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CFTC asserts jurisdiction in Bitcoin markets
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently took a series of actions confirming views expressed late last year by CFTC Chairman Timothy

CSBS issues model virtual currency framework
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • September 29 2015

On September 15, 2015, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) issued its Model Regulatory Framework for State Regulation of Certain Virtual

Do you know ROSCA?
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2015

Recently we've noticed a trend of certain payment processors claiming that the Restore Online Shoppers' Confidence Act of 2010 ("ROSCA") prevents

The CSBS finalizes model framework for virtual currencies
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • September 28 2015

On September 15, 2015, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors ("CSBS") issued its final Model Regulatory Framework on virtual currency activities

Circle Internet Financial receives first NYDFS BitLicense
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2015

Circle Internet Financial Limited - which, according to its website, provides mobile apps aimed at helping greater ease-of-use in online and

CFTC moves against Bitcoin transactions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2015

In the space of just seven days, the CFTC has brought two enforcement actions regarding Bitcoin transactions. Coinflip, Inc. In the first action, the

The CFTC asserts jurisdiction over digital currency platform as Swap Execution Facility
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2015

On September 17, 2015, the CFTC entered into a settlement with Coinflip, Inc. dba Derivabit and Francisco Riordan. As part of the settlement with

CFTC finds that Bitcoin is a commodity
  • Kaye Scholer LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2015

On September 17, 2015, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Coinflip

NYDFS approves virtual currency firm’s application: first company to receive BitLicense
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2015

On September 22, NYDFS Acting Superintendent Anthony Albanese announced that the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) granted its first

CFTC issues cease and desist order to unregistered Bitcoin options trading platform, states Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are commodities
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2015

On September 17, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an Order against an unregistered San Francisco-based bitcoin options trading