Legislation

A U.S. Senate committee passed a spending bill with a surprise crypto provision. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Senate Bill Could Open Crypto to U.S. Sanctions, but Industry Trying to Head It Off
The industry says a surprise section in a recent spending bill could slam crypto with sanctions threats, but a key Senate office is now meeting with digital assets sector insi...
A U.S. Senate committee passed a spending bill with a surprise crypto provision. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Rep. Patrick McHenry told a Consensus 2024 audience that crypto law is inevitable by next year. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk/Suzanne Cordiero)
U.S. Lawmaker at Center of Crypto Negotiation Predicts Digital Assets Law by Next Year
Rep. Patrick McHenry – the chief GOP negotiator on crypto legislation – said future policy is now assured by a major bipartisan showing for his effort in the House of Represen...
Rep. Patrick McHenry told a Consensus 2024 audience that crypto law is inevitable by next year. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk/Suzanne Cordiero)

Tom Emmer, Majority Whip of U.S. House of Representatives speaks at Consensus 2024. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
U.S. House's Emmer Says Best Hope for Crypto Legislation Is Year-End Session
The Republican majority whip, Rep. Tom Emmer, suggested headwinds for a major crypto bill in this waning session, with a best shot in the so-called lame-duck session after the...
Tom Emmer, Majority Whip of U.S. House of Representatives speaks at Consensus 2024. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its first significant crypto regulation bill. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. House Approves Crypto FIT21 Bill With Wave of Democratic Support
The House's passage of the digital assets legislation passes the crypto baton to the Senate, where odds remain low for decisive action.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed its first significant crypto regulation bill. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler is holding the line against crypto legislation, even as the White House says its willing to talk. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
SEC's Gensler Going Rogue in Solo Quest to Stop U.S. Crypto Legislation?
A new White House statement suggests not even the president who appointed the SEC chairman thinks the government can go on overseeing digital assets without new policy.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler is holding the line against crypto legislation, even as the White House says its willing to talk. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) said he's counting on a good vote total for the crypto bill sending a message. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Several U.S. House Democrats Petition Colleagues to Join Yes Side on Crypto Bill
Crypto market-structure bill FIT21 is set for a vote on Wednesday, though its chances in the Senate remain uncertain.
House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) said he's counting on a good vote total for the crypto bill sending a message. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

The crypto industry is lobbying U.S. House of Representatives leaders as they approach a final vote on the first major crypto-regulation bill to make it this far. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Industry Rallies Behind House Bill as It Heads Toward Final Vote
The so-called FIT21 legislation to establish a U.S. regulatory regime for digital assets is set for a floor vote next week, and the sector is telling House leaders the effort...
The crypto industry is lobbying U.S. House of Representatives leaders as they approach a final vote on the first major crypto-regulation bill to make it this far. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Rep. Patrick McHenry (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. House's McHenry Says Senate May Be Swayed if Many Democrats Back Crypto Bill
The House is set next week to vote on a wide-ranging bill to set crypto regulations, though its potential in the Senate remains murky, despite the optimism of its proponents.
Rep. Patrick McHenry (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)