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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Coinbase Announces SegWit Implementation Coinbase, one of the world’s largest Bitcoin wallet and exchange platform, announced a software update with SegWit to help with its notorious delays for costumer transactions. SegWit (Segregated Witness) is a transaction protocol for Bitcoin that expands the number of transactions that can be carried out in its Blockchain distributed ledger. This update will […]
Oregon State Agency Receives Coinbase and Digital Currency Complaints, Offers Warnings On January 10, 2018 The Bend Bulletin reported that Oregon’s Department of Consumer and Business Services received complaints from consumers related to Coinbase. Spokes man Brad Hilliard said the costumer complaints were in regards to delays in receiving their digital currency on Coinbase. Since […]
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 […]
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 […]