Bitcoin Start-Up Gets an Electronic Money License in Britain

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  • Circle is set up so that its customers can hold their money in national currencies to avoid the volatile price of Bitcoin.
  • The British government has pushed through its first licensing of a virtual currency company, underscoring its desire to make London a hub for the development of financial technology.
  • It is the first time that a large global bank has agreed to work with a Bitcoin company, though Circle has attracted investments from others .
  • And last year, Circle became the first company to get a so-called BitLicense from New York state’s top financial regulator, the Department of Financial Services.
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Britain’s top financial regulator has granted a license to Circle, a company based in Boston that will work with Barclays, the British bank.


Bitcoin Start-Up Gets an Electronic Money License in Britain