General information and resources for consumers and investors regarding virtual currency, cryptocurrency, and digital assets.
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About Virtual Currency, Cryptocurrency, and Digital Assets
Basics about virtual currency and digital assets, including the potential regulation by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions.
Alert from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions about the risks of buying, investing in, and trading virtual currencies.
Companies Licensed Under Money Services Act
List of Companies Licensed Under the Uniform Money Services Act for Virtual Currency Activities in Washington State
This list is being provided for information purposes only. The Department of Financial Institutions does not endorse or recommend any person, product, or institution.
A non-exhaustive list of enforcement actions initiated by the agency.
- Video: About Initial Coin Offerings
Information from the North American Securities Administrators Association about initial coin offerings.
- Risks to Consumers Posed by Virtual Currencies
Information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about the risks of virtual currencies.
- Informed Investor Advisory: Virtual Currency
Information from the North American Securities Administrators Association discussing the risks associated with investing in virtual currencies.
- Tax Information from the Washington Department of Revenue
Interim Statement Regarding Bitcoin: Payments, Mining, and Investment Income.
- Tax Information from the IRS
Information from the IRS for taxpayers transacting in virtual currency.