An order by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities has already been delayed once.

Crypto lender BlockFi has been given at least another month before a block on the creation of all new BlockFi Interest Accounts (BIAs) ordered by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities (NJ BOS) takes effect.  

BlockFi tweeted on Wednesday that the postponement followed ongoing talks between BlockFi and NJ BOS “to provide more details about the BIA.”  

NJ BOS’s order was originally set to go into effect on July 22, and then was delayed until July 29. 

BlockFi is facing similar scrutiny of its interest-bearing crypto accounts from Texas and Alabama. In its tweet, BlockFi said it is in “active dialogue with multiple regulators” regarding its BIAs.

NJ BOS has argued that the BlockFi Interest Accounts amount to unregistered securities, while BlockFi has said that they are not.

“We firmly believe that the BIA is lawful and appropriate for crypto market participants, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to fight for consumers rights to earn interest on their crypto assets,” BlockFi wrote in its in tweet on Wednesday.

BlockFi had no additional comment on the matter, while the NJ BOS could not be immediately reached.

BlockFi has maintained that the New Jersey order does not affect existing BlockFi customers, nor any of its other products, a claim the NJ BOS order appears to support. 

Less clear, though, is the extent to which this could impact new BlockFi customers, and whether the order’s impact could spread beyond New Jersey.

NJ BOS has said BlockFi holds $14.7 billion in assets through its BIA product, although how much of that is held by New Jersey consumers is unclear. 

The New Jersey-based company has indicated it plans to go public within the next 12 to 18 months.

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