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New executive order forges path for unified US regulation of digital assets

USA - March 11 2022 In an Executive Order (EO) issued March 9, 2022, President Joseph Biden set out the guiding principles for US policy on digital assets and digital…

Michael Bahar, Ethan D. Corey, Andrea L. Gordon, Sarah E. Paul, Adam C. Pollet, Holly H. Smith, Dane N. Sowers, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, Ronald W. Zdrojeski

SEC’s latest shot at the crypto industry: BlockFi sanctioned for its unregistered crypto-lending product

USA - February 16 2022 There is no love lost between the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the crypto industry with tensions escalating over the…

Andrea L. Gordon, Sarah E. Paul, Adam C. Pollet, Holly H. Smith

SEC issues proposed rule that could reach cryptocurrency exchanges

USA - February 11 2022 On January 26, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a rule (Proposed Rule) amending—and significantly broadening&mdash…

Andrea L. Gordon, Sarah E. Paul, Holly H. Smith

Digital asset securities: broker-dealer custody issues

USA - January 12 2021 As 2020 came to a close, the issue of how digital asset securities can be custodied by US broker-dealers became clearer, at least from a regulatory…

John H. Walsh, Bria M. Adams, Eric A. Arnold, Cynthia R. Beyea, James M. Cain, Issa J. Hanna, Clifford E. Kirsch, Michael B. Koffler, Susan S. Krawczyk, Alexa R. Shockley, Holly H. Smith

Intersection of Anti-Money Laundering and RegTech

USA - September 22 2020 This program will examine the intersection of RegTech tools and anti-money laundering (AML) programs for institutions, including banks, cryptocurrency…

Sarah E. Paul