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UK Regulation of Cryptoassets - Another Glimpse but Still None the Wiser

United Kingdom - February 3 2023 On 1 February, UK Government commenced another consultation on regulating cryptoassets (other initiatives consulted earlier remain being…

Federal Reserve Issues Policy Statement Limiting Crypto-Activities of State Member Banks

USA - January 27 2023 The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve (the “FRB”) issued a policy statement that interprets Section 9(13) of the Federal Reserve Act to limit…

DeFi Regulatory Alert: CFTC Files Its First Ever Oracle Manipulation Case

USA - January 11 2023 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) filed a civil enforcement action this week against Avraham Eisenberg, charging him with a scheme to…

“Joint Statement on Crypto-Asset Risks to Banking Organizations” Will Significantly Impact Cryptocurrency Companies and Their Banking Relationships

USA - January 4 2023 The US Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Federal Deposit Insurance…

Alaska Will Require Licensing for Crypto Money Transmitters

USA - December 27 2022 On November 30, Alaska amended its money transmitter regulations to, among other things, include virtual currency transactions within the definition…

The Battle of the Supermarkets Vol. 2 - GINgle Bells, GINgle Bells, GIN All the Way

United Kingdom - December 23 2022 It is beGINning to look a lot like a legal disputes saga between supermarkets in the UK. We have recently covered an ongoing dispute between Lidl and…

CFTC Ordered to Serve Former Founders in Ooki DAO Case

USA - December 20 2022 Following the unprecedented Ooki DAO enforcement action by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), the district court, after entertaining…

Renewed Era of Crypto Assets Growth in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - December 13 2022 Recently, Hong Kong, through its Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, pronounced a Policy Statement on Development of Virtual Assets (“VA”) in…

California Legislators Continue To Assess How To Regulate Digital Assets

USA - August 30 2022 For the fifth time since June 2022, California Senators have amended their proposed “Digital Financial Assets Law,” signaling a genuine desire to…

Federal Reserve Doubles Down on Oversight of Crypto Activities for Banks

USA - August 18 2022 The Federal Reserve Board (the “FRB”) issued Supervision and Regulation Letter 22-6 (“SR 22-6”), providing guidance for FRB-supervised banking…