Square which also holds a money-transmitter licence, has become the ninth firm to receive the so-called ‘BitLicence’ from the NYDFS and it will trade Bitcoin through its Cash App.
An in-depth review was carried out before granting the licence, the NYDFS reports, which adds that it also took a close look at the firm’s anti-money laundering, anti-fraud and cybersecurity policies.
Dorsey says the decision to trade Bitcoin through the app has been a “pretty contentious move within the company” and that it is currently still a source of internal tension.
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