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    Celsius Suspends Withdrawals Amid Cryptocurrency Market Meltdown

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 17, 2022

    New York State Legislature Passes Bill to Establish a Moratorium on Proof-of-work Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

    Philip Moustakis
    June 13, 2022

    LUNA/UST “Moonsets” and Tether Could Be Teetering—What Is the Future for Stablecoins?

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 9, 2022

    Former OpenSea Employee Charged with Insider Trading in NFTs; Could This be a “One-Off” or Sign of Future Actions?

    Philip Moustakis
    June 6, 2022

    IRS says money raised through crowdfunding may be taxable.

    Brett Cotler
    June 1, 2022

    ATH for Re-Minted SEC Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    May 12, 2022

    Seward & Kissel’s 2022 Spring Blockchain Event

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    April 19, 2022

    U.S. and Allies Impose Expanded Sanctions Against Russia

    Andrew Jacobson
    March 2, 2022

    The SEC Takes Shot Across Bow of Crypto Lending Platforms

    Philip Moustakis
    February 24, 2022

    Hoisted By Their Own Petard: Did Boilerplate Disclaimers Destroy the Deliberative Process Privilege Asserted by the SEC?

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    February 23, 2022

    House Bill Would Limit Stablecoin Issuances, Establish New Stablecoin Insurance Fund, Unlikely to Pass Without Additional Support

    Casey Jennings
    February 8, 2022

    Partner Anthony Tu-Sekine participated in a Financial Times’ FundFire panel titled, “Hedge Funds, Crypto and Digital Assets: What Comes Next?”

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    February 7, 2022

    SEC Chair Gensler Presents Cybersecurity Agenda

    Casey Jennings
    February 1, 2022

    Could “USDF” Stablecoin Offered by Consortium of U.S. Regional and Community Banks be the Future of Stablecoins in the U.S.?

    Nathan Brownback
    January 27, 2022

    Ripple Wins View Behind the Gary (Plastic) Curtain

    Philip Moustakis
    January 21, 2022

    Crypto Mining: Low Energy Costs vs. Stable Political Climates?

    Andrew Jacobson
    January 10, 2022

    Looming Shadows? CFTC Orders Binary Options Markets Operator to Pay Substantial Monetary Penalty

    Daniel Bresler
    January 6, 2022

    DOJ Charges Cryptojacking Scheme

    Andrew Jacobson
    December 9, 2021

    The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Releases Report on Stablecoins

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    November 16, 2021

    New DOJ Crypto Team Focuses on Exchanges

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    October 20, 2021

    OFAC Issues (Updated) Ransomware Advisory and For the First Time Sanctions a Cryptocurrency Exchange

    Andrew Jacobson
    October 4, 2021

    Howey’s Cousin “Reves” May Be Another Way For the SEC to Argue That Tokens Are Securities: Part II

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    September 8, 2021

    Howey’s Cousin “Reves” May Be Another Way For the SEC to Argue That Tokens Are Securities: Part I

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    September 1, 2021

    Polygon Announces its Acquisition of Hermez Network

    Meir Grossman
    August 25, 2021

    FinCEN and CFTC Fine BitMEX for AML and Derivatives Violations; BitMEX Agrees to Block Accounts of U.S. Customers

    Andrew Jacobson
    August 11, 2021

    Chairman Gensler Does Not Mince Words in Aspen

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    August 10, 2021

    Money Transmitter Sanctions Enforcement Action

    Andrew Jacobson
    July 29, 2021

    Securing the Return of $400,000 Seized by U.S. Secret Service from Cryptocurrency Exchange

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    July 20, 2021

    FinCEN Issues First National AML/CFT Priorities: Ransomware a Focus

    Andrew Jacobson
    July 15, 2021

    Industry Insider Q&A with Danny Cohen of FalconX

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    July 12, 2021

    Under Fire: John Wise and Loci Inc.

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 30, 2021

    Norton Looks to Bring Crypto Mining to the Masses

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 29, 2021

    It’s Alive! – The Rise of NFTs in Videogames

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 24, 2021

    How Much Is That Doge-ie in the Window?

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 22, 2021

    Will the Basel Committee’s Proposed Capital Regs for Bank-Held Cryptoassets Stick?

    Nathan Brownback
    June 18, 2021

    The Biden Administration’s Crackdown on Crypto Transactions

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 15, 2021

    Bitcoin and Batman – Fictional Stories with Real, Tangible Value

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 11, 2021

    SEC Sues Five Men For Hawking a Cryptocurrency Lending Program That Went Bust

    Meir Grossman
    June 4, 2021

    SEC Releases Fresh Guidance on Investment in Bitcoin Futures

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    June 2, 2021

    Diem to Launch U.S. Stablecoin – Enough to Change the Game?

    Nathan Brownback
    May 27, 2021

    Steady Beat of Blockchain Players Obtaining Registrations Continues

    Nathan Brownback
    May 25, 2021

    Stock Tokenization Creates Excitement, Regulatory Hurdles

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    May 17, 2021

    EIB Issues First-Ever Digital Bond on Ethereum Blockchain

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    May 14, 2021

    Bitcoin Mining: OFAC-Compliant Mining Pool Launched

    Andrew Jacobson
    May 13, 2021

    SEC Chair Invites Congressional Action on Crypto Exchanges

    Casey Jennings
    May 12, 2021

    Card Networks Jostle for Bragging Rights in Crypto Partnerships

    Casey Jennings
    May 7, 2021

    FATF’s Updated Draft Guidance on AML Compliance Obligations for Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs) May Have DeFi Impact

    Andrew Jacobson
    April 28, 2021

    OFAC Sanctions Additional Digital Currency Addresses

    Andrew Jacobson
    April 22, 2021

    Sotheby’s First NFT Sale, in Collaboration with Pioneering Digital Artist Pak

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    April 19, 2021

    IRS Obtains John Doe Summons on Circle

    Brett Cotler
    April 14, 2021

    Financial Providers Start to Bring Cryptocurrencies to the Masses

    Casey Jennings
    April 12, 2021

    NFT means Never Forget Taxes, right?

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    March 18, 2021

    DeFi Will Eat Everyone’s Lunch?

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    March 16, 2021

    Reporting Crypto on Form 1040 and New IRS Crypto FAQs

    Brett Cotler
    March 12, 2021

    Kentucky May Offer Tax Incentives to Crypto Miners

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    March 10, 2021

    Industry Insider Q&A with James Runnels of Digital Lending Capital Corp

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    March 8, 2021

    Canadian Bank to Offer Digital Currency Backed by Canadian Dollar

    Casey Jennings
    March 3, 2021

    ShelterZoom’s Launch of DocuWalk

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    March 2, 2021

    A Rocketship Called DeFi

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    February 26, 2021

    Bitcoin Energy Consumption Exceeds All But 29 Countries; Regulatory Response Coming?

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    February 24, 2021

    OFAC Enforcement Action Against BitPay: Sanctions and Crypto Part II

    Andrew Jacobson
    February 23, 2021

    MicroStrategy Doubles Down on Bitcoin

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    February 19, 2021

    DOJ Charges North Korean Hackers Relating to Marine Chain Token and ICO

    Andrew Jacobson
    February 18, 2021

    Nasdaq Launches Crypto Index

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    February 17, 2021

    Industry Insider Q&A with Daniel Cohen

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    February 11, 2021

    Tesla Revs Up Bitcoin With $1.5 Billion Investment

    Anthony Tu-Sekine
    February 10, 2021

    India Could Ban Private Cryptocurrencies, Launch a National Digital Coin

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    February 3, 2021

    What Came First: The Token or the SAFT?

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    January 18, 2021

    Industry Insider Q&A with Will Coleman

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    January 14, 2021

    Structuring of Digital Asset Custodian

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    January 4, 2021

    SEC Sues Ripple, Claiming XRP Is a Security

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    December 23, 2020

    A Dose of DeFi

    Meir Grossman
    December 16, 2020

    Spark Flare AirDrop

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    December 14, 2020

    Privacy Coins and Mixers: How to Deal with Them?

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    December 4, 2020

    Launch of OneGold Online Marketplace by APMEX and Sprott Inc. Shines Light on Precious Metals

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    November 12, 2020

    Wyoming Trust Falls

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    November 10, 2020

    What We've Got Here is Failure to Communicate (with Apologies to Cool Hand Luke)

    Philip Moustakis
    October 21, 2020

    PayPal Embraces Crypto, BTC Feels the Rush

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    October 21, 2020

    DeFi Surprise: Uniswap Mints New Governance Token Without Prior Notice

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    September 16, 2020

    Wyoming Releases the Kraken with Grant of Bank Charter to Major Exchange

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    September 16, 2020

    NASDAQ-listed MicroStrategy Shifts Corporate Treasury from Cash to Crypto

    SEWARD & KISSEL LLP
    September 11, 2020