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State of Texas issues memorandum on virtual currencies

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2014

The State of Texas is the most recent state to announce a formal policy with regard to virtual currencies. The Texas Department of Banking (DOB

Financial services update April 14 2014 banking agency developments

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2014

On April 8th, the Federal Reserve Board ("FRB"), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

IRS addresses tax consequences of acquiring and spending Bitcoin

  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2014

On March 25, 2014, the IRS issued Notice 2014-21 addressing the United States Federal income tax consequences of transactions involving Bitcoin and

FDIC reissues technology outsourcing resources, urges use of cyber resources

  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 11 2014

On April 7, the FDIC reissued, as attachments to FIL-13-2014, three technology outsourcing resources. The documents, which the FDIC describes as

FFIEC issues final guidance on social media risk management

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2014

On December 17, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council ("FFIEC" or "Council") published in the Federal Register its final

Financial services update April 8 2014 industry news

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • April 8 2014

On April 4th, Reuters reported that the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) will conduct regional and national stress tests on banks. The

Regulatory and tax issues posed by Convertible Virtual Currencies

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 8 2014

Not surprisingly, the question is how Convertible Virtual Currencies (CVCs) such as Bitcoin should be classified for tax purposes. Given the

IRS says Bitcoin isn’t money

  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 7 2014

On March 25, 2014 the IRS issued Notice 2014-21, which describes how the IRS will interpret existing general tax principles to apply to transactions

Texas issues licensing guidance for virtual currency firms

  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2014

On April 3, the Texas Department of Banking issued a supervisory memorandum on the regulatory treatment of virtual currencies under the Texas Money

Minnesota Appeals Court upholds state regulation of online payday lender

  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 5 2014

On March 31, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the Minnesota state legislature may regulate the activities of online payday lenders that