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Virtual Currencies and Digital Assets: NFA Disclosure Requirements Further Evidence of Increasing Attention from Self-Regulatory Organizations

USA - September 28 2018 In March of this year, the NFA issued a notice reminded futures commission merchants (“FCM”), introducing brokers (“IB”), commodity pool operators…

Herbert F. Kozlov, Le-el Sinai

Regulation A+: A Path to Market for Crypto Companies?

USA - August 21 2018 Most companies considering an Initial Coin Offering to U.S. purchasers have resigned themselves to the fact that their proposed token or coin offering…

Wendy A. Grasso, Herbert F. Kozlov

Ohio Enacts Blockchain Legislation

USA - August 9 2018 Governor John Kasich signed a bill into law on Friday, August 3, 2018, adding Ohio to the list of U.S. states enacting blockchain legislation…

Kelley Chittenden, Herbert F. Kozlov

OCC to offer fintech charter

USA - August 6 2018 On July 31, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that the OCC will begin to accept special-purpose charter applications…

Herbert F. Kozlov, Jaclyn R. Schwizer, Roberta G. Torian

CFPB Picks Paul Watkins to Lead Office of Innovation

USA - August 6 2018 On July 18, 2018, Acting Director Mick Mulvaney of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced that Paul Watkins will head the CFPB’s…

Kelley Chittenden, Maria B. Earley, Herbert F. Kozlov