Members of the online bitcoin community may soon have their opportunity to ask New York State Department of Financial Services superintendent Ben Lawsky questions regarding bitcoin regulation.
In a correspondence via Twitter, Lawsky was encouraged by Twitter user Eric Beland to do an AMA on Reddit.com.
AMA, an acronym of “ask-me-anything” allows users of the social sharing site to ask questions to anyone they feel is noteworthy. Popular AMAs have included the President of the United States Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and a number of other household names.
In response to Beland’s tweet, Lawsky said: “Ok. Will try”.
Should he carry through with it, the superintendent is likely to receive hard-hitting questions from the bitcoin community, which can be ‘upvoted’ by other users for maximum visibility.
Lawsky has hit the spotlight, having recently held hearings on bitcoin in effort to establish whether this emerging digital currency should be regulated. Recent reports indicate that the Department of Financial Services intends to move forward with regulation — requiring bitcoin businesses in the State of New York to register for ‘BitLicenses’.
Certainly, it’ll be interesting to see if this materializes. If it does, we’ll be reporting on it.