Cryptocurrency

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 York, or with New York residents, without a license.  Bittrex,

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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 Letter was issued to TurnKey Jet Inc. (“TKJ”), a jet-leasing

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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 the latest and key developments taking place in 22 selected

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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 cryptocurrency trading information from three Danish crypto exchanges to ensure

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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

HMRC Publishes Guidance on the Taxation of Cryptoassets for Individuals

This week HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”), the UK’s tax authority, set out its view on how individuals should be

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Bitcoin, Cryptoassets, Cryptocurrency, Tax, UK

Flat Risk Weight of 800% – FINMA Clarifies Prudential Consequences of Cryptoassets Trading by Swiss Banks and Securities Dealers

Up to now, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has taken no official position on how to consider cryptoassets

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Banking, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, FINMA, Switzerland

Launch of First Multi-Crypto ETP at SIX Swiss Exchange

On 22 November 2018, there was a first at SIX Swiss Exchange: Swiss-based startup Amun AG obtained the first license

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Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Exchanges, Switzerland

LabCFTC Releases Primer on Smart Contracts

LabCFTC, the FinTech engagement arm of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), this week released a primer on smart contracts

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CFTC, Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, US

SEC Takes First Step in Cracking Down on Digital Token Trading Platforms

On November 8, the SEC settled charges against Zachary Coburn, the founder of EtherDelta, a digital token trading platform.  This

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Cryptocurrency, Enforcement, Exchanges, SEC, US
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