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Fintech 2020: A Global Survey on the State of Financial Technology

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Letter from Our Co-Chairs - As the digital transformation of financial markets accelerates at breakneck speeds, fintech presents significant opportunities and challenges for both investors and innovators around the...more

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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Bitclub Network Promoter Admits to Securities Fraud and Tax Offenses

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Joseph Frank Abel recently pled guilty to conspiring to offer and sell unregistered securities and to filing a false tax return in connection with his role in the BitClub Network, a cryptocurrency mining scheme worth at least...more

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Digital Assets in Estate Planning: Cybersecurity Concerns and Considerations

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With the rise of the digital world, many estate planning clients have accumulated large collections of “digital assets” that are stored online. In its simplest form, a “digital asset” is a non-physical asset that exists...more

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Updated Digital Asset SEC Timeline-September 2020

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The Digital Asset SEC Timeline serves as an interactive compilation of select SEC guidance, enforcement actions, and speeches relating to the application of the federal securities laws to digital assets. Beginning with the...more

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With All My Electronic Goods I Do Thee Endow—Digital Asset Planning For The 2020s And Beyond

Hey Siri, how do I get everything on this iPhone to my loved ones if something happens to me (or make sure it’s deleted)? If you ask Siri this question, she will (as is all too common) not give you the right response, and...more

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fintech NEXT: Developments on Digital Assets and Blockchain

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Blockchain technology continues to mature and gain acceptance for a wide range of potentially disruptive financial and commercial uses. In the wake of COVID-19, we have seen an increased focus on the research and development...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Cybersecurity Preparedness and the Growing Importance of Operational Resiliency

Creation of a new rapid response team signals regulators may turn today’s cyber examination priorities into tomorrow’s enforcement priorities. The Securities and Exchange Commission, New York State Department of Financial...more

BakerHostetler

Market Developments in Stablecoins, Crypto Loans, Metals/Minerals Supply Chains and More; NY DFS Publishes Crypto “Greenlist”; DOJ...

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Market Actors Focus on Stablecoins, Crypto-Backed Loans and Real Estate Transactions - A partnership between BCB Group, a global digital asset financial services group, and Circle, a leading global financial technology firm,...more

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SEC and FINRA Provide Guidance Regarding Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, and Digital Assets

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) made several regulatory announcements this summer relating to cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital...more

Troutman Pepper

Pennsylvania Adopts the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

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Digital assets have become an integral part of our lives. From e-mail accounts to digital photos to cloud based storage accounts to cryptocurrencies, almost everyone owns some type of digital asset. Until recently,...more

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Recovery by ICO Token Investors May Be Challenged in Bankruptcy

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Bankruptcy courts may provide relief to debtors by discharging pre-petition obligations to repay existing debts owed to creditors, and claims by equity holders. Creditors who hold debt and investors who hold equity interests,...more

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Legislation Discussion with PA State Senator Tom Killion

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The Digital Planning Podcast is designed to educate individuals about all things digital in connection with estate planning, business planning and estate administration. Your hosts, Jennifer Zegel, Ross Bruch and Justin...more

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Estate Planning Pitfall: You Haven’t Created a Road Map for Your Estate Plan

You’ve probably spent a lot of time creating documents for your estate plan, including a will, trusts and a power of attorney. While these documents are essential for your plan, your family could also use a “road map” to...more

BakerHostetler

Recent Securities Class Actions Targeting ICOs Raise Variety of Complex Legal Issues

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On April 3, 2020, exactly one year after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued its “Framework for ‘Investment Contracts’ Analysis of Digital Assets” (Framework), 11 class action lawsuits were filed in the...more

Lowenstein Sandler LLP

FINRA: An Unnecessary, Unqualified Digital Asset Regulator

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s new request for digital assets activities adds more confusion to the regulatory environment. The United States Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, or FINRA, has once again...more

Hardin Compliance Consulting LLC

Ransomware Attacks! SEC Creates New Hoops for Advisers with Automated Proxy Voting; and Private Fund Conflicts Still Under the...

For Investment Advisers and Broker Dealers - RANSOMWARE ATTACKS! Is Your Firm Ready?  OCIE issued a risk alert warning investment advisers, broker dealers, and investment companies that increasingly sophisticated ransomware...more

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OCC Concludes That National Banks May Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services

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The OCC sees holding the cryptographic access keys to control and transfer cryptocurrency as an "electronic corollary" of banking's traditional safekeeping methods. On July 22, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The Distributed Ledger: Blockchain, Digital Assets and Smart Contracts - July 2020

In this issue, we discuss the new initiatives under New York's BitLicense regime that clarify and streamline the regulatory landscape for virtual currency entities doing business within the state. We also examine the...more

Orrick - On the Chain

A “Key” OCC Interpretation – National Banks Can Provide Cryptocurrency Custody Services

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Banking regulators took a significant step toward the mainstreaming of cryptocurrency recently when the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) provided guidance about how a bank can provide custody services for...more

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From Safe Deposit Boxes to Cold Wallets, Bank Custody Evolves

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The OCC greenlights bank custody of cryptoassets, opening a significant door to mainstream adoption and innovation. On July 22, 2020, the US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued Interpretive Letter #1170...more

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Singapore Introduces New Omnibus Act for Financial Sector

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On 21 July, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) published a consultation paper seeking views on a proposed new omnibus act that will allow the MAS to adopt a financial sector–wide regulatory approach to financial...more

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European antitrust inquiry into the Internet of Things: A new digital battleground?

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On July 16, 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) launched a sector inquiry into the market for consumer products and services linked to the Internet of Things (“IoT”) (see the Press release announcing the launch...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

Can Purpose-Built Equipment Bring Blockchain Back as a Tech Solution?

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When was the last time you talked about blockchain? Maybe 18 months to 2 years ago when the world was new, Broadway was open, and blockchain was everywhere. And then it wasn’t. Blockchain didn’t leave us, its golden promise...more

Goodwin

Financial Services Weekly Roundup: The OCC’s True Lender Test Embraces A Simplified Solution

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In This Issue. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) proposed a rule that would establish that a national bank or federal savings association is the “true lender” of a loan if, as of the date of origination, the...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Is There Life for SAFTs After the Telegram Case?

The final act in the saga between Telegram Group Inc. (“Telegram”) and the SEC was the June 26, 2020 court approval of the SEC’s settlement with Telegram, in which Telegram agreed to pay a civil penalty of $18.5 million and...more

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