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FinCEN Takes First Action Against Foreign-Located MSB—“The Virtual Currency Exchange of Choice for Criminals”—For Willfully...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On July 26, FinCEN, in coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California (“NDCA USAO”), assessed a $110,003,314 civil money penalty against BTC-e a/k/a Canton Business Corporation (“BTC-e”)...more

European Commission tackles financing risks linked to virtual currencies

by DLA Piper on

The European Commission has adopted a proposal to strengthen anti-money laundering (AML) and counterterrorism financing (CFT) measures related to virtual currencies. The proposal, adopted in July 2016, seeks to bring...more

Re-thinking What We Think We Know About Bitcoin (Part I)

by LeClairRyan on

It’s no surprise that, as the way we exchange information continues to evolve at an ever-increasing pace, the way we exchange value is rapidly evolving too. This two-part series explores the Bitcoin evolution occurring in...more

Bitcoin Week in Review 09.12.15 – 09.18.15

by Perkins Coie on

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more

Investing in Bitcoin? Think Twice Says the SEC.

by Blank Rome LLP on

Bitcoin has been in the news a lot recently and most of the news has been bad, including news of the bankruptcy of Mt. Gox, formerly one of the world’s largest Bitcoin exchanges. Most recently, on May 7, 2014, the SEC issued...more

Gone Baby Gone — Recovery of Stolen Bitcoins in Mt. Gox Bankruptcy

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection in Japan alleging that nearly all of the exchanges’ 850,000 bitcoins worth half-a-billon dollars had been looted by hackers. Customers were left asking whether any of their bitcoins are...more

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