New York’s expanding and well-regulated virtual currency market. DFS continues to work in support of a vibrant and competitive virtual currency market that connects and empowers New Yorkers in a global marketplace while ensuring strong state-regulatory oversight is in place.
 

Maria Vullo

Superintendent, NYDFS

As noted in the NYDFS report, the agency carried out a comprehensive analysis of the Square application, including the company's policy on combating money laundering and fraud, its capitalization, consumer protection and cybersecurity policy. The new licensor is subject to constant supervision by the Department.

We are thrilled to now provide New Yorkers with Cash App’s quick and simple way to buy and sell bitcoin. Square and the New York State DFS share a vision of empowering people with greater access to the financial system and today’s news is an important step in realizing that goal.
 

Brian Grassadonia

Head, Cash App

In January Square made the purchase and sale of bitcoin available to almost all US citizens, with the exception of Wyoming, New York and two other states where the regulation of the sphere is particularly strict. The company applied for BitLicense in March.

PBoC to Continue Anti-Crypto Propaganda

The regulator published a warning in its WeChat account called “Protection of the rights and interests of consumers of financial services”
23 March 2020   308

The People's Bank of China has returned to criticism of cryptocurrencies amid a worsening economic situation in the world.

On March 22, the regulator published a large-scale warning in its WeChat account under the heading “Protection of the rights and interests of consumers of financial services”. It describes three ways in which cryptocurrency service providers can mislead consumers.

First of all, the amount of fraud transactions with bots is serious. The average turnover rate of the top three overseas crypto currency exchanges is much higher than that of foreign licensed exchanges. Second, market manipulation exists in these exchanges where forced leveraged trading eventually causes the exchanges to explode. Third, money laundering is a big issue.

 

People's Bank of China

In addition, the Chinese Central Bank calls the opinion that Bitcoin may serve as a protective asset, erroneous. The regulator indicates its high volatility and recommends that citizens not follow the example of other investors and refuse to participate in cryptocurrency trading.