Policy

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Democrat House Leadership Says Crypto Bill Vote Won't Be Whipped

Ranking members strongly oppose this bill as written, an email obtained by Politico reads, but will stop short of putting it to a whipped vote

May 21, 2024
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Alleged Owner of Darknet Narcotics Bazaar ‘Incognito Market’ Arrested in New York

Taiwanese national Rui-Siang Lin, 23 is accused of facilitating $100 million in sales paid through crypto of illegal narcotics, including fentanyl, through the online marketpl...

May 20, 2024
SEC headquarters (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Ether ETFs Filing Process Sees Abrupt Progress, Though Approval Not Guaranteed: Sources

Exchanges are being asked to update 19b-4 filings on an accelerated basis by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission



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Dresden Mayor Bill Hall (Doreen Wang/CoinDesk)
The Bitcoin Mining Debate Is Ignoring the People Most Affected

Snowballing misinformation has painted an inaccurate and incomplete portrait of a complicated industry – and that is having a real impact on policy.

May 23, 2023
Alex Mashinsky, founder of Celsius Network (CoinDesk)
NovaWulf Plans to Tokenize Equity of Celsius’ New Firm With $2B Assets, After Takeover

Celsius Network contacted 130 interested parties and signed confidentiality agreements with 40, before choosing NovaWulf.

Apr 14, 2023
A 30MW HIVE Blockchain facility in the military town of Boden, Sweden (Sandali Handagama/CoinDesk)
Sweden Drives Final Nail Into Its Bitcoin Mining Industry With Tax Hike

The 6,000% increase in taxes per kilowatt hour of energy may "ultimately destroy the industry" in the country.

Apr 14, 2023
Bank of England (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)
What the Bank of England’s Stablecoins Regime Could Look Like

The Bank of England's upcoming crypto regime would try to ensure that funds are returned to customers when certain crypto firms enter a crisis.

Mar 29, 2023