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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 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 February 22, 2018

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 […]

Felix Shipkevich December 21, 2017

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, […]

Felix Shipkevich August 18, 2017

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 […]

Felix Shipkevich August 2, 2017

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 […]

Felix Shipkevich June 16, 2017

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 […]