Cryptocurrency

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 projection that the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) will adopt

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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 ANG v Reliantco Investments Ltd, following its determination that speculative

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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

Danish Tax Agency Accesses Crypto Exchange Data to Tax Traders

On Jan. 14, 2019, Danish tax agency Skattestryrelsen received authorization from the nation’s tax council to collect two years of

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Denmark, Tax

Digital Currencies and Digital Tokens are Regulated as Securities Under Malaysian Securities Laws

Pursuant to the Capital Markets and Services (Prescription of Securities) (Digital Currency and Digital Token) Order 2019 (the “Prescription Order“),

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Cryptocurrency, ICO, Malaysia
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