Wyoming

Kraken Becomes First Crypto Exchange to Become a US Bank

Kraken is the first cryptocurrency firm to become a bank. On Wednesday, the Wyoming Banking Board voted to approve the San Francisco-based crypto exchange’s application for a special purpose depository institution (SPDI) charter. Kraken is the first SPDI bank in Wyoming and according to the Wyoming Division of Banking’s general counsel, Chris Land, Kraken will …

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INX Becomes the First SEC-Registered IPO to Accept Crypto

15th September 2020, New York, United States: INX will start accepting bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), and USDC stablecoin, starting today. INX said over 3,000 retail and accredited investors registered for the INX token offering during its first three days. Now that the minimum requirement INX has set to raise the first $7.5 million of its …

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Wyoming’s ‘Crypto Cowboy’ unsaddled in primaries by alt-right candidate

Wyoming State Representative and long-time crypto champion Tyler Lindholm has been unseated in the Republican state primaries by a candidate representing the far-right of the party. So far it is unclear how this may affect the state’s blockchain friendly legislation, although, following his defeat, Lindholm said he was “100% confident the [blockchain] laws are safe …

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Vitalik Buterin: Future Lotteries Could Benefit From ETH 2.0’s Randomness

Discussing Ethereum’s (ETH) hackathon in partnership with the Colorado State Lottery, Vitalik Buterin opined that in the future, such lotteries could benefit from Ethereum 2.0’s Verifiable Delay Function. No immediate use for Ethereum in the project The Ethereum creator will be one of the guests at the virtual opening ceremony for the Colorado State Lottery …

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Caitlin Long’s Avanti Raises $5M, Submits Wyoming Bank Charter Application Draft

Crypto bank Avanti now has the backing of several popular investors in crypto. The bank raised $5 million in an angel round and closed on a subscription to issue an additional amount at its option at a later date, said Avanti CEO Caitlin Long.  The round was led by the University of Wyoming Foundation with …

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