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Judge Rules in Criminal Sanctions Case Involving Cryptocurrency

USA - May 18 2022 In one of the first criminal cases brought under US sanctions laws involving cryptocurrency transactions, a federal magistrate judge approved the…

California Governor Signs Blockchain Executive Order

USA - May 5 2022 On May 4, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-9-22 regarding blockchain and crypto assets, with the objective to “spur…

SEC Issues SAB 121 Providing Accounting Guidance for Companies that Safeguard Digital Assets

USA - April 4 2022 On March 31, 2022, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance and the Office of the Chief Accountant of the SEC issued Staff Accounting…

DOJ Brings Criminal Charges Against Two Defendants in NFT Fraud

USA - March 30 2022 On March 24, 2022, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced charges against two defendants and alleged an ongoing fraud…

President Biden Issues Executive Order on Digital Assets

USA - March 14 2022 On March 9, 2022, the Biden Administration released its much-anticipated “Executive Order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets”…

US Sanctions Target Russia’s Energy Sector and Ban Imports of Russian Oil, LNG, and Coal as Enforcement Efforts Increase and Agencies Consider Cryptocurrency and Other Digital Assets

Russia, Ukraine, USA - March 10 2022 On March 8, 2022, President Biden issued an Executive Order (the “March 8 Executive Order”)1 prohibiting the importation of Russian-origin oil…

Government Officials Renew Call for Crypto Regulation

Russia, Ukraine, USA - March 8 2022 A series of recent statements by key financial regulators and US Senators once again bring cryptocurrency regulation into the spotlight. In this post…

Treasury Targets Nonfungible Tokens

USA - February 7 2022 The red-hot market for nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, continues to draw regulatory scrutiny. A Department of the Treasury report issued on February 4…

How Retailers Can Make the Blockchain Work for Them in the IP Space

USA - February 1 2022 The intersection of retail sales and blockchain technology is a current “hot” topic. But what does this actually mean for retailers? Is the time and…

Federal Reserve Publishes Discussion Paper on CBDC

USA - January 25 2022 On January 20, 2022, the Federal Reserve Board published a Discussion Paper on the potential for a US central bank digital currency, or CBDC…