On June 3, 2015, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) released its final Bitlicense virtual currency regulations.  Going forward, virtual currency businesses that engage in a broad range of activities involving New York or a New York resident will have to obtain a license from the superintendent .  A copy of the regulations is available here.  A copy of the speech given by Benjamin M. Lawsky, the Superintendent of Financial Services, announcing the regulations, is available here.