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In the past few years, and particularly in the past few months, cryptocurrencies or digital currencies – most notably bitcoin and ether
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The North American Securities Administrators Association ("NASAA") shared several current and emerging investment threats identified by state regulators and the NASAA Enforcement Section.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On December 12, a federal judge dismissed a challenge to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's proposal to issue special purpose national bank charters to financial technology firms ...
Davis & Gilbert
Forget Hamilton! Andrew Jackson has re-entered the nation's consciousness, though it's hardly been an auspicious return.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
In a Dec. 6 open letter to CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo, FIA CEO and President Walt Lukken outlined concerns with the process in which cryptocurrency futures have come to market.
Mayer Brown
On Tuesday, a federal district court in the Southern District of New York issued an order dismissing a lawsuit brought by the NYDFS regarding a proposal of the OCC to issue federal charters to certain fintech firms.
Proskauer Rose LLP
With bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies reaching shocking new prices seemingly every day, some people have finally started putting the new payment systems to real use – paying lawyers
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The French finance industry, with more than 1.2 million direct and indirect jobs created and accounting for 4% of the French GDP, is an enabling environment for the development of innovative financial products and services.
Bowditch & Dewey
The year 2017 could be described as the year of the Bitcoin and other "virtual currencies," with Bitcoin having appreciated 1800% since the beginning of the year and Ethereum, at one point...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Munchee Inc., a California-based restaurant review company, shut down its ICO and issued refunds to investors after the SEC issued a cease-and-desist order for failing to register the tokens as a security.
Reed Smith
The CFTC nevertheless asserted its general jurisdiction over commodities under the Commodity Exchange Act.
Reed Smith
This growth in new token issuances has elevated the profile and "coolness factor" of token sales, and celebrities are paying attention.
Boccadutri International Law Firm
The CFTC, namely the American government agency that regulates the futures market has authorized futures with regard bitcoin.
Proskauer Rose LLP
CBOE Global Markets Inc. (CBOE) began trading CFTC-approved bitcoin futures on December 10th, and CME Group Inc. (CME) will begin trading them on December 18th.
Reed Smith
On November 20-21, 2017, Tether, the company behind USDT – a digital token backed by fiat currencies like the dollar and euro – disclosed that a hack resulted in the loss of $30.95 million worth of tokens.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In October, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the "Treasury") released its Annual Plan, outlining the Office of Inspector General's audit and investigative priorities for fiscal year 2018.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The SEC took two additional steps today in its regulation and oversight of the initial coin offering ("ICO") and cryptocurrency markets.
Proskauer Rose LLP
As cryptocurrencies surge in value and enter mainstream consciousness, an increasing number of employers may consider compensating their employees with bitcoin, ether, or other cryptocurrencies.
Duane Morris LLP
For these reasons, cryptocurrencies arguably function more similarly to commodities such as gold or oil.
Pryor Cashman LLP
On December 1, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission charged PlexCorps, a Quebec-based company, its principal executive, Dominic Lacroix and his partner, Sabrina Paradis-Royer ...
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As of this inaugural publication, there exists no uniformity with respect to how businesses that deal in virtual currencies (also known as "cryptocurrencies") such as Bitcoin are treated among the states.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
CFTC Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC Daniel Gorfine asserted that the LabCFTC initiative was intended to "make the CFTC more accessible to FinTech innovators" and to "inform the [CFTC]'s...
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP
It's hard to avoid articles, white papers, blog pieces and presentations that promote the almost magical use of blockchain – it seems that blockchain ...
Reed Smith
The Tether hack illuminates the privacy, reputational, financial and recovery risks associated with issuing, owning and storing digital currencies.
Reed Smith
Nine years after Satoshi Nakamoto circulated his whitepaper and introduced the world to bitcoin, regulated bitcoin derivatives are about to be introduced in the United States.
On October 25, 2017, the Hedge Fund Industry Practice team hosted an event at the New York Yacht Club titled "Chair Clayton's Impact at the SEC.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Federal Reserve Board member Lael Brainard discussed the potential benefits and risks of FinTech innovation for consumers.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
CFTC Chief Innovation Officer and Director of LabCFTC Daniel Gorfine explained the purpose of the LabCFTC initiative and the agency's new orientation toward FinTech.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Here at Socially Aware, we focus on the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging technologies.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
Last week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") issued a statement questioning the marketing practices of certain cryptocurrency companies...
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