Joseph Cutler

Joseph Cutler

Perkins Coie

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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

Security Breach Notification Chart - Revised October 2013

Perkins Coie's Privacy & Security practice maintains this comprehensive chart of state laws regarding security breach notification. The chart is for informational purposes only and is intended as an aid in understanding each...more

10/23/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach

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

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

Security Breach Notification Chart

Perkins Coie's Privacy & Security practice maintains this comprehensive chart of state laws regarding security breach notification. The chart is for informational purposes only and is intended as an aid in understanding each...more

7/17/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection Security

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

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