Texas Gives State Authorized Banks Green Light to Custody of Cryptocurrencies

Texas Gives State Authorized Banks Green Light to Custody of Cryptocurrencies

“What virtual currency custody services a bank chooses to offer will depend on the bank’s expertise, risk appetite, and business model. For instance, the bank may choose to allow the customer to retain direct control over their own virtual currency and merely store copies of the customer’s private keys associated with that virtual currency. Alternatively, the bank may cause the customer to transfer their virtual currency directly to the control of the bank, creating new private keys that are then held by the bank on behalf of the customer.” The Department of Banking wrote: 

If the news sounds familiar, the U.S.’ national banking regulator made a similar announcement last year, greenlighting crypto custody as an interpretation of existing law. A subsequent change in federal administration has, however, cast doubt on the future of that interpretation.  Source www.theblockcrypto.com

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Bitcoin miners have been rushing in to take advantage of the regulatory environment as well as abundant supplies of wind energy in West Texas.  Texas has, meanwhile, been growing especially favorable to the crypto industry. Governor Greg Abbott recently took to Twitter to promote a new law to promote the state’s engagement with blockchain. 

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