Mike Minihan

G-20: Diplomacy; Cryptocurrency; Taxes

Yet another sign that cryptocurrency has become a global force to be acknowledged: the G-20 put international cryptocurrency regulation on its agenda during its meeting in Buenos Aires a few weeks ago, aiming to “regulate crypto-assets for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in line with FATF [Financial Action Task Force] standards.” Part […]

Token Taxonomy Bill: Crypto Holidays Are Here

For crypto enthusiasts in the US, Christmas came a few days early this year. The industry’s thought leaders descended on Congress in September, pleading for legislation of any kind, to help stabilize a jittery industry that most feared “regulation by enforcement.” With but one day remaining before the Congressional holiday, it was suddenly clear that […]

It’s Clean-Up Time for ICOs

Did the US put forth groundbreaking new securities regulation in 2018?  No, but the SEC provided a number of increasingly explicit reminders about the application of existing securities laws to cryptocurrency transactions—particularly ICOs. The public enforcement actions during the past month against Airfox, Paragon, Floyd Mayweather and DJ Khaled provided concrete proof that the SEC […]

This Year in Crypto Regulations: The United States

The US government’s most significant decision when it comes to crypto regulation? Inaction. The cryptocurrency boom of 2017 brought the attention of regulators the world around. Suddenly, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies transitioned from a largely unregulated libertarian fantasy into a legal target. Despite the seeming urgency of the situation, many regulators were unsure about how […]

BX3 Capital Launches Crypto Janitors Program to Ensure ICO Compliance

In the aftermath of the recent regulatory crackdown by the SEC on two non-compliant initial coin offerings (ICOs), BX3 Capital, a business advisory firm for companies in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space, is launching a new service to help firms prevent being the object of such enforcements. Crypto Janitors is a new offering to help […]