US Agency Says Chinese Drug Traffickers Used Bitcoin to Launder Proceeds
The U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control has sanctioned four Chinese residents, claiming they helped launder drug proceeds using bitcoin.
Critics of the rule said it would be technically impossible for some projects to comply because smart contracts and author-decentralized tools do not have name or address information to provide.
Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler, who's leading Joe Biden's financial oversight team, may be tapped as Deputy Treasury Secretary.
Bitcoiners are looking for persistent USD inflation to validate their favorite asset. That’s unlikely to happen soon, economists say, but low interest rates are still a boon for BTC.
Janet Yellen wasn’t a fan of bitcoin when she ran the Fed. Her views as Treasury Secretary may shape crypto regulation over the next four years.
Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to be tapped to run the Treasury Department, where she would oversee federal agencies that impact crypto.