Cryptocurrency Blog

Blogs March 04, 2020 An Update on the Implementation of the New FATF Travel Rule Requirements

Further discussion of FATF’s implementation of the new requirements for the provisioning of personal identifiable information (PII) regarding users involved in crypto transactions totaling more than $1000 USD/EUR, as well as Virtual Asset Service Pro…

Blogs January 08, 2020 IRS Updates “Frequently Asked Questions” on Virtual Currencies

Brief analysis of the IRS’s updates to FAQs related to a charity’s donor acknowledgement responsibilities when accepting virtual currency donations and a charity’s IRS reporting requirements.

Blogs October 07, 2019 The One Question Concerning Digital Assets that Lawmakers Need to be Answering

A discussion of cryptocurrency as a world-changing technology and how the country that effectively builds a regulatory framework for digital assets and blockchain will have an advantage as we move forward.

Blogs September 19, 2019 Cryptocurrency, New Regulations, and the FATF

An examination of the new regulations from the inter-governmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that have been imposed upon crypto exchanges globally as part of an effort to make digital transactions over blockchain more transparent and designed…

Blogs June 24, 2019 Facebook's New Cryptocurrency: World-Changing or Nothing Burger

Unlike the Bitcoin blockchain, the Libra blockchain is presently what is known as a “permissioned blockchain” where only a select group of entities control the governance of the blockchain. This structure is more vulnerable to attacks and censorship.…

Blogs May 02, 2019 Is a Digital Asset a Security or … Is It Not?

The SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance released a long-awaited – yet “unofficial” – staff guidance on the treatment of digital assets. Token issuers in the U.S. should err on the side of caution and assume that their token is a security.

Blogs April 23, 2019 What Does Andreessen Horowitz’s Metamorphosis Say About the Future of Equities?

Andreessen Horowitz, one of the most prestigious names in venture capital and notably the first VC firm to raise a significant cryptocurrency fund, recently announced that it will be relinquishing its status as a venture capital firm.

Blogs February 27, 2018 SEC Examining Potential Cryptocurrency Concerns

The SEC published a January 18, 2018 letter addressing concerns it has with the recent growth in cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-related products. These concerns underly the financial regulation of mutual funds and exchange traded funds.

Blogs January 26, 2018 International Reporting of Cryptocurrencies

The IRS wishes to identify records that will reveal the identity and transaction activity of cryptocurrency users who are U.S. persons. If there is uncertainty about if an exchange is foreign, it is best to consider reporting the asset.