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Republicans in the House of Representatives may force a government shutdown that could slow down crypto's U.S. progress. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
The Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act Is a Watershed Moment for Our Industry
For too long, the regulatory landscape for digital assets in the United States has been an untenable. FIT21 represents a notable step in the right direction, Blockchain Associ...
Republicans in the House of Representatives may force a government shutdown that could slow down crypto's U.S. progress. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Kristin Smith, CEO, Blockchain Association (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Crypto Lobbyists Sue SEC Over 'Dealer' Definition
The SEC adopted a broadened "dealer" definition that might capture crypto traders, the Blockchain Association and Crypto Freedom Alliance of Texas alleged.
Kristin Smith, CEO, Blockchain Association (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Binance Case Was the 'Last Shoe to Drop' in 2023: Blockchain Association Exec
Binance Case Was the 'Last Shoe to Drop' in 2023: Blockchain Association Exec
Looking back at the state of crypto regulation in 2023, Blockchain Association Director of Government Relations Ron Hammond explains why the Binance case was the most pivotal...
Binance Case Was the 'Last Shoe to Drop' in 2023: Blockchain Association Exec

A Look Back at the State of Crypto Regulation in 2023
A Look Back at the State of Crypto Regulation in 2023
2023 was an eventful year for the digital assets industry. Ripple won a partial victory against the SEC, TradFi giants like BlackRock entered the spot bitcoin ETF race and FTX...
A Look Back at the State of Crypto Regulation in 2023

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Elizabeth Warren Pushes Back at Blockchain Lobbying Efforts
Responding, Coin Center noted the "fundamental right to freely associate and petition the government."
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Kristin Smith, CEO, Blockchain Association (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Congress Gets the Runaround From Regulators, Again
"If the broker rule proceeds as is, it will surely spell the near-total collapse of the crypto industry in the United States," writes Blockchain Association CEO Kristin Smith...
Kristin Smith, CEO, Blockchain Association (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

U.S. Treasury Building (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
What the IRS Gets Wrong About DeFi and Crypto in Its Latest Tax Reporting Proposal
Given the negative impacts of the so-called "broker rule" for many non-custodial and open platforms, clear congressional authorization is required before the Treasury could ex...
U.S. Treasury Building (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

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3 Big Drivers Determining the Future of Crypto in the U.S.
Blockchain Association CEO Kristin Smith weighs where the digital asset industry may be in the next half decade, on the organization's five-year anniversary.
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Blockchain Association CEO Kristin Smith said crypto lobbyists helped beat back disastrous regulations on "unhosted wallets." (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
What Has the Blockchain Association Actually Achieved?
After five years in Washington D.C., crypto’s lobbyists should be humble about their “wins” and learn from their losses.
Blockchain Association CEO Kristin Smith said crypto lobbyists helped beat back disastrous regulations on "unhosted wallets." (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Cynthia Lummis, U.S. Senator, WY, U.S. Senate (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
U.S. Senator Lummis, Crypto Lobbyists Urge Court to Dismiss SEC's Coinbase Lawsuit
The Crypto Council for Innovation, Blockchain Association, Chamber of Digital Commerce and DeFi Education Fund all filed amicus briefs late Friday.
Cynthia Lummis, U.S. Senator, WY, U.S. Senate (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)