US Senate Banking Committee to Hold ‘Crypto Crash’ Hearing This Month

Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown announced the hearing on digital assets safeguards for Feb. 14.

AccessTimeIconFeb 3, 2023 at 2:55 p.m. UTC
Updated Feb 3, 2023 at 4:41 p.m. UTC

The crypto industry’s 2022 dramas will again fall under the U.S. Senate’s microscope this month when the Senate Banking Committee holds a Feb. 14 hearing to examine financial system protections from the dangers seen in digital assets.

The panel is calling the Valentine’s Day hearing “Crypto Crash: Why Financial System Safeguards are Needed for Digital Assets,” according to a hearing schedule released Friday. Its position as one of the first issues to be addressed by the lawmakers demonstrates the urgency of crypto issues in Congress.

Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) indicated in a November letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen that he wants to begin a serious effort toward U.S. government oversight of crypto. The committee’s new ranking Republican, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) said in a statement on Thursday that the members “should work to facilitate a bipartisan regulatory framework.”


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