On May 12, 2022, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bill CS/HB 273 (the Bill), amending Florida’s money services business (MSB) laws (i.e., Chapter 560 of the Florida Statutes) to, among other
Continue Reading Florida Gov. Signs Bill that Defines ‘Virtual Currency’ and Eases Licensing Restrictions on Certain Virtual Currency Transactions in the State

As nonbanks comprise an ever-greater share of the consumer-finance market, on April 25, 2022, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB, or the Bureau) announced it would invoke its “unused” legal
Continue Reading CFPB to Examine Nonbank Financial Companies – Including Fintechs – that Pose Risk to Consumers

Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of Greenberg Traurig’s Financial Services Insights Newsletter. This newsletter reviews certain significant cases and legal developments affecting the financial services industry.

In This Issue:


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The Division of Examinations (the Division) (formerly known as the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, or OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its annual
Continue Reading 2021 SEC Examination Priorities for Securities Industry Registrants

As another sign of the times, but arguably quite apt given the subject matter, the Consensus Blockchain Conference convened virtually in 2020, with Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Ken


Continue Reading FinCEN Director Confirms Enforcement Focus on Virtual Currency AML Compliance

On Oct. 16, 2019, Bermuda Premier the Hon. E. David Burt JP, MP announced that Bermuda has committed to accept, for payment of government taxes, fees, and services, 1:1 U.S.-dollar-backed
Continue Reading Bermuda Launches Two Key Fintech Initiatives, Becomes First Nation to Accept Stable Coins for Government Payments

In a significant step forward for the cryptocurrency industry, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its first “no-action” letter (NAL) to a U.S.-based company using utility tokens created for
Continue Reading SEC Issues ‘No-Action’ Letters Allowing Sales of Utility Tokens