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White House Posts Framework for Development of Digital Assets: Protect Investors but Promote Responsible Innovation

After months of behind-the-scenes discussion, the White House revealed its “Fact Sheet” on the responsible development of digital assets or crypto-assets. The Executive Order issued by the White House last March sought to outline the administration’s approach, is now being expanded to be utilized as… Read More

Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council President Karen Kerrigan on State of the Economy: “Washington needs to stop fueling instability and uncertainty”

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has long championed entrepreneurship in Washington, DC. Founded in 1994, the SBE Council claims over 100,000 members. Its mission is to educate and advocate on behalf of these smaller firms – which typically do not have the… Read More

US Department of Treasury Issues Request for Comments on Digital Assets

The US Department of Treasury has issued a request for comments pertaining to the risks and opportunities affiliated with digital assets or crypto. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance, Nellie Liang issued the following statement on the request: “For consumers, digital assets may present… Read More

Commissioner Hester Peirce Questions Why SEC is Leading with Crypto Enforcement

Last week it was reported that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was doubling the size of its crypto enforcement team. The SEC also revealed that it had rebranded its Cyber Unit to the Crypto Assets and Cyber Unit to reflect its additional focus on… Read More

Michael Barr, a Former Ripple Advisor, Nominated as Vice Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve

Former Ripple advisor, Michael Barr has been nominated by President Joe Bident to become the Vice-Chair for Supervision of the Federal Reserve. The selection was announced by the White House earlier today. According to the administration, Barr is currently the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean… Read More

President Biden Nominates Mark Uyeda and Jaime Lizárraga as SEC Commissioners

The White House has finally selected two individuals to become Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). President Joe Biden has selected: Jaime Lizárraga Mark Uyeda According to the White House, Jaime Lizárraga is currently a Senior Advisor to Speaker of the House Nancy… Read More

Digital Asset Manager CoinShares Comments on Global Crypto Regulatory Updates

Townsend Lansing, Head of Product at CoinShares and Nick du Cros, the Head of Compliance and Regulatory affairs at CoinShares, have noted that there appears to have been “quite a bit of confusion” in the digital assets community recently regarding the proposals in the EU… Read More

White House Report: Executive Order on Crypto Regulation Expected this Week

Multiple reports are claiming that the White House will issue an Executive Order on cryptocurrency at some point this week. The news follows days of concern from some policymakers that Russia and its elites may leverage crypto to evade the growing list of economic sanctions…. 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

President Biden Pulls Nomination of Saule Omarova to be Head of OCC

President Joe Biden has withdrawn the nomination of Saule Omarova to become the Comptroller of the Currency, according to a statement by the Whitehouse. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is an independent bureau under the US Department of Treasury and the lead… Read More

Joe Biden’s Radical Selection to Head the OCC Appears to be Doomed as Multiple Democrats Will Not Support Nominee

The confirmation of Saule Omarova, President Joe Biden’s selection to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) – the top bank regulator, appears to be doomed as multiple Democrat Senators have expressed to the Whitehouse they will not support the nominee. Omarova,… Read More

Don’t Panic: Recent Bitcoin Price Movement Boring Part of Longer Bull: Analyst

While there is plenty of speculation as to why Bitcoin’s recent sideways movement has been happening, it is most likely a simple break in a continued bull market, Genesis head of market insights Noelle Acheson said in a research note this week. With the recent… 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

Biden Administration Plans to Increase Taxes on 2.1 Million Small Businesses

The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is warning that the Biden Administrations’ tax plan would raise taxes on 2.1 million small businesses – in contrast to the Administrations’ claims. Last week, the White House issued a Fact Sheet on the plan claiming the… Read More

Senator Lummis Says Amendment to Save Crypto Innovation Facing Major Headwinds as Infrastructure Vote Looms

Infrastructure used to mean roads, airports, bridges, etc. Today, infrastructure, as defined by our elected representatives, means oh so much more. The massive spending bill being foisted upon the populace by Congress is still being dissected but one area that it may impact is digital… 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

Open Banking Executives Laud Inclusion of Easier Bank Switching in Biden Executive Order on Competition

Earlier today, President Joe Biden signed the Executive Order that included a litany of policy objectives that are ostensibly designed to improve competition. While some aspects may fall short, one area that may please Open Banking (or Open Finance) advocates is the inclusion of easier… Read More

Biden Administration Issues Executive Order on Hodgepodge of Items “Promoting Competition” Including Banking. But Will the Policy Move Really Help SMEs?

  As anticipated, the Biden Administration has issued an Executive Order that is said to promote competition in the US economy. The order is extensive and includes a list of 72 areas where Joe Biden seeks to change. Included in the list is net neutrality,… Read More

Biden Administration to Include Crypto as Part of Fight Against Corruption

In a press briefing today, a senior Biden administration official speaking on background discussed initiatives regarding the ongoing fight against corruption. The administration is “formally establishing the fight against corruption as a core national security interest of the United States” while seeking to “bring additional… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council: Biden Policy Like Capital Gains Tax Increases Could Derail the Recovery, Harm Entrepreneurs

The Biden administration has just completed its first 100 days in office. Since January, the Administration has proffered a whirlwind of policy changes and legislation from massive spending in the trillions of dollars to profound changes in the tax system. Meanwhile, the economy has already… Read More

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