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A House Bill Would Make It Harder for the SEC to Argue Crypto Tokens Are Securities
The five-page, bipartisan Securities Clarity Act by Representatives Tom Emmer and Darren Soto would significantly reduce uncertainty for both crypto investors and issuers, write Bain Capital Crypto’s Tuongvy Le and Khurram Dara.
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'We Want to Make Sure America Is the Place for Innovation in FinTech'
Interviews with new Republican leadership show how the U.S. Congress is thinking about crypto regulation.
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SARTELL, MN - FEBRUARY 22: Rep Tom Emmer (R-MN) responds to a question at a town hall meeting on February 22, 2017 in Sartell, Minnesota. Emmer was asked questions ranging from health care, immigration, to education policy.(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)
'What Was Gary Gensler Really Doing?': Rep. Tom Emmer on FTX, the SEC and What's Next for Crypto in Congress
The House Whip (a.k.a. the “Crypto King of Congress”) blames over-centralization and old-fashioned fraud for FTX’s collapse, not crypto. As federal legislators consider new crypto legislation, can he persuade his colleagues of the same?
SARTELL, MN - FEBRUARY 22: Rep Tom Emmer (R-MN) responds to a question at a town hall meeting on February 22, 2017 in Sartell, Minnesota. Emmer was asked questions ranging from health care, immigration, to education policy.(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) is followed by reporters as he arrives to a House Republican Caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol Building on November 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Tomorrow House Republicans will hold elections for leadership positions for the 118th congress. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
Newly Elected US House Whip Emmer Downplays FTX Meltdown, Cheers Crypto
Rep. Tom Emmer, a co-chair of the congressional blockchain caucus, was chosen for a leadership role in the next Congress and is bullish on digital assets in the wake of FTX.
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 14: Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) is followed by reporters as he arrives to a House Republican Caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol Building on November 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Tomorrow House Republicans will hold elections for leadership positions for the 118th congress. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Rep Tom Emmer Asks Treasury Department to Explain Tornado Cash Sanctions
Rep Tom Emmer Asks Treasury Department to Explain Tornado Cash Sanctions
U.S. Congressman Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) asked the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) to explain its sanctioning of crypto mixer Tornado Cash in an open letter tweeted Tuesday. CoinDesk Global Policy & Regulation Managing Editor Nikhilesh De discusses the details.
Rep Tom Emmer Asks Treasury Department to Explain Tornado Cash Sanctions

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US Lawmaker Emmer Asks Treasury Department to Explain Tornado Cash Sanctions
Treasury's sanctions watchdog sanctioned Tornado Cash earlier this month on allegations it helped North Korea's Lazarus Group launder millions of stolen crypto funds.
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Rep. Tom Emmer: Regulators 'Have to Wait' For Congress on Crypto
Rep. Tom Emmer: Regulators ‘Have to Wait’ For Congress on Crypto
Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) explains why the agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) need to wait for Congress to offer further regulatory clarity on the future of cryptocurrency guidelines.
Rep. Tom Emmer: Regulators 'Have to Wait' For Congress on Crypto

Rep. Tom Emmer: Tornado Cash Sanctions 'Unprecedented Shift'
Rep. Tom Emmer: Tornado Cash Sanctions ‘Unprecedented Shift’
Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) discusses the U.S. Treasury blacklisting crypto mixer Tornado Cash. The congressman explains why lawmakers have to get their act together to inquire into what this “unprecedented shift” in policy means for privacy rights and digital innovation.
Rep. Tom Emmer: Tornado Cash Sanctions 'Unprecedented Shift'

Rep. Tom Emmer: US Crypto Legislation 'Unlikely' to Move This Year
Rep. Tom Emmer: US Crypto Legislation ‘Unlikely’ to Move This Year
Amid increased scrutiny of digital assets in Washington, Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) discusses his outlook for the U.S. crypto regulatory landscape, saying it’s “unlikely that any crypto legislation is going to move this year but highly likely… that it’s going to move next year.”
Rep. Tom Emmer: US Crypto Legislation 'Unlikely' to Move This Year

Congressman Tom Emmer Questions SEC on Crypto Regulation
Congressman Tom Emmer Questions SEC on Crypto Regulation
CoinDesk Managing Editor for Global Policy and Regulation Nikhilesh De joins “First Mover” to discuss the upcoming House Financial Services Committee hearing on central bank digital currencies (CDBCs). Plus, a conversation on U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer’s letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler regarding the process for investigating crypto companies.
Congressman Tom Emmer Questions SEC on Crypto Regulation