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Senator Pat Toomey Slams SEC’s “Regulation by Enforcement” in Regards to Coinbase Claims

Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) recently worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to pursue an insider action investigation that ended up with three individuals, including a former Coinbase manager, being hit with a lawsuit by the SEC as well as parallel criminal charges from the US… Read More

AOIP Sends Letter to Congress in Support of JOBS Act 4.0

The Association of Online Investment Platforms (AOIP) has forwarded a letter to members of Congress in support of the JOBS Act 4.0 legislation. In the spring of 2022, Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee submitted draft legislation on the 10th Anniversary of the JOBS Act… Read More

JOBS Act 4.0: Improving the Regulatory Environment for Entrepreneurial Capital Formation

Passed with large bipartisan majorities and signed into law by President Obama, the 2012 JOBS Act was a bipartisan achievement of consequence. The JOBS Act substantially improved the laws governing entrepreneurial capital formation and has had a measurable positive impact on entrepreneurial capital formation. But… Read More

JOBS Act 4.0: What Are Some of the Recommendations to Boost Entrepreneurship, Access to Capital?

  Last week, on the anniversary of the JOBS Act of 2012, Republican members of the Senate Banking Committee pitched a new legislative initiative to support entrepreneurship, access to capital, and helping retail investors. The JOBS Act of 2012 legalized online capital formation. The JOBS… 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

Senator Pat Toomey Proposes Legislation to Regulated Stablecoins

Stablecoin TRUST Act of 2022 Senator Pat Toomey has proposed legislation to regulate stablecoins. Toomey is the ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee. The Senator’s legislation incorporates the key components: Authorizes three different options to issue payment stablecoins: Establishes a new federal license designed… Read More

Senate Banking Committee: Republicans Propose JOBS Act 4.0 to Boost Entrepreneurship, Access to Capital, Help Retail Investors

The Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee have submitted draft legislation on the 10th Anniversary of the JOBS Act, called JOBS Act 4.0. The JOBS Act of 2012 was the law that created online capital formation or investment crowdfunding. Three exemptions were legalized that enabled… Read More

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Sees No Problem with Private Stablecoins Existing Alongside CBDCs

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Jerome Powell spent much of yesterday testifying in front of the US Senate Banking Committee as part of his nomination process. It is anticipated that Powell will easily be approved by the Committee as well as the full Senate for… Read More

Ranking Republicans Slam SEC Chair Gary Gensler for Rushing Proposed Rules by Limiting Comment Periods

Senator Pat Toomey and Representative Patrick McHenry have sent a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler criticizing his decision to limit comment periods on proposed rulemaking. McHenry is the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Financial Services and Toomey is the Ranking Member on… Read More

Senate Banking Committee Hearing on Stablecoins. What Did We Learn?

Following the House Financial Services Committee hearing on cryptocurrency last week, the Senate Banking Committee held a related hearing to discuss the stablecoin market. Entitled Stablecoins: How Do They Work, How Are They Used, and What Are Their Risks?, the Senate Banking Committee had a single… 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

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

Senate Hearing for Saule Omarova as Comptroller of the Currency Shows Challenging Path to Approval

  Saule Omarova testified in front of the Senate Banking Committee today and the challenging questions did not just come from Republican members as several Democrats queried the aspiring bank regulator with difficult queries as well. Omarova, a Cornell Law professor born in the former… Read More

Investor Freedom Act of 2021: Senator Toomey Introduces Bill to Protect Payment for Order Flow

Senator Pat Toomey, the ranking member on the Senate Banking Committee, has introduced legislation designed to protect payment for order flow – the legal practice where firms pay to process trades collected by broker-dealers. The practice has garnered scrutiny due to its utilization by Robinhood,… Read More

Perspective: Crypto Should Divorce From the Progressive Movement

Progressives should love cryptocurrency, the latest innovation that brings power to the people. Turns out, they don’t. Perhaps surprisingly, it is precisely because crypto circumvents the corporate, permissioned, speech-controlled online world that angers progressives. Crypto threatens to nix not just the corporation but also the… Read More

White House Aligns with Limited Crypto Amendment. Will Digital Asset Innovation be Doomed?

Following the kerfuffle regarding the infrastructure bill’s inclusion of a broad definition of brokers in regards to digital assets, the blockchain industry joined in roundly criticizing the language as being extreme to the point of undermining crypto innovation. Soon, several Senators partnered to create a… 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

Senators Toomey, Wyden and Lummis Join to Submit Amendment to Infrastructure Bill to Protect Digital Asset Innovation

Three US Senators have joined together to submit an amendment to the infrastructure bill to protect digital asset innovation. Senators Pat Toomey, Ron Wyden, and Cynthia Lummis have filed the change to clarify the definition of a broker in regards to reporting requirements impacting crypto… Read More

Policy Proposal to Boost Economic Growth Includes Online Capital Formation, Digital Assets and More

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Earlier this year, Senator Pat Toomey, the ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued a call for policy proposals that could boost economic growth. Key policy moves designed to generate more jobs and improve prosperity are always needed – even more so on the… Read More

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