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Plaintiff’s law firm steps up actions against Bitcoin-related companies: crypto currency exchange and founder sued for “theft” of Bitcoin
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2014

According to a complaint filed in a Florida court, a Cryptsy account holder is claiming that Project Investors, Inc. (dba Cryptsy) and its founder and

FinCEN releases two rulings classifying a bitcoin payment system and virtual currency trading platform as MSBs
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2014

In its opening salvo bringing Bitcoin under the watchful eye of the federal government, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a

Commerzbank agrees to pay an aggregate $1.45 billion to settle both sanctions violations and money laundering allegations
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2015

Banks are increasingly under pressure by U.S. regulators to be vigilant and enhance scrutiny of their compliance and regulatory programs, to costly

FinCEN rulings designate certain virtual currency businesses as money transmitters
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2014

On October 27, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") issued two administrative rulings regarding virtual currency. The first

This week at the UK regulators - 28 October 2014
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • October 28 2014

No enforcement actions were concluded last week, although the FCA released details of its decision to impose a financial penalty of over £290,000 and

FinCEN rules proposed virtual currency exchange, Bitcoin payment system subject to BSA
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2014

On October 27, FinCEN issued two administrative rulings to companies seeking guidance on whether they must register as MSBs and be subject to the

The importance of currency manipulation compliance following JPMorgan settlement
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • January 16 2015

JPMorgan Chase & Co. agreed last week to pay approximately $100-million to settle a United States antitrust lawsuit in which investors accused 12

Compliance officer liability: FinCEN and regulators increase the pressure
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2015

On December 18, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) - responsible for enforcing U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) laws - fired a

District court dismisses class action against payday lender
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • January 2 2015

On December 29, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware dismissed a class action accusing a payday lender of consumer fraud. Zieger v

FinCEN assesses $1 million penalty against former MoneyGram compliance officer, emphasizes individual accountability
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • December 29 2014

On December 18, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a $1 million civil penalty against former MoneyGram International, Inc