Fwd: FOIL Request# 2023-093329 Acknowledgement FOIL-2023-093329-018900

Gunnar Larson g at xny.io
Mon Jan 30 14:45:44 PST 2023

Dear FinCen:

The war in Cyprus and Ukraine may potentially be exasperated by
interlocking directorates who have organized with New York Department of
Financial Services (NY-DFS).

We have contacted on the matter, however, they failed to respond today.
Bulgaria, Turkey and Cyprus are now victims of a  $100M NY-DFS agreement
that seemingly has obvious consequences to a deferred prosecution agreement
with the United States of America (below).

Moreover, today 1MBD echoed much of the same concern as reported by

xNY.io - Bank.org seeks FinCen's assessment of the matter with fear of
unnecessary wartime losses in Cyprus and Ukraine.

Sending you the very best regards.

Thank you,


Gunnar Larson
xNY.io - Bank.org

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Gunnar Larson <g at xny.io>
Date: Sat, Jan 28, 2023, 12:42 PM
Subject: Re: FOIL Request# 2023-093329 Acknowledgement
To: Harris, Adrienne A (DFS) <Adrienne.Harris at dfs.ny.gov>
Cc: cypherpunks <cypherpunks at lists.cpunks.org>, Reader, Shaun <
sreader at curtis.com>, Alexi Anania <a at xny.io>, <gs-investor-relations at gs.com>

Dear Madam Superintendent:

Goldman Sachs' first ever Bitcoin loan to Coinbase probably amounts to
crimes against the United States of America:

Why on Earth 🌎 is our enterprise funding $50M in new AML compliance
programs that Goldman Sachs has already agreed to in a deferred prosecution

Madam Superintendent, to make matters worse an interlocking directorate
between Coinbase and Fireblocks from New York has a former SEC Chairman who
regulated both Goldman Sachs and Coinbase compliance nationally:

This is furthermore exasperated by regulatory arbitrage aggression as
described by this DOJ memo:

xNY.io - Bank.org is concerned that NY-DFS is obstructing justice and
digital asset innovation concerning crimes against the United States of

For these reasons, we must appeal for your office to please respond by
5:00pm Monday January 30, 2023 outlining any potential conflicts with
Sullivan Cromwell and DFS' Coinbase deal signatories.

Warm regards,


Gunnar Larson
xNY.io - Bank.org

On Tue, Jan 24, 2023, 9:04 AM Gunnar Larson <g at xny.io> wrote:

> Dear Joanne Verdejo:
> Thank you very much.
> These Coinbase records are very important to identify if Goldman Sachs has
> violated their Deferred Prosection Agreement with the United States of
> America.
> Gunnar
> Gunnar Larson
> xNY.io - Bank.org
> 646-454-9107
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2023, 8:51 AM <Joanne.Verdejo at dfs.ny.gov> wrote:
>> Dear  Gunnar Larson:
>> I write to acknowledge receipt of the FOIL request that you submitted to
>> the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) on 01/17/2023,
>> which has been assigned the above referenced tracking number. This number
>> should be the number that you refer to in all future communications with
>> DFS.
>> Your request has been referred to the appropriate DFS unit(s) to search
>> for the records that are responsive to your request. The assigned unit(s)
>> will contact you within 20 business days to (i) advise whether the unit has
>> any records that are responsive to your request; (ii) grant or deny your
>> request, if the unit has responsive records; or (iii) apprise you of the
>> progress of your request, if the search or review of the records that you
>> requested is still on-going.
>> Thank you.
>> New York State Department of Financial Services
>> If you are a New York State resident and would like to register to vote
>> or update your address, you may complete and submit to your County Board of
>> Elections a New York State Voter Registration Form which can be found at
>> http://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote .
>> Tracking Number:FOIL-2023-093329-018900
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: <noreply at its.ny.gov>
> Date: Sat, Jan 14, 2023, 3:26 PM
> Subject: FOIL Request Confirmation from Open FOIL NY
> To: <G at xny.io>
> Thank you for submitting your FOIL request through Open FOIL NY.
> Here is your Open FOIL NY confirmation information for future reference:
> LARSON_DFS_20230114152649702
> LARSON_DOB_20230114152649702
> LARSON_DTF_20230114152649702
> Records Requested From
> Department of Financial Services
> Division of the Budget
> Department of Taxation and Finance
> Short Title
> Coinbase $100M Settlement Investigation Records
> Description
> Dear Madam or Sir: xNY.io - Bank.org kindly seeks access to any and all
> records concerning New York State's investigation of Coinbase, comprising
> the $100M settlement mentioned here:
> https://www.dfs.ny.gov/reports_and_publications/press_releases/pr202301041.
> We are requesting all public records from 2018 to 2022 concerning New
> York's aforementioned Coinbase investigation. Moreover, xNY.io - Bank.org
> seeks access to any and all records concerning New York's regulatory
> scrutiny (and/or approval) of Goldman Sachs' partnership with Coinbase,
> issuing the bank's first Bitcoin loan mentioned here:
> https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/goldman-sachs-partners-with-coinbase-for-banks-first-bitcoin-backed-loan.
> In addition, xNY.io - Bank.org seeks any and all records concerning New
> York's approach to Coinbase and Goldman Sachs compliance programs mandated
> by the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud
> Section and Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section mentioned here:
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yx88RMoeLyyfbNK0RtPl4r-m8N21_1Sp/view?usp=drivesdk.
> Finally, xNY.io - Bank.org seeks records concerning New York's regulatory
> approval of Coinbase engaging a fine of $50M to implement heightened
> controls and additional procedures and policies relating to electronic
> surveillance and investigation, due diligence on transactions or clients
> and the use of third-party intermediaries across business units; and
> enhancing anti-corruption training for all management and relevant
> employees. Warm regards, Gunnar Larson Gunnar Larson xNY.io - Bank.org
> 646-454-9107
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