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DOJ’s New Stance on Crypto Wallets is a Threat to Liberty and the Rule of Law

It has been the clear and consistent policy of the U.S. government since at least 2013 that cryptocurrency wallet developers and the users of those wallets are not money transmitters....

Coin Center files court brief in defense of Tornado Cash developer

Today Coin Center filed an amicus brief in Roman Storm’s ongoing criminal case in the Southern District of New York. In this brief, we help the court cut through the...

Amicus Curiae In Support of Roman Storm’s Motion to Dismiss

A direct download of this brief is available here. 

Comments to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on “Proposal of Special Measure Regarding Convertible Virtual Currency Mixing, as a Class of Transactions of Primary Money Laundering Concern”

A direct download of this comment is available here. To whom it may concern: Coin Center is an independent nonprofit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues...

In an effort to close perceived loopholes, Treasury recommends massive expansion of warrantless surveillance and power to sanction open-source software

This week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sent a letter to the heads of the Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committees following a briefing on how Hamas and...

It’s time to have the conversation: Is the Bank Secrecy Act unconstitutional?

Today we’re publishing another report on the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) entitled “Broad, Ambiguous, or Delegated: Constitutional Infirmities of the Bank Secrecy Act.” In our 2019 report, “Electronic Cash, Decentralized...

Broad, Ambiguous, or Delegated: Constitutional Infirmities of the Bank Secrecy Act

The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) allows the Secretary of the Treasury to demand transaction surveillance and reports of personal information from a category of entities defined as “financial institutions.” Originally...

There’s a centuries-old standard that tells us when regulation of crypto is justified

Today Coin Center submitted a comment letter in the Treasury Department’s ongoing rulemaking on the definition of “broker” for third-party tax reporting purposes. In brief, we argue that the definition...

Comments to the Department of Treasury on “Gross Proceeds and Basis Reporting by Brokers and Determination of Amount Realized and Basis for Digital Asset Transactions”

A direct download of this comment is available here. To whom it may concern: Coin Center is an independent nonprofit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues...

Treasury’s proposed ‘broker’ rules expand surveillance well beyond a ‘third party doctrine’ that’s already stretched thin

Late last month the Treasury Department published a proposed regulation to define when a person in crypto qualifies as a “broker” under the tax code and therefore must collect personal...

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