Key Issues Impacting Our Members’ Clients Today


*+-As I’ve met with hundreds of lawyers, accountants and financial professionals over recent months, I’ve had many discussions about the challenges being faced by clients as they forge new ground in the digital currency economy. The following are a sample of the client issues and concerns that our members shared with me and that they… Read more »

Bitcoin Law: Regulation and Transactions


*+-Bitcoin Law: Regulations & Transactions New York Law School, Events Center (second floor) 185 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013 8:00 am – 12:30 pm Tuesday, October 21, 2014 As federal and state regulators grapple with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, entrepreneurs and developers are attempting to build a new financial economy. Join legal, financial, and… Read more »

DCC CEO David Berger to speak at Bitcoin Center NYC


*+-DCC CEO David Berger Speaking Engagement Bitcoin Center NYC 40 Broad Street, New York City, NY 10036 7:00pm – 9:00pm EST Thursday, October 16, 2014 As advisers, counselors and businesspeople, professionals have a duty to develop an in-depth understanding of digital currencies – beyond that of the individual holder or consumer. Further, by rising to… Read more »

Bloomberg BNA Webinar: Bitcoin and Virtual Currency: Innovation and Enforcement


*+-Bitcoin and Virtual Currency: Innovation and Enforcement Group Internet-Based Live Webinar 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Virtual currency is growing in use and acceptance across the world, and it has appealed to consumers, businesses, and investors alike. Its significance has not escaped the attention of government agencies, including the Internal Revenue… Read more »

DCC Member Spotlight: Understanding the technology enables you to understand how the laws and regulations may apply, notes Sydney Attorney and DCC Member Reuben Bramanathan


*+-“I love talking about Bitcoin,” exclaimed Reuben Bramanathan at the start of our conversation. The tax lawyer, based in Sydney, Australia, caters to small and medium-sized enterprises. He does a lot of work for technology businesses, mainly providing tax planning and advice. He is also well versed in tax transactions and disputes with the revenue… Read more »

DCC Member Spotlight: “Accept Bitcoin” Urges Los Angeles Lawyer and DCC Member


*+-Ashkaan Hassan, founder of Los Angeles boutique law firm Nu|Legal, recently spoke to the Digital Currency Council on why he thinks businesses and professionals like him should accept Bitcoin. Nu|Legal operates differently from most law firms. The firm uses technology to help with research and other routine tasks. “We’re more tech-savvy than most other firms,”… Read more »

New York’s Proposed Virtual Currency Regulations Would Stifle Innovation And Remittance Access In Developing Economies


*+-The “virtual currency” or “BitLicense” regulations proposed by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) are well into their 45-day comment period. By now, many of the most well-known figures in the digital currency industry have commented both officially and unofficially on the proposed regulations. I have had the opportunity to read and digest… Read more »