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The Grand Jury Subpoena

There’s an old legal maxim that the grand jury has a right to every man’s evidence. This Maxim remains true today and the means by which the grand jury retrieves that evidence is through grand jury subpoenas, for testimony, for documents, or for other evidence. What...

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Top 5 “#FincenFiles” Tweets

Top 5 “#FincenFiles” Tweets

Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today's twitter search was about “#FincenFiles” Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @bennd77 Lulz . . . https://t.co/YtFLrZmryW— Nunya Bidness Wumbo Tacos 🌮 ⚡️🔑 (@bennd77) September 21, 2020...

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Top 5 “Uni Airdrop” Tweets

Top 5 “Uni Airdrop” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Digital Investment Group Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today's twitter search was about “UNI Airdrop” Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @coinspotau We have just listed Uniswap (UNI)! Check it out...

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#ICYMI #TON #DigitalInvestmentGroup

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #ICYMI #TON #DigitalInvestmentGroup Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! In case you missed it, here are last week’s trending hashtags. Telegram’s #TON Telegram founder Pavel Durov wrote in his public channel Tuesday that the...

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Telegram’s #TON | Top 5 Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - TON Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is May 12, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Telegram’s #TON blockchain project. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @TheBlock__ ICYMI: Messenger app Telegram's...

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Top 5 #Tesla Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #Tesla Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! For May 9, 2020, the twitter search was about #Tesla. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @amsmadwoman I wanted a Tesla but now.... I am keeping track of which companies are showing...

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Top 5 Tweets: Paul Tudor Jones Buys Bitcoin

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Paul Tudor Jones Buys Bitcoin Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is May 7, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Paul Tudor Jones buying Bitcoin. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @Melt_Dem i'm the annoying person...

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Top 5 #BlockStreamSatellite Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #BlockStreamSatellite Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is May 5, 2020 and today's twitter search was about #BlockStreamSatellite. Here are the top 5 tweets!     Number 5, from @blockfolio What happens to bitcoin...

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#ICYMI #Bitfinex #Bitcoin #NationalMall

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #ICYMI #Bitfinex #Bitcoin #NationalMall Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! In case you missed it, here are last week’s trending hashtags. #Bitfinex In response to customer demand, Bitfinex announced the launch of Bitfinex Pulse, a...

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Top 5 #NationalMall Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #NationalMall Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is May 2, 2020 and today's twitter search was about National Mall. Here are the top 5 tweets!     Number 5, from @urqueerpeer Coronavirus social distancing is the...

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Top 5 #Bitcoin Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #Bitcoin Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 29, 2020 and today's twitter search was #Bitcoin. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @jeitoapp Before you dismiss #Bitcoin you should at least understand that for...

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Top 5 #Bitfinex Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #Bitfinex Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 28, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Bitfinex. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @NewsBlockToday Bitfinex aim to give their customers an advantage in...

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#ICYMI #NovaScotia #Oil #WorldBookDay

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #ICYMI #NovaScotia #Oil #WorldBookDay Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! In case you missed it, here are last week’s trending hashtags. #NovaScotia Over the span of 12 hours, a gunman posing as a police officer went on a rampage...

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Top 5 #WorldBookDay Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #WorldBookDay Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 23, 2020 and today's twitter search was #WorldBookDay. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @HPotterUniverse Today is #WorldBookDay! Number 4, from @NorbertElekes...

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Bitbonics – Top 5 #Oil Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #Oil Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 20, 2020 and today's twitter search was #Oil Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @alistairmilne Remember when Bitcoin was a risky investment? Good times. #Oil Number 4,...

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Top 5 tweets about Nova Scotia, Canada

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Nova Scotia Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 19, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Nova Scotia, Canada. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @Franklin_Graham Pray for the families and loved ones of the...

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Top 5 #StableCoin Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - stablecoin Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! For April 16, 2020, the twitter search was about #StableCoin. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @Viaab_com G20 Sets Ground Rules Ahead of Facebook's Libra Stablecoin Number 4,...

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Top 5 “Toni Lane Casserly” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Toni Lane Casserly Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 15, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Toni Lane Casserly. Here are the top 5 tweets. Number 5, from @mikebutcher “The flame that burns twice as bright...

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Top 5 “Federal Reserve” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Federal Reserve Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 14, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Federal Reserve. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @Bitcoin The Federal Reserve bails out Wall Street. The...

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Top 5 “Satoshi Nakamoto” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Satoshi Nakamoto Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 13, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Satoshi Nakamoto. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @KALEELSERAJE After reading these references, I can 100%...

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Top 5 #FaceMask Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Face Mask Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 9, 2020 and today's twitter search was about #FaceMask. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @nytimes Wearing a face mask takes some getting used to. So if you're...

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Top 5 “Cryptopia” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #Cryptopia Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 8, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Cryptopia. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @duganist Cryptopia sounds like something you wouldn't care about but...

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Top 5 #Fungible Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #Fungible Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 7, 2020 and today's twitter search was #Fungible. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @marvisirmed Fungible is the keyword if you want to analyse this week's grand...

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Top 5 “Wisconsin Supreme Court” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Wisconsin Supreme Court Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 6, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Wisconsin Supreme Court. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @realDonaldTrump Highly respected Justice...

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Top 5 “VOTER ID” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #VoterID Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 3, 2020 and today's twitter search was about Voter ID. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @ethanjsomers President trump just said mail in ballots were less secure...

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Top 5 #unemployment Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #unemployment Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 2, 2020 and today's twitter search was #unemployment. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @kerrydougherty These unemployment numbers are harrowing. This cannot...

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Top 5 “money printer go brr!” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Money Printer Go Brr Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is April 1, 2020 and today's twitter search was about “money printer go brr!” Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @tp_eater Imagining the flood of "money printer...

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Top 5 #FilmYourHospital Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #FilmYourHospital Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is March 30, 2020 and today's twitter search was about #FilmYourHospital. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @medicalaxioms We don’t put on a show for your...

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Top 5 “We belong together” Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - We belong together Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is March 29, 2020 and today's twitter search was about "we belong together". Here are the top 5 tweets. Number 5, from @abbracadabra_ my fave story about we belong...

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Top 5 #LocationData Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Location Data Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is March 26, 2020 and today's twitter search was about "Location Data". Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @JuliaAngwin I’m hearing more and more cries for us to use...

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Top 5 SEC Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - SEC Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is March 25, 2020 and today's twitter search was about SEC. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @AndoniOlta Here is a must read analysis of the latest ruling on SEC v. Telegram by...

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Top 5 #ReopenAmerica Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #ReopenAmerica Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is March 24, 2020 and today's twitter search was about #ReopenAmerica. Here are the top 5 tweets! Number 5, from @roe_moore: If y’all #ReopenAmerica, you are gonna have to...

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Top 5 #Platinum Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #Platinum Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS! Today is March 21, 2020 and today's twitter search was #platinum. Here are the top five tweets!   Number 5, from @atraderdiary: #Platinum follows a similar trend as #Silver....

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Top 5 #tether Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #tether These are the top five tweets about #tether on March 20, 2020. Number 5 @___CryptoNews said, Tether Stablecoin Launches on Its Seventh Blockchain: The world's largest stablecoin by market value is now live on the Bitcoin...

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#Bitbonics #Top5 Richard Burr

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - Richard BurrToday's #bitbonics twitter search was about Richard Burr. Here are the #Top5 Number 5 @AshaRangappa_ said, “So, I know people can be savvy investors but Richard Burr sold lawn equipment before he became a senator in...

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Top 5 #VirtualMeeting Tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #VirtualMeeting These are the top five tweets about #VirtualMeeting on March 18, 2020. Number 5 @MedStuCo said, We may not have had our usual Eboard meeting this week, but that didn’t stop us #virtualmeeting #medfieldps. Number 4...

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Top 5 #ExponentialGrowth Tweets

Sasha Hodler Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS. Today is March 17, 2020 and today's hash tag twitter search was #ExponentialGrowth. Here are the top five tweets. Number 5, from @kennekai    “Around Feb12 there was a change in diagnosis classification which may have...

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Top 5 #Ventilator tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #Ventilator Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS. Today is March 16, 2020 and today's twitter search was #Ventilator. Here are the top five tweets. Number 5 from @EndCoronavirus “We are expecting a shortage of mechanical breathing...

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Top 5 #Inflation tweets

Sasha Hodler · #HODLCast Bitbonics - #inflation Welcome to the HODLCast BITBONICS. Today is March 14, 2020 and today's twitter search was #Inflation. Here are the top five tweets. Number 5 @XRPDrop said, “Less supplies and more money paying way for #inflation” Number...

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Bitbonics #Top5 #Oil

Sasha Hodler · Bitbonics - 2 - March 11 #oilWelcome to the #HODLCast #Bitbonics - Today is March 11, 2020 and the #top5 tweets about #OIL were: Number 5 @incugneto said, My dad had a saying when oil would have a significant crisis or price shock of some kind that sums...

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HODLCast Weekly Newsletter

  HODLCast Weekly Newsletter  March 9, 2020 I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy, this virus feels pretty scary. Some rumors suggest that China has actually cemented some of their quarantined population into their dwellings. Business seems to be...

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Transcript of Ep. 65 – Moon Math Win

Transcript of Ep. 65 – Moon Math Win

Episode 65:   Jared of MoonMath.WinThe Cathedral and the BazaarSasha Hodler · The HodlCast Episode 65 with Moonmath.winTranscript:  Sasha: All right. Hello everyone. Good morning. Today is February 6th, 2019. This is the HODL cast and we have a special...

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SECurities, Taxes, and More with Leah Wald – HodlCast 104

The HODLCast Transcript – Leah Wald

Episode 104:   Leah WaldDiscussing Bitcoin's EcosystemSasha Hodler · Gator's Bitcoin Babes with Leah WaldTranscript:    This is the first transcript I’m putting out. While editing, I sometimes shortened or changed sentences. To hear what we said in real...

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John McAfee Goes Wild!

John McAfee Goes Wild!

Sasha Hodler · HodlCast Ep. 98 - John McAfee Discussing Congress Coin & the McAfee DexThere’s a lot of things you can call John McAfee, probably with good cause. One thing you can’t call him, though, is boring. Listen in on episode 98 of the HodlCast to get an...

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Crypto Mom to the Rescue!

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Proposes 3-Year Safe Harbor Period for Crypto Tokens Coindesk reported today that SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce (“Crypto Mom”) has formally proposed a safe harbor to give token projects the ability to sell tokens, and a three-year...

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Wallet Education & Innovation – Ballet

Wallet Education & Innovation – Ballet

Sasha Hodler · Hodlcast Ep. 101 with Tatiana Moroz and Bobby LeeHodlcast 101 with Tatiana Moroz & Bobby Lee In this new installment of the Hodlcast, Sasha gets in touch with Bobby Lee (no, not the one of Mad TV fame) to discuss his entry onto the wallet market...

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The PredictionCast

Sasha Hodler · The PredictionCast - 2020!Written by Emoji Nakamoto & Artwork by Indelible Trade Ups, Downs, Forecasts And Laughs in this Year’s PredictionCast 2019 was an incredible year for Crypto. As the fog of bull market mania lifted, clear eyes and productive...

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LLC, PBC, or NonProfit?

Many startups struggle deciding what type of business entity will be right for them. Here, we will identify the differences of each structure, the Limited Liability Company, Public Benefit Corporation, or 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. All three structures offer...

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Ready for your Title 31 Exam?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is auditing companies who registered with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) as a Money Service Business (MSB) involved in the Bitcoin space – it’s called a Title 31 Exam. These exams were typically reserved for Indian...

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International Breach of Contract

How to deal with a breach of contract when the breaching party lives in another country? I’ve seen this a number of times when an American company contracts with a foreign company for services in the cryptocurrency industry -- and then the foreign company fails to...

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THE LONG ARM OF NEW YORK

THE LONG ARM OF NEW YORK

WILL BITFINEX AND TETHER PROVE THEY DID NOT DO BUSINESS IN NEW YORK? Today Bitfinex and Tether, replied to the OAG with two documents, an affidavit by their attorney, Stuart Hoegner, and a Reply Memo supporting their Motion to Dismiss. Bitfinex and Tether are...

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The Saga Continues… USAG v. Bitfinex/Tether

The Saga Continues… USAG v. Bitfinex/Tether

Sasha Hodler · HodlCast Ep. 81 A deep dive into Bitfinex with Amy Castor The saga continues — NYAG v. Bitfinex/Tether Quick Summary of the recent NYAG Decision and Order: IN THE MATTER OF THE INQUIRY BY LETITIA JAMES, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, v....

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SUMMARY of the May 9 FinCEN Guidance

SUMMARY of the May 9 FinCEN Guidance

“This guidance does not establish any new regulatory expectations or requirements.” https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/FinCEN%20Guidance%20CVC%20FINAL%20508.pdf TL;DR An MSB needs to register with FinCEN, (it’s free, you file Form 107), get an...

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SUMMARY of the May 9 FinCEN Guidance:

FinCEN's recent guidance begins with the caveat, “This guidance does not establish any new regulatory expectations or requirements.” https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/2019-05/FinCEN%20Guidance%20CVC%20FINAL%20508.pdf TL;DR An MSB needs to register with...

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The FinCEN Travel Rule

The FinCEN Travel Rule

I came across a new (to me) aspect of the Bank Secrecy Act recently — rule [31 CFR 103.33(g)] (the “Travel Rule”) which requires all financial institutions to pass on certain information to the next financial institution, in certain funds transmittals involving more...

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Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. That’s why the Wix blog comes with a built-in members area - so that readers can easily sign easily up to become members of your blog. What can members do?...

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Design a Stunning Blog

When it comes to design, the Wix blog has everything you need to create beautiful posts that will grab your reader's attention. Check out our essential design features. Choose from 8 stunning layouts Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts. From your blog's...

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Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place....

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Bitcoin Hedge Fund Rules

Bitcoin Hedge Fund Rules

In today’s article, we will explore whether a Bitcoin hedge fund requires Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) registration. What is a Bitcoin Hedge Fund? A Hedge Fund (or Private Fund) is when you put two LLCs...

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Bitcoin & the FBAR

Bitcoin & the FBAR

I had the opportunity to participate on a Legal Panel with David Silver at the Unconfiscatable, Bitcoin not Blockchain Conference put on by Tone Vays in Las Vegas. It was quite an honor to be part of it; the conference was hands down the best Bitcoin event I’ve...

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The Bitmain Lawsuit

The Bitmain Lawsuit

Gor Gevorkyan v. Bitmain, Inc., Bitmain Technologies, Ltd. And DOES 1 to 10 A lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of California against Bitmain on 11/19/2018. See https://www.scribd.com/document/393971649/Bitmain-Class-Action In a brief summary, the Plaintiff...

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SEC’s November 16 Comments

Ready or Not, Here They Come, You Can’t Hide, Gonna Find You and Make You Register & Refund First and foremost, today’s expansive press release was made with the following disclaimer: “This statement . . . is not a rule, regulation, or statement of the Securities...

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Operation Choke Point

I was skimming the facebook page of a soon-to-be-podcast guest, Kingsley Edwards, and came across a disturbing article describing Operation Choke Point.[1] The name of the Operation struck me as odd and after a few lines of reading, I knew it was the problem facing...

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Know Yo Customer

Know Yo Customer

This is not legal advice, just my opinion. I’ve met many brilliant entrepreneurs bravely navigating the alphabet soup of the American crypto regulatory environment. Today’s post is focused on the importance of knowing your customers (“KYC”) if you are a Money Service...

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Mr. Terpin v. AT&T

Mr. Terpin v. AT&T

Terpin v. AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility, LLC, and DOES 1–25 One of the biggest news stories of the week was Michael Terpin (“Mr. Terpin”) suing AT&T after getting his sim-card hijacked. These types of hacks through the phone company are not a new phenomenon,...

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OCC Banking Charter for FinTECH

OCC Banking Charter for FinTECH

Is this The End of State-by-State Money Transmission Licensing? The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U.S. Department of Treasury (“OCC”) came out with some big news on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. Now crypto (fintech) companies can apply for special-purposes...

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Removing a member from an LLC

Removing a member from an LLC

Unfortunately, business relationships don’t always work out as expected, and you may need to remove your partners from their equity ownership / member position in your LLC. Hopefully this process is clearly defined in your Operating Agreement. If not, it can quickly...

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Giving Tokens the Hammer

Giving Tokens the Hammer

The 2009 invention of Bitcoin has forever changed financial technology. Through the rise of economic innovation, Cryptocurrency makes it possible for any person or company to create a coin or token linked to their brand—and to give it a plethora of functionality. Some...

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CFTC Employees are now allowed to Trade Crypto

CFTC Employees are now allowed to Trade Crypto

Upon first seeing this headline, my thoughts were, “uh oh, things are going to get a lot less productive over at the CFTC!” I remember my first few months of trading, it can be highly addictive!  The important thing here is that we got another layer of clarity to...

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Bitcoin & Taxes

Bitcoin & Taxes

After the recent ruling in the case with Coinbase, Bitcoin Tax has been a hot topic, and I wanted to try my hand at navigating it. This is not legal or tax advice.Only 800-900 Americans reported any bitcoin tax related events between 2013-2015, even-though there were...

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Bitcoin & Estate Planning

Bitcoin & Estate Planning

Bitcoin & Estate Planning Agenda: 1. Get a will 2. Make a tax plan 3. Dig some holes in your backyard (or find an executor you trust) Disclaimer – This is not legal or investment advice. T'is the season to be... morbid. Have you thought about what would happen to...

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What is Bitcoin

What is Bitcoin

What is Bitcoin? Over the past few weeks, as the Bitcoin price has soared, lots of people have been reaching out to ask me, "What is Bitcoin?" It prompted me to start this blog- and while I am a licensed attorney in Florida - I want to preface that this is not legal...

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Celebrity Backed ICOs

Celebrity Backed ICOs

Anyone who endorses ICOs or any kind of Cryptocurrency should be careful not to overstep the Securities Laws and potentially be prosecuted for a Pump and Dump scheme. After the recent Senate Hearing on Feb 9, 2018, Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Chairman...

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