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What I know about cryptocurrency can be inscribed on a head of pin with a jackhammer.  But I know it’s a thing; I know it’s a big thing and getting bigger.  So, these past few weeks I have been reading with interest...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

European Parliament Draft Report on Crypto

A draft report on the impact of crypto and blockchain on taxation was tabled before the European Parliament sub-committee on tax matters on 25 April 2022. The draft report consists of a motion for a European Parliament...more

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Crypto Trading Safe Harbor – We’re On Our Own

The District of Columbia Bar Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update Conference, a two-day conference on tax legislative and regulatory developments, included a one-and-a-half hour panel on taxation of cryptocurrencies and...more

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Crypto Products and Mining Initiatives Launch; Sports and Spirits Firms Embrace Blockchain; US Agencies Seek Crypto Input, Address...

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A well-known digital currency investment services company announced the launch of its first European exchange-traded fund (ETF), according to a press release this week. The ETF, which will be traded on multiple foreign...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

DOL Warns Employers About Including Cryptocurrency in 401(k) Plan Investment Options

Late last month, Fidelity Investments created a minor firestorm when it announced that it would allow retirement plan sponsors to offer bitcoin as an investment option for participants. In reaction to this move, the...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Taxation of Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Co.: Taxable income for cryptocurrencies – but still, private investors can breathe a...

After a year of wrangling, the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) has finally published explanations on how virtual currencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin and Co.) and other tokens (hereinafter: cryptocurrencies)...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Besteuerung von Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin und Co.: Steuerpflichtige Einkünfte bei Krypto-Währungen - aber dennoch können...

Nach einjährigem Ringen hat das Bundesministerium der Finanzen (BMF) nun endlich Ausführungen dazu veröffentlicht, wie virtuelle Währungen (z. B. Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin und Co.) und sonstige Tokens (nachfolgend:...more

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DOJ issues charges in first criminal cryptocurrency sanctions case

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Last Friday, a federal Magistrate Judge in Washington, D.C. wrote an opinion, in a still sealed case, explaining why he approved a DOJ criminal complaint against an American citizen accused of transmitting more than $10...more

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BitMEX Co-Founder and Owner Settles with CFTC and Now Faces Criminal Sentencing

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The legal saga involving the civil and criminal cases against the entity and former individual owners of the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange, or BitMEX—a large and well-known online trading platform dealing in futures contracts...more

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Cryptocurrencies As Investment Options In 401(k) Plans

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On March 10, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Compliance Assistance Release (the “Release”) addressing its views on the availability of cryptocurrencies on 401(k) investment platforms. This guidance comes...more

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[Event] Environmental Risk and PFAS Litigation Conference - June 14th, New York, NY

Panel Topics: - Rough Justice – Superfund Allocations and Forensics - Tech Talk: Cutting Edge Cleanup Technologies - PFAS The PFAS Products Liability Crystal Ball- When Will It Begin and When Needs to Happen? -...more

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Every Little Thing … Considerations Before Adding Crypto to a 401(k) Plan

Fidelity Investments recently announced that it will offer its 401(k) plan clients the opportunity to offer bitcoin as a 401(k) plan investment option later this year. While this may sound intriguing to some plan fiduciaries...more

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Left to their own devices: No duty arises between cryptoasset software developers / controllers and cryptoasset owners

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In Tulip Trading Limited v Bitcoin Association for BSV, the High Court summarily dismissed Tulip's claim against certain bitcoin software developers and controllers. In doing so, the Court held that cryptoasset software...more

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From Cryptic to (Some) Clarity: English Law and Policy Rising to the Challenge of Cryptoassets (Part 2)

In the first part of this series of articles, we examined the progress of English law to shape and build an infrastructure to support the development of a secure and certain environment for investment in digital assets. We...more

Ulmer & Berne LLP

An Introduction to Crypto for Financial Services Professionals

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In the last couple of years, cryptocurrencies went from a fringe discussion to seemingly everywhere around us. Join Ulmer partner Nathan W. Lamb as he helps financial services professionals navigate this new reality. In this...more

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California Governor Orders Agencies to Create Transparent Regulatory Framework for Blockchain and Digital Assets

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California's governor issued an executive order requiring state agencies, led by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation, to create a "transparent" regulatory framework for blockchain technologies and digital...more

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Stocks Continue Weeks-Long Slide to Start the Week

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Despite Friday’s confirmation of another month of robust job growth, Wall Street couldn’t shake a “relentless decline” that’s going on 6 weeks now and was fueled on Monday “by new data from China that added to concerns about...more

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Expansion of SEC’s Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit portends more active enforcement

On May 3, 2022, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the expansion of its newly styled Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit (Unit) (formerly known as the Cyber Unit), housed within its Division of...more

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Jobs Report Unlikely to Boost Rapidly Declining U.S. Markets

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Jobs Report Friday. Let’s see if the numbers give us some reason for cheer after markets whipsawed into the red—hard—a day before. [But best to temper hopes for any market recovery, no matter what jobs are, as early signs...more

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Banks and Retailers Embrace Crypto, Bitcoin Environmental Costs Debated, New NFT Initiatives Launch, Various Agencies Address...

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According to reports, a major U.S.-based global investment bank has allowed a borrower to use bitcoin as collateral for a cash loan, for the first time in the bank’s history. In other financial news, according to reports, the...more

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Cryptocurrency Litigation: Traditional Remedies in Modern Circumstances

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Ontario Superior Court Issues an Anton Piller Order in Connection with Alleged Cryptocurrency Theft - Previously under seal and only recently released to the public, the Ontario Superior Court’s decision in Cicada 137 LLC v...more

Al Rowaad Advocates & Legal Consultants

What You Need to Know About Virtual Assets Law in the UAE?

Virtual asset is an innovative technology representing value which could be stored, traded, transferred or used as a payment tool in a digital form. Bitcoin, crypto assets, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are all virtual assets. ...more

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The Biden Administration Proposes Changes to the Taxation of Cryptocurrency Transactions

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On March 28, 2022, the Biden Administration proposed certain very limited changes to the taxation of cryptocurrency transactions. The proposals do not change the current treatment of cryptocurrency as property for federal...more

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Crypto is . . . Everywhere . . . and the SEC and other Regulators Are Sprinting to Keep Up

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Crypto seems to be everywhere these days. Just last week Fidelity Investments launched a bitcoin option for its 401(k) plans. The nation’s largest plan administrator is providing the 23,000 companies it manages retirement...more

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Crypto and NFT Pilots Launch Across Industries; Paper Analyzes Bitcoin Use in El Salvador; Crypto Enforcement Continues in US; New...

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A major U.S. fintech firm recently announced the launch of a “crypto payouts” pilot that will allow a select group of creators to receive cryptocurrency payments through a major social media platform. According to a press...more

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