Federal regulatory agencies are closely monitoring crypto-asset developments and banking organizations’ participation in the crypto-asset industry. This GT Alert covers the guidance issued by the FDIC, CFPB, and the Federal
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On Aug. 8, 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed economic sanctions on Tornado Cash, a popular cryptocurrency mixing service that allows customers to
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The latest negotiations on the EU’s crypto-assets Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCAR) have seen the European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary affairs (ECON Committee) refusing to order a ban
Continue Reading MICA Regulation: The EU Parliament’s Position on ‘Proof-of-Work’ Mechanism

On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced criminal charges against six defendants in four separate criminal cases involving alleged fraud in the offering of cryptocurrency investment
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On June 2, 2022, Regulation (EU) 2022/858 on a pilot regime for market infrastructures based on distributed ledger technology (the Regulation) was published in the Official Journal of the European
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On June 2, 2022, the New York Senate passed Senate Bill S6486D (the Bill), which would amend the state’s environmental conservation law and set forth a two-year moratorium on certain
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