Nicholas C. Mowbray

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DOJ and IRS May Soon Begin Enforcement Actions Against Virtual Currency Tax Fraudsters

In the past several years, the use and prevalence of virtual currency have increased exponentially. The proliferation of digital assets has changed the way goods and services are exchanged and has allowed for faster and cheaper transactions. But with this new technology comes the increased risk of fraudulent activity – especially tax fraud. Recently, the … Continue Reading

Blockchain Developments: Crypto Custody and Payments, Supply Chain Pilots, Regulation and Enforcement

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Custody, Payments and Mining Initiatives Announced • Blockchain Provenance and Authentication Solutions Emerging in Food and Manufacturing Markets • Recent Global Regulatory Developments in Digital Assets • U.S. and International Enforcement Agencies Take Action Against Crypto Crimes • Crypto Tax Update: Foreign Accounts, Like-Kind Exchanges, Software Uptick Cryptocurrency Custody, Payments … Continue Reading

Alert: IRS Issues New Guidance and FAQs on Virtual Currencies

On Oct. 9, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued additional guidance regarding the taxation of cryptocurrency. The guidance comes more than five years after the IRS issued Notice 2014-21, the first and, until now, only official guidance regarding cryptocurrency. Revenue Ruling 2019-24 (the Revenue Ruling) reaffirms that virtual currency is treated as property and does … Continue Reading

Crypto Exchange and Payment Solutions Expand, New UK Guidance Issued, US Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Exchange and Payment Solutions Continue to Expand • New UK Guidance Published, Licenses Received by Cryptocurrency Firms Across Globe • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue From IRS and DOJ Cryptocurrency Exchange and Payment Solutions Continue to Expand By: Nicholas C. Mowbray This week, Blockchain.com, a London-based supplier of digital wallets, announced … Continue Reading

Exchanges Going Live, Supply Chain Initiatives Advance, Threats Continue as Arrests Target ‘Shadow Banking’

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Exchanges Move Closer to Live Trading, New Stablecoins Announced • New Blockchain Initiatives Targeting Enterprise Use Announced • DoJ Arrests Operators of ‘Shadow Banking Services,’ Regulators Warn of Scams • Cyberattacks Target Cryptocurrencies, Threat Actors Employ Crypto Techniques • Tax Analysis: New Crypto Tax Tools Available, New Disclosure Category Added … Continue Reading

Supply Chain Pilots Advance, Bitcoin Decentralization Improves, Hacks Continue, Foreign Regulations Evolve

In this issue: • Blockchain Pilots for Supply Chain and Land Titles, Improved Analytics, and Decentralization • Blockchain Capital Markets Initiatives Continue Across the Globe • Canadian Exchange Claims Lost ‘Cold Storage’ Funds Amid Fraud Allegations • Scams, Hacks and Illicit Financing: Blockchain Threats Continue to Abound • SIM Swapping Hackers Convicted, Philippines Introduces New … Continue Reading

Blockchain for NASA and IoT, Developments in Crypto Products and Payments, Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked

In this issue: • The Blockchain Effect: NASA, IoT, Supply Chain and State Initiatives • Blockchain Announcements From Traditional Financial Institutions and Emerging Platforms • Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Payment Providers Announce New Products • Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked, Crypto-Malware and Wallet Vulnerabilities Exposed • International Regulators Target Cryptocurrency Exchanges, ICOs and Tax Compliance • Tax Analysis: … Continue Reading

New Blockchain Products, an FBI Raid, the $11 Billion Bitcoin Case, Hackers Strike With a 51 Percent Attack and Crypto Tax Analysis

In this issue: • New Cryptocurrency Financial Products and Platforms Announced • An FBI Raid, the $11 Billion Bitcoin Case, and Other Enforcement and Regulatory Actions in the U.S. and Abroad • Hackers Strike With 51 Percent Attack and Crypto-Mining Malware • Tax Analysis: Token Taxonomy Act Would Allow Tax-Free Exchanges of Virtual Currencies • … Continue Reading

Studies Analyze Cryptocurrency Market, New Announcements in Payments, Enterprise and Threats

In this issue: • Multiple Studies Analyze Recent Cryptocurrency Market Trends • Stablecoins, “Trading Pairs” and Other Developments in Cryptocurrency Payments • Threat Update: Ransomware, Crypto-mining Malware, BTMs and ICO Fraud Schemes • Blockchain Enterprise Developments in France, Spain and South Korea • UK Issues Cryptocurrency Guidance; US Issues Remain • Monetizing Positions in Cryptoassets … Continue Reading
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