Nicholas Mooney

Nicholas Mooney

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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Bitcoin and the IRS - The Battle Continues

Dispute is heating up over IRS’s attempts to get personal information about users of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. Last November, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) filed a petition in the United States...more

1/26/2017 - Bitcoin Customer Lists IRS John Doe Investigation Mootness Motion To Intervene Motion to Quash Popular Subpoenas Tax Evasion Virtual Currency

Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technology Threaten to Disrupt Traditional Banking Services

To most people, the concept of digital currencies is synonymous with the name Bitcoin. However, hundreds of digital currencies exist. In fact, WorldCoinIndex.com tracks 445 currencies, and CoinMarketCap.com tracks 732....more

10/17/2016 - Anti-Money Laundering Bank Secrecy Act Banking Sector Banks Bitcoin Blockchain CFPB Digital Currency Financial Services Industry Popular Risk Assessment Security

Virtual Currencies and the Risks They Bring to Community Banks and the Financial Industry

Virtual currencies are once again at the forefront of discussion about top issues facing community banks and the financial industry as a whole. The Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA”), a trade association...more

1/7/2016 - Bitcoin CFPB Community Banks Financial Sector FinCEN Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) Popular Virtual Currency

Community Banking Excellence -Fourth Quarter 2015

In This Issue: - Looking Back, Looking Forward: A 2015 Retrospective and 2016 Predictions: This past year has seen many changes in the community banking industry. Some of these issues we expected and some had more...more

12/31/2015 - Community Banks Consumer Bankruptcy Dischargeable Debts Financial Institutions Risk Assessment Virtual Currency

Supreme Court Decision May Make It Easier for Borrowers to Sue for Discrimination

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States may make it easier for borrowers to claim discrimination when denied a loan. In late June 2015, the Court addressed whether lawsuits brought under the Fair Housing...more

10/2/2015 - Borrowers Discriminatory Lending Practices Disparate Impact ECOA Fair Housing Act (FHA) Loans SCOTUS Tax Credits Texas Dept of Housing v Inclusive Communities

California Investment Firm and City Team Up to Erase Mortgages Through Eminent Domain

If a California investment firm and the City of Richmond, California have their way, the mortgage industry may face a new threat: a plan to use government’s eminent domain power to seize homes where homeowners owe more than...more

6/25/2014 - Eminent Domain Mortgages Takings

Community Banking Excellence - Issue 2, 2014

In This Issue: - Another Perspective: Robert T. Braswell, President and Chief Executive Officer Carolina Bank: Mr. Robert T. Braswell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Bank. He has served in...more

6/19/2014 - Banks Basel III Consumer Bankruptcy Eminent Domain Lenders Mortgages Refinancing

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