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BlockFi Founder and CEO Zac Prince on Conversations with Regulators

Published, 28 July, 2021

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I wanted to share a quick update with you to make sure you had the latest facts regarding the regulatory news from last week.
From when Flori and I started BlockFi, we have had ongoing discussions with regulators as crypto is a new area for many and we knew there would be questions. We’ve said time and again that the key to our industry’s success is appropriate regulation. Ultimately, we see this as an opportunity for BlockFi to help define the regulatory environment for our ecosystem.
BlockFi has a multi-faceted retail and institutional business, but the recent regulatory focus has been on the BlockFi Interest Account (BIA). We have been engaged in a productive discourse with regulators to protect your interests and expand accessibility to innovative financial solutions for all. This is our commitment to you -- to fight for your rights to earn interest on your crypto assets.
One update I want to share with you following these discussions is that the New Jersey Bureau of Securities (NJ BOS) has further postponed the effective date of its previous order to Thursday, September 2, 2021.
While the NJ BOS’s order calls for preventing the creation of all new BIAs, it has no impact on current BIA clients or any of our other products. Rest assured, your access to BlockFi is completely unimpaired. We are fully operational for all of our existing clients worldwide, and you will continue to have access to all products, services, and assets on BlockFi.
I want to extend a huge thank you for your confidence in us, and we will keep you informed as this process evolves.
- Zac Prince, BlockFi Founder and CEO

Last updated on June 24th, 2022

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As of February 14, 2022, the BlockFi Interest Account (BIA) is no longer available to new clients who are US persons or persons located in the US and existing US clients with BIA accounts are unable to transfer new assets to their BIAs. Learn More.
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Digital currency is not legal tender, is not backed by the government, and crypto accounts held with BlockFi are not subject to FDIC or SIPC protections. Digital currency values are not static and fluctuate due to market changes. Not all products and services are available in all geographic areas and are subject to applicable terms and conditions. Eligibility for particular products and services is subject to final determination by BlockFi. Rates for BlockFi products are subject to change.
BlockFi Rewards Credit Card: For more information, please see BlockFi’s Terms of Service. BlockFi is not a Bank. Cards are issued by Evolve Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa® USA Inc. Rewards are not offered by Evolve Bank & Trust and are instead offered and managed by BlockFi.
BlockFi International Ltd. holds a Class F digital assets business license under the Digital Assets Business Act, 2018 (as amended) and is licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority to conduct the following digital assets business activities: (i) issuing, selling or redeeming virtual coins, tokens or any other form of digital assets (ii) operating as a digital asset exchange (iii) providing custodial wallet services (iv) operating as a digital asset derivative exchange provider and (v) operating as a digital assets services vendor.
See blockfi.com/terms for more information.
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