New York Bitcoin Public Hearing Date Set

New York Bitcoin Public Hearing Date Set

New York State Department of Financial Services will hold a two-day public hearing pertaining to the regulation of virtual currencies on January 28th and 29th. Considering the popularity of the technology and merits over any other transfer of wealth method, the Empire State is looking to lead the world into proper regulation. This is big information for the group that founded the Bitcoin Center in NYC: When the term "regulation" is thrown around, it falsely is considered a bad thing for the participants of virtual currencies. Proper regulation is the overarching solution to bring Bitcoin....


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Everything You Need to Know About the New York Hearing on Bitcoin

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