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Musk says X could soon receive payment licenses in New York, California


Since acquiring the company formerly known as Twitter in 2022, the billionaire has sought to turn it into an “everything app” like Tencent’s (0700.HK), opens new tab dominant WeChat app in China, with features beyond social media, including the ability to send money to other X users.
To offer services across the U.S., experts say X will need a money transmitter license in each state, and Musk has previously said that approval in New York and California would be the most consequential. Those populous states are also known for relatively lengthy approval processes.

Some other states including Pennsylvania and Utah have already granted money transmitter licenses to X.
During the conference, the billionaire who also runs Tesla (TSLA.O), opens new tab and SpaceX said X was considering removing the number of likes and reposts that are currently visible on each post.
The information could visually clutter content on the platform, he said.