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
Continue Reading Regulatory Scrutiny on the Rise of Bank and Crypto Company Dealings

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
Continue Reading OFAC Sanctions Cryptocurrency Mixing Service for Allegedly Facilitating Money Laundering

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
Continue Reading DOJ Signals Concerted Effort to Prosecute Alleged Cryptocurrency Fraud

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
Continue Reading New York’s Proposed Moratorium on Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

On May 4, 2022, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Executive Order N-9-22 (EO) to create a regulatory approach for cryptocurrency companies and to determine how to use blockchain technology for
Continue Reading California Governor Issues Executive Order Fostering Use and Regulation of Blockchain and Crypto

On Nov. 1, 2021, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) joined with the president’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) to
Continue Reading President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Releases Report and Recommendations on Stablecoins

The U.S. Senate passed its infrastructure bill (the “Bill”) that includes additional cryptocurrency reporting requirements, which are expected to generate $28 billion in revenue. The Bill currently does not provide

Continue Reading UPDATED: Infrastructure Bill Contains New Cryptocurrency Reporting Requirements