On September 4th, Alan Cohn hosted the 229th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast. We took a deep dive into all things blockchain and cryptocurrency discussing recent regulatory developments and best practices for users of exchanges. Our episode begins with Charles Mills discussing the landmark decision coming out of the New York Eastern District Court in favor of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against Cabbage Tech, Corp. Claire Blakey presents a timeline of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SECs) recent actions regarding ETFs. Evan Abrams highlights the four takeaways from the Department of Treasury’s Financial Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth Blanco’s, speech on cryptocurrency. In addition, Evan discusses the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) proposed charter for online lenders and other FinTech companies in the coming months. Maury Shenk covers the recent reports about the EU finance ministers plan to discuss the possibility of cryptocurrency regulation. In addition, Maury discusses the European Blockchain Partnership, describing it as an integrated effort for a great blockchain future. The Steptoe team was joined by Sarah Compani, Legal Counsel at Bitfinex, who provides listeners with takeaways as she responds to Alan’s questions regarding the future of exchanges, the Bitfinex platform, and potential security challenges going forward.
You can read the full summary and listen to the podcast here.