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Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Guidance Regarding Convertible Virtual Currencies, Wallets, ICOs, DApps and More

USA - May 15 2019 On May 9, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued guidance relating to how the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and its implementing...

Verity A. Van Tassel Richards, David E.Teitelbaum, Joel D. Feinberg, Stanley J. Boris.

Court Permits New York State Department of Financial Services Suit Against Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to Proceed

USA - May 6 2019 On May 2, 2019, a federal district court judge denied a motion to dismiss filed by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in the...

Geoffrey F. Aronow, David E.Teitelbaum, Joel D. Feinberg, Michael S. Sackheim, Stanley J. Boris.

SEC FinHub’s Digital Asset Framework: A Guide for Issuers and Secondary Trading Markets

USA - April 26 2019 On April 3, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)'s Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology (FinHub or Staff) released its...

Thomas J. Kim, Verity A. Van Tassel Richards, Daniel Engoren, K. Braeden Anderson.

Custody of digital asset securities: a proposal to address open questions for broker-dealers under the SEC’s customer protection rule

USA - March 18 2019 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) staff has recognized that blockchains, or distributed ledger technology, could be used to issue and...

Daniel Engoren, Steffen Hemmerich, David M. Katz.

Blockchain Technology: SEC Commissioner Peirce Presents an Opportunity to Rethink Regulation

USA - February 13 2019 On February 8, 2019, U.S. Securities and Exchange (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce delivered a speech addressing the relationship between...

Geoffrey F. Aronow, K. Braeden Anderson.