The famous San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase returned to the US state of Wyoming.
The announcement was made on July 4 via a blog post. According to it, the Californian company Coinbase again offers services in the state of Wyoming. This was possible due to the renewal of the company’s money transmitter license. From now on, Wyoming customers can enjoy crypto exchange products, especially Coinbase Consumer – to buy, trade and store cryptocurrencies.
“We believe this action by Wyoming will spur innovation and economic activity for individuals, families and communities across the state,” wrote Mike Lempres, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at Coinbase.
After a three-year absence
The news came after a three-year absence when Coinbase announced that its existence on the Wyoming market is a costly and inappropriate activity. At that moment, the company faces the Money Transmitter Act. According to this act, Coinbase must “double reserve” state residents’ currencies – which means keeping a huge sum of fiat currencies to secure the virtual ones.
Back in March 2018, a new law was enacted to exempt companies from creating a fiat reserve for the digital assets.
“Coinbase welcomed the opportunity to work with Wyoming House of Representatives Majority Floor Leader David Miller, State Senator Eli Bebout, members of the Blockchain Task Force, and their colleagues to find a solution that allows cryptocurrency custodians and exchanges to reestablish operations.”
Once the money transmitter license was renewed, Wyoming customers can recover access to funds stored on their own accounts and continue to benefit from cryptocurrency exchange services.
“We believe this action by Wyoming will spur innovation and economic activity for individuals, families and communities across the state,” the company declared.