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ICO Regulation in Canada – Winter Has Come


Most ICOs are Securities Requiring AML and Compliance Last week, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) released notice 46-307 to initial coin offerings (ICOs) that impacts: ICO’s everywhere in the world with Canadian buyers Exchanges that trade ICO coins to Canadian customers Companies in Canada that are conducting an ICO In this notice they list: How […]


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How BTC-e’s Fall Impacts Every Other Virtual Currency Exchange


Following Anti-Money Laundering Regulation is Required, Everywhere Last Tuesday, Alexander Vinnik was arrested and charged with 21 counts of Money Laundering for his alleged role in running BTC-e, a virtual currency exchange, and laundering proceeds stolen from the Mt Gox exchange. BTC-e was well known for not having sufficient AML requirements, requiring customers to only […]


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Virtual Currencies: Court Rules that Selling Bitcoin Is Not Money Transmitting and Selling Bitcoin to Criminals Is Not a Crime


Guest blogpost by Serrin A. Turner, Benjamin A. Naftalis and Pia Naib of Latham & Watkins LLP The ruling is an outlier driven by its unique facts and is unlikely to change the general regulatory landscape for Bitcoin businesses. In State of Florida v. Espinoza, a trial court in Miami recently dismissed all charges against an […]


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Access to Banking for Virtual Currency Businesses


Guest Blog Post by Pratin Vallabhaneni, Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP Operating a business in the virtual currency industry presents many of the same problems that are faced by any start-up company.  However, virtual currency businesses (VCBs) also face a set of unique obstacles, particularly when operating in the United States. One such obstacle is the […]


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Consensus 2016: What Four Sessions do you Need to Watch?


This year’s Consensus Conference looks to be the biggest Bitcoin and Blockchain conference of the year. The agenda has two tracks, one for business and the other for technology + policy. Plus, the lineup is AMAZING! There are great sessions here. Listed below are our top sessions for: Global Expansion of Virtual Currency Regulatory Requirements […]


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IdentityMind Digital Currency Webinar Series Session Two: KYC Tips & Tricks


In the next installment of its educational webinar series, IdentityMind Global will share “Know Your Customer: Tips & Tricks,” aimed at helping FinTech business leaders to understand how to adopt industry leading Anti Money Laundering (AML) practices for Digital Currency. The KYC Tips and Tricks session will take place on April 20th, at 11:00am PDT. […]


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