“FinCEN Goes Global in Bitcoin Enforcement,” Law360
In an article published by Law360 on July 27, 2017, Harry D. Dixon III provides insight on a recent Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) case. The acting director of FinCEN assessed a $110,003,314 civil monetary penalty against BTC-e, a bitcoin processor, and a civil monetary penalty of $12 million against BTC-e’s owner and operator.
Mr. Dixon provides takeaways from the case including: 1) This is the second time that FinCEN has taken a supervisory enforcement action against a virtual currency exchanger, 2) this is the first time that FinCEN conducted an action against a foreign-based MSB that is doing business in the United States and 3) white collar criminal enforcement continues to be in full swing in the federal government.
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