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Paradigm Files Amicus Brief in Support of KalshiEx Congressional Control Contract Case vs. the CFTC

Paradigm filed an amicus brief in support of Kalshi's lawsuit against the CFTC, which challenges the Commission's disapproval of the listing of a prediction market on Congressional control.

February 5, 2024

Paradigm Files Comment Letter on FinCEN's Proposed Reporting Requirements for Mixers

Paradigm today filed a comment to FinCEN’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which labels all “convertible virtual currency mixing”–defined broadly–as a primary money laundering concern, and seeks to impose a new reporting requirement on all related transactions.

January 22, 2024

Paradigm Responds to the CFPB’s Proposed “Larger Participants” Digital Wallet Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a rule intended to regulate large centralized digital payment companies, but captures crypto wallets in the process. Paradigm urges the Bureau to appropriately narrow the scope of the rule to exclude crypto wallets, which are quite different than the rule's ostensibly intended targets.

January 8, 2024

Paradigm Files Comment Letter on IRS' Unduly Burdensome Proposed Crypto Broker Rule

The IRS and Treasury Department's crypto broker rule is unduly broad and burdensome, indiscriminately implicating wide swaths of the crypto industry. Paradigm's comment letter urges the IRS to substantially revise the proposed rule to ensure it is properly tailored and practically administrable.

November 13, 2023

Paradigm Files Amicus Brief in Harper vs. IRS

Paradigm filed an amicus brief in support of James Harper’s lawsuit against the IRS, which challenges the agency’s ability to use “John Doe” summons as a dragnet to surreptitiously obtain the private records of large groups of crypto users.

October 20, 2023

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