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Non-custodial cryptocurrency mixer developers are not subject to U.S. regulation.

A recent seizure of a custodial cryptocurrency mixer by EU authorities has prompted some people to ask us what this means for popular privacy software like CoinJoin or Wasabi Wallet,...

FinCEN’s new cryptocurrency guidance matches Coin Center recommendations

Today the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued new guidance on how the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) applies to cryptocurrencies and its users. Here’s our initial analysis of that guidance...

Electronic Cash, Decentralized Exchange, and the Constitution

Regulators, law enforcement, and the general public have come to expect that cryptocurrency transactions will leave a public record on a blockchain, and that most cryptocurrency exchanges will take place...

Cryptocurrency isn’t the primary threat to sanctions enforcement

The effect of cryptocurrency technology on the U.S.’s ability to enforce sanctions is a topic that has been receiving more and more government attention. Mostly it has been a reaction...

FinCEN raises major licensing problem for ICOs in new letter to Congress.

Nearly a year ago Coin Center released a report highlighting a looming ambiguity in FinCEN’s interpretation of federal anti-money-laundering laws: whether or not token sellers are money transmitters who are...

What are the regulatory issues facing cryptocurrency developers?

Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh gave a talk last week to the San Francisco Bitcoin Devs meetup group outlining Coin Center’s work, our policy agenda for the next six...

No, FinCEN Policy is not Relevant to the Bitcoin Forking Debate

Some recent blogs posts have raised an interesting question: are the developers of software that leads to a hard fork of the Bitcoin blockchain (like Bitcoin Classic) subject to regulation under the...

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