Quick Take on Florida Ruling ‘Bitcoin is Not Money’

Quick Take on Florida Ruling ‘Bitcoin is Not Money’

Judge Teresa Mary Pooler in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida dismissed the charges brought by the State against Espinoza, which accused the defendant of being an unlicensed money transmitter. Inter alia Pooler found that Bitcoin is not a payment instrument; instead virtual currencies are considered ‘property’ under Florida law, and Florida’s money transmission and money laundering… more

Brian Stoeckert Delivers TED Talk on FinTech to Executive Roundtable of Global Banks and Law Enforcement

On August 19, 2015, Stratis’ Brian Stoeckert delivered a TED Talk-style presentation on financial technology (FinTech) at an executive roundtable session consisting of executives from some of the world’s leading global banks and senior federal law enforcement officials.  The session took place before the 11th Annual SAS Counterterrorism and Financial Crime program in Cary, North Carolina. As one… more

Stratis Speaks on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks

On August 19, 2015, Brian Stoeckert from Stratis participated in a session on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks hosted by the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter at the SAS campus in Cary, NC.  The event was held on the evening before the SAS 11th Annual Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Forum. Among the topics covered were providing banking services to traditional… more

FinTech and Banks Converge @ ACAMSNorCal’s 3rd Annual Emerging Payments and Technologies Conference

On July 30, the ACAMS Northern California Chapter hosted its 3rd Annual Emerging Payments and Technologies Half-Day Conference at Silicon Valley Bank.  The event brought together more than 100 representatives from banks, law enforcement, regulators, and FinTech startups located in the Bay Area.  The three sessions covered the following topics: Building Compliance Programs – This session included insight from… more