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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 […]

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 January 25, 2018

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 […]

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 December 13, 2017

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 […]

Felix Shipkevich October 20, 2017

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 […]