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The UK Financial Conduct Authority Issues Final Guidance On Cryptoassets
On 31 July 2019 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued its final guidance on cryptoassets (the Guidance) following its consultation on draft guidance earlier in the year.
15 Aug 2019
UK Regulator Proposes Ban On Crypto-Derivatives For Retail Clients
The prohibition will cover firms acting in, or from, the UK.
11 Jul 2019
The Other Side Of The Bitcoin: Estate Planning Opportunities With Cryptocurrency
On the other side of the Bitcoin, however, these characteristics can also present unique estate planning opportunities.
United States
20 Jun 2019
SEC Credits Self-Reporting And Cooperation In Not Imposing Penalty On ICO Sponsor
On February 20, 2019, the SEC announced a settled enforcement action against Gladius Network LLC for failing to register its 2017 initial coin offering (ICO) under the federal securities laws.
United States
11 Mar 2019
Impact Of The 2018 Mid-Term Elections On Financial Services Regulation
Following historical trends, the first mid-term Congressional election in the Trump Administration has concluded with a new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives.
United States
14 Nov 2018
Custody Of Blockchain Securities Under The Federal Securities Laws
Since 2016, a number of companies and indi­viduals have sought to raise capital for business enterprises by conducting Initial Coin Offerings ("ICOs").
United States
7 Sep 2018
The OCC Begins The CRA Modernization Process
On August 29, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the OCC) published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (the ANPR) regarding reform of the regulatory framework implementing the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (the CRA).
United States
6 Sep 2018
New Law Expands And Reforms CFIUS Jurisdiction And US Export Controls
President Trump signed into law on August 13, 2018, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (NDAA), legislation that enhances the powers of the Committee on Foreign Investment
United States
20 Aug 2018
OCC Tells Fintechs It Is Open For Business
Last week, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced it would begin accepting applications for special-purpose national bank charters from fintech companies conducting banking...
United States
14 Aug 2018
CFTC Staff Advisory Sets Challenging Standards For Future Virtual Currency Derivatives
n May 21, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a special Staff Advisory with guidance to regulated trading platforms and clearing organizations that propose to list...
United States
8 Jun 2018
Arnold & Porter Discusses Regulators' Clamp-Down On ICOs, Virtual Currencies, And Blockchain Firms
If there was ever a regulatory grace period for virtual currencies and blockchain technology, it is officially over.
United States
3 May 2018
Comptroller Of The Currency: OCC's Current Agenda Focused On Relief For Community Banks And A Potential Fintech Charter
In appearances at recent community bank forums, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting outlined a strategy focused on better tailoring and easing regulatory requirements for community banks.
United States
26 Apr 2018
Washington Clamping Down On ICOs, Virtual Currencies And Blockchain Enterprises
If there was ever a regulatory grace period for virtual currencies and blockchain technology, it is officially over. Five federal regulators—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the US Treasury Department ...
United States
6 Apr 2018
OFAC Publishes Digital Currency-Related Guidance
On March 19, 2018, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published five frequently asked questions and responses (FAQs) relating to digital currency and sanctions compliance.
United States
23 Mar 2018
The Reemergence Of De Novo Bank Charters
The ability to charter a de novo bank, once a reasonably achievable task, has, over the past decade, become an almost impossible feat.
United States
13 Oct 2017
OCC Proposes Special Fintech Bank Charter
The OCC is requesting responses to the questions described under Request for Comment below by January 15, 2017.
United States
14 Dec 2016
Term Sheets And Tech Deals: Key Considerations
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic: Ecommerce and other information age applications enabling institutions and individuals to transact their earthbound business in virtual space certainly fit futurist Arthur C. Clarke's adage. Yet, pull the digital superhighway's seamless curtain of instantaneous anytime, anywhere access aside and what's revealed is a thicket of intersecting systems driven by their own, very real, practical and legal concerns
United States
21 Nov 2016
Fintech Term Sheet Negotiations: Key Issues Beyond Price
Fintech startups and the regulated financial services companies (FSCs) they hoped to disrupt have realized the benefits of cooperation over competition.
United States
14 Nov 2016
The Uncertain Legacy Of Madden
On June 27, 2016, the US Supreme Court (Supreme Court) declined to review the Second Circuit's controversial decision in Madden v. Midland Funding, LLC. As a result, the appellate court's ruling regarding the applicability of state law usury limits to non-bank debt purchasers will remain the law of the land in the Second Circuit.[
United States
10 Aug 2016
FDIC Releases Proposed Examination Guidance For Third-Party Lending
On July 29 the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) released proposed examination guidelines (Proposal) which, if adopted, could significantly impact marketplace lending platforms and other entities relying upon bank partners.
United States
3 Aug 2016
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