Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Orders Blue Ridge Bank to Improve its Third-Party Risk Management

On August 29, Blue Ridge Bank, National Association, disclosed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission a formal agreement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC announced the agreement on October 20, detailing…

Crypto Policy Consensus On Capitol Hill Elusive in 2022, But Regulator Action Looms

Even though there’s no policy consensus for cryptocurrency regulation as 2022 kicks off, the cryptocurrency community’s engagement with policymakers in 2021 had a positive effect in Washington.

Digital Currencies’ Role in Facilitating Ransomware Attacks: A Brief Explainer

Patomak’s Kristine Johnson co-authored a paper for Third Way that details how Bitcoin—the most popular digital currency—is used to facilitate ransomware attacks and how criminals try—and sometimes fail—to cover their tracks. Understanding how criminals use digital currencies for ransomware attacks can lead policymakers to solutions in thwarting and enforcing cybercrimes.