• The exchange has begun to take on customers in the United States immediately after receiving a banking trust charter from New York State’s Department of Financial Services.
  • In addition to the new license, itBit, which has offices in New York and Singapore, also announced on Thursday that it had won $25 million in new financing and had appointed three prominent board members.
  • The trust company charter gives itBit a banklike status and appears to make it the winner in a race among Bitcoin exchanges to become the first to be fully regulated in the United States.

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