On Jan. 25, 2024, the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Division of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (collectively, the “Agencies”) jointly issued a press

Continue Reading Hawaii’s Money Transmitters Modernization Act Will No Longer Apply to Cryptocurrency Activities

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Reps. Wiley Nickel (D-NC) and Mike Flood (R-NE) are working to overturn a controversial Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff accounting bulletin, SAB 121

Continue Reading Lawmakers Introduce Resolution to Nullify SEC’s Crypto Accounting Bulletin
  1. Continued Robust Litigation and Enforcement Actions by Federal and State Regulators and Enforcement Authorities – We will likely see a similar level of anti-fraud prosecutions by the Department of Justice
Continue Reading 5 Trends to Watch: 2024 Blockchain

On Oct. 23, 2023, FinCEN published an NPRM that identifies international CVC mixing as “a class of transactions of primary money laundering concern,” and finds that imposing additional recordkeeping and

Continue Reading FinCEN Proposes Rule to Address Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks Associated with CVC Mixing

On Sept. 18, 2023, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued a press release announcing updates to its ongoing oversight of the digital asset space, including (1)

Continue Reading NYDFS Updates Guidance on Virtual Coin-Listing/Delisting Frameworks and the Greenlist

On Aug. 29, 2023, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Court) vacated the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission)’s denial of Grayscale Investments, LLC (Grayscale)’s

Continue Reading SEC Denial of Proposed Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Product Arbitrary and Capricious: DC Circuit

On Aug. 28, 2023, the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) charged Impact Theory, LLC, a media and entertainment company, with violating Sections 5(a) and 5(c) of the Securities Act of

Continue Reading SEC Charges Media and Entertainment Co. for Unregistered Offering of NFTs