NY BitLicense Under Scrutiny After Bitcoiner Files Lawsuit Against NYDFS
Theo Chino, a Bitcoin entrepreneur has filed a lawsuit against NYDFS and its handling of BitLicense in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Read more…
For those who have been following the developments in cryptocurrency sector from past couple of years, the BitLicense fiasco is quite familiar. The cryptocurrency industry was in for a shock last year after the New York Department of Financial Services decided to implement regulations governing digital currencies, popularly referred to as BitLicense. With BitLicense coming into effect, companies in the sector either decided to comply with the regulations and apply for the required licenses or move out of the State of New York.
Either the basis of implementation of BitLicense or its validity was never questioned, until now. Theo Chino, promoter of a Bitcoin based business in New York State has decided to find some answers regarding BitLicense after New York Department of Financial Services failed to issue BitLicense for his business, which involved selling phone minutes for Bitcoin. With the department saying his business can’t be classified as a digital currency processing business, Chino was forced to shut down his business due to regulatory uncertainty.
This post was published at NewsBTC on November 3rd, 2016.