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Major U.S. Firm Offers Cryptocurrency Services, Blockchain Solutions Launch Across Industries, CFTC Issues Crypto Guidance, FinCEN Fines Tumbler Service

In this issue: • Major U.S. Payments Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Service as Adoption Grows • Blockchain Supply Chain, Copyright and Satellite Comms Solutions Launch • CFTC Guidance Addresses Crypto Deposits, Travel Rule White Paper Published • Arrests Target Criminal Network Using Crypto, FinCEN Fines Tumbler Operator Major U.S. Payments Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Service as Adoption … Continue Reading

Blockchain and Crypto Initiatives Launch in Foreign Markets, Guidance Issued on Ransomware and Crypto Derivatives, DOJ Indictment Alleges Crypto Tax Evasion

In this issue: • Crypto Initiatives Launched by Foreign Banks, Exchanges, Apps, Gaming Firms • New Guidance on Ransomware, Crypto Derivatives; Crypto Tax Report Published • DOJ Charges Allege Crypto Tax Evasion, Interpol Cites Crypto Privacy Threats Crypto Initiatives Launched by Foreign Banks, Exchanges, Apps, Gaming Firms By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. According to a … Continue Reading

Crypto Study Published, Bahamas To Launch CBDC, New Ethereum Solutions Announced, ATS Settlement Process Approved, SEC Defeats Kik, Singapore Exchange Hacked

In this issue: • Cryptoasset Study Published, Bahamas Launches CBDC, Zcash Service Announced • Ethereum Enterprise Solutions Announced, US Air Force Expands Blockchain Initiative • SEC Approves Digital Asset Settlement Process, Crypto Brokerage Registers in Canada • Court Rules in Favor of SEC in Kik Case, SEC Settles with Two More ICO Issuers • CFTC … Continue Reading

U.S. Crypto Exchange Approved as Wyoming Bank; Firms Integrate Blockchain for Data Management; Multiple Enforcement Actions by Treasury, SEC, DOJ and CFTC

In this issue: • U.S. Crypto Exchange Approved as Wyoming Bank, MSB Regulations to be Simplified • Auto, Mining and Financial Firms Integrate Blockchain for Data Management • OFAC, DOJ, IRS and FATF Take Various Actions Against Cryptocurrency Crimes • SEC Charges ICO Issuers, DOJ and CFTC Charge Defendants in Crypto Fraud Schemes • DOJ, … Continue Reading

CBDC Test Platform Launches, Crypto Adoption Report Published; Air Force Awards Contract to Study Blockchain Applications; Past Bitcoin Code Vulnerabilities Disclosed

In this issue: • CBDC Testing Platform Launches, Crypto Adoption and Bitcoin Payment Options Grow • Air Force Awards Contract to Study Blockchain, Retailer Reports Successful Invoice Pilot • Hackers Demand $4 Million Bitcoin Ransom, Past Bitcoin Code Vulnerabilities Disclosed CBDC Testing Platform Launches, Crypto Adoption and Bitcoin Payment Options Grow By: Robert A. Musiala … Continue Reading

IRS Addresses Crypto Micropayments, Blockchain Shipping Platforms Expand, DOJ Ties North Korea Crypto Hacks to Chinese Traders, FBI Thwarts Plot Involving Bitcoin Bribe

In This Issue: • IRS Addresses Taxing Crypto Received in Microtasks, Swiss Enable Crypto Payments • Blockchain Shipping Platforms TradeLens and ShipChain Expand Networks • North Korean Crypto Hacks Laundered by Chinese; Crypto Compliance Tools Launch • FBI Thwarts Plot Tied to Bitcoin Bribe, Ethereum Classic Suffers 51% Attack IRS Addresses Taxing Crypto Received in … Continue Reading

IPO Using ERC20 Tokens Approved, Report Details APAC Bitcoin Trading Data, Quorum Is Sold/Acquired, Blockchain Initiatives for Coffee and NASA, Crypto Crimes Continue

In this issue: • Blockchain Used in IPO and ATS, Bitcoin Fund Announced, APAC Trade Data Published • Quorum Acquisition Announced, Blockchain Initiatives Launch for Coffee and NASA • Crypto Crimes Continue in Ransomware, Fraud, Wash Trading and Tax Evasion Schemes Blockchain Used in IPO and ATS, Bitcoin Fund Announced, APAC Trade Data Published By: … Continue Reading

Federal Reserve Addresses Digital Currencies, Financial Firms Announce Crypto Initiatives, Blockchain Solutions Announced, Enforcement Actions in US and Ukraine

In this issue: • Federal Reserve Addresses CBDCs Amid Crypto Initiatives by US and Foreign Firms • Blockchain Initiatives Announced in Supply Chain, Voting, Ports and Collaborations • Crypto Enforcement Announced by SEC, DOJ, and Texas, Alabama and Ukraine Agencies Federal Reserve Addresses CBDCs Amid Crypto Initiatives by US and Foreign Firms By: Robert A. … Continue Reading

Market Developments in Stablecoins, Crypto Loans, Metals/Minerals Supply Chains and More; NY DFS Publishes Crypto “Greenlist”; DOJ Seizes Crypto Used in Terror Scheme

In this issue: • Market Actors Focus on Stablecoins, Crypto-Backed Loans and Real Estate Transactions • Blockchain Announcements in Metals/Minerals, Shipping and Food Supply Chains • NY DFS Publishes Crypto Greenlist, European Guidance Addresses Accounting/Evidence • US DOJ Announces Massive Seizure of Cryptocurrency Related to Terrorist Financing Market Actors Focus on Stablecoins, Crypto-Backed Loans and … Continue Reading

Crypto Payment Products Show Gains, Blockchain Initiatives Announced for COVID-19 Data, Regulators Consider Blockchain Issues, Ethereum Classic Suffers 51% Attack

In this issue: • Announcements Provide Details on New Cryptocurrency Payment Products • Blockchain Use in COVID-19 Data, Food, Beverage Bottles and Wine Supply Chains • Regulators Consider Blockchain Issues in Tax, Banking, Securities and State Services • DOJ Targets Hackers and Darknet Vendors, Ethereum Classic Suffers “51% Attack” Announcements Provide Details on New Cryptocurrency … Continue Reading

Crypto-Focused Bank Achieves Approval in Wyoming, US HHS Implements Blockchain, NY Challenge to OCC Fintech Charter Continues, ICO Issuer Charged in Fraud Scheme

In this issue: • Crypto-Focused Bank Approved in Wyoming, Initiatives Advance in Foreign Markets • US HHS Implements Blockchain; Clothing, Food and Shipping Platforms Expand • NY Challenges OCC Fintech Charter in 2nd Circuit, Fintech Report Covers First Half of 2020 • ICO Issuer Charged With Fraud in US, Chinese Police Arrest 27 for PlusToken … Continue Reading

New Crypto Services Address Custody, Payment Cards and ATS’s, OCC Says Banks Can Custody Crypto, DOJ Charges Bitcoin ATM Operator and Crypto Fraudster

In this issue: • Reports Detail New Plans for Crypto Custody Services, Payment Cards and ATS Platforms • OCC Says Banks Can Custody Crypto, IRS and UK/FCA Act on Crypto Initiatives • DOJ Charges Bitcoin ATM Operator/Crypto Fraudster, Canada Exchange Settles Charges Reports Detail New Plans for Crypto Custody Services, Payment Cards and ATS Platforms … Continue Reading

Blockchain Payments Reports Published, Coffee and Shipping Industries Adopt Blockchain, SEC and CFTC Charge Blockchain App, Bitcoin Used in Social Media Hack

In this issue: • Monetary Authority of Singapore and World Bank Publish Blockchain Payments Reports • U.S. Coffee Brand and Foreign Shipping Ports Initiate Blockchain Solutions • SEC/CFTC Charge Blockchain App, DOJ Charges Allege Crypto Fraud Related to PPP • Hackers Use Bitcoin in Social Media Fraud, Research Highlights Crypto Threats Monetary Authority of Singapore … Continue Reading

New York Appellate Court Confirms Attorney General’s Broad Investigative Powers into the Cryptocurrency Industry

On July 9, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First Department (First Department) issued a significant decision in James v. iFinex that confirmed the broad authority of the New York State Attorney General (NYAG) to investigate potential fraud. The decision is significant because it is the first appellate decision to apply … Continue Reading

Blockchain Solutions Announced, U.S. Fund Announces Digital Securities, FATF Issues Crypto Reports, U.S. Court Addresses Bitcoin Privacy, Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Blockchain Solutions Announced in Auto, Shipping, Medical and Aid Sectors • Fund Issuing Digital Securities Obtains SEC Registration, Bitcoin ETP Lists on Xetra • FATF Issues Crypto Reports, U.S. Court Addresses Bitcoin Transaction Privacy • Crypto Enforcement Actions Continue by SEC, CFTC, State and Foreign Agencies Blockchain Solutions Announced in Auto, … Continue Reading

Canada’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Found to Have Operated Like a Ponzi Scheme

On June 11, 2020 the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), one of Canada’s provincial securities regulators, issued a report finding that QuadrigaCX (Quadriga), which went into bankruptcy a few months after founder and CEO Gerald Cotten was reported to have died in India, “was an old-fashioned fraud wrapped in modern technology.”[1] The report, dated April 2020, … Continue Reading

Blockchain Food Tracing Initiatives Add Members, Report Addresses Central Bank Digital Currencies, NY DFS Publishes Crypto Guidance, Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Seafood Association, Restaurant Chain Announce Blockchain Supply Chain Partnerships • Sweden Report Addresses Central Bank Digital Currencies, Fintech Firms Explore Crypto • NY DFS and UK FCA Publish Crypto Guidance, Firms Announce Compliance Initiatives • U.S. and Foreign Agencies Take Enforcement Actions, Crypto Threat Reports Published Seafood Association, Restaurant Chain Announce … Continue Reading

U.S. Air Force Explores Blockchain, Global Blockchain Survey Published, Crypto Debit Card Launches, Compliance Initiatives Announced, Quadriga CX Report Published

In this issue: • U.S. and Australia Explore Blockchain Solutions, Global Blockchain Survey Published • U.S. Cryptocurrency Debit Card Launches, Gaming Firm Announces Token Initiative • SEC and Industry Promote Regulatory Compliance Solutions for Blockchain Market • OSC Issues Report Finding QuadrigaCX Operated Like a Ponzi Scheme U.S. and Australia Explore Blockchain Solutions, Global Blockchain … Continue Reading

Blockchain Identity Solutions Advance, Federal Reserve and Financial Regulators Address Blockchain, Crypto Institutional Survey Published, US and Foreign Enforcement Actions

In this issue: • Fish Producer Joins Food Trust, Blockchain Identity Solutions Advance in UK and US • Federal Reserve, CFI, OCC and NY DFS Address Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies • Institutional Cryptocurrency Survey Published, Bitcoin ETP Seeks to Launch in Germany • Accounting Firms and Government Agencies Seek to Acquire Blockchain Analytics Tools • U.S. … Continue Reading

Tezos and ATB Cryptocurrency Class Action Cases Provide Guidance on Different Factors Driving Settlements Against ICO Issuers for Securities Laws Registration Violations

On April 30, 2020, a federal court in San Francisco preliminarily approved a $25 million class action settlement against the Swiss-based Tezos Foundation, its Californian founders, and other domestic and foreign firms directly involved in the 2017 initial coin offering (ICO) of its token, XTZ. The Tezos offering was conducted on a worldwide basis to … Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency Trading Firms Expand Services Through Acquisitions, Regulatory Approvals and Investments, SEC Charges ICO Issuer, Crypto Malware Attack Detected

In this issue: • U.S. Crypto Trading Firms Make Acquisitions Targeted at “Prime Brokerage” Services • FINRA Approves Blockchain ATS, Institutional Crypto Trading Firm Expands Reach • SEC Announces Charges and Consent Order Against Issuer of $25.5 Million ICO • Major Crypto Mining Malware Attack Detected U.S. Crypto Trading Firms Make Acquisitions Targeted at “Prime … Continue Reading

Crypto Payment Products Target Foreign Markets, Blockchain Enterprise Solutions Launch, Private Lawsuits Target Crypto Firms, Major Mining Malware Attack Detected

In this issue: • Payments Evolve: USD Stablecoin Accounts for Latin America and Crypto Debit Cards • Blockchain Initiatives Launch for Food Supply Chain and Intercompany Transactions • Crypto Trade Group Meets With SEC, FinCEN Director Addresses Cryptocurrencies • Private Litigants Continue to Target Major Blockchain Industry Companies • Reports Detail Major Crypto-Mining Malware Attack, … Continue Reading

Bitcoin Fund Completes Offering, Major US Bank Opens Accounts for Crypto Exchanges, DOD Awards Blockchain R&D Contract, IRS Enlists Crypto Contractors

In this issue: • Bitcoin Fund Completes Offering, Ether Futures Launch, Crypto Funds Report Published • Major US Bank Opens Accounts for Crypto Exchanges, Trade Finance Solution Expands • Seafood Value Chains and DOD Data Integrity: Blockchain Enterprise Developments • Telegram Cancels TON Blockchain, IRS Enlists Contractors to Evaluate Crypto Taxes Bitcoin Fund Completes Offering, … Continue Reading

FDA Blockchain Report Released, Crypto Fund Launched, Blockchain Trading Platforms Developed, Crypto Payment Firms Make Announcements, Bitcoin Mining Map Published

In this issue: • FDA DSCSA Blockchain Pilot Report Released, Consortium Formed for Energy Grids • New Crypto Funds, Crypto Broker-Dealer Applications, Blockchain Securities Clearing • Libra Association Hires CEO, Crypto Payments Firms Report Growth and Gain Licenses • Bitcoin Network Difficulty Increases Prior to ‘Halving,’ Bitcoin Mining Map Published FDA DSCSA Blockchain Pilot Report … Continue Reading
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