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Coin Center files second comment in FinCEN rulemaking challenging its authority to make the surveillance rule

Today is the final day to file a comment in FinCEN’s midnight rulemaking. If that gives you a twinge of deja vu, it should. January 4th was originally listed as...

Congress warns Treasury on unusually short cryptocurrency short rulemaking

Closing 2020 out with a bang, a bipartisan group of members of Congress joined in the chorus of protests to the process by which the Department of Treasury is seeking...

Join us in responding to an unfair and discriminatory midnight rulemaking

Today we are publishing our comment in Treasury’s midnight reporting and recordkeeping rulemaking. We’ve worked diligently to have this comment ready as soon as possible so that it can hopefully...

A Midnight Rule for Cryptocurrency Transaction Reports

Over the last year we’ve watched as Switzerland, Singapore, and the Netherlands have taken a technology-specific approach to regulating transactions involving so-called “unhosted” wallets. We’ve seen the Financial Action Task...

Are regulators poised to demand cryptocurrency address whitelisting? Probably not.

Rumors are circulating that regulators will soon require exchanges to only allow cryptocurrency withdrawals to “whitelisted” addresses or, worse, that withdrawals to unhosted wallets won’t be allowed at all. These...

The ideal regulatory environment for Bitcoin

We’re often asked what our ideal regulatory environment would be for Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies like it. A few years ago, in a regulatory submission to the Indian Ministry of Finance,...

Do we really need more guidance from FinCEN?

In May of last year, FinCEN issued guidance on “virtual currency” that reiterated and explained its original 2014 guidance. It essentially articulates a general principle: a business is subject to...

A national alternative to onerous state-by-state regulation of cryptocurrency intermediaries

Increasingly, policymakers on Capitol Hill and at federal regulatory agencies are asking us whether Congress should develop a comprehensive national regime to regulate cryptocurrencies. We have always and will always...

The upcoming FATF interpretive note is not doomsday for cryptocurrency

We've had a number of people ask us about the FATF interpretive note that will be coming out this year and how it may change anti-money laundering (AML) law with...

Coin Center submitted comments to Her Majesty’s Treasury defending UK citizens’ right to develop and publish open-source software.

As outlined in its consultation paper, “Transposition of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive”, HM Treasury is currently considering broadening the scope of the UK’s anti-money laundering/countering the financing of terrorism...

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