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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 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

Senate Banking Committee Schedules Hearing on Facebook’s Cryptocurrency Libra

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs has booked a hearing on Facebook and its recently announced cryptocurrency Libra. The hearing was largely anticipated as multiple politicians issued public statements on the day Facebook revealed their vision for the future of finance using… 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

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

Kathleen Kraninger Confirmed as Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP – formerly known as the CFPB) has a new full-time director. Today, Kathleen Kraninger, a long time congressional staffer and DC veteran, was approved by the Senate. Kraninger will take over from interim director Mick Mulvaney who was also… Read More

Here is the GAO Report on Fintech that was Delivered to Congress

This one falls under recently discovered. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report on Financial Technology, or Fintech, for Congress this past April.  The report, subtitled Information on Subsectors and Regulatory Oversight, was at the behest of several members of Congress including; Senator Sherrod… 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

Two US Senators Ask for Public Proposals to Boost Economic Growth

Senator Mike Crapo and Senator Sherrod Brown, have asked the public to pitch ideas as to how to boost economic growth. Crapo, a Republican, is the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. Brown is the ranking Democrat on the same committee. In an act of… Read More

Two US Senators Come Out Against Proposed OCC Fintech Charter

Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeffrey Merkley have published a letter, sent to Thomas Curry, Comptroller of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), bashing his push to create a Fintech charter for innovative financial firms. Brown and Merkley state; “While we share your… Read More

Senators Merkley & Brown Send Letter to Regulators Asking for Guidance on Fintech

Senator Sherrod Brown and Senator Jeffrey Merkley, both members of the Senate Banking Committee, sent a letter last week to several governmental agencies inquiring about Fintech and regulations. The letter was addressed to: Janet Yellen, Chair of the Federal Reserve, Martin Gruenberg, Chair of the… Read More

Three US Senators Ask the GAO to Research Fintech & Peer to Peer Lending

In a letter addressed to the General Accounting Office (GAO), signed by Democratic Senators Jeff Merkley, Sherrod Brown, and Jeanne Shaheen, a request was made to research and make recommendations regarding Fintech and Peer to Peer / Marketplace Lending. The letter, dated April 18, 2016,… Read More

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