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Crypto Exchanges Launch Initiatives, NFT Hype Continues, Token Safe Harbor Proposal Updated, Digital Euro Study Published, Hacked Bitcoin is On the Move

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Exchanges Forge New Paths, Bitcoin ETF Applications Continue • MLB Gets In on NFT Hype, Chinese Alliance Seeks to Bring NFTs to Streamers • Token Safe Harbor Proposal Updated, IRS Memo Addresses Bitcoin Hard Fork • ECB Publishes Survey on Digital Euro, Study Addresses Bitcoin Electricity Usage • Judgment Entered … Continue Reading

CBDC Initiatives Announced Across Globe, US Crypto Firms Pursue Licenses and Form Lobbying Groups, DOJ Targets Unlicensed Crypto MSB

In this issue: • Central Bank Digital Currencies Explored in Thailand, Japan and Sweden • US Crypto Firm Seeks Clearing Agency License, New Lobbying Group Formed • DOJ Targets Unlicensed Bitcoin Money Transmitter, ICO Extortion Scheme Central Bank Digital Currencies Explored in Thailand, Japan and Sweden By: Veronica Reynolds According to a recent press release, … Continue Reading

Financial Firms Launch New Crypto Products, NFTs Trending, Crypto Exchange Acquires Broker-Dealer, SEC, DOJ, IRS and CFTC Actions Target Crypto Actors

In this issue: • US Institutional Financial Firms, and Fintech Startups, Launch Crypto Products • Creative NFT Launches and Bitcoin Giveaways Continue To Trend • US Crypto Exchange Acquires Broker Dealer, SEC Action Targets Token Sales • US Enforcement Actions Target Cryptocurrency Darknet Activities and Fraud • DOJ and IRS Actions Target Crypto Tax Evaders, … Continue Reading

Crypto Firm Initiatives in CBDCs and Custody, GSA Auctions Bitcoin, Marketing Campaigns Integrate Crypto, ETFs Seek Approval, Enforcement Actions Continue

In this issue: • Crypto Firms Expand CBDC and Custody Initiatives, GSA Auctions Bitcoin • Token-Focused Marketing Campaigns Signal Rising Interest in Cryptocurrencies • ETFs Seek SEC Approval as Brazil Approves First ETF, FATF Updates Guidance • CFTC, Canadian Tax Agency and DOJ Continue Crypto Enforcement Activities Crypto Firms Expand CBDC and Custody Initiatives, GSA … Continue Reading

US Firms Launch Bitcoin Products, Seek Approvals; Federal and State Agencies Take Enforcement Actions Against Cryptocurrency Industry Firms

In this issue: • US Firms Launch Bitcoin Products, Seek Approvals, Advocate for Crypto Rules • Multiple Federal and State Agencies Take Actions Against Crypto Industry Firms US Firms Launch Bitcoin Products, Seek Approvals, Advocate for Crypto Rules By: Joanna F. Wasick According to reports, in an internal memorandum issued earlier this week, a major … Continue Reading

NFT Sales Launch, Fintech Firms Launch Crypto Initiatives, NY DFS Approves Crypto Firms, CFTC and IRS Target Crypto Crimes, DeFi Project Hacked

In this issue: • NFTs Make Headlines, Global Payments Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Unit • Cryptocurrency Payment Options Expand Across the Globe • Cryptocurrency Firms Achieve NY DFS Approvals, IRS Launches Crypto Initiative • CFTC Action Targets Crypto Market Manipulation, DeFi Hacked for $31 Million NFTs Make Headlines, Global Payments Firm Launches Cryptocurrency Unit By: Veronica … Continue Reading

Crypto Financial Products Announced, MIT Seeks to Improve Bitcoin Codebase, SEC Addresses Digital Assets, DeFi Hacks Continue, Crypto Theft Data Published

In this issue: • Crypto Firms Launch New Services, MIT Seeks to Improve Bitcoin Codebase • Institutional Cryptocurrency Investment Products Advance, New Data Published • SEC Focuses on Digital Assets, DeFi Hacked, Crypto Theft Data Published Crypto Firms Launch New Services, MIT Seeks to Improve Bitcoin Codebase By Keith R. Murphy A San Francisco-based cryptocurrency … Continue Reading

Bahamas CBDC Prepaid Card, Ether Investment Products and Travel Rule Solutions Launch, Crypto Enforcement Settlements by OFAC and NYAG

In this issue: • Bahamas CBDC Integrates with Prepaid Card, Bitcoin Donation Data Published • Ether Investment Products Launch, New Publications Detail Crypto Adoption • Travel Rule Solutions Launch, DeFi Market Dissolves Following SEC Inquiry • Federal and State Agencies Pursue Multiple Cryptocurrency Offenders Bahamas CBDC Integrates with Prepaid Card, Bitcoin Donation Data Published By: … Continue Reading

Crypto Payment Options Announced, Federal Reserve Official Addresses Bitcoin, US and Foreign Actions Target Crypto Crimes, DeFi Hacks Continue

In this issue: • Crypto Payment Options Announced, Federal Reserve Official Addresses Bitcoin • Enforcement Actions Target Crypto Trading, Hacking and Money Laundering • Flash Loan Attacks Cripple DeFi, Criminal ‘Retires’ with $1Billion in Bitcoin Crypto Payment Options Announced, Federal Reserve Official Addresses Bitcoin By: Joanna F. Wasick Late last week, BitPay, a leading provider … Continue Reading

Financial Firms Move to Integrate Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Solutions Announced Across Markets, Agencies Target Crypto Crimes as Threats Continue

In this issue: • Payment Firms Adopt Cryptocurrencies, Company Purchases $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin • Blockchain Enterprise Initiatives Announced Across Global Markets • US and Foreign Agencies Take Action Against Cryptocurrency Fraud Schemes • Report Details North Korea Links to Crypto Hacks, Ransomware Connections Payment Firms Adopt Cryptocurrencies, Company Purchases $1.5 Billion in Bitcoin By: … Continue Reading

Crypto Exchanges Announce Market Developments, US Report Addresses Crypto Tax, New DOJ and SEC Enforcement, Reports Detail Crypto Crimes

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Financial Firms Announce Market Developments • US Report Covers Crypto Tax Issues, Israeli Ruling Says Tokens Are Securities • DOJ, SEC and Europol Bring Various Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions • Reports Provide Insights on Cryptocurrency Crimes and Darknet Activities Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Financial Firms Announce Market Developments By: Veronica … Continue Reading

Podcast: BakerHostetler Blockchain University: Beyond Cryptocurrency – Non-Financial Use Cases for Blockchain

The fourth episode in the series provides an overview of how Blockchain is being used today in non-financial applications. Topics discussed include using blockchain in various sectors, including the food supply and pharmaceutical industries, maritime shipping, the cobalt supply chain, self-sovereign identity, credentialing and records management. Questions & Comments: rmusiala@bakerlaw.com, vreynolds@bakerlaw.com Listen to the episode. Subscribe to … Continue Reading

FinCEN Extends Crypto Rule Comment Period, Crypto Products Launch; Enforcement Agencies Target Crypto Crimes in US, Japan and China

In this issue: • FinCEN Extends Crypto Rule Comment Period, Crypto Payment Products Launch • Enforcement Agencies Target Cryptocurrency Crimes in US, Japan and China FinCEN Extends Crypto Rule Comment Period, Crypto Payment Products Launch By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. This week the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a notice extending the comment … Continue Reading

FinCEN Proposed Rule Halted, Exchanges and Banks Expand Crypto Products, SEC Brings Action Against Token Issuer, Crypto Threat Reports Published

In this issue: • Exchanges and Banks Expand Cryptocurrency Services and Products • FinCEN Proposed Rule Halted, Banks and Crypto Exchanges Adjust Policies • SEC Brings Action Against SAFT and Token Issuer, Related Statement Published • Reports Provide Details on Criminal Activities Involving Cryptocurrencies Exchanges and Banks Expand Cryptocurrency Services and Products By: Jordan R. … Continue Reading

Crypto Trust to Become Bank, FinCEN Comment Period Extended, Navy Awards Blockchain Contract, Dark Market Seized, Illicit Exchange Owner Sentenced

In this issue: • Crypto Trust to Convert to Bank, FinCEN Extends New Rule Comment Period • Bitcoin Firms List on Public Markets, Japan Diverges from SEC on XRP Status • Navy Contracts for Blockchain Solution, SSI Report and Market Data Published • Enforcement Actions Target Dark Web Market and Illicit Crypto Exchange Crypto Trust … Continue Reading

NY DFS Approves New Stablecoin Co., Blockchain Data Solutions Announced, New Cryptocurrency Regulatory and Enforcement Actions in U.S. and Abroad

In this issue: • NY DFS Approves New Stablecoin Company, Crypto Financial Products Continue Growth • Blockchain Used To Enhance Auto Geofencing and Combat Whiskey Fraud • US Financial Regulators Continue Crypto-Focused Regulatory Proposals • OFAC Settles With Crypto Custodian; Enforcement Actions in UK, Italy, Iran NY DFS Approves New Stablecoin Company, Crypto Financial Products … Continue Reading

FinCEN Proposes New Crypto Record-Keeping Rules; SEC and CFTC Issue Digital Asset Guidance; SEC Closes 2020 With Multiple Enforcement Actions Against Blockchain Firms

In this issue: • FinCEN Proposed Rule Creates New Cryptocurrency Record-Keeping Requirements • SEC Issues Statement on Digital Asset Custody, CFTC Issues Digital Assets Primer • SEC Closes 2020 With Multiple Blockchain Industry Enforcement Actions FinCEN Proposed Rule Creates New Cryptocurrency Record-Keeping Requirements By: Robert A. Musiala Jr. On Dec. 18, 2020, the Financial Crimes … Continue Reading

Traditional and Crypto Firms Across Globe Launch New Initiatives, UN Designs Blockchain Land Registry, Privacy Wallets Spark Debate, Crypto Enforcement Continues

In this issue: • Cryptocurrency Firms and Legacy Financial Instituadingtions Worldwide Make Crypto Moves • Traditional and Crypto Firms Partner to Launch Tokenized Stocks and Other Products • UN Designs Blockchain Land Registry; Solutions Address Supply Chain, Energy Efficiency • Crypto Privacy Wallets Spark Debate, Blockstack Says STX Will Shed Security Status • U.S. and … Continue Reading

US Credit Card Company to Integrate USDC, SEC No-Action Letter Addresses ERC20 Token, Tax Bodies Address Crypto, US and State Enforcement Continues

In this issue: • Credit Card Company to Integrate USDC Payments, 401(k) Advisor Integrates Bitcoin • SEC Issues No-Action Letter on Digital Assets, Second Addresses ERC20 Token • FinHub Role Expands, Foreign IPO and Lending Service Integrates Crypto • Tax Bodies Address Cryptocurrencies, Exchanges React to Evolving Landscape • US and State Enforcement Agencies Take … Continue Reading

New Crypto Payment Services Launch; Blockchain Pilots Announced for Agriculture, Textile, Seafood Supply Chains; DeFi Project Hacked for $7 Million

In this issue: • New Crypto Payment Services Launch, Bitcoin ATM Firm Asserts Patent Rights • Blockchain Pilots Announced in the Agricultural, Textile and Seafood Industries • Spanish Police Target Crypto Front Company, DeFi Project Hacked for $7 Million New Crypto Payment Services Launch, Bitcoin ATM Firm Asserts Patent Rights By: Joanna F. Wasick Late … Continue Reading

Ethereum Upgrade and Blockchain Identity Solutions Progress, SEC Addresses Digital Asset Custody, Data Published on ICO Penalties and Crypto Crimes

In this issue: • Ethereum 2.0 Moves Closer to Launch, Blockchain Identity Solutions Announced • SEC Addresses Digital Asset Custody, Crypto Firms Achieve Licenses/Certs • Crypto Fraudster Sentenced, Data on ICO Penalties and Crypto Crimes Published Ethereum 2.0 Moves Closer to Launch, Blockchain Identity Solutions Announced By Jordan R. Silversmith After having launched last week, … Continue Reading

US Crypto Debit Card Launches, Cayman Islands Announces VASP Regulations, Enterprise Developments in Telecom and Transport, DOJ Seizes $1 Billion in Bitcoin

In this issue: • US Crypto Debit Card Launches, Cayman VASP Regs Announced, INX to List in Canada • Blockchain Developments in Telecommunications, Transportation and Digital Identity • DOJ Seizes $1 Billion in Bitcoin from Silk Road, DOJ and CFTC Prosecute Crypto Fraud US Crypto Debit Card Launches, Cayman VASP Regs Announced, INX to List … Continue Reading

US Bank Crypto Services Proceed, Crypto Debit Cards Launch in US and Mexico, Blockchain Enterprise Developments, and Crypto Enforcement Continues

In this issue: • US Bank and Trust Companies Move Forward with Cryptocurrency Services • Cryptocurrency Debit Cards Launch in the United States and Mexico • Blockchain Developments in Protocols, Healthcare, Copyrights, E-Signatures, IoT • Enforcement Actions Target Crypto SIM Swapping and Ponzi Schemes US Bank and Trust Companies Move Forward with Cryptocurrency Services By: … Continue Reading

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
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