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2014-07-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key JUNE 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-06-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key MAY 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-05-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key APRIL 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-04-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the race of crypto-currencies to maturity with links to trusted sources.

Phew.  Short month, but no shortage of shocking news in February!

The  Key MARCH 2014 Crypto-Events were:

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2014-03-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in crypto-currencies’ race to maturity with links to trusted sources.

Phew.  Short month, but no shortage of shocking news in February!

The  Key February 2014 Crypto-Events were:

2014-02-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in crypto-currencies’ race to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key January 2014 Crypto-Events were:

What Would a BitLicense Look Like?

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Last November, the New York State Department of Financial Services issued a notice communicating its intent to hold a hearing on virtual currencies, with the purposes of reviewing “the interconnection between money transmission regulations and virtual currencies,” and considering “the potential issuance of a BitLicense specific to virtual currency transactions and activities.” The hearings are scheduled to be held on January 28 and 29 in downtown Manhattan.

I thought it would be useful to start a conversation on this topic by offering my experience-based perspective on the New York state licensing and examination process, and by posing a few trigger questions.

By way of background, the reason virtual currencies, New York and licensing appear in the same sentence is that in March of 2013, the United States federal government issued guidance equating virtual currency exchangers and administrators with money transmitters, a category of non-depository financial institution that in the United States, to the chagrin of crypto-preneurs worldwide, is subject to licensure by individual states.  Licensing is intended to subject industry participants to a supervisory authority primarily for purposes of Continue reading

2014-01-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in crypto-currencies’ race to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key December 2013 Crypto-Events were:

“Bitcoin Is the Perfect Way to Transfer Money Globally”

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Interview with Alan Safahi, founder and CEO of ZipZap

Last July, at the Inside Bitcoins conference in New York City, one speaker in particular made a comment that caused the loudest round of applause in the entire conference when he said: “This country was founded on a separation of church and state.  I think we should also add separation of bank and state.”  It was Alan Safahi, founder and CEO of ZipZap, Inc., a San Francisco-based start-up that aims to revolutionize international money transfers around the world.

Alan has graciously accepted to talk about his company, his vision and the future of digital currencies.

Juan: Please tell us about your background and how you got involved with Bitcoin.

Alan: I am a serial entrepreneur with 28+ years of experience with several start-ups under my belt in technology, telecommunications and financial services.  I was an early adopter in the evolution of prepaid cards in the 1990s, so I have been part of the problem for the longest time!  I got involved with Bitcoin in 2010 and have since been a vocal supporter and activist of digital currencies. I currency sit on the Advisory Board Continue reading

2013-12-01 Crypto-Timeline

Here is a log with relevant legal, regulatory, law enforcement and business risk milestones in the crypto-currency race to maturity with links to trusted sources.

The  Key November 2013 Crypto-Events were:

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