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CDCROP: Money Reimagined Illustration - 11/4/22 (Rachel Sun/CoinDesk)
At Stake in the US Midterms: The Future of Money
With some seminal regulatory legislation up for consideration, the makeup of Congress in 2023 matters not only to crypto natives but to everyone.
CDCROP: Money Reimagined Illustration - 11/4/22 (Rachel Sun/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: New York City Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang Holds Get Out The Vote Rally Days Before Primary (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Lesson From the US Elections: Don't Mention Crypto
This year’s midterm elections have seen very few candidates willing to even mention cryptocurrency, and they have their reasons.
CDCROP: New York City Mayoral Candidate Andrew Yang Holds Get Out The Vote Rally Days Before Primary (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX
Can Crypto Buy a Seat in Congress?
In the U.S. primaries, crypto millions sometimes failed to show much effect at all, though industry donors may claim credit in a few key wins on the road to the midterms.
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX

CDCROP: Congressman James Himes (Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images)
CBDC Development Necessary for US to Remain Competitive, says Congressman
U.S. Rep. Jim Himes joined CoinDesk TV’s “First Mover” live from I.D.E.A.S. 2022 in New York City to discuss why the U.S. should consider moving forward with a central bank digital currency.
CDCROP: Congressman James Himes (Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images)

CDCROP: Rep. Patrick McHenry speaks at DC Fintech Week (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Key US Lawmaker Says Talks Continue Over ‘Ugly Baby’ Bill to Oversee Stablecoins
After months negotiating legislation to establish U.S. oversight, Rep. Patrick McHenry signals the challenges ahead for the effort next year.
CDCROP: Rep. Patrick McHenry speaks at DC Fintech Week (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

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​​Federal Preemption of State Money-Transmitter Licensing Would Be Great Policy
A federal regime would protect the public without unduly burdening the blockchain sector.
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CDCROP: Rostin Behnam Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Suzanne Cordeiro/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
US CFTC as Crypto’s Regulatory Savior? Crypto Firms Might Not Like What They Get
The Securities and Exchange Commission is treated as a villain in crypto, but the view of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a government ally may not survive the honeymoon, insiders suggest
CDCROP: Rostin Behnam Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Suzanne Cordeiro/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

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Ethereum’s Merge Was a Public Policy Miracle, so When Is the Congressional Hearing?
The Merge is a great example of the benefits of blockchain technology and it deserves attention from Congress.
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CDCROP: U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis at Consensus 2022 (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Republican Lawmakers File Amicus Brief in Support of Custodia Bank’s Legal Battle With the Federal Reserve
The Wyoming-based bank filed suit against the Federal Reserve in June, arguing that the Fed’s refusal to make a decision is unlawful and discriminatory against crypto institutions.
CDCROP: U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis at Consensus 2022 (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: Bank of America sign (Getty Images)
Wall Street Bank CEOs Tell Congress They’re Unlikely to Finance Crypto Miners
The chief executives of Citigroup, Bank of America and Wells Fargo were questioned Wednesday at a congressional hearing.
CDCROP: Bank of America sign (Getty Images)