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HMRC's New Approach To Cryptoassets – Tax First, Define Later
The UK tax authority, Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC), has taken a further step towards tackling perceived tax avoidance in transactions involving cryptoassets.
United States
2 Oct 2019
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Still Waiting: SEC Again Delays Approvals Of Bitcoin ETFs
As further evidence of the SEC's resistance to the development of a regulated secondary market in bitcoin, on August 12 it delayed making a decision on three additional bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposals.
United States
23 Aug 2019
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Playing Catch-Up: Commissioner Peirce Proposes A Safe Harbor For Certain Token Offerings
SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has once again earned her title as "Crypto Mom" by expressing support for building a "non-exclusive safe harbor" for the offer and sale of certain cryptocurrency tokens.
United States
21 Aug 2019
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The SEC's Second No-Action Relief For Digital Tokens: Meaningful Relief Or A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing?
Pocketful of Quarters, Inc. (PoQ) is the second-ever recipient of no-action relief from the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the issuance of "Quarters."
United States
9 Aug 2019
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The SEC's Second No-Action Relief For Digital Tokens: Meaningful Relief Or A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing?
Considered as a whole, these conditions are so restrictive and duplicative that they raise doubt as to the necessity of the relief.
United States
8 Aug 2019
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The FCA Reclassifies Cryptoassets, But Is It Moving Away From Its Technology Neutral Approach?
On August 5, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released final guidance on cryptoassets in a policy statement that includes feedback from their January consultation paper.
United States
8 Aug 2019
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SEC/FINRA Joint Statement On Digital Asset Securities Does Not Address Regulatory Log Jam
Last week, the Staffs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (collectively, the Staffs)
United States
29 Jul 2019
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The SEC Can't Keep Kik-Ing The Crypto Can
On June 4, 2019, the SEC sued Kik Interactive Inc. ("Kik"), a privately held Canadian company, in the Southern District of New York,
United States
9 Jul 2019
9
Cryptoassets Taskforce: Cryptoasset Regulation May Be Coming
The regulation of cryptoassets is a question that has been troubling lawmakers and regulators across the globe.
UK
17 Jun 2019
10
Dragged To The U.S. Courts (Part 1): Jurisdiction And The Location Of Blockchain Nodes
Following the 2017 ICO boom and the more recent declines in cryptocurrency prices, blockchain-related litigation has substantially increased.
United States
17 Jun 2019
11
Dragged To The U.S. Courts (Part 2): Avoiding Personal Jurisdiction As A Non-U.S. Blockchain Company
Without personal jurisdiction over a defendant, a court cannot exercise its powers.
United States
14 Jun 2019
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HMRC Publishes UK Tax Guidance On Cryptocurrency For Individuals
On December 19, HMRC, the UK's counterpart to the US Treasury, published long-awaited (and arguably long overdue) guidance on the taxation of cryptocurrencies (which it refers to as "cryptoassets"), ...
UK
14 Jun 2019
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FinCEN's New Guidance For Cryptocurrency Businesses – Some Questions Answered, Some New Questions Raised, Careful Consideration A Must
Earlier this month, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance to clarify when the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)
United States
13 Jun 2019
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The CFTC Wants To Know More About Ether: Your Feedback Could Impact Ether Futures In 2019
The CFTC is giving the public an opportunity to influence its views as they relate to Ethereum, Ether or similar virtual currencies or projects.
United States
13 Jun 2019
15
FinCEN Shows A Little Bite To Go With Its Bark
Last week, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) backed up its strong public statements about enforcing the anti-money laundering (AML) laws.
United States
10 Jun 2019
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Transactors In Digital Tokens – New Bill Offers Hope
On December 20, 2018, Representatives Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) and Darren Soto (D-Fla) offered some early holiday hope to digital token issuers by introducing the "Token Taxonomy Act" (the TTA).
United States
20 May 2019
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SEC And FINRA Confirm Digital Assets A 2019 Examination Priority
Recently, the Staffs of the SEC and FINRA announced their annual examination and regulatory priorities: the SEC's Office of Compliance, Inspections and Examinations issued its 2019 Examination Priorities ...
United States
20 May 2019
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FCA Proposes Guidance On Cryptoassets, But Questions Remain
In January, the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) released a consultation on potential guidance on cryptoassets that provides useful direction on how cryptoassets fall within the current regulatory regime.
UK
20 May 2019
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The Token Taxonomy Act: A Fatal Drafting Ambiguity
In other words, a digital token must use an inalterable and objectively verifiable process.
United States
17 May 2019
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NY AG Accuses Bitfinex And Tether Of Covering Up $851 Million Loss In Investor Funds
Neither Bitfinex nor Tether publicly disclosed these transactions.
United States
16 May 2019
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