The long arm of justice: How far can the DoJ really go in prosecuting foreign...

The long arm of justice: How far can the DoJ really go in prosecuting foreign...

DoJ is now determined to hold the crypto industry to cross-border enforcement standards that have long applied to other sectors of finance. In early October, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed its Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework, a report laying bare the government’s vision for emerging threats and enforcement strategies in the cryptocurrency space. The document is an important source of insight into how the laws governing digital finance will be soon implemented on the ground.One of the fundamental principles that the government asserts in the document is its broad....


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