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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – December 14, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Wednesday, December 14 at 5:45 p.m. EST is $17,814. Headlines. FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried Denied Bail in the Bahamas. SBF was deemed a flight risk by the Judge who denied his $250,000 bail application. Until his extradition hearing…

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Florida Amends Law in Favor of Virtual Currency Sellers Starting 2023

On May 12, 2022, Florida Governor DeSantis signed CS/HB 273, a big win for businesses dealing with virtual currencies. The bill goes into effect starting Jan. 1, 2023, updating Chapter 560 of the Florida Statutes to clarify which businesses need to acquire a license from the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) as Money Services…

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Hodder Law Newsletter – August 30, 2022

Good news from Florida! Hodder Law Firm has been advocating for the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FLOFR) to issue a statement addressing the limbo period until the new money transmission law comes into effect next January. After careful consideration, the OFR has issued this press release. “Due to the impending change in the legal…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – September 20, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! Michael Saylor just bought another 301 Bitcoin at an average price of $19,851, a 72% discount from last November’s high of $69,044. Hodder Law Firm Blog & HODLCast – Bitcoin Mining is worth the energy! White House releases framework for crypto regulations White House…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – September 27, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Tuesday, September 27 at 3:15 p.m. EDT was $19,167. #TickTockNextBlock Headlines for the week of September 27 Interpol Issues Worldwide Arrest Warrant For Terra founder Do Kwon. Kwan is facing charges for the $60 billion wipeout of LUNA…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – October 5, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of this writing is $19,899. Tone Vays predicts this is the last chance to buy under $20K. #BTFD Headlines this week: Developers can now issue assets like stablecoins on bitcoin. Lightning Labs announced the alpha release of their Taro…

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Hoddder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – October 12, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Wednesday, October 12 at 11:35 EDT is $19,104. Headlines Visa launches FTX-linked Crypto Debit Cards in 40 Countries. The cards are linked directly to the holder’s FTX account, enabling them to easily convert and pay for goods and…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – October 20, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Thursday, October 20 at 10:00 EDT is $19,178. #sideways HODLCast with Bill Wise – Cyber Crime & Censorship This week I had the chance to interview my law clerk, Bill Wise. We discussed the SEC’s investigation of Yuga…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – October 26, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Wednesday, October 26 at 10:35 a.m. EDT is $20,815. HODLCast In this week’s episode, I spoke with the legend, Bobby Lee! Bobby is the founder and CEO of Ballet, a startup that provides user-friendly physical wallets for storing…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – November 1, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Tuesday, November 1st at 2:25 p.m. EDT is $20,435. Headlines. Binance owns part of Twitter now. The crypto exchange committed $500 million to the Musk takeover of Twitter in order to strategically integrate social media and news sites…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – November 8, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Tuesday, November 8th at 1:44 p.m. EST is $18,763. HERES HOW CBDCs WILL TAKE AWAY ALL OUR FREEDOMS! Joshua Scigala is an old friend, we discussed the dystopian future of Central Bank Digital Currencies. Josh is the founder…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – November 16, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Wednesday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. EST is $16,420. Headlines. Treasury redesignates Tornado Cash. OFAC removed and then redesignated Tornado Cash’s sanction. After receiving lawsuits from CoinCenter and Coinbase, OFAC was careful to call Tornado Cash an entity….

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – November 22, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Tuesday, November 22 at 5:35 a.m. EST is $15,711. Headlines. World’s largest crypto fund swept into FTX storm. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) is trading at a 40% discount to its underlying assets. Grayscale and Genesis are both subsidiaries…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – November 30, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Wednesday, November 30 at 2:55 p.m. EST is $17,065. Headlines. BlockFried. Things are moving at lightspeed this week in the crypto world as BlockFi faces bankruptcy. The SEC is in line as the company’s third largest creditor as…

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Hodder Law Weekly Crypto Newsletter – December 8, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Thursday, December 8 at 9:39 a.m. EST is $16,831. Headlines. CFTC Commissioner wants two-tier rules for retail investors and millionaires. The proposed regime would implement more protections for the retail group. They will seek public input on the…

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The monumental fall from grace.

The U.S. Government requested the Bahamian authorities to arrest Sam Bankman Fried (SBF) on December 12, 2022, based on a sealed indictment filed by the Southern District of New York. The arrest comes just over a month after the shocking implosion of the centralized exchange, FTX, which was trusted with over $32 billion of clients’…

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Does the SEC’s ATS proposal impact the crypto ecosystem?

Issue: Does the SEC’s new proposal impact the crypto ecosystem? Short answer: Most likely, yes, if the assets being traded are deemed securities and orders are accepted on a non-discretionary basis. What happened: The SEC proposed an amendment to the Exchange Act Rule 3b-16 that would eliminate the current exemption in Regulation ATS that excludes…

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Hodder Law Firm Newsletter – March 24, 2022

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! This week’s newsletter features a podcast with Sam Auch, who has been graciously helping out at Hodder Law Firm as a Legal Analyst for the past month. I have really enjoyed working with Sam, he has extremely valuable technical knowledge in the crypto space,…

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Hodder Law Weekly Newsletter – May 19, 2023

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Friday, May 19 at 8:20 p.m. EST is $26,885. Headlines. ,,Leak reveals a secret plan for U.S. crypto crackdown. A leaked document circulated amongst Democratic House financial service committee members shows how partisanship around crypto has become entrenched,…

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Hodder Law Weekly Newsletter – May 1, 2023

Hello everyone, nnI hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Monday, May 1 at 1:34 a.m. EST is $28,531. Headlines. ,,Voyager Digital says Binance.us terminated its $1B deal. Binance.us had a clause allowing them to withdraw from the Voyager bankruptcy purchase if it wasn’t completed within four months….

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Hodder Law Weekly Newsletter – April 21, 2023

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Friday, April 21 at 4:10 p.m. EST is $27,304. Headlines. ,,U.S. SEC views decentralized crypto platforms as exchanges, seeks public input. After criticism from crypto firms, the SEC voted 3-2 to reopen the public comment period for 30…

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Hodder Law Weekly Newsletter – April 13, 2023

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Thursday, April 13 at 4:14 p.m. EST is $30,268. Headlines. ,,Bank of England targets 30-Strong team for digital currency. A four-month public consultation process was launched in February to gauge public support for the project. Good luck finding…

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Hodder Law Weekly Newsletter – April 5, 2023

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Wednesday, April 5 at 6:50 p.m. EST is $28,191. Headlines. ,,Paxful to suspend operations. U.S. regulators have made doing business very challenging for crypto exchanges, including peer-to-peer platform, Paxful. And with a lawsuit by Paxful co-founder Artur Schaback…

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Hodder law Weekly Newsletter – March 30, 2023

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Thursday, March 30 at 6:20 p.m. EST is $28,114. Headlines. ,,CZ’s response to the CFTC Complaint. On Monday, the CFTC launched a complaint against Binance, accusing it of running an “intentionally opaque common enterprise” and “engaging in a…

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Hodder Law Weekly Newsletter – March 23, 2023

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Thursday, March 23 at 6:20 p.m. EST is $28,205. Headlines. ,,Lobbying group hunts for proof that feds are targeting crypto,. The Blockchain Association has submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and…

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Hodder Law Weekly Newsletter – March 18, 2023

Hello everyone, I hope you are all having a great week! The price of Bitcoin as of Friday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. EST is $26,803. Headlines. ,,U.S. Treasury, FDIC and Federal Reserve will guarantee all deposits at SVB, and Signature Bank. Customer deposits at these banks will be guaranteed by the Federal Government. Quantitative…