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New Interagency Guidance Clarifies CIP Requirements for Prepaid Cards

USA - March 24 2016 On March 21, 2016, FinCEN and the federal bank regulatory agencies published Guidance to issuing banks on the CIP requirements applicable to prepaid...

John ReVeal.

Charles Ponzi, Welcome to the 21st Century - Are Hashlets Securities?

USA - December 8 2015 The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") recently charged two Bitcoin mining companies and their founder with conducting a Ponzi scheme. The...

Richard B. Levin, Mark A. Srere, Oluseyi O. Iwarere, Mary Beth Buchanan.

CFTC asserts jurisdiction over Bitcoin trading platform

USA - October 1 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...

Richard B. Levin.

The CFTC asserts jurisdiction over digital currency platform as Swap Execution Facility

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...

Richard B. Levin.

Proposed reforms on EU wire transfers will increase KYC obligations

European Union - February 9 2015 The EU has proposed reforms to its Wire Transfer Regulations which will increase "Know Your Customer" (KYC) requirements under EU anti-money...

Carol Osborne, Robert Bell.