FinCEN Resource Center (financial institution contact), FRC@FinCEN.gov Immediate Release December 04, 2017 FinCEN Seeks to Strengthen Public-Private Partnership to Combat Financial Crime WASHINGTON — The United States Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) launched the FinCEN Exchange program today to enhance information sharing with financial institutions. As part of this program, FinCEN, […]
Public Statement Statement on Cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings SEC Chairman Jay Clayton Dec. 11, 2017 The world’s social media platforms and financial markets are abuzz about cryptocurrencies and “initial coin offerings” (ICOs). There are tales of fortunes made and dreamed to be made. We are hearing the familiar refrain, “this time is different.” The […]
The NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association) is an organization composed of 67 administrators from the territories, districts, and states of Canada, Mexico, the Unite States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. They just released their 2017 Annual Enforcement Report which includes responses from 50 jurisdictions throughout the U.S. Aside from the customary account […]
ICOs, Regulations, and Litigation Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) is a financing method that is currently pulling in billions of dollars from amateur investors. Regulatory agencies are taking notice of it and making extensive efforts to enforce oversight over them. Policy analysts and commercial litigators predict that this combination of events will lead to a barrage […]
Financial service industries have come a long way by adopting decentralized ledger technology (DLT), or more frequently termed blockchain. This is only the beginning. With blockchain technology entities can avoid many of the traditional hurdles. At the same time, jurisdictional regulations are attempting to keep up with the exponential spread of blockchain technologies throughout a […]
As we gradually witness the rise of the nascent cryptocurrency market, the government is becoming more curious. Currently, the cryptocurrency market is so volatile that the government believes it is imperative to assign stricter regulations on these new instruments. Recently, the state of Washington passed regulations on cryptocurrencies with an intention of protecting consumers. This […]
Concord, NH – New Hampshire exempted bitcoin from money transmission regulation by a bill signed into law by Governor Chris Sununu. The bill states that individuals “who engage in the business of selling or issuing payment instruments or stored value solely in the form of convertible virtual currency or receive convertible virtual currency for transmission to […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. —Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) brought action against Intercept Corporation, a payment processor and two of its executives, Craig Dresser and Bryan Smith for the illegal authorization of withdrawals from consumer accounts by their clients. The lawsuit was filed in federal district court in which the CFPB asserts that Intercept ignored […]
A law enacted on April 17 by the state of Washington, that among other things, formally made provision for the inclusion of virtual currency to its money transmitter laws. The new law that will officially go into effect in July this year will include virtual currency within the definition of money transmission. According to the […]
AVA Retail's new “closed loop invisible payments system” may hit small retailers soon.
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A new credit product geared toward 160 million Americans with little or no credit emerges.
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Telegram CEO Pavel Durov is battling against Russian security forces, after they implemented a block on Monday, April 16, 2018, on the messaging app when it refused a court order to “grant state security services access to its users’ […]
In a collaborative effort to test the Brave platform and its digital advertising token, the Basic Attention Token (BAT), the Dow Jones Media Group has joined up with the Brave Software team.On April 18, 2018, the two organizations announced that […]