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OFAC Announces First Ever Enforcement Action Targeting a Digital Asset Company

USA - January 5 2021 On December 30, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a $98,380 settlement with BitGo, Inc...

Evan Abrams, Jack R. Hayes, Meredith Rathbone, Jack Ritossa.

The Urgent Need to Assess and Respond to Russian Supply Chain Attacks

USA, Russia - December 22 2020 According to media reports, Russian government hackers have penetrated the systems of thousands of companies across a variety of industries, as well...

Charles-Albert Helleputte, Michael Vatis, Paul R. Hurst, Stewart A. Baker, Jason M. Weinstein.

FinCEN Invites Comments on Proposed Amendments to Funds Recordkeeping and Transfer Rules

USA - November 17 2020 On October 23, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the Federal Reserve Board published a...

Evan Abrams, Jason M. Weinstein.

Boosting Innovation by Increased Oversight and Cybersecurity Resilience: The EU Cryptic Way of Promoting A Digital Single Market for Finance

USA, United Kingdom, European Union - October 1 2020 The European Commission (the Commission) adopted on September 24, 2020, a new digital finance package that includes legislative proposals to...

Guy Soussan, Simon Hirsbrunner, Algirdas Semeta, Jean Russotto, Stefan Tsakanakis, Diletta De Cicco, Charles-Albert Helleputte.

FinCEN Seeks Comments on Effectiveness of AML Programs, Presenting Rare Opportunity for FinTech and Blockchain Companies

USA - September 22 2020 On September 16, 2020, the US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published an advanced notice of proposed...

Evan Abrams, Brian Egan.