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Blockchain Association Responds to Illinois Assembly Bill HB3479

Blockchain Association published a letter sent to Senator Laura Ellman and Representative Mark Walker of the Illinois Assembly stating industry opposition to HB 3479. The following statement is attributed to Kristin Smith, Blockchain Association CEO: “Illinois Assembly Bill HB 3479 would effectively outlaw crypto in… Read More

SEC Schedules Meeting to Potentially Extend Deadline on Changes to Definition of an Exchange

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has scheduled an open meeting for April 14, 2023, to consider reopening the comment period of the proposed changes. The SEC proposed amendments to Rule 3b-16 under the Exchange Act Regarding the Definition of “Exchange,” which could potentially impact… Read More

Blockchain Association Files Amicus Brief in SEC Lawsuit Against Ripple

Blockchain Association announced that it has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission’s (SEC) lawsuit against Ripple. This case, which is just one in a long line of SEC efforts to regulate by enforcement, highlights the SEC’s efforts “to cement and… Read More

Blockchain Association Criticizes California Legislation Addressing Crypto: “Shortsighted”

The Blockchain Association posted a series of tweets last week critizing pending legislation they believe will undermine the digital asset ecosystem in California. The Association claims that State Assembly Bill A.B. 2269 is “shortsighted” creating “unhelpful restrictions that would impede crypto innovators’ ability to operate.”… Read More

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Cynthia Lummis Officially Release Legislation for Digital Asset Regulatory Framework

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Cynthia Lummis have officially revealed legislation aiming to create a regulatory framework for the burgeoning digital asset industry. The two Senators have worked for many months on the language of the bill. The legislation has long been rumored with a… Read More

McHenry Slams Infrastructure Bill as Reckless Spending, Notes New Digital Asset Reporting Requirements

The infrastructure bill (H.R.3684) is on its way to becoming law. After a circuitous legislative path that saw extreme left legislative vote against the bill while several Republicans helped to push it across the finish line, a pinnacle of the Biden Administration’s legislative ambitions is… Read More

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu Comments on Digital Asset Innovation, Compares Crypto to 2008 Financial Crisis

“Fools Gold.” Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu has slammed the emerging digital asset sector as “Fool’s Gold” comparing it to the unfortunate events that led up to the 2008 financial crisis. In a speech delivered at the Blockchain Association, Hsu stated: “I have… Read More

USA: Regional Blockchain Groups Join Blockchain Association in Telling Congress Infrastructure Bill Threatens Emerging Digital Asset Sector

The US Senate worked on Sunday to come to terms on a infrastructure bill that could end up costing trillions of dollars. The super thin margin in the Senate means moderates on both sides of the aisle will play a key role in the decision… Read More

Biden Administration Looks to Help Pay for Infrastructure Plan with Tax Enforcement of Cryptocurrency Transactions

President Joe Biden published more details on the pending infrastructure deal while indicating he intends to offset the substantial cost by various fees including “strengthening tax enforcement when it comes to cryptocurrencies.” In a speech, President Biden said: “This agreement will help ensure that America… Read More

Grayscale Commits $1 Million to Crypto Non-Profit Advocacy Group Coin Center

Grayscale, the creators of multiple publicly traded crypto funds, has committed $1 million to Coin Center – the well-known crypto non-profit and advocacy group. Additionally, Grayscale said it would top up this amount with another $1 million in matching funds through February 2021. The matching… Read More

85% of Blockchain Professionals Employed by Crypto Exchanges, App Developers, Mining Facility Operators: Report

The Digital Asset Human Capital Trends Report was recently commissioned by the Blockchain Association, an organization of active industry participants who promote efforts related to innovation and the collaboration needed to support US leadership of the crypto-assets sector. The companies included in the research sample… Read More

Blockchain Association Takes Over Defend Crypto Campaign but Questions Linger if this is the Right Battle

Last week, the Blockchain Association announced in a blog post that it would take over the Defend Crypto campaign, launched by Kik Interactive. Kik is engaged in a legal battle with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding an initial coin offering that raised about… Read More

eToro Joins Blockchain Association as Executive Member

Global investment platform, eToro, announced on Tuesday it has joined the Blockchain Association as an executive member. eToro reported it will be working alongside prominent organizations in the blockchain ecosystem such as Coinbase, Circle, Digital Currency Group, and Polychain to will help further the Blockchain Association’s… Read More

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