As the use of virtual currency and related technology continues to increase, the interests of law enforcement and regulators in virtual currency continues to evolve. Virtual currency is not inherently illicit and it is used by legitimate consumers every day to conduct legal transactions. Nonetheless, the supposed anonymous nature of virtual currency attracts simultaneously the attention of both individuals seeking to further illegal activities and the government.
This webcast, presented by Ballard Spahr partners Marjorie Peerce and Peter Hardy, focuses on the regulatory requirements related to legitimate use of virtual currency – including under the Bank Secrecy Act, the federal securities laws, and the tax laws. They will discuss the issues which may confront practitioners representing clients caught up in such cases, from investigation to sentencing as well as the tools available to law enforcement interested in investigating and prosecuting the alleged misuse of virtual currency to further underlying criminality. Viewers will take away from the course the fact that virtual currency presents legal issues which range from unique challenges to those typical in any criminal case.
great in depth lecture with plenty of real examples