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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…

Senator Outlines Stablecoin Principles

USA - December 20 2021 In connection with a December 14, 2021, hearing of the Senate Banking Committee focused on the topic of stablecoins, Ranking Member Pat Toomey (R-PA)…

Biden Administration Announces US Strategy on Countering Corruption

USA - December 16 2021 On December 6, 2021, the Biden administration released a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive US Strategy on Countering Corruption. The Strategy…

New Cryptocurrency Information Reporting Regime Required on Form 1099 and Form 8300

USA - December 13 2021 On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and JOBS Act (the “Infrastructure Bill”), which significantly expands tax…

Freddie Mac Addresses Cryptocurrency in Mortgage Lending Criteria

USA - December 8 2021 On December 1, 2021, Freddie Mac published Bulletin 2021-36 for Freddie Mac sellers to provide updated guidance on eligibility criteria for…

Senate Banking Committee Probes Stablecoins

USA - November 29 2021 On November 23, 2021, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs sent a series of letters to prominent stablecoin issuers and…

Dubai Financial Services Authority Recently Launched Its Framework for Regulating Digital Assets

United Arab Emirates - November 15 2021 On 25 October 2021, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the regulatory body of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), announced…

President’s Working Group Releases Report on Stablecoins

USA - November 3 2021 On November 1, 2021, the President’s Working Group (PWG) released a long-awaited report on stablecoins (the “Report”). The Report outlines a number…

Timely Trademarks Are Important to Crypto: Dogecoin Disputes Illustrate Potential Naming Issues

USA - October 7 2021 A recent dispute over trademark ownership to the name of meme-fueled Dogecoin highlights the importance of trademark rights in the ever-growing world…

CFTC Charges Crypto Platforms for Registration and Trading Violations

USA - October 5 2021 In 15 recent enforcement actions, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced charges against various digital asset exchanges for…