NY Financial Regulator Adopts Virtual Currency Assessment Rule

The New York Department of Financial Services, or NYDFS, has adopted a new regulation for how crypto companies will be assessed for costs associated with their supervision.

The regulation will require companies to meet rigorous standards for capitalization, cybersecurity protection and anti-money-laundering protocols, NYDFS said in a statement Monday.

Only companies with a state-issued BitLicense – a license granted by NYDFS that allows firms to business in New York – are subject to the regulation. Only 22 companies have that license.

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