The heads of three U.S. financial regulators warned the crypto industry to abide by banking laws in a joint statement published Friday.
The House of Representatives passed legislation calling for FinCEN to study its use of “innovative technologies” — including blockchain.
FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco said that suspicious activity reports detailing crypto fraud is a matter of national security.
Prosecutors have filed a complaint against the infamous crypto exchange BTC-e calling a haven for crime.
U.S. lawmakers questioned FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco about potential terrorist use of Facebook's libra cryptocurrency.
Decentralized applications (dapps) may sometimes qualify as money transmitters under U.S. law, FinCEN said.
U.S. regulator FinCEN has for the first time penalized a cryptocurrency trader for breaking anti-money laundering rules.
U.S. regulator FinCEN is urging domestic exchanges to prevent Iran from using cryptocurrency to bypass economic sanctions.
FinCEN receives more than 1,500 reports every month from financial institutions regarding cryptocurrencies, a top official said Thursday.
A new bill facing the U.S. Congress would have FinCEN more closely examine the cryptocurrency space, according to public documents.