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Parliament house, Canberra. (Unsplash)
Australia Senate Committee Rejects Crypto Bill From Opposition Senator Andrew Bragg
Bragg said the Labor government had put regulating crypto in the slow lane.
Parliament house, Canberra. (Unsplash)

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) speaks at Consensus 2023. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
U.S. Senate Passes $886B Military Spending Bill With Crypto AML Provision
The amendment takes aim at crypto mixers and “anonymity-enhancing” crypto assets.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) speaks at Consensus 2023. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (left) and Ranking Member Maxine Waters (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
House Financial Services Committee Votes in Favor of Crypto, Blockchain Bills
The votes mark the first time crypto-specific bills were advanced on their own merits and not as part of broader legislation.
House Financial Services Committee Chair Patrick McHenry (left) and Ranking Member Maxine Waters (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Senate Bill Wants DeFi to Impose Bank-Like Controls on User Base
Bipartisan Senate Bill Wants DeFi to Impose Bank-Like Controls on User Base
Some U.S. Senators are introducing a new bipartisan bill that would place stringent anti-money laundering (AML) requirements on decentralized finance protocols. The bill was i...
Bipartisan Senate Bill Wants DeFi to Impose Bank-Like Controls on User Base

Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I) is sponsoring the bill (Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)
New U.S. Senate Bill Wants to Regulate DeFi Like a Bank
DeFi protocols would need to impose strict controls on their users.
Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I) is sponsoring the bill (Photo by Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images)

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
A Second Round of the Lummis-Gillibrand Crypto Bill Elevates CFTC, Defines DeFi
Last year’s prominent U.S. crypto legislation from a bipartisan pair of senators is back for a reboot that imagines a less prominent role for the SEC than Chair Gary Gensler h...
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

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U.S. Senate Finance Committee Asks Crypto Industry for Tax Guidance
In a letter made public on Tuesday, Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Mike Crapo sought cryptocurrency industry comment around nine topics.
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Sen. Thom Tillis (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
U.S. Lawmakers Digging Through Crypto Legislation for Bipartisan Winners: Senator
Ideas have been gathered from the Senate and House, and lawmakers are trying to figure out what can get bipartisan support, said Senate Banking Committee member Thom Tillis.
Sen. Thom Tillis (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Sen. Bill Hagerty (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Banks Shouldn’t ‘Punish’ Crypto Industry, Republican Senators Urge
A crackdown on digital-assets companies is reminiscent of a campaign targeting gun sales, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell was told.
Sen. Bill Hagerty (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fed's Powell: No Decision yet on Size of March Rate Hike
Fed's Powell: No Decision yet on Size of March Rate Hike
U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell stressed that the central bank has yet to decide on the size of the rate hike when the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets l...
Fed's Powell: No Decision yet on Size of March Rate Hike