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US Congress members urge financial authorities to invalidate SEC’s SAB 121

Several members of the United States Congress have submitted a memo urging key financial authorities, including the chair of the board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Commission and the acting comptroller of the currency, to provide guidance or take action clarifying that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Staff

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Bitcoin (BTC) Miners Lobby U.S. Congress to Counter Environmental ‘Misunderstanding’

When crypto mining is discussed in the U.S. Congress, it's often tied to claims that mining operations are environmental parasites, sapping finite energy resources. But representatives of that sector flooded offices on Capitol Hill this week to argue their businesses can help stabilize the power grid, tie into renewable resources

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US Congress remains legislatively paralyzed on crypto bills without a House speaker

No piece of legislation — crypto-related or otherwise — has largely been able to move through the United States Congress since Oct. 3, when lawmakers voted to oust then-Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy. This marks the first time in U.S. history that the legislative body has been

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Brazilian Congress puts Binance CEO CZ in crosshairs for indictment

A Brazilian congressional committee has recommended local law enforcement move to indict Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” and three other Binance executives following a probe into financial pyramid schemes in Brazil.On Oct. 10 the committee released a 500-page final report accusing Zhao and local Binance executives Daniel Mangabeira, Guilherme Haddad Nazar

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Congress Can’t Let Gary Gensler Regulate Digital Assets Out of Existence

Despite the boom in blockchain technology and digital assets, bureaucrats like Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler want to stifle their development in the United States through unlawful, overbearing regulations based on a misguided approach that lacks understanding of their potential. Thankfully, the courts have slapped down Gensler’s

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Ex-Sen. Toomey Who Once Shepherded Crypto Legislation Sees No Path in Current Congress

Though the digital assets industry is desperate for regulatory clarity in the U.S., and is fighting legal skirmishes with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) while it waits for answers, the long-awaited congressional solution isn’t coming any time soon, Toomey predicted at a Georgetown Law seminar Thursday on national security

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Rep. Tom Emmer reintroduces anti-CBDC bill to Congress

Legislation aimed at preventing “unelected bureaucrats in Washington” from issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC) has been reintroduced by Representative Tom Emmer.On Sep. 12, Emmer and 49 original co-sponsors revived the “CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act” in the United States House of Representatives in a bid, they claim, to protect

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