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Strategic Consultant to US Senate: Crypto Miners and Issuers Should Abide by Bank Secrecy Act

The vice-president of the Financial Integrity Network, a strategic advisory firm to governments, global and regional banks and other institutions, has advised that all entities in the cryptocurrency production and distribution chain be brought under the auspices of the Bank Secrecy Act. According to Search… Read More

Senate Hearing on Blockchain & Crypto: Still Questions but Less Hostility (as No Facebook Presence)

The US Senate Banking Committee held a hearing today entitled Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain. The Hearing is part of an ongoing process of education and understanding regarding the emerging digital asset ecosystem and the technology that supports it. Earlier this month,… Read More

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Digital Currencies, Blockchain & Regulation: CEO of Circle Jeremy Allaire to Testify

Next Tuesday, the US Senate Committee on Banking will hold its next crypto-focused hearing. Earlier this month, the same Committee held a hearing on Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, Libra. The Committee struggled with the concept largely due to the lack of trust regarding Facebook’s profound abuse… Read More

US Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Cannabis and Banking

The US Senate Banking Committee will hold a hearing to discuss the emerging legal cannabis industry and the challenges with banking. In the US, legalization of Cannabis, whether it is for medical or recreational use, has been a slapdash state by state affair. Federal legalization… Read More

Senate Hearing: “I wish we could trust Facebook, it is pretty clear there is nobody on this committee that does.” David Marcus Hit with Skepticism Regarding Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing today where David Marcus, Head of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra, took the stand to explain and defend the company’s intent for their payments and blockchain ecosystem. While some US Senators are keen on supporting Fintech innovation in the… Read More

Here is David Marcus’s Prepared Testimony Defending Facebook & Libra for Senate Banking Committee Hearing

Embedded below is David Marcus’s prepared testimony for the Senate Banking Committee hearing on Facebook’s Libra. “Facebook will not offer the Libra digital currency until we have fully addressed regulatory concerns and received appropriate approvals,” assured Marcus to the Senators in attendance. His testimony today… 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

US Senate Banking Committee Asks Mark Zuckerberg for Details Regarding Facebook’s Secretive “Libra” Cryptocurrency Project

US Senators Mike Crapo and Sherrod Brown have sent an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asking him to provide information on the company’s much-anticipated and highly-secretive “Libra” cryptocurrency project. So far, little is known publicly about the project, although reporting at Bloomberg indicates… Read More

SEC Chair Jay Clayton told Senate Banking Committee they are Focusing Significant Attention on Digital Assets & ICOs

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton addressed the Senate Banking Committee. His testimony was a routine trip to Capitol Hill when Chair Clayton is expected to update Congress on their regulatory initiatives and any challenges. Topics included the declining IPO… Read More

This is the One to Watch: Senate Banking Committee to Hold Hearing on Virtual Currencies. SEC Chair Jay Clayton and CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo to Testify

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs will be holding a hearing on cryptocurrencies this Tuesday. Entitled, Virtual Currencies: The Oversight Role of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, this will be a Hearing to watch as both… Read More

Financial Innovation Now Submits Recommendations to Senators Crapo & Brown as to How to Boost the Economy

Financial Innovation Now (FIN) has submitted their recommendations to Senators Crapo and Brown, the Chair and Ranking Member on the Senate Banking Committee, as to how best to improve Economic Growth. The proposals follow a public request by the two Senators asking members of the public… Read More

Fostering Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Companies – Washington, DC

THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled, “Fostering Economic Growth: The Role of Financial Companies.” The witnesses will be: The Honorable Robert Heller, Former Governor, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; The… Read More

Senate Banking Committee Meets on Nomination of Jay Clayton for SEC Chair

  The Senate Banking Committee, Chaired by Senator Mike Crapo, is set to hold the nomination hearing this morning regarding the appointment of Jay Clayton as SEC Chair.  The hearing will be live-streamed on the Committee’s website beginning at 930AM. Clayton, a longtime corporate attorney,… Read More

SEC Chair Mary Jo White Talks JOBS Act in Testimony to Senate

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White testified before the Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee this past week.  In her prepared comments, entitled “Oversight of Financial Stability and Data Security“, she addressed a litany of challenges and initiatives presently being addressed… Read More

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