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Coin Center is suing OFAC over its Tornado Cash sanction
Analysis: What is and what is not a sanctionable entity in the Tornado Cash case
U.S. Treasury sanction of privacy tools places sweeping restrictions on all Americans
Congress takes a step toward a de minimis capital gains exemption for everyday cryptocurrency transactions
Coin Center has filed a court challenge against the Treasury Dept. over unconstitutional financial surveillance
New crypto sanctions bill targets publishing code, facilitating transactions
New bill would hand Treasury blank check to ban crypto at exchanges
Join us in responding to an unfair and discriminatory midnight rulemaking
Comments to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets
Comments to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on Changes to Threshold for “Travel Rule” Obligations
How an open patents alliance can protect all cryptocurrency developers
Are regulators poised to demand cryptocurrency address whitelisting? Probably not.
The ideal regulatory environment for Bitcoin
Do we really need more guidance from FinCEN?
There is no such thing as “a bitcoin”
How the OCC can clear a path for financial technology entrepreneurs
SEC Commissioner proposes safe harbor for projects that raise funds to build decentralized networks
A bill focused on stablecoins has been introduced in Congress
China intends to launch a national digital currency that will let the government easily surveil spending. Following in their footsteps would be a mistake.
The Uniform Law Commission’s model virtual currency act has been introduced in California
New regulation would effectively ban crypto exchanges in Mexico
SEC Chairman Clayton just confirmed Commission staff analysis that found Ethereum (and cryptos like it) are not securities.
We must protect our ability to transact privately online
The SEC published much-needed guidance on tokens and trading.
Cryptocurrency isn’t the primary threat to sanctions enforcement
Writing and publishing code alone cannot be a crime
Three pro-cryptocurrency bills are being introduced in Congress
Welcome to the party, Blockchain Association
IRS inaction on cryptocurrency can hurt taxpayers, but Congress can help
Despite criticisms, Fed agrees it won’t regulate cryptocurrency.
What does the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation mean for open blockchain networks?
Addressing concerns of illicit images on public blockchains
How the SEC and CFTC can address cryptocurrency while preserving US innovation
The SEC and CFTC are taking the right approach to ICO scams.
Congress’s anti-money laundering bill (S. 1241): Coin Center is on it
The Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act was offered as amendment to the House tax reform bill last night in Congress.
The SAFT Is a Symptom of Regulatory Uncertainty
CFTC commissioner: tokens that start as securities may “transform” into commodities.
The SAFT is a reasonable approach to securities law when preselling useful network tokens
Coin Center celebrates three years of crypto-advocacy
Reps. Polis & Schweikert introduce Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act in Congress
New digital currency bill in Congress? Here’s the real (crazy) scoop.
Coin Center files amicus brief opposing IRS’s overbroad request for Coinbase user data
Coin Center amicus brief in U.S. v. Coinbase
The judge in the Coinbase/IRS case just granted a motion that’s a win for privacy.
The digital currency industry supports the ULC’s model state law.
What Bitcoiners Are Doing to Fight Ransomware
Congress’s new anti-money laundering bill likely duplicates existing law on digital currency
Comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission on the Bitcoin Investment Trust
No, Bitcoin is not tied to the Paris attacks.
The Congressional Blockchain Caucus co-chairs asked the IRS for better guidance on digital currency taxation.
Why Bitcoin Needs Washington to Go Mainstream
Open blockchains have all kinds of startup innovators excited.
It should not be a crime to help victims of ransomware
It’s time to assess the potential for terrorist use of cryptocurrencies
Letter to the Government of India, Department of Economic Affairs
Bitcoin’s DC Debut: All Eyes Watch the US Government’s Response
Overzealous AML enforcement doesn’t just harm innovation, it can also be deadly.
Bitcoin taxation is broken. Here’s how to fix it.
Here’s how the tax treatment of Bitcoin is broken.
State Digital Currency Principles and Framework
An opinion piece in The Hill today tells the SEC to reject the listing of Bitcoin ETFs and it’s very misguided.
Terrorist use of cryptocurrencies is not a major risk.
Coin Center raises $1 million for 2017 operations, announces new supporters
Comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission on the SolidX Bitcoin Trust
Coin Center filed comments with the Federal Elections Commission on bitcoin political contributions.
Comments to the Federal Elections Commission on Technological Modernization
IRS Quest for Coinbase Data Sets Dangerous Precedent
The IRS is seeking the identities and transaction histories of all Coinbase customers in the U.S.
The Treasury Department’s Inspector General just completed a review of the IRS’s virtual currency practices.
If you weren’t sure if innovative fintech firms were having a hard time getting bank accounts, check this out.
What does the OCC’s new innovation framework say about a national fintech charter?
Poloniex yesterday filed a request for “no-action” relief from the CFTC.
A new bill in Congress would create a “regulatory sandbox” for fintech innovators and folks have been asking us about it.
Announcing the Digital Currency & Ledger Defense Coalition
Bipartisan Blockchain Caucus formed in Congress
Congressional letter to OCC: Will you support open blockchain networks?
The OCC just took a big step toward creating a national fintech charter.
Today Congress looks at a resolution calling for a pro-Bitcoin national policy.
Letter of Support for Congressional Fintech Policy Resolution
The Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on ransomware yesterday.
European regulators are under the impression that “open” blockchains may be inappropriate for financial services.
Celebrating two years of fighting for sane Bitcoin policy
Why do we get up each morning to work at a cryptocurrency nonprofit?
State banking regulators are nervous with the prospect of a federal fintech charter.
Is the EU about to impose on itself state-by-state licensing of digital currency businesses?
Letter to the Washington Department of Financial Institutions
The California bill fight is over.
Here’s an update on the new California digital currency bill.
New California digital currency bill is a step backwards
What does the CFTC have to do with the Bitfinex hack?
We got a data dump of all the complaints about “virtual currency” filed with the CFPB.
A resolution calling for a pro-bitcoin national policy was just introduced in Congress.
A law firm just filed a petition with the CFTC asking for a “comprehensive rulemaking” on Bitcoin.
What does Coin Center actually do day-to-day, anyway?
Maybe the EU’s proposed new AML rules are not so clear after all.
The OCC’s new banking risks report mentions “virtual currency” twice.
A new NYSE-traded Bitcoin ETF is about to give the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust a run for its money.
Coverage of the EU’s new digital currency AML rules missed the most interesting bit.
DTCC backs Coin Center, Mark Wetjen joins our advisory board
Hillary Clinton’s new tech agenda mentions blockchains.
Let’s take a deep breath on the FSOC report’s ‘warning on Bitcoin’
How to improve North Carolina’s digital currency bill
What Coin Center believes in, and what we do
Is the US losing its global competitive edge in fintech?
Coin Center raises $1 million for 2016 operations, announces new supporters
Some facts about digital currency and terrorist financing
Announcing the Blockchain Alliance
Janet Yellen on sound Bitcoin Regulation
Call for Papers: Cryptocurrency’s First Peer-Reviewed Journal
Celebrating one year of crypto-advocacy
Startup exodus from New York highlights BitLicense’s threat to innovation
EFF’s opposition to California bill unwittingly endangers Bitcoin innovators
Letter of Support for AB 1326 to California State Senate
California updated its digital currency legislation and it looks great
Bitcoin: Risk Factors for Insurance
Coin Center holds major Capitol Hill briefing for senior congressional staff
Second Letter to California State Assembly
New York BitLicense Falls Short
Our Principles and Framework for State Digital Currency Regulation
Letter to California State Assembly
Case Wallet: A Possible Case Study in Unintended Consequences
Coin Center Publishes Framework for State Digital Currency Regulation
Silk Road corruption case shows how law enforcement uses Bitcoin
The New York BitLicense and California’s Digital Currency Bill – A Comparison
The UK plan for Bitcoin is a step in the right direction
U.S. Comptroller of the Currency: Law should adapt to remain relevant
‘Age of Cryptocurrency’ is the serious introduction to Bitcoin we’ve been waiting for
Coin Center brings Bitcoin to DC’s top tech policy conference
Coinbase secures major vote of confidence
Putting the Price of Bitcoin into Perspective
The Price of Bitcoin Doesn’t Matter Right Now
Brookings Institution: Like the early internet, blockchain tech deserves a careful, light touch from regulators
Coin Center takes off: Who we are and what we do
What are Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies?
Regulators Need to Take It Easy on Bitcoin Startups
US regulations are hampering Bitcoin’s growth
Why Regulators Should Embrace Bitcoin