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Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Cybersecurity Sanctions Regime

On April 1, 2015, President Obama signed an executive order establishing a new sanctions program targeting individuals and entities responsible for, or complicit in, cyber-enabled activities that threaten the national...more

FEC Approves Bitcoin Political Donations While SEC Issues Investor Alert

On May 8, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) unanimously affirmed in an advisory opinion that political committees (including candidate campaigns and political action committees) could legally accept small bitcoin...more

Bitcoin: Regulators and States Out Ahead—Will Congress Follow?

Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency that facilitates quick exchanges of value, has received steady attention from the media and industry stakeholders. Akin to gold, bitcoins are mined using computers to solve...more

Senate Committee Expands Review Of Virtual Currency Policies

On August 12, Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK), the leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano regarding...more

D.C. Developments on the Cybersecurity Front – UPDATE

UPDATE: The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this afternoon. The vote was 18 in favor and two (Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL))...more

Ex-SEC GC: Financial Markets Aren't Rigged, They're Broken [Video]

Oct. 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Ralph Ferrara, partner at Proskauer Rose LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the problems presented by high frequency trading and potential solutions. Ferrara says that certain policy...more

Reed Says Market Disruptions Are "Wake Up Call" On Computerized Trading [Video]

Sept. 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- Senator Jack Reed, Democrat from Rhode Island, talks to Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about an upcoming hearing in front of a subcommittee for the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on how high speed...more

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