Tether, the digital currency represented by the cash tag $USDT (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury)

Buck Winston filed this request with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury of the United States of America.
Tracking #

FinCEN 21-119-F

20-119-F

Multi Request Tether, the digital currency represented by the cash tag $USDT
Status
Rejected

Communications

From: Buck Winston


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Date Range of Request: January 1st, 2007 - April 15th, 2021

Description of Request: This requests seeks any and all notes, observations, investigations, postulations, references, and research about, involving, including, or mentioning or alluding to either Tether or USDT, a digital currency in the blockchain space that has publicly represented that each of its issuances are pegged to the United States' official currency (USD).

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Buck Winston

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Attached is our acknowledgement letter to your April 20, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. If you have any questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Office by email at FinCENFOIA@fincen.gov.
Regards,

FinCEN FOIA Office
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From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

This responds to your request for an update status of your April 20, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Financial Criminal Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and received in this office on April 20, 2021.

For your information, we have queried the appropriate component of FinCEN for responsive record(s). We apologize for this delay. We will process your request as expeditiously as possible. Upon completion of the processing, all documents that can be released will be made available to you at the earliest possible date.

Additionally, your request was assigned FinCEN FOIA #21-119-F and NOT #20-119-F.

If you have any further questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Office by email at FinCENFOIA@fincen.gov.

Sincerely,

FinCEN FOIA Office

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

This responds to your request for an update as to the status of your April 17, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) FOIA Office.
Regards,

FinCEN FOIA Office
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From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Good Afternoon:

Attached is our final response to your request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the FinCEN reference number. If you have any questions pertaining to your request, please feel free to contact the FOIA Office at email FinCENFOIA@fincen.gov.
Regards,

FinCEN FOIA Office

From: Buck Winston

To Whom it May Concern,

Thank you for your follow-up on this matter. I wanted to pursue the offer extended in your response.

Specifically I'm referring to the following statement in the letter, which states, "We invite you to narrow the scope of your request in order to obtain the records you seek", followed by, "If we do not hear back from you within 30 days of the date of this letter, your request will be closed."

If possible, I would like to modify my request by truncating the desired length of time.

I would like to modify my request to adhere to the time frame of January 1st, 2016 - April 15th, 2021.

From my understanding, the complexity of the original search request was due primarily to the fact the original time frame given included years when records were kept in outdated formats that do not afford the same feasibility of searching that modern records do. It is my hopes that by modifying the request duration from the original one given to the newly proposed truncated time frame of January 1st, 2016 - April 15th, 2021, the search will be significantly more practical.

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Good morning Mr. Winston

We are still working on your request. The actual request number is 21-119-F.
Best Regards
Terri Robertson

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Good morning

Your request is still being worked on. As you may know FOIA request are done on a first come basis. Therefore there are other request we received ahead of yours that we must work on first. We are doing our best to complete your request in a timely manner.
Best Regards
Terri Robertson

From: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Department of the Treasury

Good afternoon

Attached is our final response to your FOIA request. If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the FinCEN reference number and use email FinCENFOIA@fincen.gov<mailto:FinCENFOIA@fincen.gov>.
Regards
FinCEN FOIA

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