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House Financial Services Committee Approves CBDC Anti-Surveillance Bill, More

The House Financial Services Committee has approved multiple bills, which may now move to a floor vote. Included in the roster of legislation is the “CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act” (HR 5402). Majority Whip Tom Emmer, a longtime digital asset supporter, sponsored this bill. The bill… 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 Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry Ripped SEC Chair Gary Gensler on Ethereum

While the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has aggressively pursued enforcement actions against digital asset platforms and issuers, the industry has complained the rules are unclear, making compliance a challenge. At the same time, the SEC has asked crypto trading platforms to come in and… Read More

Republican Members of House Financial Services Committee Troll SEC Chair Gary Gensler During Oversight Hearing

SEC Chair Gary Gensler spent most of the day on Capitol Hill testifying in front of the House Financial Services Committee. As the Committee is currently controlled by the Republicans – which tend to be more innovation-friendly and more supportive of small businesses, some of… Read More

Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act Aims to Clarify that Developers and Providers Do Not Custody Funds

The Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act was introduced last week as a bipartisan act of legislation. The bill seeks to clarify and affirm that blockchain developers and service providers do not custody consumer funds, a realm that is currently opaque. This is the 4th time that… Read More

House Republicans Seek Answers from PayPal Following Outrage on Acceptable Use Policy

Earlier this month, PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) was slammed for its authoritarian Acceptable Use Policy that was slotted to take effect next month. PayPal decided that it could charge users $2500 – per infraction – if they said or commented on anything PayPal did not concur. PayPal’s… Read More

Chatter: SEC is Preparing for More Oversight if Republicans Gain Control of House

Currently, the Democrats control the legislative and executive branches of government meaning they should be able to run wild with their legislative agenda. The reality is a bit different though, due to close margins in both the House and Senate and the fact that moderates… Read More

Congressman Tom Emmer Criticizes Tornado.Cash Sanctions, Sends Letter to Treasury Secretary Yellen

  The sanctioning of open source crypto mixer Tornado.cash has generated much scrutiny and questions about the legality of a governmental entity punishing code. On August 8th, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced sanctions against the crypto mixer, citing occurrences… Read More

Does the Federal Government Hold Crypto?

Does the US Federal Government hold crypto? Probably so. Following enforcement actions or tax violations, the feds may confiscate various types of assets, and these can include digital ones like Bitcoin, etc. Earlier this week, Congressman Tom Emmer, along with Congressman Joe Auchincloss, reminded us… Read More

Congressman Emmer: The Accredited Investor Definition is “Absurd”

Congressman Tom Emmer, a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, has distributed a tweet calling the definition of an Accredited Investor “absurd.” The SEC’s accredited investor regulations are absurd. Gatekeeping wealth creation is un-American. Americans are smart enough to make their own financial… Read More

Perspective: Congressman Tom Emmer Advocates on Behalf of Crypto Innovators as the SEC Stifles Innovation

Congressman Tom Emmer distributed a series of Tweets this past week that is emblematic of the frustration pertaining to the digital asset industry and a recalcitrant Securities and Exchange Commission when it comes to fostering a productive regulatory environment. Included in the Tweets, the Congressman… Read More

Crypto Supporter Congressman Tom Emmer Unpacks His Thoughts on Digital Asset Executive Order

Congressman Tom Emmer, a supporter of blockchain technology and crypto in general, has tweeted out his thoughts on the Executive Order on Digital Assets. Published yesterday by the Biden White House, the Executive Order has been widely embraced by the crypto community as doing no… Read More

Congressman Tom Emmer Introduces Legislation Prohibiting the Fed From Issuing CBDC to Consumers

Congressman Tom Emmer introduced legislation today designed to prohibit the US Federal Reserve from issuing Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs) directly to consumers. Emmer is a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and ranking Member on the Fintech Task Force. According to the… Read More

Republicans on House Financial Services Committee Distribute Principles for Central Bank Digital Currency

Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) is a hot policy topic in the US as well as the rest of the world. Many developed countries are reviewing the potential as well as the potential pitfalls for a CBDC. China is already testing a digital yuan live… Read More

House Members Send Letter to Secretary Janet Yellen Requesting Clarification on Stablecoins

Warren Davidson

US House of Representatives Patrick McHenry, Tom Emmer, and Warren Davidson have co-authored a letter addressed to the Secretary of the US Department of Treasury Janet Yellen. The Congressmen have requested that Yellen clarify her position on stablecoins – digital assets typically tied to fiat… Read More

Two House Representatives Introduce Micro-Offerings Legislation to Help Smaller Firms Raise Needed Funding

Congressman Patrick McHenry and Congressman Tom Emmer have joined to introduce new micro-offering legislation. McHenry is the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee. Both McHenry and Emmer have long been supportive of financial innovation and small businesses in general. The Small Entrepreneurs’ Empowerment… Read More

US Congressman Re-Introduces Bill that Seeks to Protect Blockchain Innovation

Congressman Tom Emmer has reintroduced the Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act along with Congressman Darren Soto. The legislation aims to address Financial Action Task Force (FATF) proposed guidance that could stifle blockchain innovation in the United States and elsewhere. FATF has advocated for stricter regulation of… Read More

Infrastructure Bill with Language Damaging to Crypto Sector Passes the Senate

Earlier today the US Senate voted on a massive bill that, while labeled infrastructure, included a cornucopia of pet projects and unrelated policy goals. Squirreled away in the legislation was language designed to raise revenue by taxing crypto transactions as well as broadly defining the… Read More

Congressman Patrick McHenry Posts Update on Financial Services Committee Leadership Changes

Congressman Patrick McHenry, the ranking member on the House Financial Services Committee, has posted an update regarding several leadership positions including the new Task Force on Fintech and Task Force on Artificial Intelligence. The following Representatives are now taking the designated leadership roles: Ranking Member… Read More

Industry Advocates in Washington, DC This Week to Consult on Cryptocurrency Legislation

Warren Davidson

Representatives from Wall Street and prominent US crypto investment/services firms are convening in Washington this week to attend a legislative roundtable hosted by Republican Representative Warren Davidson of Ohio, CNBC reports. Attendees at the roundtable, titled “Legislating Certainty for Cryptocurrencies,” are reportedly hoping to influence… Read More

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