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IRS Warns Cryptocurrency Holders To Report Transactions And Pay Taxes
It is no secret that cryptocurrency holders are facing increased scrutiny by the IRS. In 2018, the agency announced a virtual currency compliance campaign that included outreach and examinations.
United States
21 Aug 2019
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OFAC Continues To Demonstrate Greater Interest In Cryptocurrency Regulation And Enforcement
With the widespread arrival of Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs") over the last several years,1 U.S. authorities have made deliberate progress toward keeping pace with the fast-growing crypto industry.
United States
13 Aug 2019
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FCA 2019/20 Business Plan Released Highlighting Conduct Supervision And Financial Crime As Key Focus
The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has released its business plan for 2019/20, in which it sets out its areas of focus for the coming year, and outlines how it proposes to respond to issues it has identified.
United States
14 May 2019
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IRS Makes Cryptocurrency A Compliance Priority
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other global taxing authorities are continuing to focus on bringing taxpayers who hold cryptocurrencies into compliance.
United States
13 Feb 2019
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Ropes & Gray's Investment Management Update – August-September 2018
The following summarizes recent legal developments of note affecting the mutual fund/investment management industry:
United States
17 Oct 2018
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What New Bank Charters Mean For Fintech
Following the Office of the Comptroller of Currency's July issuance of a policy statement and supplement to its licensing manual relating to special-purpose national charters for non-deposit-taking financial technology companies ...
United States
15 Oct 2018
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Notable September Developments In The Cryptocurrency Space
Notably, the order contained no analysis explaining the basis for the SEC's conclusion that the tokens were securities.
United States
1 Oct 2018
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OCC Opens Door For Fintech National Banks
Following the Office of the Comptroller of Currency's July issuance of a policy statement and supplement to its licensing manual relating to special purpose national charters for non-deposit-taking financial technology companies ...
United States
28 Sep 2018
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New Disclosure Requirements For NFA Members Engaging In Virtual Currency Activities—Action Required
On August 9, 2018, the National Futures Association ("NFA") announced that, effective October 31, 2018, NFA members are required to make additional disclosures in connection with their virtual currency activities ...
United States
14 Aug 2018
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Treasury Department Issues Regulatory Report On Fintech And Innovation
Reforms that expand horizons for nonbank financial companies were recently recommended in the Treasury Department's July 31, 2018 report entitled ...
United States
8 Aug 2018
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Virtual Currencies And The Commodity Trading Safe Harbor
Tax partner Jim Brown and tax associate Franziska Hertel authored a recent Tax Notes Special Report article, in which they analyzed whether the commodity trading safe harbor ...
United States
25 Jul 2018
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Massachusetts Crackdown Reflects Increased State Regulation Of ICOs
On March 27, 2018, the top securities regulator in Massachusetts issued consent orders halting five initial coin offerings — including projects that sought to raise capital to assist families...
United States
17 Apr 2018
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CFTC Reasserts Its Role In Virtual Currency Regulation With Enforcement Actions And Joint Statement With SEC
The next day, shortly after announcing the charges publicly, the CFTC released a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...
United States
7 Feb 2018
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What Asset Managers Can Expect From The SEC In 2018
Following are 10 issues to watch during the coming year at the SEC.
United States
8 Jan 2018
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Cryptocurrency Update: CFTC Reaffirms Jurisdiction Over Certain Virtual Currency Transactions
There is little question that virtual currency will be subject to increasing regulatory oversight as it continues its steady march towards the mainstream.
United States
20 Oct 2017
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Cryptocurrency Update: SEC Files Fraud Charges Relating To ICO Schemes
Two months after warning investors that some digital tokens or coins may qualify as securities under the federal securities laws, the SEC on September 29, 2017 brought its first enforcement action...
United States
16 Oct 2017
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SEC Files Fraud Charges Relating To ICO Schemes
Two months after warning investors that some digital tokens or coins may qualify as securities under the federal securities laws, the SEC on September 29, 2017 brought its first enforcement action in connection with an ICO.
United States
13 Oct 2017
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VIDEO: IP Strategies For Financial Technology
Leslie Spencer, an IP litigation partner, discusses the importance of developing a comprehensive and forward-looking intellectual property strategy for financial technology (FinTech) innovations.
United States
2 Feb 2017
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Innovation In The Securities Markets: ESMA Releases Discussion Paper On Distributed Ledger Technologies
The European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published today a Discussion Paper on the application of "distributed ledger technologies" ("DLT") to securities markets.
European Union
3 Jun 2016
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FTC Launches Study Of Assessment Process For Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards
On March 7, the FTC announced a study of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard assessments – the audits required of certain merchants pursuant to rules imposed by payment card brands such as Visa and MasterCard.
United States
1 Apr 2016
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