Financial Regulatory & Compliance

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

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 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

On July 13, 2023, in a highly anticipated decision for the cryptocurrency industry, a Southern District of New York court granted in part and denied in part the parties’ cross

Continue Reading SEC v. Ripple Labs, Inc., et al.: A Turning Point in Cryptocurrency Jurisprudence?

On Dec. 14, 2022, the SEC announced charges against eight social media influencers in a $100 million securities fraud scheme in which they allegedly used social media platforms to tout

Continue Reading 8 Influencers Charged in $100 Million Securities Fraud Scheme