Cottonwood vending is a Bitcoin [BTC] ATM operator with terminals in New York along with the surrounding area’s. Per the tweet, the granting of such licenses “continues to advance accountable innovation in New York’s fintech business.”
Bitcoin ATMs, or BTMs, are touchscreen kiosks that let users to deposit money and either purchase Bitcoins [BTC], or scan their mobile wallets, sell their crypto’s, or withdraw money. Sales and purchases sync to users’ mobile digital wallets.
Earlier in Nov. last year, NYDFS granted a Bitlicense to a other BTM operator named Coinsource. NYDFS ‘aforesaid‘ during an announcement that its call followed a comprehensive and thorough review of Coinsource’s application and subjects the firm to vital regulative conditions.
BitLicenses were introduced by NYDFS, earlier in July 2014 by Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s primary Superintendent of monetary Services. The acquisition of such a license is seen by several within the cryptocurrency and blockchain spheres as a necessary step to ‘conducting‘ business within the state.
Firms that receive such a license are subject to bound AML [anti-money laundering] standards and counter-terrorism funding standards. Alternative necessities embrace background checks on all staff, and records of transactions that must be held by the operator for the next ten years.
Various corporations within the crypto area have sought and received BitLicenses from NYDFS. Just earlier in July last year, renowned international crypto payments processor BitPay was granted a BitLicense. At the time, BitPay Chief executive office added:
“New York state has one among the strictest policies around businesses concerned in cryptocurrencies and dealing through the approval processes to get a License was necessary to BitPay. We believe this difficult work can pay off as New York presents vital business opportunities for BitPay.”