FinCEN registration is not a license! Okay, so then what is it? Watch this short video to learn. Transcript: Hello my name is Faisal Khan. I am a banking and a payment consultant. I have received many phone calls over the day I get emails etc and people trying to understand how to maneuver this […]
Many folks seem okay with dishing out money to law-firms and consultants to have them ‘register’ on FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) Website, in the understanding that they are getting a license. That is now the case. Watch the short video to learn more. You may also want to watch these related videos: FinCEN Registration […]
What recourse do Bitcoin companies operating in the US have in light of the recent ruling by FinCEN?
On October 27, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released new guidance for custodial bitcoin exchanges and payment processors, ruling that such companies may be considered money services businesses under US law. The past couple of days have been very hectic. Besides fielding calls from lots of people, everyone is asking the same […]
The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) released its opinion on: Request for Administrative Ruling on the Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to a Virtual Currency Payment System yesterday (27th October 2014). The ruling which is an update to an earlier ruling of October 2013, in which only Bitcoin Exchanges were subject to the Money […]
Its a great step by a large bank (they sure beat RBS to it). However, there is nothing evolutionary or radical about this payment system (no, not that you have cited it or the article). Venmo, Dwolla, et. al. are equally more robust and flexible payment systems IMHO. However, from a trust factor and traction […]