Madiha Zuberi

Madiha Zuberi

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Virtual Currency Guidelines

Despite growing pains, digital currencies and blockchain may be the future of payments and global finance. As with any disruptive technology that gains popularity quickly, building the legal framework to support it is...more

4/11/2016 - Bankruptcy Court Bitcoin Block Chain Commodities Corporate Counsel Currency Exchange Digital Currency IRS Virtual Currency Young Lawyers

The Bitcoin Identity Crisis: Currency or Property?

The confusion over Bitcoin grows in the latest lawsuit brought in a California bankruptcy court by Trustee Mark Kasolas against Marc Lowe, a former employee of HashFast Technologies LLC. The trustee alleges, among other...more

3/1/2016 - Bitcoin CFTC Commercial Bankruptcy FinCEN Fraudulent Transfers IRS Personal Property Popular Virtual Currency

Bitcoin Is “Property,” Rules California Judge in Pivotal Bitcoin Case

Last week, we blogged about the latest development in Bitcoin news: how a California bankruptcy court will define Bitcoin. That was the subject of a trustee’s clawback suit against Marc Lowe, a former employee of Hashfast...more

2/29/2016 - Bitcoin Clawbacks Corporate Counsel Personal Property Recovery Plans Young Lawyers

Trending: Facebook Fined, Breaches European Data Privacy Laws

Facebook is yet again being tagged in a breach of data protection laws, but this time it’s ‘checking-in’ to a European court in Brussels, Belgium. A recent slew of cases, in which Facebook is the leader, hints at stricter and...more

11/11/2015 - Cookies Corporate Counsel Data Collection Facebook Internet Marketing Personal Data Popular

Thumbs Up or Down? Facebook Forced to Disclose Market Data for User Messages

Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is no stranger to litigation or criticism for its utilization of user data that has resulted in lawsuits. And one of those in particular complained about what happens when...more

11/9/2015 - Data-Sharing ECPA Facebook Internet Marketing Wiretap Act

The Empire State Strikes Back: New York Proposes Rules for Virtual Currency

The New York State Department of Financial Services (the “Department”) recently published its proposed rules and regulations (the “Proposed Rules”) for vendors conducting business involving virtual currency. The Proposed...more

8/11/2014 - Advertising AML-CTF Bitcoin BitLicense Chief Compliance Officers CIP Licenses Licensing Rules Marketing OFAC Popular Proposed Regulation Regulatory Standards SDN List State and Local Government Virtual Currency

Bitcoin Investment Vehicles Beware – The SEC is Watching

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently charged the co-owner of two Bitcoin-related websites for publicly offering shares in the ventures without registering the securities under the Securities Act of 1933 (the...more

6/25/2014 - Bitcoin CFTC Cryptocurrency Enforcement Enforcement Actions FinCEN Popular Public Offerings SEC Securities Act of 1933 U.S. Treasury Virtual Currency

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