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Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets

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Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets​

A Proposed Rule by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on 12/23/2020

SUMMARY:​

FinCEN is issuing this notice of proposed rulemaking to seek public comments on a proposal to require banks and money service businesses (“MSBs”) to submit reports, keep records, and verify the identity of customers in relation to transactions involving convertible virtual currency

(“CVC”) or digital assets with legal tender status (“legal tender digital assets” or “LTDA”) held in unhosted wallets (as defined below), or held in wallets hosted in a jurisdiction identified by FinCEN. FinCEN is proposing to adopt these requirements pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”). To effectuate certain of these proposed requirements, FinCEN proposes to prescribe by regulation that CVC and LTDA are “monetary instruments” for purposes of the BSA. However, FinCEN is not proposing to modify the regulatory definition of “monetary instruments” or otherwise alter existing BSA regulatory requirements applicable to “monetary instruments” in FinCEN's regulations, including the existing currency transaction reporting (“CTR”) requirement and the existing transportation of currency or monetary instruments reporting requirement.

DATES:​

Written comments on this proposed rule may be submitted on or before January 4, 2021.

ADDRESSES:​

Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
  • Federal E-rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN-2020-0020 and the specific RIN number 1506-AB47 the comment applies to.
  • Mail: Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, P.O. Box 39, Vienna, VA 22183. Refer to Docket Number FINCEN-2020-0020 and the specific RIN number.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:​

The FinCEN Regulatory Support Section at 1-800-767-2825 or electronically at frc@fincen.gov.

 

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Eff you, Fin Cen. Who the F are you!

"Guilty until proven innocent,."

But the way I'm reading this, it only applies to Tether and other direct US dollar proxies, which is not Bitcoin, Ether, etc.
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