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New French Law Almost Guarantees Blockchain Startups Banking Services

CoinDesk
Domitille Dessertine – head of the FinTech, innovation, and competitiveness division for France's financial markets watchdog, Autorité des Marchés Financiers – explains France's new blockchain banking law. Under the new law, cryptocurrency and blockchain startups are guaranteed financial services if they agree to be regulated. Banks that refuse financial services to these types of companies must justify their reasoning to the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
NEWS
law and legislation

FinCEN Fines California Man For Operating Illegal Crypto Exchange

CoinDesk
In what is being called a first, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has fined Eric Powers of California $35,000 for operating an illegal bitcoin exchange, failing to register as a money transmitter, and not filing currency transaction reports.
NEWS
law and legislation

Judge Dismisses Winklevoss Lawsuit Against Charlie Shrem

CoinDesk
Judge Jed Rakoff of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed the Winklevoss case against Charlie Shrem in which the twins allege Shrem stole $26 million worth of cryptocurrency. The judge said a settlement was reached, though details of the settlement are confidential. Either party can reopen the case by May 5 if not completely satisfied.
NEWS
law and legislation

It's Tax Day For Crypto, Too

Cointelegraph
Cryptocurrency tax expert and developer of the CryptoTrader.Tax software David Kemmerer breaks down what constitutes a taxable event when dealing with digital currency, how to file losses and gains connected to crypto trading, and how to make sure traders are using the correct tax forms.
NEWS
law and legislation

Crypto Legal Expert Says Token Taxonomy Act Would Create More Uncertainty

Ethereum World News
Leading crypto lawyer Jake Chervinsky says the Token Taxonomy Act does not provide clear regulatory standards, has elements that are difficult to apply, and does not have a foundation in existing laws and regulations.
NEWS
law and legislation

Chainalysis: Requiring KYC Reports From Crypto Exchanges Actually Bad For Transparency

CoinDesk
The Financial Action Task Force suggests requiring exchanges to store information about where each transaction made on their platform came from and where the money went. But blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis says that could send some exchanges into the shadows.
NEWS
law and legislation

Craig Wright Pursuing Retribution Against Twitter User

Decrypt
Craig Wright, self-proclaimed Satoshi Nakamoto, wants to sue Twitter user Holdonaut for defamation of character. More troubling, Wright's putting up a $5,000 bounty to anyone who can identify him.
NEWS
law and legislation

Yes, You Must Report Crypto Gains And Losses To The IRS

BREAKERMAG
Mario Costanz, CEO of CryptoTaxPrep.com, talks about the importance of crypto traders reporting capital gains and losses on their tax returns – and the consequences of not reporting.
NEWS
law and legislation

China May Not Ban Crypto Mining After All

CoinDesk
CoinDesk's Wolfie Zhao breaks down what China's National Development and Reform Commission's classification of cryptocurrency mining as an undesirable industry really means – and why such a designation does not necessarily constitute a ban on bitcoin mining.
NEWS
law and legislation

New Bill Intended To Fight Crypto-Related Crime Introduced In Congress

Cointelegraph
Not to be confused with the Token Taxonomy Act, the Digital Taxonomy Act of 2019 introduced by Representative Darren Soto would allocate funds to the Federal Trade Commission to help stop crime related to cryptocurrency and digital assets.
NEWS
law and legislation

Bill To Amend Securities Laws Reintroduced In Congress

CoinDesk
If approved and signed into law, the Token Taxonomy Act, introduced by Representative Warren Davidson, would exempt some cryptocurrencies from existing federal laws.
NEWS
law and legislation

Chinese Planning Commission Seeks To Ban Crypto Mining

Reuters
China's National Development and Reform Commission is looking for public comments concerning a list of industries it wants to encourage, restrict, or eliminate. Among the activities the regulator wishes to phase out is the mining of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin.
NEWS
law and legislation

Judge Rules ATB Coin ICO Was A Securities Offering

The Block
The folks at ATB Coin asked a New York judge to dismiss a case brought against them by those who invested in the company's initial coin offering (ICO). The judge denied the request based on an established presence in New York and the argument that the ICO indeed qualified as an unregistered security offering.
NEWS
law and legislation

Members Of The Crypto Industry Discuss The Shortcomings Of The SEC's Token Guidance Report

CoinDesk
Blockchain lawyers and members of the industry discuss why the SEC guidance on what makes a token a security may not be all that useful. They speak about the frustration concerning broad terms and definitions, what questions still need to be answered, and how the guidance could stifle investment and innovation.
NEWS
law and legislation

The Saga Behind The SEC's First No-Action Letter

CoinDesk
James Prescott Curry, the lawyer who helped draft TurnKey Jet's proposal to the SEC, talks about the process of securing a no-action letter from the US regulator, how a digital token can improve the experience of TurnKey Jet's customers, and what it means to receive a no-action letter from the SEC.
NEWS
law and legislation

SEC Issues 'No Action' Letter To Allow Legal Token Sale

CoinDesk
In a reported first, the Securities and Exchange Commission has given written approval to TurnKey Jet to run an ICO.
NEWS
law and legislation

Nevada Senator Wants To Establish State FinTech Sandbox

Apr 1st, 2019
Dani Putney
A recently introduced Nevada Senate bill calls for a regulatory experimentation program.
NEWS
law and legislation

Pakistan Government To Issue Crypto Regulations

Apr 1st, 2019
Nathan Graham
The regulations will focus on anti-money laundering, anti-terror funding, and investor protection.
NEWS
law and legislation

SEC Postpones Bitwise And VanEck ETF Decisions

Mar 29th, 2019
Nathan Graham
Surprise! The SEC delays again.
NEWS
law and legislation

Hong Kong’s Securities And Futures Commission Releases STO Guidelines

Mar 29th, 2019
Nicholas Ruggieri
The SFC looks to ensure regulatory due diligence from those offering STOs, as well as intermediaries and investors.