Wyoming Senate Passes Crypto Property Bill
Bill SF0125 passed its second and third Senate readings February 13 and 14 respectively, and will now go before governor Mark Gordon for endorsement, becoming law as early as next week.
The legislation allows Wyoming residents to own cryptocurrency tokens with complete legal protection, instead of only getting this through third-party storage.
Wyoming thus becomes the first US state to enact changes in the law empowering private ownership of cryptocurrency. As former Wall Street veteran and Wyoming Blockchain Coalition member Caitlin Long notes, the decision should enact a chain reaction of interest from consumers and businesses.
“This means (blockchain companies) will (probably) want to apply WY law to your contracts, domicile here, (and/or) have a physical presence here,” she concluded on Twitter following the Senate passing the Bill.
1/ BOOM! #Wyoming just recognized clear, direct property rights for #digitalassets by passing SF125! This means #blockchain cos will prob want to apply WY law to your contracts, domicile here, &/or have a physical presence here. Thx again to the army of ppl who helped over months pic.twitter.com/I4E3GfPZbC
— Caitlin Long