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The IRS is Closing in on Cases Regarding Bitcoin Income Reporting


Following a several-year court fight, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) appears to have obtained a substantial amount of information ... Read More

Recent Reports Show UK and EU (Slowly) Progressing Towards Virtual Currency Regulation

Currently there is no EU-harmonized approach for the specific regulation of virtual currency. In September 2018, the UK's Treasury Committee ... Read More

What FINRA’s Cryptocurrency First Disciplinary Action Means for Employers

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) made it a 2018 goal to monitor and supervise the cryptocurrency market, which has ... Read More

Just Another Week on the Blockchain: September 10-16, 2018

The week of September 10th was particularly eventful and saw a rather large number of recent enforcement and regulatory developments, ... Read More

Virtual Currencies Fall Within Scope of EU’s Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

The fifth iteration of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) took effect in July 2018. In addition to several updates covering ... Read More

SEC Finds Digital Tokens Issued in Exchange for Services Can Still Constitute Securities

In a recent settled enforcement action, In the Matter of Tomahawk Exploration LLC and David Thompson Laurance, the SEC found ... Read More

CFTC Chairman Includes Fintech and Virtual Currency in Agency’s Priorities

On July 25th, 2018, CFTC Chairman Giancarlo addressed the House Committee on Agriculture regarding the agency’s priorities and recent work ... Read More

Cryptocurrencies and Online Promotions: Legitimate Activities or Fraudulent Schemes?

The Internet is a double-edged sword, presenting business opportunities undreamed of 20 years ago – and the potential for fraudulent ... Read More

What Do CurryKittens, Stephen Curry and Trade Secrets Have in Common?

In May 2018, Axiom Zen released cryptocollectibles, unique digital tokens created using blockchain technology, called “CurryKittens.” In a complaint filed ... Read More

Potential Antitrust Issues With Blockchain Technology


The advent of blockchain technology has raised many questions regarding securities and privacy law. But what about potential antitrust and ... Read More

Could Digital Assets Be Considered Securities? A Perspective From Regulators

Earlier this year, two key SEC officials shared their views on digital assets under federal securities laws. While an ultimate ... Read More

The NFA Enhances Reporting Requirements for Intermediaries Who Trade Virtual Currencies and Related Derivatives

Derivatives regulations have continued to evolve with the explosive growth of cryptocurrency in recent years. One of these earlier shifts ... Read More