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Chair of House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters Comments on Trip to Switzerland & Facebook’s Libra Plan: “My Concerns Remain”

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the Chairwoman of the influential House Financial Services Committee, has issued a statement on her Bipartisan trip to Switzerland to learn more about Facebook’s plan to launch a stablecoin dubbed Libra. Facebook has incorporated Libra in the crypto-friendly jurisdiction of Switzerland like… Read More

Facebook Finds Few Friends on House Financial Services Committee as Libra Head David Marcus Endures Skepticism for its Crypto Plan

This past week much of the Fintech news was dominated by hearings in Congress addressing Facebook’s plan to launch a global, blockchain-based, payments platform using a stablecoin, of sorts, as a foundation. This global currency, which may be able to challenge sovereign currency, is said… Read More

Fed Chair Powell Peppered with Questions on Facebook’s Libra at House Financial Services Committee Hearing

The House Financial Services Committee welcomed Fed Chair Jerome Powell today to share his perspective on the state of the US economy and his opinion on the effectiveness of monetary policy. While Powell’s prepared remarks kicked off a bit of a rally on Wall Street… Read More

Inside the Beltway: July is a Busy Month for Fintech in DC

Tomorrow, the Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell will spend a good amount of time in front of the House Financial Services Committee. The following day, Powell will experience a similar round of questions at the Senate Banking Committee. Powell is certain to endure a standard… Read More

Libra CEO Tells House Financial Services Committee that Facebook is “Taking the Time to do (Libra Coin) Right”

The CEO of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project, David Marcus, has written to assure the powerful US House Financial Services Committee that Facebook is proceeding with caution as it works to launch Libra. Five members of the Committee, including its Chair, Maxine Waters, sent a letter to… Read More

US House Representatives Ask Facebook for Moratorium on Implementation of Libra Coin

Five US House Representatives have submitted a letter to Facebook asking the company to, “immediately agree to a moratorium on any movement forward on Libra- its proposed cryptocurrency and Calibra- its proposed digital wallet.” The letter was forwarded by the powerful House Financial Services Committee… Read More

Here is Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ Statement on Facebook’s Crypto Libra

Representative Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee issued the following statement in the wake of Facebook’s cryptocurrency announcement today. Facebook’s “Libra” is a stablecoin created from a basket of assets but the ecosystem also has the ability to create smart contracts… Read More

US Politicians Line Up to Question Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra: Senator Sherrod Brown says Facebook is Already Too Big

Several US politicians have issued statements critical of Facebook’s new cryptocurrency – Libra. Officially announced today, Libra is first a payment platform but Facebook has much bigger ambitions with the crypto. Facebook views it as a step in the direction of redefining financial services. US… Read More

House Financial Services Committee Announces Two Task Forces: Fintech and Artificial Intelligence

The House Financial Services Committee under the leadership of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the Committee, has announced the creation of a Task Force on Financial Technology or Fintech and a Task Force on Artificial Intelligence (AI). These two specific topics have emerged in importance… Read More

Several Interesting Hearings Scheduled by the House Financial Services Committee for Early April

This week, the House Financial Services Committee issued a note on upcoming hearings scheduled to take place in early April. Amongst the group are several interesting topics for the realm of Fintech. On Tuesday, April 9 at 10AM the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial… Read More

The House Financial Services Committee: What Should Fintech Expect from Chair Maxine Waters?

The House Financial Services Committee is one of the most powerful Congressional committees on the Hill. The Committee oversees not only the entire financial services industry but its policy portfolio also includes other overlapping responsibilities such as Housing, entrepreneurship and international financial organizations. Last election… Read More

SoFi Offering Bank Like Services, But it is Still Not a Bank

The definition of traditional banking continues to crumble as SoFi continues to extend invitations to their new bank-like service. Finally, I have received an email saying the wait is over. SoFi, a Fintech that started out as a student loan provider, has since morphed and… Read More

The JOBS and Investor Confidence Act Includes Crowdfunding Amendments

The JOBS and Investor Confidence Act (HR 6380), also called JOBS Act 3.0, is a grouping of 32 business friendly bills put together in a bipartisan effort to actually get something done. House Financial Services Committee Chair Jeb Hensarling stated; “Without a steady stream of small… Read More

JOBS Act 3.0: Representatives Hensarling and Waters Join on Bipartisan Bills to Boost Small Business & Help Entrepreneurs

In a profound act of bipartisanship, Representative Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, and Representative Maxine Waters, ranking member on the Committee, have joined together on a series of bills that are designed to “help America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs and to… Read More

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Wants a Hearing on SoFi’s Bank Application [u]

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Financial Services Committee, published a letter last week directed toward thes Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Representative Waters asked the Chairman to hold at least one public hearing on the application by… Read More

Half a Crowdfunding Fix: HR 4855 Passes House Financial Services Committee with Several Changes

HR 4855, or the Fix Crowdfunding Act, was approved by the House Financial Services Committee on a solidly bipartisan vote of 57-2.  The bill, sponsored by Congressman Patrick McHenry, was created in response to multiple shortcomings intrinsic to existing Title III or Reg CF investment… Read More

Dear Representatives Hensarling & Waters, Please Pass the Fix Crowdfunding Act

Wefunder, one of the active participants in the Reg CF crowdfunding space, has published a comment letter directed towards Representatives Jeb Hensarling and Maxine Waters in support of the Fix Crowdfunding Act (HR 4855).  The two are powerful legislators in the House of Representatives. Hensarling… Read More

Main Street Growth Act Seeks to Create Venture Exchange for Smaller Companies

OTC Markets Questions Monopoly Model for Venture Exchange. The House Financial Services Committee has been busy once again with a slew of proposed laws designed to improve the environment for smaller companies.  One of the bills on the list for the Committee yesterday (March 2,… Read More

US Congress: Small Business Advocate Bill May Become Law in 2016

A bill has been weaving its way through the Congressional process and it is one that is due in large part to Crowdfund Insider Senior Contributor Sam Guzik.  HR 3784 was introduced into the House Financial Services Committee in October of last year. It received… Read More

Groundfloor Shocker as it Backs NASAA Process on State Blue Sky Review

  Groundfloor, a real estate investment crowdfunding platform based in Atlanta that offers “micro-loans”, posted a comment letter on the SEC site in mid November sharing their opinion on the hot topic of State Blue Sky Pre-emption:  something viewed by many as a compelling aspect… Read More

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