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Major Central Banks Issue Joint Report on CBDCs

European Union, Ireland - October 13 2020 Central bank digital currencies (“CBDC”) has been one of the hottest topics of 2020. We reported recently that the Bahamas planned to roll out its...

Treasury Department Issues Ransomware Advisories to Increase Awareness and Thwart Attacks

USA - October 7 2020 October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Thus, on October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial...

District court partly vacates an arbitral award due to “manifest disregard” of the law

USA - October 6 2020 In November 2017, Defendants ICON Advisors, Inc. and...

William Abramovitz.

CFTC Charges Foreign Trading Platform (PaxForex) With Failing to Register as a Futures Commission Merchant

USA - October 1 2020 On September 28, 2020, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed a civil enforcement action against Laino Group Limited (which did business...

US Regulator Allows Banks to Hold Deposits Backing Stablecoins

USA - September 23 2020 On September 21, 2020, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the regulatory agency charged with overseeing banks, published an...