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US Government Sanctions Bitcoin Addresses — How This Will Impact Your Financial Institution

December 5, 2018

For the first time, bitcoin addresses have been added to an Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list On Wednesday, November 28, the US Treasury added two bitcoin addresses to the OFAC SDN list. For those not familiar, a bitcoin address is similar to a bank account number in that it […]


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Crypto Cowboys, Sheriffs, and Custody

October 23, 2018

In this blog post, Adam Healy of Digital Asset Custody, Inc explains custody services, their necessity in the crypto space, and how companies and regulators can work together for a better outcome. Institutional custody services have proven critical in the traditional financial world, acting as intermediaries between financial services companies and executing instructions on behalf […]


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ICOs and Virtual Currency Exchanges: A Mid-Year Review

July 9, 2018

We just crossed the halfway point of 2018, and IdentityMind has spoken with over 650 companies conducting ICOs and helped with over 100 ICOs so far, with the total rising to 175 if you include 2017. These range from large utility tokens with over 25,000 contributors needing KYC, to small security tokens with 10 contributors […]


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

August 1, 2017

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

September 13, 2016

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

April 27, 2016

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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