Browsing the "Congress" Tag

US Lawmaker Reintroduces Bill Seeking ‘Safe Harbor’ for Some Crypto Startups

| Nikhilesh De

Rep. Tom Emmer has re-introduced a bill hoping to provide crypto startups which do not store users' tokens exemptions from state-level money…

US Lawmakers Seek Sanctions Against Iran’s Cryptocurrency Efforts

| Zack Seward

A bill introduced this week in Congress takes a hard line on Iran's efforts to develop its own sovereign cryptocurrency.

US Lawmakers File Bill to Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws

| Stan Higgins

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to exempt cryptocurrencies and certain other digital assets from securities laws.

US Lawmakers Move Forward on Crypto Task Force Proposal

| Nikhilesh De

The U.S. House of Representatives has reconsidered a proposed federal task force to investigate cryptocurrencies' use in financing acts of terror.

A Major Regulatory Effort Is Brewing to Revive the US ICO Market

| Nikhilesh De

More than 80 representatives from a variety of cryptocurrency projects and companies spent four hours calling for clarity around ICOs and tokens.

Twitter Is Thinking Over Blockchain Technology, CEO Jack Dorsey Tells Congress

| Nikhilesh De and Ada Hui

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told a Congressional committee Wednesday that the social media company is exploring blockchain solutions for its platform.

US Lawmakers Want FinCEN Mandate to Explicitly Cover Crypto

| Muyao Shen

A new bill facing the U.S. Congress would have FinCEN more closely examine the cryptocurrency space, according to public documents.

Don’t Let the Crypto Circus in Congress Fool You

| Michael J Casey

Washington understands cryptocurrency better than this week's circus on Capitol Hill suggests, writes Michael J. Casey.

CFTC Official to Congress: Don’t Be ‘Hasty’ With Crypto Rules

| Nikhilesh De and Christine Kim

LabCFTC director Daniel Gorfine advocated for thoughtful regulation of the cryptocurrency space in Congressional testimony Wednesday.

Lawmakers to Discuss If Crypto Is ‘The Future of Money’ Next Week

| Christine Kim

The U.S. House Financial Services Committee will host a crypto hearing focused on its use as a form of money next week.