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California DMV to digitize car title management system via Tezos

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is testing out the digitization of car titles and title transfers via a private Tezos blockchain. The move is part of a collaboration between the California DMV, Tezos and blockchain software firm Oxhead Alpha, with the latter announcing t successful proof-of-concept on Jan.

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California cannabis producer adopts blockchain to track its weed

A California-based cannabis nursery has turned to blockchain and smart contracts to verify the authenticity of its medicinal plants.The cannabis nursery, known as Mendocino Clone Company, was named in a partnership announcement from the EMTRI project and tech firm Global Compliance Applications on Jan. 13. It will be harnessing the project’s

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California regulator warns of 17 crypto websites suspected of fraud

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) has fired off 17 separate warnings over two days against crypto brokers and websites it suspects of being fraudulent.The list includes Tahoe Digital Exchange, TeleTrade Options, Tony Alin Trading Firm, Hekamenltd/Tosal Markets Limited, Trade 1960, Yong Ying Global Investment Company Limited,

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California regulators order MyConstant to cease crypto-lending services

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) has ordered crypto lending platform MyConstant to cease offering a number of its crypto-related products over alleged state securities law violations.The DFPI stated in a press release on Dec. 21 that it has ordered MyConstant to “desist and refrain” from offering

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California AG issues warning-ladened guidance for public interested in buying crypto

With the cryptocurrency market becoming ever more complex and intimidating, California Attorney General Rob Bonta had decided to issue guidance for novice crypto buyers. The California Office of the Attorney General’s website now features a page that will help those new to crypto “avoid the hype, [and] get the facts.” “Don’t

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California Finance Regulator Revokes BlockFi’s Lending License

"BlockFi’s announcement, made on November 10, 2022, from its Twitter account @BlockFi, acknowledged that it cannot 'operate business as usual' given the 'lack of clarity on the status of FTX.com, FTX US and Alameda.' The DFPI is investigating BlockFi’s compliance with the laws within the Commissioner’s jurisdiction, including the California

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California Regulator Reveals Investigation Into FTX’s Failure, Says ‘Crypto Assets Are High-Risk Investments’ – Regulation Bitcoin News

After it was discovered that FTX was dealing with financial issues and the crypto exchange paused withdrawals, U.S. regulators started to take notice. On Nov. 10, 2022, California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) published a consumer alert and said the state regulator was “investigating the apparent failure of

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California regulators to investigate FTX crypto exchange collapse

The Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) in the state of California announced on Nov. 10 that it will open up an investigation as to the “apparent failure” of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX. California regulators said in the announcement that the DFPI takes this oversight responsibility “very seriously” and that

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