Browsing the "Congress" Tag

Congressional Research Service Finds Potential Blockchain Uses for Energy Sector

| Daniel Kuhn

Congressional researchers detailed the current state of energy consumption related to cryptocurrency mining and potential regulations for the…

US Election Authority Set to Approve Congressional Candidate’s Plan to Issue Ethereum Token

| Stan Higgins

A candidate for Congress wants to reward campaign volunteers and participants with an ethereum-based token. FEC officials are set to give their…

4 US Lawmakers Join Call to Freeze Facebook’s Libra Project

| Nikhilesh De

Several House Democrats called for a moratorium on Libra development in a letter to Facebook executives on Tuesday.

Congressman Budd Defends Blockchain in Testimony to House Ways and Means Committee

| Daniel Kuhn

"The bottom line is this is a national security issue and of utmost importance that we continue to develop this technology in the United States,"…

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.