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SEC Issues Statement on Wyoming Division of Banking’s No Action Letter Regarding Digital Asset Custody

The Securities and Exchange Commission, Staff of the Division of Investment Management has issued a public statement pertaining to a recent No-Action Letter (NAL) published by the Wyoming Division of Banking that included the Wyoming Division of Banking’s views relating to the definition of “bank”… Read More

University of Wyoming Establishes Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation

The University of Wyoming (UW) has launched a Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation. As mentioned on UW’s website: “Wyoming is a pioneer state known for firsts. In recent years, the state passed groundbreaking legislation to create a regulatory environment to foster blockchain application growth… Read More

Caitlin Long’s Avanti Financial Group Is Now Officially a Bank, Company Approved to Serve as Qualified Custodian for Digital Assets

Caitlin Long, Founder and CEO at Avanti Financial Group, has confirmed that Avanti is now officially a bank. Long noted that the company’s charter and business plan were “approved 8-0” today (October 28, 2020), including Avit, a tokenized US dollar that the company will issue… Read More

Low Taxes, Business Friendly: Wyoming Welcomes Economic Growth Including Blockchain Firms

Wyoming is one of several US states that does not assess a state income tax. In the past few years, there has been an exodus of both individuals and companies to these business-friendly states as people vote with their feet. Wyoming is also one of… Read More

US State of Wyoming Partners with Chainalysis to Prevent Money Laundering and Illicit Activities Involving Cryptocurrencies

Chainalysis, the leading blockchain analysis firm, has teamed up with the State of Wyoming’s Division of Banking, the banking regulator that’s tasked with the chartering and supervision of Wyoming state banks, trust companies, mortgage firms, money transmitters and other non-bank financial service providers. The State… Read More

Wyoming’s Digital Asset Strategy Should Inspire Scotland to Emulate its Success: Report

This past week Kraken, a leading US-based digital asset exchange, was approved by the state of Wyoming for a bank charter. The first of its kind in the state, the Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) means that Kraken Financial will operate pretty much just like… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Kraken Gets Bank Charter in Wyoming

The state of Wyoming has approved its first Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) by approving Kraken Financial – part of the well known digital asset exchange. Tentatively called Kraken Financial and based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the new bank claims the title as the “first digital… Read More

Wyoming Digital Asset Bank Avanti Said to Open in October

Avanti, Wyoming’s first bank focusing on digital assets is scheduled to open this coming October. According to Avanti Financial Group, Inc. the aspiring bank received formal notice from the Wyoming Division of Banking that Avanti’s application for a bank charter was accepted as complete on… Read More

IOHK, the Software Firm Behind Cardano (ADA), Donates $500,000 to University of Wyoming to Help with Blockchain Research

Input Output Hong Kong (IOHK), the main software firm behind the development of Cardano (ADA), one of the largest platforms for deploying decentralized applications in terms of market cap, confirmed on February 14, 2020 that it had donated $500,000 in ADA tokens to support the… Read More

Wyoming Cryptocurrency Advocates Propose Reviving Coal Plants to Power Cryptomining

Parties working to make Wyoming friendly to cryptocurrency businesses have offered to revive aging coal-fired power plants in the region. Wyoming “utility giant” PacifiCorp has come to regard the plants as a liability, but members of the crypto are desperate to bring down costs. Cryptocurrency mining… Read More

Crypto Rockies: Wyoming Continues Legislative March to Create a Blockchain Friendly Market with Digital Asset Property Law

Wyoming, a state that is small in population but huge in blockchain aspirations, is continuing to enact laws that are pro cryptocurrency and blockchain. The most recent legislation passed is SF125 – a bill that recognizes property rights for digital assets. Sponsored by State Senator… Read More

Blockchain: State of Wyoming Introduces Bill to Better Define Digital Assets

This past week, the state of Wyoming introduced legislation designed to clarify the taxable status of digital assets. The bill (SF 0125), is being sponsored by state Senators Nethercott, Driskill, Perkins and Rothfuss, along with Representatives Harshman, Lindholm, Loucks, Olsen and Wilson. Wyoming has positioned… Read More

Overstock Subsidiary Medici Land Governance Signs up Wyoming County to Provide Blockchain based Records

Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) subsidiary Medici Land Governance, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Teton County in Wyoming to provide a blockchain-based land records and information platform. Medici Land Governance is just one of many blockchain initiatives that Overstock is currently pursuing. According to the… Read More

Clean Sweep: Wyoming Passes All Five Cryptocurrency Focused Bills

As we wrote at the end of February, Wyoming wants to become the Crypto-Valley of US – similar to the Crypto-Valley in Zug, Switzerland. Today, Wyoming surpassed an important milestone as ALL 5 cryptocurrency bills were passed  by both the House and the Wyoming Senate…. Read More

Crypto Valley in the Rockies: Wyoming May Become the Switzerland of the US when it comes to Cryptocurrency

Switzerland has become known as a center of excellence for the cryptocurrency industry. In fact, many initial coin offerings (ICO) call Zug, Switzerland home – even if they are not really based there. The Swiss regulators (FINMA) have recognized the emergence of digital currencies as… Read More

Wyoming House of Representatives Passes Bill that Defines Tokens Neither as Money Nor a Security. Will Other States Follow?

The Wyoming House of Representatives passed legislation today, HB 0070, by a unanimous vote that defines certain Blockchain tokens neither as a security nor as money. The attempt appears to be to create a definition of a utility token that is not regulated as a… Read More

Brief: Local Crowdfunding Being Floated In Wyoming

Today the Wyoming Business Report has a story about The Local Crowd LLC and CEO Diane Wolverton. Wolverton has spent 16 years working in the University of Wyoming’s Small Business Development Center. She is now in the process of seeking federal grant money in order to test… Read More

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