House of Representatives

State of Crypto: The Latest on Congress’s Crypto Tax Provision

It's still unclear whether Congress will adopt any amendments.

Policy & regulation  ·  24 August 2021

State of Crypto: The Crypto Provision in the Infrastructure Bill Now Depends on Non-Crypto Issues

The crypto industry wants to change a tax provision when the House takes up the Senate's infrastructure bill, but other issues may take precedence.

Policy & regulation  ·  17 August 2021
Digital Assets

US House Passes Bill to Require Financial Regulators to Set Up Digital Assets Working Group

The Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act of 2021 seeks to establish a digital asset working group with representatives from the SEC and CFTC.

News  ·  21 April 2021

Blockchain Proposals Move to US House in Consumer Tech Bill

The Consumer Safety Technology Act will now be debated in the House of Representatives.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 September 2020

US House Passes Two Blockchain Amendments in Annual Defense Budget Bill

The U.S. House passed two provisions introduced by Rep. Darren Soto of Florida.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 July 2020

US Lawmaker Proposes Legislative Groundwork for National Blockchain Strategy

A new bill in Congress asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to consider a national blockchain strategy.

News  ·  20 May 2020
Digital Dollar

‘Digital Dollar’ Reintroduced by US Lawmakers in Latest Stimulus Bill

The idea of a digital dollar was again floated by U.S. lawmakers as a means of issuing stimulus payments to residents.

News  ·  16 April 2020

The Overton Window Opens for a Digital Dollar

As the federal government looks for ways to distribute coronavirus aid, support for a digital dollar is gaining steam in Washington D.C.

Policy & regulation  ·  25 March 2020
US Government

US House Committee to Hold Hearing on Blockchain Benefits for Small Businesses

The Committee on Small Business will discuss how blockchain technology can help startups in March.

News  ·  28 February 2020

US Lawmakers Question Terrorist Use of Facebook Cryptocurrency

U.S. lawmakers questioned FinCEN director Kenneth Blanco about potential terrorist use of Facebook's libra cryptocurrency.

Policy & regulation  ·  27 June 2019

US Lawmakers File Bill to Exempt Cryptocurrencies from Securities Laws

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

Markets  ·  20 December 2018

US Lawmakers Ask SEC to Clarify ICO Regulations

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are asking SEC chair Jay Clayton to provide clarity on when token sales are classified as securities.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 September 2018
House of Representatives

US Congresswoman Reveals She Bought Ether and Litecoin Last Year

Hawaiian Representative Tulsi Gabbard bought more than $1,000 each of ethereum and litecoin last December, according to a public filing.

Business  ·  22 August 2018

CFTC Official to Congress: Don’t Be ‘Hasty’ With Crypto Rules

LabCFTC director Daniel Gorfine advocated for thoughtful regulation of the cryptocurrency space in Congressional testimony Wednesday.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 July 2018

What to Expect When Congress Talks Crypto (Twice) Tomorrow

Two Congressional committee hearings will examine whether crypto is the future of money, as well as what sort of regulation the space may need.

Policy & regulation  ·  17 July 2018