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Am Law Lawyers Help Bring Bitcoin to the Masses

Posted in Resource Database

As The Am Law Daily‘s Juan Ferrer reports, Bitcoin’s move toward the mainstream is the latest wrinkle in a so-called emerging payments sector that some law firms see as offering growth opportunities. For more information, including commentary on the subject from DWT partner Andy Lorentz, click here.

Federal Reserve Approves Major Prepaid Card Provider Green Dot’s Application to Own a Bank

Posted in Regulatory and Compliance

Overcoming concerns about a business plan devoted exclusively to the issuance and servicing of general purpose reloadable prepaid cards, the Federal Reserve Board voted on November 23, 2011 to approve Green Dot’s application to purchase Bonneville Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, Bonneville Bank, a Utah state-chartered bank. The Board’s approval order can be read… Continue Reading

Verizon Once Again Reports Widespread Shortfalls in Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Compliance

Posted in Privacy and Data Security

The 2011 Payment Card Industry Compliance Report by Verizon once again indicates widespread non-compliance with the Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) Data Security Standards. Only 21% of organizations were compliant at the time of their initial assessment, essentially the same as last year. Organizations are also failing to prioritize their compliance efforts in the manner recommended by the PCI… Continue Reading