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Crypto Investment and Payment Products Launch, BiTA Platform Announced, SEC and OFAC Take Crypto Enforcement Actions, FCA Extends AML Exemption

In this issue: • Crypto Investment and Payments Products Launch, Payment Data Published • Acquisition Targets ‘Smart Agreements’ Tech, BiTA Platform Launched • SEC and OFAC Take Crypto Enforcement Actions, FCA Extends AML Exemption Crypto Investment and Payments Products Launch, Payment Data Published By: Veronica Reynolds Last week Securitize announced the launch of Securitize Capital, … Continue Reading

NFTs Launch, Regulators Target Crypto Ads and Scams, Nebraska Passes Digital Asset Bank Charter, Reports Detail Crypto Hedge Funds and Sanctions Evasion

In this issue: • BD-ATS to Issue Blockchain Securities, Crypto Hedge Fund Report Published • NFTs and Loyalty Tokens Launch, Regulators Target Crypto Ads as Scams Spike • Nebraska Passes Digital Asset Bank Charter, Tax Case Addresses Crypto Mining • China and Hong Kong Implement New Crypto Regulation, Iran Halts Mining • Report Provides New … Continue Reading

Reports Analyze Bitcoin Price, Energy Consumption; SEC Petitioned on NFTs, NFT Platform Sued; FDIC and FATF Focus on Crypto; Hacks and Fraud Continue

In this issue: • Reports Analyze Bitcoin Price Crash and Network Energy Consumption • SEC Petitioned on NFTs, NFT Platform Sued in Class Action as More NFTs Launch • FDIC Seeks Info on Crypto, FATF Focuses on DeFi, Payment Solutions Announced • Reports Cover Pipeline Ransomware, Crypto Schemes and DeFi Hacks Reports Analyze Bitcoin Price … Continue Reading

Market Actors Integrate Cryptocurrency into Payment and Investment Products, More NFTs Launched, SEC Staff Issues Crypto Statement, DeFi Hacked for $14M

In this issue: • Market Actors Continue to Integrate Cryptocurrency into Payment Systems • US Firms Launch Bitcoin Investment Products and Enhance Crypto Offerings • Auction Houses Continue with NFT Sales, Dictionary Adds ‘Non-Fungible Token’ • SEC Staff Statement Addresses Risks and Monitoring of Bitcoin Futures Funds • Report Provides Data on SEC Cryptocurrency Enforcement … Continue Reading

CBDC Paper Released, Crypto Firms Launch Products, NFT Craze Continues, IRS Gains Access to Crypto Records, Task Force Addresses Crypto Ransomware

In this issue: • CBDC Paper Released, NY DFS Grants License, Study Cites Crypto Adoption • Traditional Financial Firms Launch Crypto Products, Data Shows DeFi Growth • Auction House Embraces Cryptocurrencies, NFT Sales Continue • Federal Court Authorizes IRS John Doe Summons on Cryptocurrency Exchange • Ransomware Task Force Issues Report to Reduce Ransomware Attacks … Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Initiatives Continue in Payments, NFTs and Media; Crypto Enforcement and Threats Also Continue Across Globe

In this issue: • Crypto Adoption Continues in Credit Cards, OCC Approval, Restaurant Payments • NFT Initiatives Continue, Advertising and Media Firms Integrate Cryptocurrencies • Cryptocurrency Enforcement Actions Continue in US, Turkey and South Korea • Reports Detail Crypto Crime Statistics, $50M Hack, Anti-Cryptojacking Initiative Crypto Adoption Continues in Credit Cards, OCC Approval, Restaurant Payments … Continue Reading

Firms Enable Crypto Payments; Blockchain Deployed for Luxury Goods, A&D and Postal Services; NFT Hype Continues; Turkey Bans Crypto; DeFi Hacked for $80M

In this issue: • Companies Enable Crypto Payments, Reports Address Market Developments • Blockchain Solutions Deployed for Luxury Goods, A&D and Postal Services • Charitable NFTs Raise Millions, Soccer Player Pelé Announces His First NFT • DOJ Actions Cite Crypto Use, Turkey Bans Crypto, DeFi Hacked for $80 Million Companies Enable Crypto Payments, Reports Address … Continue Reading

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
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