Caitlin Long: New Wyoming Law Will Protect Privacy of Wallet Keys

Caitlin Long, a member of the Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, hinted at two new prospective state laws she believes will be highly popular among cryptocurrency developers and owners. In an interview during Peter McCormack’s podcast on Sept. 27, the 22-year Wall Street veteran and cryptocurrency activist reflected on the pioneering crypto legislation already passed —…

Wyo. bill would extend property rights to cryptocurrency

Wyo. bill would extend property rights to cryptocurrency

Wyoming could soon become the first state to establish property rights for owners of cryptocurrency and other “virtual assets” under commercial law. Senate File 125 would clarify the legal status of digital money, such as bitcoin, in Wyoming and create a framework for banks to hold these assets in trusts. It’s one of a handful…

The economic dark side of the West’s oil and gas boom

2014.01.03 Over the last decade, oil and natural gas production has been booming out West, in states like North Dakota, Colorado, and Montana. That’s brought plenty of benefits to local communities: Good-paying jobs, rising incomes, new businesses, a tidal wave of fresh tax revenue. It’s also brought a fair share of problems. Towns around the oil-rich Bakken formation…