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K&L Gates LLP comprises approximately 2,000 lawyers who practice in fully integrated offices located on five continents: Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Doha, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Munich, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington and Wilmington.

K&L Gates represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. Our practice is a robust full market practice — cutting edge, complex and dynamic, at once regional, national and international in scope. Over each of the last six years our revenues exceeded $1 Billion.

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SATOSHI GOES TO WASHINGTON : SENATOR TOOMEY ISSUES RFI TO INFORM DIGITAL ASSET LEGISLATION

As we have noted in the past, federal regulation of the digital asset/cryptocurrency/DeFi community is evolving and there are many perspectives on what direction it should take. For instance, earlier this week, the House Democratic leadership and a group of moderate House Democrats agreed to a compromise that would prevent the House of Representatives from amending the Senate-passed “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (H.R. 3684), thereby preserving the bill’s provisions expanding the definition of “broker” under the Internal Revenue Code to apply to various digital asset market participants.

TAKING BITCOIN TO THE BANK: FDIC SEEKS COMMENTS ON BANK SERVICES FOR DIGITAL ASSETS

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has issued a “Request for Information and Comment on Digital Assets” (RFI) to learn more about the “novel and unique considerations related to digital assets….[g]iven that banks are increasingly exploring the emerging digital asset ecosystem.” A key theme of the RFI is the development of a framework to promote “responsible innovation.”

It’s Groundhog Day for Payments! A New US Administration, a New UK Brexit: The Continuing Cycle of Change Keeps Banks and Fintechs on their Toes!

Join us for a cross pond webinar focusing on the enormous changes that are expected to impact payments in the US and UK featuring: •In London, new K&L Gates Special Payments Counsel, Kai Zhang, and Partner, Philip Morgan. •In New York, Partner and Global Fintech Co-Chair, Judie Rinearson. •In Washington DC, Partner and Technology Law Specialist, Linda Odom, and Associate, Daniel Cohen. •In San Francisco, Partner, Cryptocurrency and Fintech Lawyer, Jeremy McLaughlin. Topics to be covered include: •Expected changes to be implemented by the new US Democratic administration •New leadership in the CFPB, SEC, OCC, and CFTC and what it means for banks and Fintechs •UK and the implementation of Brexit with respect to payments and banking •Anticipated changes in providing payment services to the UK and Europe •The outlook for Fintech investment, Mergers and Acquisitions in the next 12 months on both sides of the pond •What products and services are the winners and losers from these sweeping changes? Mobile apps? Traditional banking? Digital assets, stable coins and cryptocurrencies?

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