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Blockchain Week in Review – January 15, 2016

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest. U.S. Developments South Carolina Legislature Proposes Bill to Enact … Continue Reading

Blockchain Week in Review – August 13, 2015

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest. U.S. Developments Vermont. Early this month, Vermont’s governor formally … Continue Reading

Blockchain Week in Review – June 26, 2015

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest. Domestic Developments New York.  On June 24th, New York … Continue Reading

Blockchain Week in Review – May 29, 2015

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest. U.S. Developments New Jersey. Lawmakers in New Jersey recently … Continue Reading

Blockchain Week in Review – May 22, 2015

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest. U.S. Developments The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) launched … Continue Reading

Blockchain Week in Review – April 24, 2015

Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of publicly-reported news that may be of particular interest. U.S. Developments A bill (Tennessee House Bill 701) to … Continue Reading

Idaho

The Department of Finance issued a letter ruling taking a no action position as to whether a kiosk operator conducting direct sales of bitcoin to customers for cash is required to be licensed under Idaho’s money transmission act.… Continue Reading

New York

Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky reportedly stated in a speech that the DFS is considering creating a special transitional BitLicense that would allow virtual currency startups meeting certain criteria to operate within a more flexible regulatory framework while their full BitLicense application is under examination. Lawsky indicated that a revised BitLicense proposal will … Continue Reading

Florida

A Cryptsy user filed a lawsuit against the cryptocurrency exchange, alleging theft and breach of Florida consumer and investor protection laws by Cryptsy.  Among other things, the complaint alleges that Cryptsy stole bitcoins stored by the user within their platform.… Continue Reading

New York

Department of Financial Services (DFS) Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky reportedly clarified in a speech that the proposed BitLicense regulations issued by the DFS are intended to regulate financial intermediaries, and not users, miners or software developers. Lawsky reportedly also stated that the DFS does not intend that BitLicensees will also have to obtain money transmitter licenses, … Continue Reading

New Jersey

A superior court judge will reportedly issue an opinion within the next 30 days in a case brought over a subpoena issued by the state attorney general against a team of MIT students, who developed an experimental software program allowing users to contribute computing power for mining bitcoin in return for not seeing online advertising. … Continue Reading

New York

Department of Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky stated in an interview that the DFS has received thousands of comments to its proposed BitLicense regulations and expects to finalize the regulations at the end of this year or early next year.… Continue Reading
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