J. Dax Hansen

J. Dax Hansen

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Virtual Currencies: International Actions and Regulations

Argentina - In addition to issuing warnings about their use, Argentina has suggested an increased interest in virtual currency transactions by requiring financial institutions and other entities to report virtual...more

9/12/2014 - Bitcoins Popular Virtual Currency

Virtual Currencies: International Actions and Regulations

Virtual Currencies: International Actions and Regulations. See Chart below for more information....more

6/25/2014 - International New Regulations Virtual Currency

Admin Rulings: FinCEN Clarifies Money Transmitter Exemptions for Virtual Currency and Payment-Related Services

On April 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a series of administrative rulings determining whether five different companies constitute money services...more

6/10/2014 - Cryptocurrency Exemptions FinCEN Money Transfer Money Transmission Act Online Payments Virtual Currency

Virtual Currencies: International Actions And Regulations

Virtual Currencies: International Actions And Regulations. See Chart for more information....more

4/4/2014 - Virtual Currency

New FinCEN Guidance On Virtual Currency Transactions

Overview - On January 30, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued two administrative letter rulings that clarify the application of FinCEN’s regulations to...more

2/12/2014 - Bitcoins FinCEN Virtual Currency

Government Brings Important Case Against Illegal Marketplace “Silk Road;” Government Acknowledges Lawful Uses Of Bitcoin

The virtual currency industry is in the news once again following the October 1, 2013, Federal Bureau of Investigation’s shutdown of the “Silk Road” website. As part of the shutdown of the well-known underworld bazaar, the...more

10/4/2013 - Bitcoins FBI Silk Road Virtual Currency

Federal Election Commission Seeks Public Comment On The Use Of Bitcoins As Political Contributions

A political action committee has sought an advisory opinion from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as to whether bitcoins can be accepted as political contributions and, if so, how bitcoins should be characterized and...more

9/9/2013 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank Secrecy Act Bitcoins FEC FinCEN Political Campaigns Political Contributions Public Comment Virtual Currency

Virtual Currency: Government Scrutiny Continues To Grow

Riding the coattails of an August 6, 2013 federal court ruling that alleged Ponzi-schemer Trendon Shavers’ Bitcoin-based investment scheme constituted an investment contract, and therefore a “security” under the federal...more

8/21/2013 - Bitcoins Ponzi Scheme Virtual Currency

Court Maintains Bitcoin-Related Investment Scheme Is A Security Under The Federal Securities Laws

In response to the SEC’s first civil complaint arising from online virtual currency trading, alleged Bitcoin Ponzi schemer Trendon Shavers recently challenged the district court’s authority to hear the case. ...more

8/9/2013 - Bitcoins FinCEN Ponzi Scheme SEC Securities Virtual Currency

Bitcoin Under SEC Scrutiny: First Civil Prosecution Brought Against Alleged Virtual Currency Ponzi Scheme Company

On July 23, 2013, the SEC ventured into the electronic currency world by filing a civil complaint against virtual currency “trader” Trendon Shavers and his company, Bitcoin Savings and Trust, in the U.S. District Court for...more

7/30/2013 - Bitcoins Ponzi Scheme SEC Virtual Currency

Federal Government Crackdown On Virtual Currency Heats Up

Asset Seizures and Arrests Mark Recent Federal Virtual Currency Enforcement Actions - Federal authorities have initiated several recent enforcement actions that are indicative of continuing regulatory changes in the...more

5/31/2013 - Bitcoins Enforcement FinCEN Money Laundering Virtual Currency

New FinCEN Guidance Changes Regulatory Landscape For Virtual Currencies And Some Prepaid Programs

To address a perceived gap in regulatory treatment of increasingly popular virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, the U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance on...more

3/22/2013 - Bank Secrecy Act Bitcoins FinCEN Money Services Business Virtual Currency

The Retail Point Of Sale Goes Mobile

Mobile point-of-sale payment terminals have experienced explosive growth over the past year. Unlike a traditional point-of-sale terminal, a mobile terminal communicates wirelessly when processing payment cards. There are...more

12/29/2012 - Data Protection Debit and Credit Card Transactions Mobile Payments PCI Personally Identifiable Information Point of Sale Terminals Retail Market

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