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Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2019

FinCEN Issues Guidance on Application of Regulations to Certain Business Models Involving Convertible Virtual Currencies

On May 9, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (FinCEN) issued "interpretive guidance" addressing


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 15 May 2019

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Guidance Regarding Convertible Virtual Currencies, Wallets, ICOs, DApps and More

On May 9, 2019, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued guidance relating to how the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and its implementing


Winston & Strawn LLP | USA | 13 May 2019

Financial Services Update, Vol. 14, Issue 19

France adopts new legal regime for crypto-assets In remarks delivered to the Securities Enforcement Forum on May 9th, SEC Commissioner Hester M


Hogan Lovells | USA | 1 May 2019

U.S. SEC: "Don't believe claims of SEC-approved offerings"

What has happened? The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued another investor alert, this time warning investors of


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | USA | 16 Apr 2019

2018 Australian IPO Review: Key US securities developments

The US capital markets continue to provide a valuable source of funding for Australian companies. Larger Australian IPOs and capital raisings


King & Spalding LLP | USA | 11 Apr 2019

How Far We Haven’t Come: SEC Resistance to Blockchain Securities Continues?

While SEC FinHub’s new framework announced last week for identifying crypto-securities suggests continued resistance for those using digital assets to


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 7 Apr 2019

SEC Staff Outlines Characteristics of Cryptoassets That Could Cause Them to Be Regarded as Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology issued guidance on what characteristics a cryptoasset


Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA, Australia, United Kingdom, etc. | 2 Apr 2019

2018 Year-End Cross-Border Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Review

In the second year of the Trump administration, U.S. white collar law enforcement priorities became clearer, particularly with regard to


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2019

Criminal Trial of Purported Programmer for Convicted Spoofer Begins This Week; Proposed Ostrich Instruction to Jury Rejected by Court

Jitesh Thakkar, who was criminally charged in early-2018 with conspiracy to commit spoofing and aiding and abetting spoofing in connection with his


Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA, Global | 31 Mar 2019

Subject of Early CFTC Enforcement Action for Cryptocurrency Scam Criminally Indicted for Same Offense

Patrick McDonnell was charged with nine counts of wire fraud in a federal court in Brooklyn for conducting a purportedly fraudulent virtual currency

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