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Bitcoin ETF Proposal Withdrawn
The Chicago Board Options Exchange ("Cboe") withdrew a proposal for a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund ("ETF") issued by the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust.
United States
24 Sep 2019
FinCEN Deputy Director Encourages Anti-Money Laundering Innovation
FinCEN Deputy Director Jamal El-Hindi described agency efforts to encourage innovation in anti-money laundering.
United States
20 Sep 2019
SEC Charges "Financial Guru" In ICO Fraud Scheme
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York froze the assets of a "self-described financial guru" charged with defrauding
United States
16 Aug 2019
CRS Considers Energy-Use Issues In Blockchain Technology
In a new report titled "Bitcoin, Blockchain, and the Energy Sector," the Congressional Research Service ("CRS") (i) highlighted the increasing energy demands
United States
15 Aug 2019
Micronesian Government Official Sentenced For FCPA Violations
The U.S. District Court in Hawaii sentenced a Micronesian government official to prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA").
United States
6 Aug 2019
DOJ Charges Four Canadian Executives For Role In Mail Fraud Campaigns
The DOJ charged four executives of a Canadian payment processing company in connection with handling payments from victims of several international mass-mail fraud campaigns.
United States
8 Jul 2019
FinCEN Invites FinTech And RegTech Firms To Present Innovations
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") encouraged FinTech and RegTech companies and financial institutions to present their innovative products and services.
United States
11 Jun 2019
Senate Banking Committee Considers Testimony On Collecting Beneficial Ownership Information
The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs considered testimony on the benefits of collecting beneficial ownership information for combating financial crime
United States
5 Jun 2019
SEC OCIE Director Urges Firms To Establish And Maintain Strong Compliance Programs
SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") Director Peter Driscoll urged firms to establish and maintain strong compliance programs that address.
United States
31 May 2019
CFTC Alerts Public On Virtual Currency Fraud
In a CFTC Alert, the agency warned the public about companies or individuals that commit fraud when soliciting investments in virtual currency.
United States
28 May 2019
FINRA Alerts Members To Money Laundering Red Flags
FINRA provided guidance to member firms on reporting and monitoring suspicious activity pursuant to FINRA Rule 3310 ("Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Program").
United States
22 May 2019
DOJ And IRS Seek Information On Finnish Individuals Using U.S. Payment Cards
The DOJ petitioned the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina to authorize IRS summonses to uncover the identities of Finnish residents using U.S.-issued payment cards in Finland.
United States
16 May 2019
Virtual Currency "Exchanger" Settles FinCEN AML Violations
A virtual currency "exchanger" consented to a Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") penalty for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering ("AML") regulations.
United States
6 May 2019
FATF Agrees On "Permanent Mandate" To Protect Global Financial System
Ministers of finance of Financial Action Task Force ("FATF") member countries agreed to make permanent the mandate for the FATF to protect the international financial system from money laundering and terrorist financing.
United States
2 May 2019
DOJ's Wire Act Interpretation Adds Hurdle For Stakeholders
In theory, May 14, 2018, should have marked a major shift in America's sports betting landscape. That day, the Supreme Court, in Murphy v. NCAA, rejected the federal law that prohibited most states
United States
1 May 2019
Trade Associations Urge Update Of BSA Regulatory Framework
SIFMA, the Institute of International Bankers, the American Bankers Association and others ("trade associations") urged the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services ...
United States
2 Apr 2019
European Commission List Of AML-Deficient Jurisdictions Includes U.S. Territories
The European Commission published a list of jurisdictions it identified as having strategic anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism ("AML/CFT") deficiencies
United States
21 Feb 2019
OFAC Identifies Bitcoin Addresses Of Sanctioned Individuals
The U.S. Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") identified two Bitcoin digital currency addresses associated with Iranian nationals on the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List.
United States
4 Dec 2018
Corporations, Directors, And Officers: Potential Criminal And Civil Liability
This practice note provides an overview of the law and legal standards governing the imposition of criminal liability on officers, directors, and corporations for the acts of employees.
United States
30 Nov 2018
FinCEN Reissues GTO And Lowers Real Estate Reporting Threshold
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") reissued a Geographic Targeting Order ("GTO") requiring title insurance companies to collect and report beneficial ownership information...
United States
22 Nov 2018
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