White House

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

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

White House Plans Ransomware Task Force: Report

The task force that will examine ways of limiting cryptocurrency payments in ransomware attacks.

News  ·  15 July 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’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

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

Pelosi Says It’s Tuesday or Bust if White House Wants a Pre-Election Stimulus Package: Report

The House Speaker said if a deal isn't reached by Tuesday evening, a package won't be likely before Nov. 3.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 October 2020

Trump Task Force to Aid Crypto Crime Investigations

President Trump has signed an executive order establishing a new task force that targets consumer fraud, including those involving "digital currency."

Markets  ·  11 July 2018

White House Team Is Monitoring Cryptocurrencies, Says Press Secretary

The Trump administration has said it is keeping an eye on cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in the wake of its recent explosive price jumps.

Policy & regulation  ·  1 December 2017

Trump White House Doubles Down on US Commitment to Blockchain

A conference in Washington this week saw officials from the U.S. government reaffirm their commitment to investigating possible blockchain use cases.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 September 2017

White House Fuels Growing Blockchain Interest on Capitol Hill

Blockchain interest and awareness are increasing on Capitol Hill, spurred by a series of recent high-profile events.

Markets  ·  13 June 2016