Browsing the "Washington" Tag

US Lawmakers File Bill to Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws

| Stan Higgins

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to exempt cryptocurrencies and certain other digital assets from securities laws.

Don’t Let the Crypto Circus in Congress Fool You

| Michael J Casey

Washington understands cryptocurrency better than this week's circus on Capitol Hill suggests, writes Michael J. Casey.

House Rules Politicians Must Disclose Crypto Investments Above $1K

| Muyao Shen

Members of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress, must begin disclosing cryptocurrency investments that exceed $1,000.

Washington State County Shuts Down ‘Unauthorized’ Crypto Miners

| Nikhilesh De

Washington State's Chelan County shut down three rogue cryptocurrency mining operations due to the power draw and safety risk.

US Lawmakers Seek Tax Exemption for Bitcoin Transactions Below $600

| Stan Higgins

A new bill has been introduced in the US Congress that would create a tax exemption for some purchases made with cryptocurrency.

Washington’s New Cryptocurrency Exchange Rules Are Now in Effect

| Stan Higgins

New regulations that apply money transmitter laws to cryptocurrency exchanges have gone into effect in the U.S. state of Washington.

Pot-Friendly Bitcoin Startup Raises $1.5 Million

| Stan Higgins

POSaBIT, a Seattle-based digital currency payments startup with a focus on serving legal cannabis outlets, has raised $1.5m in funding.

Coin Center to Lawmakers: Blockchain Startups Are Best Advised to Leave US

| Stan Higgins

A recent Congressional hearing saw the non-profit blockchain advocacy group Coin Center call for a federal approach to money services licensure.

Washington Lawmakers Finalize New Bitcoin Business Rules

| Garrett Keirns

Legislators in Washington state have put the finishing touches on new rules for businesses that offer digital currency services.

Watch Washington’s Senate Debate If Buying Weed With Bitcoin is Bad

| Stan Higgins

Legislators gathered this week to hold a hearing on a measure that would prohibit cannabis firms in the state of Washington from working with bitcoin.