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Let's Talk Bitcoin! #391Exploring California's Crypto-Legislation

Published on March 10th, 2019 by adam


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On Todays Episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin...

Adam B. Levine explores AB1489 or "The California Bitlicense" and AB953, or what we're calling "The California Stablecoin Cannabis Taxation Bill" through a series of short interviews on various sides of the issues.

First, we speak to Colin Gallagher, a longtime community member in California who shares his concerns about the process and substance of both the bills we're discussing today.

Next, Peter Van Valkenburgh joins us from Coincenter.org for his perspective on why the California Bitlicense is a de-regulating bill, why they help craft good legislation for those states who want it, and more.

We close today's show with Alexandra Medina, Mayor of Emeryville, California, executive director of BlockAdvocacy.org and a relative newcomer to Bitcoin. Ally tells us what AB953 and the option to remit taxes in stablecoins could mean to the cash-rich but unbankable California Cannabis industry.


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Shownotes:

AB1489 (CA Bitlicense): https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB1489

Versions in other states:

Nevada's SB195: https://legiscan.com/NV/bill/SB195/2019

Oklahoma's HB1954: https://legiscan.com/OK/bill/HB1954/2019

Hawaii's SB250 https://legiscan.com/HI/bill/SB250/2019

Hawaii's HB70 https://legiscan.com/HI/bill/HB70/2019

AB953 (Stablecoins/Cannabis) https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200AB953

Colin's Reddit Thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/aupvig/time_to_fire_up_a_million_angry_kitt3hs_again/

https://CoinCenter.org

https://Blockadvocacy.org


Thanks for listening to this episode of Let's Talk Bitcoin, content for today's show was provided by Colin Gallagher, Peter Van Valkenburgh, Alexandra Medina, and Adam B. Levine

This episode was edited by Adam B. Levine and featured music by Jared Rubens, Gurty Beats, and Mind to Matter.

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