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UK’s FCA Outlines Expectations for Crypto-Asset Firms Complying with Travel Rule

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is setting out their expectations for crypto-asset businesses that need “to comply with a change in money laundering legislation legislated by government in July 2022.” From 1 September 2023, crypto-asset businesses in the UK will be “required to collect,… Read More

House Digital Asset Legislation Takes Next Step in Markup Hearing with FIT Act

The House Financial Services Committee is holding a markup hearing today for several bills of interest. At the top of the list is the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act (FIT Act) – legislation that aims to define a regulatory approach for… Read More

Stablecoin Legislation, Other Bills Go Into Markup at House Financial Services Committee

The Clarity for Payment Stablecoins Act of 2023 (HR 4766) will be discussed in a markup hearing today of the House Financial Services Committee. During the hearing, the language of the bill will be reviewed, and additional amendments may or may not be added before… Read More

New Legislation Submitted to Senate Banking Designed to Regulate Digital Assets, DeFi: Crypto Council for Innovation Slams Bill as “Arbitrary and Ill-defined”

New legislation has been submitted by Senator Jack Reed, co-sponsored by Senators Mark Warner,  Mike Rounds, and  Mitt Romney. The Crypto Council for Innovation has slammed the legislation as “arbitrary and ill-defined.” The bill (S.2355) is described as “a bill to clarify the applicability of… Read More

Founder of Web3 Working Group Discusses Updated Crypto Legislation: The Responsible Financial Innovation Act of 2023

Earlier today, Senator Cynthia Lummis and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reintroduced comprehensive legislation aiming to provide updated rules to enable crypto asset innovation while ensuring consumer protection. In 2022, the two Senators released draft legislation that was described as a major step forward for the digital asset… Read More

Responsible Financial Innovation Act of 2023: Pro Digital Asset Senators Re-introduce Crypto Legislation

Senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand are reintroducing their comprehensive legislation addressing regulatory gaps in the digital asset sector. Both Senators are members of the key Senate Banking Committee that will need to approve any legislation if it will move forward in Congress. A previous… Read More

NASAA Says No Thanks to Digital Asset Legislation

Earlier this month, draft legislation was introduced by Congress to work towards a regulatory structure for digital assets. Last week, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) sent a letter to two House committees telling Congress they did not support the proposed rules. While most… Read More

Representatives Emmer, Davidson Gun for Removal of SEC Chair Gary Gensler

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer and Representative Warren Davidson have revealed legislation that aims to remove SEC Chair Gary Gensler. Gensler has received fire from members of Congress who believe he has not pursued rule-making to enable digital asset innovation while focusing his efforts on… Read More

House Committee on Agriculture Schedules Hearing on Digital Assets

Next week on June 6th, the House Committee on Agriculture will hold a hearing on digital assets. The scheduled hearing is joined with the release of draft legislation for the digital asset ecosystem that was crafted by both the House Committee on Financial Services and… Read More

House Committee: “If we fail to provide a functional framework for digital assets in this country, all we’re doing is forcing this activity to happen on offshore exchanges”

Last week a hearing took place that joined the House Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology & Inclusion with the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets, and Rural Development entitled “The Future of Digital Assets: Measuring the Regulatory Gaps in the Digital Asset… Read More

Republic Crypto, Kraken to Testify in Front of House Subcommittee on Digital Assets Financial Technology and Inclusion

Announced last week, the House Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology, and Inclusion has scheduled a hearing on digital assets. The hearing entitled The Future of Digital Assets: Measuring the Regulatory Gaps in the Digital Asset Markets, is a joint hearing with the Agriculture Subcommittee… Read More

Here is the List of Proposed Legislation to Improve Access to Capital, Including Accredited Investor Fix, More

Expanding Access to Capital Act of 2023 is JOBS Act Improvement Legislation Last week during a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Capital Formation, a discussion focused on improving access to capital for early-stage firms as well as boosting retail investment options. Entitled A Roadmap… Read More

Texas Introduces New Legislation for Crypto Firms Addressing Comingling of Funds, Proof of Assets

The state of Texas has introduced new legislation targeting digital asset providers. The bill relates to the “comingling of funds” by crypto platforms. As one would anticipate, the language of the bill requires digital asset platforms not to mix customer funds with those belonging to… Read More

Notarize for Real Estate Platform Expects to Benefit from Legislation Supporting Digitization of Closing Process in Massachusetts

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently became the 43rd state to pass legislation authorizing remote online notarization (RON). Signed into law by Governor Maura Healey and effective on January 1, 2024, the legislation expands access “to online notarization — and the Notarize platform — to all… Read More

House Subcommittee on Capital Markets Wants to Fix Definition of an Accredited Investor, Halt “Discrimination”

The House Subcommittee on Capital Markets, part of the House Financial Services Committee, has hit the ground running in the new Congress. As was reported earlier, the Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing on access to capital and entrepreneurship. On the same day, the Subcommittee will… Read More

Lolli Founder Comments on Brazil Approving Legislation Regulating Crypto

Yesterday, the Brazilian President signed into law a framework for regulated crypto. Law 14,478/22 determines the guidelines for regulating the provision of virtual asset services. Digital assets deemed to be securities will be regulated by the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission. Another entity will regulate… Read More

Senator Pat Toomey Introduces Stablecoin Legislation

Retiring Senator Pat Toomey has introduced his stablecoin legislation just prior to his exit from the Senate and his ranking position on the Senate Banking Committee. Toomey is currently one of the most effective and knowledgeable policymakers engaged in financial services legislation, and his presence… Read More

UK Parliament Approves Financial Services Legislation, Includes Crypto Assets

The UK Parliament has moved on a new Financial Services and Markets Bill that incorporates language aiming to provide a path to regulated crypto-assets (digital assets). The comprehensive bill, which is 335 pages long, addresses “Digital Settlement Assets” which may, or may not be via… Read More

Digital Asset Clarity Act of 2022 Aims to Determine If the Asset is a Security or Not So Much

Senator Bill Hagerty’s Digital Asset Clarity Act of 2022 aims to determine when a digital asset is a security and when it may be something else. As was reported earlier this month, the legislation strives to provide digital asset exchanges with a safe harbor from… Read More

European Council Tells European Parliament it is OK with Markets in Crypto Assets Directive (MiCA)

In a letter sent to the Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs of the European Parliament, the European Council said it approved of the Parliament’s position on the Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) directive as it stands and it will be adopted… Read More

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