Joe Biden

Biden Administration to Pick Acting Chairman Rostin Behnam to Head CFTC: Report

The regulator is charged with overseeing derivatives market activity, including cryptocurrency derivatives.

Policy & regulation  ·  16 August 2021

New Infrastructure Bill Looks to Raise $30B Through Crypto Taxes

The draft language could mean a number of individuals interacting with crypto may have to start reporting their transactions.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 July 2021

State of Crypto: Stablecoin Rules Are Coming

Regulatory authorities are talking about stablecoins more and more, but it remains to be seen what they’ll actually implement.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 July 2021

Biden Accuses Chinese State Actors of Ransomware, Cryptojacking Attacks

"Hackers with a history of working for the PRC Ministry of State Security (MSS) have engaged in ransomware attacks, cyber enabled extortion, crypto-jacking, and rank theft from victims around the world, all for financial gain," a White House press release said.

News  ·  19 July 2021

Biden’s National Security Adviser Sees Crypto Role in Cyberattacks as Priority for G-7, NATO

Jake Sullivan said the "cryptocurrency challenge ... lies at the core" of ransomware attacks.

News  ·  8 June 2021

Top White House Adviser Tim Wu Holds Millions in Bitcoin: Report

White House antitrust adviser Tim Wu holds bitcoin and filecoin, according to a recent financial disclosure.

News  ·  8 June 2021

Biden Administration to Probe Crypto Use in Ransomware Attacks

"Expanding cryptocurrency analysis" is part of the U.S. president's new review of ransomware attacks.

News  ·  2 June 2021

State of Crypto: Federal Regulations Are Coming Into Focus

A lot happened in May on the regulatory front. We’re finally getting a view of what the Biden Administration may do about crypto.

Policy & regulation  ·  1 June 2021

Has COVID-19 Made Biden’s Big Spending the New Normal?

The pandemic has made Americans increasingly open to getting help from the government. The Biden budget aims to make the most of those feelings.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 May 2021

Biden’s 2022 Budget Includes New Crypto Reporting Proposals

Proposed cryptocurrency regulations are in the first budget released by Joe Biden's White House.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 May 2021

Bitcoin Drops, Stocks Rally Ahead of Biden’s Budget Announcement

Why isn't the prospect of more U.S. stimulus boosting bitcoin's price?

Markets  ·  28 May 2021

White House Cyber Adviser Highlights Potential for Misuse of Crypto

Carol House, the National Security Council’s director of cybersecurity, said crypto developers failed to hardcode necessary guardrails.

Policy & regulation  ·  27 May 2021

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Steadies After $300B Market Cap Dump on Taxation Trepidation

Analysts pointed to the Biden proposal to double capital gains taxes on high-income individuals as the catalyst.

Markets  ·  23 April 2021

Bitcoin Leads Price Sell-Off Across Crypto Markets as Biden Tax Plan Bites

Bitcoin falls as Biden's plan to raise capital gains tax hurts risk appetite.

Markets  ·  23 April 2021

Bitcoin Retakes $50K on US Stimulus Progress; Uniswap’s UNI Cracks the Top 10

The top cryptocurrency is changing hands near $50,500 at press time, representing a 4% gain on the day, having clocked a high of $51,320 early today, according to CoinDesk 20 data.

News  ·  7 March 2021