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OCC Permits National Banks and Federal Savings Associations to Use Independent Node Verification Networks and Stablecoins for Payment Activities

Posted in Regulatory Developments, Uncategorized

As part of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) declared effort to keep pace with a mounting demand for faster, cheaper, and more efficient payments, and the widespread adoption of new technologies, the agency’s Senior Deputy Comptroller & Chief Counsel issued an interpretive letter on January 4, 2021 (the “Interpretive Letter”) clarifying… Read More

Are You a Money Transmitter in South Dakota or Delaware?

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One of the defining aspects of the payments revolution of the past few years—at least from a regulatory perspective — has been the question of whether a particular payments service is subject to regulation as money transmission. A recent trend has been toward states affirming that, under certain conditions, state money transmission licensing laws do… Read More

Loan to San Bernardino Attacker Generates New Focus on Online Marketplace Lending and Terrorism Financing

Posted in Investigations, Regulatory Developments, Uncategorized

News that an online marketplace lender extended a $28,500 loan to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the alleged San Bernardino attackers, just two weeks before the attack, has spurred House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) to announce plans to propose new terrorist financing legislation in the coming months. On December 10, 2015, Chairman… Read More

Morrison & Foerster Launches MoFoMobl$

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MoFo ReEnforcement is happy to introduce a free app for the mobile payment industry, MoFoMobl$ (or MobileMoney). Developed by Morrison & Foerster, MoFoMobl$, provides users with an overview of key regulatory issues and considerations, access to timely alerts and articles, and a weekly news digest on market developments. To download the free app for iOS,… Read More