Braden Perry, a regulatory and enforcement attorney that works in areas of novel and emerging technology with a financial focus, was featured in Finance Magnates year-end review on the regulatory inaction in cryptocurrency. “The major takeaway is the regulatory treatment is (still) unclear for cryptocurrency,” he told Finance Magnates. “It seems as if every federal
Kennyhertz Perry’s Braden Perry was invited to speak at the Conference of Western Attorneys General 2016 Digital Currency Symposium on February 4 and 5 in Park City at the Montage Deer Valley. CWAG will have 5 AG’s along with 9 of their senior staff representing 9 states and the District of Columbia attending the symposium. Mr. Perry will speak to this distinguished group on potential users of digital currencies, distributed ledgers and the Blockchain; and security and consumer protection issues related to digital currencies. The Digital Currency Symposium fosters relationships with responsible industry players, law enforcement officials and regulators with the goal of facilitating the sharing of information which will assist policy makers in the construction of regulatory and legislative interpretations beneficial to all involved.
Last week, FinCEN issued two administrative rulings clarifying that certain Bitcoin participants do not constitute money service businesses (MSBs) under the BSA. The rulings furthered the guidance issued by FinCEN last March, which excluded from the definition of MSB users that obtain convertible virtual currency and use such convertible virtual currency to purchase real or virtual goods or services. In the Guidance, FinCEN established Users are not MSBs because they are not engaged in money transmission services.