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Blockchain law: DOJ's 'Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework'

New York Law Journal



United States Publication January 2021

In his Blockchain Law column, Robert A. Schwinger discusses a new DOJ report which outlines the various uses of cryptocurrency, the various channels through which the DOJ will take enforcement action in regard to cryptocurrency, and the public safety challenges relating to enforcement against the illicit uses of cryptocurrency. The DOJ is sending a clear message that it will not hold back on enforcing the laws as they currently are written, and that it is well within DOJ’s power to regulate criminal activity even where it involves a novel and developing area like cryptocurrency.

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