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Poonam is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of California and a legal contributor for ETHNews on virtual currency regulation. Poonam holds value in Ether.
Apr 6th, 2017
California Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D) introduced Assembly Bill 1123, which enacts a virtual currency licensing scheme, to promote dialogue between California legislators and the virtual currency community.
Mar 23rd, 2017
The New York State Legislature gave supervision and regulation authority to the New York Department of Financial Services, which requires virtual currency businesses operating within the state to have a BitLicense. Virtual currency business owner Theo Chino commenced an action against the State, arguing that the DFS does not have the authority to enforce the BitLicense.
Mar 9th, 2017
On March 8, 2017, the New Hampshire House passed House Bill 436, which exempts virtual currency businesses from registering for a money transmitter license.
Mar 9th, 2017
Maine Senators have submitted a new proposal that creates a commission to study the use of blockchain technology in addition to traditional paper ballots for future elections.
Mar 7th, 2017
Texas Representative Matt Schaefer filed House Joint Resolution 89 that proposes to amend the Texas constitution by establishing virtual currency rights and limiting subsequent efforts to regulate digital currency.
Feb 18th, 2017
Lawmakers throughout the nation have introduced legislation to explore virtual currency and blockchain technology. Some states are exploring ways in which the technology can boost the local economy while others are implementing specific use cases.
Feb 17th, 2017
Yuri Lebedev and Trevor Gross stood trial on February 16, 2017, in Manhattan federal court on charges of conspiracy to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business and operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, stemming from their involvement with the unlicensed bitcoin exchange Coin.mx.
Feb 14th, 2017
Virginia House Bill 1608, the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, passed unanimously in the House on January 26, 2017, and the Senate on February 8, 2017, and was approved by Governor McAuliffe on February 17, 2017. The bill will go in to effect on July 1, 2017.
Feb 3rd, 2017
A federal court grants a stipulation filed by the government to move the hearing date for motions to intervene filed by Coinbase and Coinbase customer Jeffrey K. Berns.
Jul 17th, 2016
A review of virtual currency legislation in California.
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