Wyoming may be known as one of the friendliest states in the nation when it comes to cryptocurrency, but Montana can have the same opportunities. That's the word from tZERO Vice President Rob Christensen, who is delivering a lecture on blockchain technology at Rocky Mountain College Thursday night.

The full audio is below, but here is part of what Christensen had to say:

Wyoming's been progressive in terms of getting legislation passed around how institutions such as banks can custody cryptocurrencies and digital assets for investors. And they have started a coalition to start getting similar legislation presented and hopefully passed in Montana, Idaho, and also in Utah.

Wyoming’s transformation into a blockchain booster is somewhat legendary in cryptocurrency circles. Until recently, strict money-transmitter laws meant residents there couldn’t even use a Coinbase account. But over the past two years, Wyoming has enacted 13 blockchain laws, with a raft of other proposals on the way. The question is, what does the country’s least-populous state, far from tech hubs and long associated with an unhealthy dependency on resource extraction, want with blockchain?

Christensen will deliver the inaugural President's Lecture Series address at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana Thursday, September 12th at 5 PM. The event will be held in the Great Room inside Prescott Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Full audio of tZero's Rob Christensen on the Montana Talks radio show:

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