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The San Fransisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is offering services again to residents living in the U.S. state of Wyoming. The exchange published a blog post on Saturday that it has renewed its money transmitter license in Wyoming, marking a long-waited return since Coinbase abruptly pulled out from the state three years ago. As previously reported by …

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Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. “I want to quash this false narrative that’s been going around for the past two years …

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For over two years, Coinbase users in Wyoming have been unable access their cryptocurrency. “I’d venture to guess I lost $100,000 to this bullshit law,” one resident complained on Reddit. It was out of the blue, too, when in June 2015 the U.S.-based exchange suddenly suspended services for Wyoming residents. This was after state regulators …

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The Square Cash App, a mobile app formerly for sending just fiat currency that added a Bitcoin (BTC) sending option in late January 2018, has made BTC buying and selling available for Wyoming users. The app is working on adding the option for New York residents as well, currently in the process of applying for the …

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Wyoming’s state legislature has cleared a bill that creates exemptions for certain types of crypto assets from securities laws, with the measure now going to Governor Matt Mead’s for final approval. The bill passed by a vote of 27-3, public records show, with no senators abstaining. The final vote on the bill was originally expected to take place …

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Lewis Cohen is a partner at Hogan Lovells, Caitlin Long is a co-founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, Rich Slater is an attorney and registered agent in Cheyenne, and Andrea Tinianow is the chief innovation officer for Global Kompass Strategies. The views here are those of the authors. This article is not legal or investment …

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The Wyoming House of Representatives has unanimously passed a bill exempting some utility tokens from securities regulations. House bill 70 has now been passed to the senate for approval. If passed and signed by the state’s governor, the bill would take effect on July 1, public documents show. The legislation aims to exempt some utility token …

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Rep. Tyler Lindholm is a rancher in Sundance, Wyoming, and a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Caitlin Long, a Wyoming native, is former chairman and president of Symbiont and a former managing director of Morgan Stanley. Wyoming is stepping up to welcome the blockchain community with open arms. A grassroots group, the …

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Lawmakers in Wyoming have filed a bill that, if approved, would exempt some creators and sellers of blockchain tokens from securities regulations. The bill, which according to public records has a total of 12 sponsors signed on thus far, would exclude “a developer or seller” from the applicable securities laws provided they meet certain conditions. …

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