At The Cutting Edge Of  Cryptocurrency Law

Assisting Clients Capitalizing On The Vast Opportunity Present

It is undoubtedly one of the most exciting times for technology and innovation in general, but blockchain and crypto in specific. By all accounts, we are in the early innings of witnessing the overhaul of legacy financial systems that have not been updated in decades, if not centuries. The efficiencies, security, and decentralization brought about by peer-to-peer cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (₿) and Ethereum (Ξ), such as the ability to transact and store value effectively in an increasingly digital world, bring immense dispersion and opportunity. However, great opportunity brings significant corresponding risk, including legal ramifications and differences, even among regulators

As a result, regulation and enforcement action are ramping up, and it is more important than ever to ensure compliance with cryptocurrency’s dynamic, complex, and patchwork-style regulatory framework. From federal laws such as the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Commodities Exchange Act of 1936 and associated regulators like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), who, after much wrangling, approved a Bitcoin ETF and subsequently an Ethereum ETF, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to state regulators such as New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) and their ever-evolving guidance, to international frameworks such a as the European Union’s Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA), the legal landscape is incredibly dynamic.

At RICHT, we are a law firm on the cutting edge of cryptocurrency developments and corresponding legal ramifications for clients operating in diverse segments of the broader blockchain and crypto sectors. LexoCrypto™, our dedicated and multidisciplinary legal practice focused on the intersection of cryptocurrency and blockchain with the law, allows clients to benefit from a full suite of legal services with the singular goal of managing legal risk while capitalizing on the vast opportunity in the space. 

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    Cryptocurrency Law News



    Crypto Exchange CoinList Settles OFAC's Russian Sanctions Allegations for $1.2M

    CoinList did not detect users who claimed to be from non-embargoed countries, but provided addresses in Crimea, OFAC said.


    New York Cracks Down On Crypto Coin Listings With Fresh Guidance

    Crypto firms in New York are facing stiffer requirements for listing coins as part of a bid by the state to boost oversight. Virtual currency companies licensed or chartered by the state must give regulators a heads up on coins they plan to offer, even if they’re included on a the New York State Department of Financial Services’s approved greenlist, the regulator said on Monday.


    France’s ‘Startup Nation’ Becomes a Haven for Crypto

    Circle, Binance, Crypto.com have made Paris their Europe base as US regulators clamp down on crypto.


    New York AG Alleges ETH is a Security in KuCoin Lawsuit

    Letitia James argues that KuCoin should have registered to allow ETH trading


    Crypto VC firm Paradigm debuts monster $2.5 billion fund

    Paradigm, a crypto VC firm founded in 2018 by Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam and former Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang, has closed its latest fund, and it’s a doozy. The firm announced a $2.5 billion venture fund, the largest crypto fund ever, shooting past the $2.2 billion crypto-centric fund Andreessen Horowitz announced this summer.


    Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Others Sued Over Cryptocurrency Promotion

    Lawsuit alleges celebrities made false or misleading statements to investors about EthereumMax; company disputes allegations


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