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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

Finders: Is the SEC Finally Ready to Clarify this Cloudy Issue for Startups and Other Private Companies?

  In an effort to address an issue that has frustrated the business community for years, including startups, tech companies, and “finders,” the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a proposed conditional exemption for finders on October 7, 2020. Under the proposal, people (i.e.,… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Slams Looming Proposal to Dramatically Raise Taxes on Businesses

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has distributed a note criticizing President Joe Biden’s planned tax increase that will hit both individuals and businesses. Addressing  the policy of pushing business taxes higher, the SBE Council says raising taxes during the shaky economy and… Read More

Pushing Through the Fintech Frontier: Financial Regulators Poised to Expand Fintech and Cryptocurrency Oversight


President Joe Biden’s young administration is poised to deliver heightened – and perhaps unprecedented – regulatory scrutiny of the exploding Fintech industry.  The groundwork for a more active regulatory regime has been set over the course of the past decade.  Prior administrations harnessed existing enforcement… Read More

Biz2Credit Announces Support For Biden-Harris Administration’s PPP Changes to Promote More Equitable Access to Funding

  Biz2Credit announced earlier this week it supports Biden-Harris Administration’s changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The company claims that the changes will promote more equitable access to funding for small businesses in need of funding during the COVID-19 pandemic. Biz2Credit further revealed it has… Read More

Crypto Transactions have AML Capabilities that are Almost Impossible to Replicate in Traditional Investigations: CipherTrace

Blockchain security firm CipherTrace notes that during her confirmation hearing on January 19, Dr. Janet Yellen, US President Joe Biden’s pick for Secretary of the Treasury, had said that “many” virtual currencies remain “a particular concern” when it comes to terrorism and criminal financing (and… Read More

NASAA Tells Biden Administration to “Pause on the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace”

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is distributing a letter sent to the Biden Administration asking the new President to “pause on the further expansion and deregulation of the private offering marketplace.” This includes exemptions created by the JOBS Act – a bill signed… Read More

Presidential Action Taken by Biden Administration May Delay Investment Crowdfunding Improvements

Yesterday, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Ronald Klein distributed a Presidential Action by President Joe Biden that is poised to impact recent improvements to security crowdfunding including the Reg CF and Reg A+ exemption. Entitled Regulatory Freeze Pending Review, President Biden has… Read More

Commissioner Allison Herren Lee Selected as Acting Chair of SEC

President Joe Biden has selected Commissioner Allison Herren Lee as acting Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Commissioner Lee will lead the SEC until Gary Gensler is approved by the US Senate. Upon being selected, Acting Chair Lee issued the following statement: “It’s… Read More

Derivatives Attorney Shares Insight into Changes at CFTC with New Administration: Increased Regulation May Hamper Innovation

The Biden Administration continues to announce new appointments as it looks to fill out the bench of federal appointees following the inauguration on January 20, 2020. For the securities and financial services industry, many questions exist as to how this leadership transaction will impact policy…. Read More

SEC Adopts Modernized Intrastate “Crowdfunding” Rules:  A Time to Yawn?

On October 26, 2016, the SEC’s three Commissioners convened at their headquarters to adopt new rules intended to modernize what had historically been a little used path of raising capital for startups, early stage businesses and community-based enterprises: the so called intrastate exemption. It had… Read More

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