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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

Long recognized for its work guiding clients in various industries through their most significant regulatory and enforcement challenges, Paul, Weiss is at the forefront in helping financial institutions, fintech companies, investors, media and entertainment clients and technology companies navigate the new world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Our multi-disciplinary team helps clients capitalize on the business opportunities, identify the challenges and mitigate the emerging legal risks of digital assets.


DOJ and FinCEN Take Coordinated Action Against Bitzlato Cryptocurrency Exchange and Its Owner

In the first order of its kind, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s FinCEN identified global cryptocurrency exchange Bitzlato as a “primary money laundering concern” under the Combating Russian Money Laundering Act.

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OFAC Enforcement Action Targets U.S.-Incorporated Cryptocurrency Exchange for Apparent Violations of U.S. Sanctions

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control recently reached a monetary settlement with U.S.-incorporated cryptocurrency exchange Payward, Inc., popularly known as Kraken, over apparent sanctions violations in connection with several hundred transactions processed by Kraken on behalf of individuals located in Iran. 

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Roberto Gonzalez and Jessica Carey Author Expert Analysis Chapter in GLI’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Laws and Regulations 2023

Litigation partners Roberto Gonzalez and Jessica Carey wrote an expert analysis chapter in Global Legal Insight’s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Laws and Regulations 2023.

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Jessica Carey, Roberto Gonzalez and Carly Lagrotteria Discuss New York DFS' First Crypto Enforcement Action in Law360 Column

Litigation partners Jessica Carey and Roberto Gonzalez and associate Carly Lagrotteria discuss key takeaways from the New York Department of Financial Services’ first enforcement action against a crypto company in a Law360 column.

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General Atlantic Invests in Digital Asset Trading Technology Company Talos

Paul, Weiss advised General Atlantic as lead investor in a $105 million Series B funding round in Talos, a provider of institutional digital asset trading technology, which values the company at $1.25 billion.

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The exponential growth of Bitcoin and other digital assets and the application of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies across many industries is transforming the digital economy—and prompting new global legal and regulatory scrutiny and potential liability.

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