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Crypto Research Published; USPTO Seeks NFT Input; SEC and FINRA Address Digital Assets; OFAC Settles with Exchange; DOJ Enforcement Continues

USA - December 2 2022 Staff from the Board of Governors of the U.S. central bank recently published a research paper addressing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)…

Crypto Market Data Published; Settlement Pilot Announced; Reports Analyze Crypto Scams; Exchanges Seek to Prove Reserves as Users Withdraw Funds

USA - November 18 2022 The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) recently published the results of a study “to investigate the drivers of crypto adoption” by assembling…

CBDC Report Published; Crypto and NFT Initiatives Launch; OFAC Redesignates Tornado Cash; SEC and CFTC Target Crypto Fraud; FTX Files for Bankruptcy

USA - November 11 2022 This week the New York branch of the U.S. central bank published a report on the Phase I results of Project Cedar, “a multiphase research effort to…

Crypto Products and DeFi Pilot Launch; Reports Address NFT Royalties, Ethereum PoS Efficiency; IRS, CFTC, Address Crypto; Exchange Hacked for $28M

USA - November 4 2022 In a press release published this week, a major U.S. cross-border payments and money transfer company announced a new service in its existing mobile…

New Crypto Products Launch; US Official Addresses Crypto Regulation; State Securities Regulators Target Metaverse Casino NFTs; DOJ Targets Crypto Crimes

USA - October 28 2022 This week, two cryptocurrency financial services and trading platforms announced partnerships with traditional financial services companies to offer…

New Crypto Services Launch for Banks, Fintechs and Staking; DOJ Targets Major Cryptocurrency Money-Laundering Scheme; Japan Warns of Crypto Hacks

USA - October 21 2022 This week, a global financial services and payment technology firm announced that it has partnered with a major U.S. cryptocurrency custody and…

Crypto Products Launch; FSB, OECD Address Crypto Regulation and Tax; US Exchange Fined $24M; DOJ and SEC Actions Continue; Major Hacks Reported

USA - October 14 2022 This week, a major U.S. financial institution announced that its Digital Asset Custody platform is now live in the United States. According to a…

New Crypto and NFT Products Launch; Treasury Publishes FSOC Digital Asset Report; SEC Brings Enforcement Actions Against Crypto Promoters, Fraudsters

USA - October 7 2022 Last week, Circle Internet Financial, the issuer of USD Coin (USDC), announced plans “to make USDC available on five additional blockchain…

Crypto and NFT Firms Make Announcements; Treasury Interprets Crypto Reports; Crypto Enforcement Actions by CFTC, SEC, IRS, DOJ and States

USA - September 30 2022 In a press release this week, Voyager Digital, a cryptocurrency exchange that…

NFT Initiatives Launch; OFAC Adds Crypto Public Keys to SDN List; Treasury Dept. Publishes Crypto Reports; Crypto Enforcement and Hacks Continue

USA - September 23 2022 A South Korean technology company has reportedly launched a weeklong promotion in the metaverse. According to reports…