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Felix Shipkevich July 5, 2018

CFO Jimmy Patronis: Florida Needs Cryptocurrency Chief ~Cryptocurrency Oversight Initiative Receives Support from Senate President-Designate Bill Galvano~ TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis today released a statement on the need for Florida to provide oversight of the growing industry of cryptocurrency by creating a statewide cryptocurrency chief. CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “Florida can […]

Felix Shipkevich June 27, 2018

Square Joins Xapo, Genesis in New York BitLicense Grant for 2018   Last week the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced approval for Square, Inc. virtual currency licence or BitLicense, bringing the grand total of Bit Licensees to seven since the scheme was implemented in 2015, with two other charters approved for […]

Felix Shipkevich May 16, 2018

Washington Money Transmitters and Currency Exchanges Assessment Deadline The State of Washington announced today the deadline for Money Transmitters and Cryptocurrency exchanges Annual Assessment, July 2nd 2018. Reports and payments must be filed through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) website by July 2nd lest fines and penalties will apply. Washington State has been very active […]

Felix Shipkevich May 15, 2018

South Carolina Introduces Money Services Division to Govern Money Transmitters South Carolina Office of the Attorney General has just announced yesterday a new division to govern Money Service Businesses and Currency Exchange Businesses. The Attorney General will be the commissioner of the Money Services Division and the law requiring licensing will come into effect May […]

Felix Shipkevich May 8, 2018

Immediate Release May 08, 2018 WASHINGTON— In a ceremony held at the U.S. Department of the Treasury today, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recognized the outstanding efforts of law enforcement agencies that successfully used Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reporting in their criminal investigations. The BSA’s recordkeeping and reporting requirements help to create a financial […]

Felix Shipkevich May 1, 2018

Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams: FTC Free Workshop on June 2018 The Federal Trade Commission will host a free to the public ICO workshop titled, “Decrypting Cryptocurrency Scams,” on June 25, 2018 in Chicago’s  DePaul University at 1:00 pm Central Time. Registration is not required and the event will be recorded and streamed live here. The event will […]

Felix Shipkevich April 13, 2018

New York BitLicense May Be Replaced by Digital Seal Getting Rid of Fees Just over a year ago on January 2017, Coinbase became the third virtual currency business to obtain a New York Bitcoin license, or ” BitLicense, ” granted by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS). The New York Bitcoin Licensing scheme […]

Felix Shipkevich March 23, 2018

IRS Virtual Currency Taxes Reminder With the CFTC getting support from the federal courts that virtual currency is a commodity and SEC regulating them as securities, it’s easy to forget the yearly IRS reminders since 2014 that cryptocurrency transactions should be reported like any other property. Four years ago on March 23, 2014 the IRS issued […]

Felix Shipkevich March 20, 2018

FTC Sues Bitcoin Scammers and a Forms Blockchain Working Group The Federal Trading Commission, the biggest consumer fraud protection agency in the U.S, filed a law suit on Friday against two companies and four defendants operating a Bitcoin pyramid Scheme and announced the formation of its very own Blockchain Working Group. The U.S District Court […]