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Virtual Currency (aka Digital Currency or Digital Money) is a type of currency or medium of exchange that is not issued by any government nor guaranteed by a government currency. Despite lacking legal tender... more +
Virtual Currency (aka Digital Currency or Digital Money) is a type of currency or medium of exchange that is not issued by any government nor guaranteed by a government currency. Despite lacking legal tender status, Virtual Currency is still traded and exchanged in some environments, typically online environments or communities. Bitcoin is the most well-known form of Virtual Currency.    less -

Blockchain Energizer Vol. 7

by K&L Gates LLP on

There is a lot of buzz around blockchain technology and its potential to revolutionize a wide range of industries from finance and healthcare to real estate and supply chain management. Reports estimate that over $1.4...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Even as the administration is mulling over withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, Exxon Mobil’s shareholders have voted to demand a more detailed accounting of the climate change policy risks facing the company—an...more

Where Does One Find Bitcoin to Pay the Hacker When Your Computer is Locked? An ATM, Of Course!: Cybersecurity Trends

by CloudNine on

Needless to say, cybersecurity and its challenges have become even more of a hot topic than ever, with ransomware stories becoming more prevalent. If you want to learn more about how to prevent ransomware attacks, read...more

WannaCry Ransomware Alert

This is not a drill. Companies and law enforcement agencies around the world have been left scrambling after the world’s most prolific ransomware attack hit over 500,000 computers in 150 countries over a span of only 4...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A series of cyberattacks featuring ransomware rocked the world this weekend, and the aftershocks “could linger” for a while....more

Back to the Future: 2017 [Expect Focus Life Insurance – December 2016]

by Carlton Fields on

- Should Your Company Purchase Bitcoin to Pay a Cyber Ransom? - NAIC Draws Line in CFPB Sandbox - NAIC’s Big Data Task Force Sets Charges for 2017 - Broker-Dealers Can Hold Customers’ Initial Checks...more

Bitcoin: Cybersecurity Regulations on the Horizon?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

As legislators grapple with creating legislation intended to bring virtual currencies, such as bitcoin, within the scope of anti-money laundering regulations, the vulnerability of Bitcoin exchanges to theft and other cyber...more

A System of Voluntary Self-Identification in the World of Virtual Currencies

by Locke Lord LLP on

On 5th July 2016, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published a proposal for a Directive amending the Fourth Money Laundering Directive (“Proposed Directive”), which sets out, amongst other things, to bring into...more

Lending Risks Associated with Virtual Currencies

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The use of virtual currencies, which seemed novel just three years ago, continues to increase and gain momentum with consumers and in various business channels. As this use continues to expand, lenders may increasingly...more

Financial Services Report, Winter 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

BELTWAY - Finally Faster than Amazon Prime - The Federal Reserve Board recently announced that banks and other financial institutions that use its payments system will have to be able to process same-day...more

Securities Litigation and Enforcement Newsletter

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In this our second edition of Fenwick’s Securities Litigation and Enforcement Newsletter, we continue to provide you with short insights about timely securities litigation and enforcement developments. This edition’s topics...more

Corporate Investigations & White Collar Defense - October 2015

"Wherefore Art Thou Due Process?" Part III - Why it matters: It is time for another installment in our continuing "Wherefore Art Thou Due Process?" coverage into the ongoing constitutional challenges to the SEC's...more

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors Adopts Model Regulatory Framework for Virtual-Currency Businesses

by Morgan Lewis on

Addressing regulatory concerns pertaining to consumer protection, market stability, and law enforcement, the Framework expands on the CSBS draft framework released in December 2014. The Conference of State Bank...more

Don’t Get Locked Out: Is Ransomware a Threat to Your Business?

by Carlton Fields on

Ransomware is a type of malware that locks access to a computer and its drives. Many forms of ransomware take complete control of the computer system, encrypt all of the files, and deny access to the system and any files...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - September 2015 #5

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

The CSBS Finalizes Model Framework for Virtual Currencies

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On September 15, 2015, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (“CSBS”) issued its final Model Regulatory Framework on virtual currency activities (“Final Framework”). The Final Framework follows the CSBS’s December 2014...more

Financial Services Weekly News - September 2015 #4

by Goodwin on

Regulatory Developments - NYDFS Announces Approval of First BitLicense Application from a Virtual Currency Firm: The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced Sept. 22 that it has approved...more

Financial Services Weekly News - September 2015 #3

by Goodwin on

Regulatory Developments: CFTC Grants Temporary Registration as SEF to LedgerX Bitcoin Options Exchange and Clearing House - On Sept. 10 the CFTC announced that it had issued an Order of Temporary Registration as a...more

FBI warns of continued use of Cryptowall ransomware schemes

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center recently issued an alert “Criminals Continue to Defraud and Extort Funds from Victims Using Cryptowall Ransomware Schemes” that indicates that the Center continues to receive...more

New York BitLicense Regulations Virtually Certain to Significantly Impact Transactions in Virtual Currencies

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently issued its final BitLicense regulations with respect to Bitcoin and other virtual currencies. The new regulations require the licensing of, and establish...more

Expect Focus - ONLINE HEALTH CARE: NOT SO FAST Telemedicine Hits A Few Speed Bumps, Volume II, Spring 2015

by Carlton Fields on

In This Issue: - IN THE SPOTLIGHT • Risky Business: Common Cyber Security Risks, Expensive Consequences - LIFE INSURANCE • Ninth Circuit Finds Bonus Indexed Annuity Delivers Exactly...more

NY Dept. of Financial Services releases final Bitcoin license regulations

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) made history last summer when it proposed Bitcoin regulations (reportedly the first in the nation) including the requirement that financial firms handling virtual...more

Virtual Currency, Real Risks

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

CSBS publishes Draft Model Regulatory Framework to promote consistent state regulation of virtual currency activities and protect consumers in the event of a breach. In March 2014, “Mt. Gox,” one of the largest and best-known...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 48

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

In this issue: - Recent Developments Relating to Rights to Exclude Shareholder Proposals from Proxy Statements - SEC Approves MSRB Best Execution Rule - SEC Sanctions Operator of Unregistered Virtual...more

Could Bitcoin Make Retail Cybersecurity Obsolete?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Interesting question, but life is never easy, and digital currency brings its own set of challenges...more

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