The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that specializes on analysis of all financial operations in order to prevent terrorist financing, money laundering, etc. FinCEN was founded in 1990 and currently is headquartered in Vienna, VA. In 2013, FinCEN issued Bitcoin and virtual currency guidance concerning creating, obtaining, distributing, exchanging, accepting or transmitting virtual currencies. By this guidance, the companies that provide cryptocurrency-related services must report all data to the government so that it can prevent money laundering. There are also definitions for various kinds of cryptocurrency users and their responsibilities while working with digital currencies.
President Joe Biden has frozen all regulatory processes including proposed FinCEN rules detrimental to the crypto industry.
President Biden freezes FinCEN's proposed crypto wallet regulations
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Law Decoded: The guard changes, and with it, the tweets, Jan. 8–15
This is a big win for the crypto industry today, which was unanimous in opposition to a new anti-money laundering rule that many saw as rushed and draconian.
Treasury backs down: Crypto monitoring rule will wait until new administration
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Law Decoded: Insurrections, transitions, monitoring transactions and 2021, Jan. 1–8
The website accepting comments on the proposed FinCEN rule shows crypto users have until Jan. 7, not Jan. 4 as the regulator claimed.
FinCEN's wallet rule is open for another day of comments because 'government officials can’t count to 15'
The venture capital firm has taken issue with U.S. regulators latest move against crypto.
Andreessen Horowitz joins push against FinCEN's 11th-hour crypto rules
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Jack Dorsey warns that FinCEN regulations will drive crypto users offshore