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US Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Calls Binance Settlement a Historic Action

In a press event this afternoon, US Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen called the settlement with Binance a historic action by the agency. In total, Binance is expected to pay $4.3 billion in penalties for its past actions. At the same time, Binance will… Read More

Chairman of House Financial Services Committee Slams US Department of Treasury’s ESG Over-reach

Yesterday, the Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, announced its ambitions in regard to “net zero financing and investment,” outlining their goal of net zero commitments and how they can compel financial services firms to adhere to their ideology. Secretary Yellen said: “Going forward, the… Read More

Yellen Comments on US Banking System: The Situation is Stabilizing

US Secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, addressed the American Bankers Association today, tackling the topic on everyone’s mind. The precarious financial services industry and the possibility for contagion. The collapse of multiple banks in the US has now spread to Europe. This past week,… Read More

Treasury, FDIC, Federal Reserve Announce Action to Protect All Deposits at Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank in New York

The US Department of Treasury, FDIC and Federal Reserve have joined to protect all account holders at the Silicon Valley Bank (NASDAQ:SIVB), which was taken over by the federal government on Friday. The exceptional action means that accounts holding over $250,000 will have access to… Read More

Senator Sherrod Brown, Chair of Banking Committee, Sends Letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen Addressing FTX Debacle

Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, has sent a letter to the US Department of Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen expressing his concerns following the bankruptcy filing of FTX. The crypto exchange, once one of the largest crypto exchanges in the world, filed… Read More

Senator Elizabeth Warren, AOC, Others Send Letters to Financial Officials Demanding They Shut the Revolving Door Between Crypto Firms and their Agencies

Multiple Democrat elected officials are slamming public financial agency leaders in a public letter criticizing the “revolving door” of public officials going over to crypto firms. The letter is signed by Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sheldon Whitehouse, along with Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Rashida Tlaib,… Read More

Congressman Tom Emmer Criticizes Tornado.Cash Sanctions, Sends Letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen

  The sanctioning of open source crypto mixer Tornado.cash has generated much scrutiny and questions about the legality of a governmental entity punishing code. On August 8th, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against the crypto mixer, citing occurrences… Read More

President’s Working Group Convenes to Discuss Stablecoins

The President’s Working Group (PWG) on Financial Markets met today to discuss the topic of stablecoins. In 2021, the PWG published a report on stablecoins requesting legislation stating: “…in the absence of Congressional action, which is urgently needed to address the prudential risks inherent in… Read More

The Sky is Falling: UST Craters, Crypto Insiders Respond to “Death Spiral”

TerraUSD (UST) has lost its status as a stablecoin as it is now trading at $0.40 $0.35 having dropped to as low as $0.30 in the last 24 hours. UST’s collapse is the hottest story in crypto land as it was, until recently, touted as… Read More

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Discusses, CBDCs, Stablecoins, & Digital Asset Innovation

Speaking at American University today, Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen addressed the emerging sector of digital assets as well as stablecoins and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Secretary Yellen reflected on the growth of digital assets, rising from just $14 billion to around $3… Read More

US Department of Treasury Sanctions Hydra Market, Garantex, Along with 100 Crypto Wallets Associated with Dark Web Marketplace: $25 Million in Bitcoin Seized

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctioned dark web marketplace Hydra Market, labeling it a pernicious site for malicious cybercrime services, dangerous drugs, ransomware, and other illicit activity. Hydra Market is said to be based in Russia. Also sanctioned, Garantex is a crypto exchange… Read More

Secretary of Treasury Yellen Issues Statement on Digital Asset Executive Order

Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen has issued a commend on the Executive Order published today that addresses the fast-growing digital asset industry. Secretary Yellen said that President Joe Biden’s order calls for a coordinated approach to digital asset policy: “This approach will support responsible innovation… Read More

US Department of Treasury: Sanctions Restrict Russia’s Access to Billions Following Premeditated and Unprovoked Invasion of Ukraine

The US Department of Treasury has issued a statement today following a flurry of international actions over the weekend that sought to cut off Russia from global markets while freezing assets of certain individuals and other entities. Treasury said the actions were taken following the… Read More

Russia Hit with Economic Sanctions, More to Follow, But Will it Be Enough to Halt Putin’s War [u]

  As Russian President Vladimir Putin shocked the world with his horrific invasion of Ukraine, many nations enacted economic sanctions to punish the rogue country as Europe entered a state of war. Following Putin’s effective annexation of Donetsk and Luhansk (Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics… Read More

McHenry Tells Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen to Clarify Digital Asset Reporting

Representative Patrick McHenry has joined with Representative Tim Ryan demanding that Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen clarify digital asset reporting requirements. McHenry is the ranking member on the House Committee on Financial Services and Ryan is a Democrat. The two are the original co-sponsors… Read More

Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen Provides Answers to Senator Toomey’s Questions including Stablecoin Clarification

The Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen has provided responses to questions put forth by Senator Pat Toomey – the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee. The questions are in follow-up to a recent hearing at the Committee. Yellen, along with Fed Chairman Jerome… Read More

Jerome Powell Re-Nominated as Chair of Federal Reserve

Jerome Powell has been renominated by President Joe Biden to continue on as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve. Dr. Lael Brainard was selected to serve as Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In recent days there has been much… Read More

President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Publishes Stablecoin Report

The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) has published its report on stablecoins as was anticipated. The report, available here and below, said that if stablecoins are appropriately regulated they could emerge as a more efficient and “more inclusive” payment option. Simultaneously, stablecoins and… Read More

FATF Updates Guidance on Virtual Assets and Service Providers

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has “advanced its core work on virtual assets, beneficial ownership transparency, and illicit finance risks,” according to a public statement. The FATF has approved for publication an updated version of its Guidance on a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets… Read More

House Members Send Letter to Secretary Janet Yellen Requesting Clarification on Stablecoins

Warren Davidson

US House of Representatives Patrick McHenry, Tom Emmer, and Warren Davidson have co-authored a letter addressed to the Secretary of the US Department of Treasury Janet Yellen. The Congressmen have requested that Yellen clarify her position on stablecoins – digital assets typically tied to fiat… Read More

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