Cryptocurrency

Texas Renews its Cryptocurrency Crackdown

Texas has been one of the more active states in the United States when it comes to cryptocurrency enforcement.  The Texas State Securities Board was the first state securities regulator

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Cryptocurrency, Texas

Class Action Against Crypto Mining Scheme Moves Forward

On June 21, 2019 a Connecticut federal judge certified a class of alleged victims of a cryptocurrency mining Ponzi scheme.  Class certification is another step forward in providing legitimate avenues

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Class Action, Cryptocurrency, Litigation, US

Liechtenstein Government Announces New Blockchain Act

On May 7, 2019 the Liechtenstein government reported that it passed a motion to implement a new law on Tokens and VT Service Providers (generally referred to as the “Blockchain

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Cryptocurrency, Liechtenstein

UK Jurisdiction Taskforce Launches Consultation on Cryptoassets, Distributed Ledger Technologies and Smart Contracts

The UK Jurisdiction Taskforce (“UKJT“) recently published a consultation paper on the status of cryptoassets, DLT, and smart contracts under English private law. The UKJT is one of the six

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Cryptoassets, Cryptocurrency, Distributed Ledger Technology, Smart Contracts, UK

FATF is Anticipated to Issue Global Standards for Regulating Certain Cryptocurrency-Based Services in June 2019

During a speech at Consenus 2019, Sigal Mandelker, the U.S. Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, reiterated the

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AML, Banking, Cryptocurrency, FATF

English High Court Rules on Cryptocurrency Investments

On April 21, 2019, the English High Court ruled that it would have jurisdiction to hear the case of Ramona

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Bitcoin, Consumer Law, Cryptocurrency, UK

FinCEN Issues Guidance and Advisory on Convertible Virtual Currencies

On May 9, 2019, the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued guidance on the application of Bank Secrecy Act

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Cryptocurrency, FinCEN, US

New York State Denies Bittrex Request for BitLicense

We have previously written about New York’s BitLicense regulations, which prohibit companies from engaging in “virtual currency business activity” in New

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AML, BitLicense, Cryptocurrency, New York

SEC Issues its First Cryptocurrency No-Action Letter

In a first, on April 3, 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission issued its first cryptocurrency No-Action Letter.  The

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Cryptocurrency, No-Action Letter, SEC, US

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Africa

Baker McKenzie is pleased to announce that the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Africa report is now available. This guide summarizes

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Africa, Cryptocurrency
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