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Polkadot’s Treasury Built as a Significant Step Towards the Vision of a Decentralized Internet

Polkadot’s Treasury Built as a Significant Step Towards the Vision of a Decentralized Internet

Polkadot has recently established a new decentralized platform—Polkadot Treasury, to fund projects.

Former US Head of Treasury Lawrence Summers Backs Cryptocurrency

Former US Head of Treasury Lawrence Summers Backs Cryptocurrency

In an interview with CEO of the digital currency company Circle —Jeremy Allaire, Former US head of Treasury Lawrence Summers advocates for cryptocurrency’s benefits.

Joe Biden Considers Crypto-Friendly Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler For Deputy Treasury Secretary

Joe Biden Considers Crypto-Friendly Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler For Deputy Treasury Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is considering Gary Gensler, the former Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman, to become Deputy Treasury Secretary.

UK Treasury Drafting Private Stablecoin Regulations and Researching CBDC with BoE

UK Treasury Drafting Private Stablecoin Regulations and Researching CBDC with BoE

The United Kingdom’s Treasury Department has announced it is drafting private stablecoin regulation while it continues central bank digital currency (CBDC) research.

US Treasury Department Proposes New KYC Requirements for Cryptocurrency Transactions

US Treasury Department Proposes New KYC Requirements for Cryptocurrency Transactions

The U.S Treasury Department has released a notice concerning a new rule that would require money services businesses and banks to verify identities, keep records, and submit reports of users holding crypto assets in unhosted wallets.

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed in Senate as new US Treasury Secretary

Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed in Senate as new US Treasury Secretary

After being nominated by President Joe Biden, the United States Senate has now confirmed former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as Treasury Security.

Treasury Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen Plans to Encourage Legitimate Crypto Use

Treasury Secretary Nominee Janet Yellen Plans to Encourage Legitimate Crypto Use

Biden's pick to lead the United States Treasury Department, Janet Yellen thinks crypto has potential to enhance the financial system and wants to encourage its legitimate use.

US Treasury Official says IRS is Assessing Models for Crypto Tax Reporting Rules

US Treasury Official says IRS is Assessing Models for Crypto Tax Reporting Rules

The IRS is developing domestic reporting rules for cryptocurrency taxation and assessing different models, according to a Treasury Department official at an OECD event.

Mode: The First UK-Listed Institution to Purchase Bitcoin as Part of its Treasury Investment Strategy

Mode: The First UK-Listed Institution to Purchase Bitcoin as Part of its Treasury Investment Strategy

Mode has recently become the first UK publicly-traded company to purchase a significant amount of Bitcoin as part of its treasury investment strategy.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Cites Crypto’s Growing Role in Terrorism Finance

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Cites Crypto’s Growing Role in Terrorism Finance

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she sees the “promise” of cryptocurrency but also is wary of the reality that crypto is increasingly being leveraged to finance terrorism

US Treasury Department Believed to be Hacked by Russians, Bitcoin Bulls Respond “BTC Never Gets Hacked”

US Treasury Department Believed to be Hacked by Russians, Bitcoin Bulls Respond “BTC Never Gets Hacked”

The US Treasury Department has been on the receiving line of a huge security breach that saw their internal servers targeted.

US Treasury Sanctions Two Men Accused of Laundering Crypto for North Korean Cyber Crime Syndicate

US Treasury Sanctions Two Men Accused of Laundering Crypto for North Korean Cyber Crime Syndicate

The US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Asset Control has sanctioned two men believed to involved in laundering stolen cryptocurrency from a 2018 cyberattack against a cryptocurrency exchange.

US Court Indicts Alleged Lazarus Group Members in $250 Million Crypto Exchange Theft

US Court Indicts Alleged Lazarus Group Members in $250 Million Crypto Exchange Theft

Two Chinese nationals, Tian YinYin and Li Jiadong were sanctioned yesterday by the US Government yesterday for their alleged involvement in laundering stolen cryptocurrency from a 2018 cyberattack. The pair have been charged with stealing nearly $250 million in virtual assets and laundering the money through converting BTC to USD and Chinese Yuan as well as through iTunes gift cards.

Decentralized Exchange dYdX Proposes $20M Incentive Program for v4 Launch

Decentralized Exchange dYdX Proposes $20M Incentive Program for v4 Launch

Chaos Labs proposes a $20M, 6-month Launch Incentives Program for the transition to dYdX v4. The initiative aims to facilitate user and volume migration to the new dYdX Chain, with a robust pre-launch and post-launch strategy. Governance proposals will guide the distribution of DYDX rewards, maintaining transparency and community oversight throughout the program.

US Treasury to Increase DeFi Regulation

US Treasury to Increase DeFi Regulation

The US Treasury conducted a risk assessment of DeFi, finding it lacking in AML/CFT compliance, and reported money laundering, scammers, and North Korean hackers benefiting from the sector. The Treasury response to Biden's executive order suggests more regulation for DeFi, including compliance with the Bank Secrecy Act.

Circle CEO Tells US Treasury Department to Provide a "Meaningful Safe Harbor" for the Crypto Industry

Circle CEO Tells US Treasury Department to Provide a "Meaningful Safe Harbor" for the Crypto Industry

Circle CEO wants the US Treasury Department to provide improved regulation that can offer a “meaningful safe harbor” for players within the cryptocurrency.

New South Wales Treasury Proposes Flexible Regulatory Reform For Blockchain

New South Wales Treasury Proposes Flexible Regulatory Reform For Blockchain

Australia’s New South Wales is proposing a flexible regulatory reform to accommodate the thriving blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystem

VeChain Foundation Releases Q1 2024 Treasury Report

VeChain Foundation Releases Q1 2024 Treasury Report

VeChain Foundation's Q1 2024 Treasury Report reveals strong financial health and strategic investments.

Tornado Cash Community Fund Signatories Relinquish their Positions

Tornado Cash Community Fund Signatories Relinquish their Positions

The signatories to Tornado Cash's community funds have relinquished their role, automatically ceding control of the funds to the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

Microstrategy CEO Reveals BTC Purchase is Corporate Strategy to Adopt Bitcoin Standard

Microstrategy CEO Reveals BTC Purchase is Corporate Strategy to Adopt Bitcoin Standard

CEO Michael Saylor revealed that MicroStrategy’s $425 million Bitcoin investment was part of its corporate 100-year outlook and strategy to adopt the Bitcoin Standard.

Janet Yellen says Crypto Terrorist Financing is a Concern Following Attacks on US Capitol

Janet Yellen says Crypto Terrorist Financing is a Concern Following Attacks on US Capitol

Janet Yellen highlighted the “growing concern” of crypto being leveraged to finance terror just weeks after the US Capitol was attacked by domestic terrorists paid in BTC.

Coin Center Sues IRS For Unconstitutional Tax Reporting Rules

Coin Center Sues IRS For Unconstitutional Tax Reporting Rules

Coin Center, a Washington DC-based non-profit research and advocacy centre, has filed a lawsuit against the United States Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for a tax reporting requirement it wants to pass into law.

Paolo Ardoino: Tether Ranks 22nd in US Treasury Holdings, Surpassing Mexico, Australia, and Spain

Paolo Ardoino: Tether Ranks 22nd in US Treasury Holdings, Surpassing Mexico, Australia, and Spain

Tether, the world's leading stablecoin, now holds $72.5 billion in U.S. Treasury bills, despite China's divestment from U.S. debt. Mixed reactions arise, questioning long-term stability in emerging markets.

US Treasury Fines Bittrex Exchange $29m for Multi-Year Sanctions Violation

US Treasury Fines Bittrex Exchange $29m for Multi-Year Sanctions Violation

The United States Treasury Department through the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has fined Bittrex $29 million due to failure to prevent individuals in sanctioned jurisdictions from using its platform.

Stablecoins Pose Risks to Financial Stability: Yellen

Stablecoins Pose Risks to Financial Stability: Yellen

The instability of the UST stablecoin has pushed the United States Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen, to advocate for introducing a tighter regulatory framework to govern the entire stablecoin offshoot of the crypto ecosystem.

UK Treasury to Omit Derivatives, Unbacked Tokens from Sandbox

UK Treasury to Omit Derivatives, Unbacked Tokens from Sandbox

The United Kingdom Treasury Department has suggested in its recommendations for a digital securities sandbox that unbacked crypto assets and derivatives be removed from the scope of the project.

Tether Boosts US Treasury Holdings Behind USDT, Further Reducing Commercial Paper

Tether Boosts US Treasury Holdings Behind USDT, Further Reducing Commercial Paper

Tether said it has increased its investments in US Treasury bills backing its $68 billion stablecoin.

US Treasury Invites Public Opinions on Digital Assets Framework

US Treasury Invites Public Opinions on Digital Assets Framework

The US Treasury Department has requested US citizens to comment on how Biden's Executive Order on digital assets could be streamlined and modernized.

UK Finance Ministry Proposes Safety Net Measures against Stalling Stablecoins

UK Finance Ministry Proposes Safety Net Measures against Stalling Stablecoins

The proposals presented by the British finance ministry are aimed to mitigate risks related to stablecoins amid the recent TerraUSD de-pegging fiasco.

UK Treasury Officials Met with Crypto and Venture Capital Firms in Q1: Sources

UK Treasury Officials Met with Crypto and Venture Capital Firms in Q1: Sources

Public disclosures indicated that top UK Treasury officials had engaged with crypto and venture capital companies in several meetings to bridge differences between the crypto industry and regulators.

First Bitcoin Mixer Slapped with $60M Fine by FinCEN in Money Laundering Crackdown

First Bitcoin Mixer Slapped with $60M Fine by FinCEN in Money Laundering Crackdown

FinCEN charged a Bitcoin-mixing operator with a $60 million civil money penalty for violating anti-money laundering regulations.

Uber CEO Reveals the Firm Will Consider Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Uber CEO Reveals the Firm Will Consider Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

Uber CEO has said that the company is open to accept Bitcoin as a means of payment, but won’t purchase the cryptocurrency for its corporate balance sheet.

Bitcoin is Showing Great Resilience Considering the Surging 10-Year Treasury Yield

Bitcoin is Showing Great Resilience Considering the Surging 10-Year Treasury Yield

Crypto analyst and investor Joseph Young has disclosed that BTC is showing considerable resilience despite unfriendly market forces like the surging 10-year treasury yield.

Coinbase Backs Lawsuit against US Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions

Coinbase Backs Lawsuit against US Treasury over Tornado Cash Sanctions

A group of crypto users are challenging the US Treasury Department's sanctions of Tornado Cash in court. Coinbase is backing the legal action.

FinCEN Issues Alert to Counter Financing to Hamas and its Terrorist Activities

FinCEN Issues Alert to Counter Financing to Hamas and its Terrorist Activities

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury has issued an alert to financial institutions, urging vigilance in identifying and reporting suspicious activities related to the financing of the terrorist organization Hamas. The alert comes in the wake of a Hamas-led attack on Israel on October 7, 2023, which was funded through various means, including virtual currency.

US Treasury and IRS Propose New Regulations on Digital Asset Reporting

US Treasury and IRS Propose New Regulations on Digital Asset Reporting

The US Department of the Treasury and the IRS have issued proposed regulations to improve transparency and compliance in the digital asset sector. Starting Jan. 1, 2025, brokers must report gross proceeds, payee statements, and gain/loss and basis information for sales. The regulations aim to close the tax gap and ensure uniformity in tax rules.

White House Budget Urges Legislation to Return Secret Service to Treasury Due to Crypto Crime Surge

White House Budget Urges Legislation to Return Secret Service to Treasury Due to Crypto Crime Surge

Cryptocurrencies, and other technological advancements, projected as a threat to the international financial marketplace, the department believes has contributed to more groups of criminal organizations and more links between financial and electronic crimes combined.

Tornado Cash Now Placed Under US OFAC Sanctions

Tornado Cash Now Placed Under US OFAC Sanctions

The United States Treasury Department has barred Tornado Cash from offering any form of transactions to individuals in the US.

UK Requests Crypto Exchanges to Report Suspected Sanction Breaches

UK Requests Crypto Exchanges to Report Suspected Sanction Breaches

The UK authorities have introduced the new rules in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The regulations cover all valuable digital assets.

US Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Russian Crypto Mining Firm Bitriver

US Treasury Department Imposes Sanctions on Russian Crypto Mining Firm Bitriver

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia last over 2 months, The U.S. strengthens sanctions over Russia, adding Bitriver to the sanctions list in connection with its ties to the Russian economy.

Latin America E-Commerce Giant MercadoLibre Purchases $7.8 Million Worth of Bitcoin

Latin America E-Commerce Giant MercadoLibre Purchases $7.8 Million Worth of Bitcoin

Mercadolibre announced a $7.8 million Bitcoin purchase, believing deeply in the cryptocurrency.

Arbitrum's Governance Token Return Proposal Rejected

Arbitrum's Governance Token Return Proposal Rejected

A proposal to return 700 million ARB governance tokens to Arbitrum's DAO Treasury was rejected by 84% of the total votes received. The proposal was introduced after the Arbitrum Foundation transferred funds without community approval in March.

Tornado Cash Developer Arrested by Dutch Authorities

Tornado Cash Developer Arrested by Dutch Authorities

The Dutch Fiscal Information and Investigation Service (FIOD) has arrested a suspect in connections to money laundering crimes on the crypto mixing platform, Tornado Cash

US Treasury Targets Hamas Financial Networks Post-Israel Attack

US Treasury Targets Hamas Financial Networks Post-Israel Attack

In a strategic move following the recent terrorist attack on Israel, the US Treasury designated ten key individuals and entities affiliated with Hamas, targeting their financial networks across several countries. This action accentuates the broader US initiative to choke off Hamas’s financial resources, while spotlighting the emerging challenges posed by virtual currencies in terror financing.

Maple Finance Opens Cash Management Solution to U.S. Investors, Backed by U.S. Treasury Bills

Maple Finance Opens Cash Management Solution to U.S. Investors, Backed by U.S. Treasury Bills

Maple Finance opens Cash Management to U.S. Accredited Investors, offering yield backed by U.S. Treasury bills.

US Deputy Treasury Secretary Proposes Reforms to Enhance Crypto Enforcement Against International Bad Actors

US Deputy Treasury Secretary Proposes Reforms to Enhance Crypto Enforcement Against International Bad Actors

US Deputy Treasury Secretary Adewale Adeyemo proposes reforms to enhance enforcement against cryptocurrencies, including secondary sanctions, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and a new secondary sanctions tool.

Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

Fed Slashes Interest Rate to Near Zero and Launches 700Bn QE, Bitcoin Hovers Near $5k

In an attempt to stimulate U.S. economy amid coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Reserve (“the Fed”) decided to slash the main interest rate to near zero together with the purchase of $700 billion Treasury securities.

Tether Eliminates All Commercial Paper Holdings to Zero

Tether Eliminates All Commercial Paper Holdings to Zero

Tether has cut down all commercial paper exposure from its reserves. The firm said the move is part of its ongoing efforts to increase transparency.

France Central Commission Proceeds CBDC-Backed Treasury Bond Trials

France Central Commission Proceeds CBDC-Backed Treasury Bond Trials

The Central Bank of France commissioned a trial involving the settlement of treasury bonds by using Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).

Paxful Exits Venezuela’s P2P Crypto Bitcoin Market Following US Sanctions

Paxful Exits Venezuela’s P2P Crypto Bitcoin Market Following US Sanctions

Paxful has withdrawn its crypto trading services from Venezuela after the country was classified as high-risk by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

US Treasury Suggests Easier Oversight for Nonbank Financial Institutions

US Treasury Suggests Easier Oversight for Nonbank Financial Institutions

The US Treasury and top financial regulators have proposed new rules to ease the Federal Reserve's designation of nonbank institutions as systemically important. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen raised concerns over nonbank institutions' lack of supervision and the potential for financial contagion during periods of distress.

Kraken Under Probe for Allegedly Violating US Sanctions on Iran

Kraken Under Probe for Allegedly Violating US Sanctions on Iran

The US Treasury Department is investigating Kraken on suspicion that the crypto exchange allowed Iranian users to use its trading platform despite federal sanctions on the middle eastern country.

UK Treasury Doubles Down on Stablecoin Regulations in New Bill

UK Treasury Doubles Down on Stablecoin Regulations in New Bill

Zahawi presented the Financial Services and Markets Bill to the members of Parliament on Wednesday with a proposal to regulate stablecoins and "digital settlement assets" as a form of payment assets in the UK.

US Treasury Department Concerns NFTs Crime of Money Laundering

US Treasury Department Concerns NFTs Crime of Money Laundering

The growing popularity of digital artworks as highly valued non-fungible tokens (NFTs) is now a major financial red flag as the United States Treasury Department believes they could be a vital tool for money laundering.

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Proposes Crypto Adoption and CBDCs as Priority for Treasury Reform

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak Proposes Crypto Adoption and CBDCs as Priority for Treasury Reform

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has listed crypto adoption and CBDCs amongst the Treasury's focus demanding reforms in the future.

Coinbase is challenging the U.S. Treasury over the recent tornado cash sanctions

Coinbase is challenging the U.S. Treasury over the recent tornado cash sanctions

Coinbase is suing the U.S. Treasury for listing Tornado Cash on the SDN List, arguing it violates digital privacy and regulatory authority in the cryptocurrency sector.

US Treasury Imposes Sanctions on Iranian-Linked Ransomware Gang

US Treasury Imposes Sanctions on Iranian-Linked Ransomware Gang

The United States Treasury Department through the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) has updated its sanctions list with new targets focusing on ransomware gangs affiliated with the Iranian military.

MakerDAO Increases US Treasury Bond Holdings by 150%

MakerDAO Increases US Treasury Bond Holdings by 150%

MakerDAO passed a proposal to increase its US Treasury bond holdings by 150% to $1.25 billion. The move aims to diversify its liquid assets and boost revenue stream through a net annualized yield of 4.6% to 4.5%. The bonds will be purchased with equal maturities over a six-month period.

The New House Financial Services Committee Head Wants To Postpone Crypto Tax Measures

The New House Financial Services Committee Head Wants To Postpone Crypto Tax Measures

Patrick McHenry wants the Treasury to postpone the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act's digital asset and tax collection portion. McHenry claims the clause is poorly written and that brokers might be misinterpreted. The rule was challenged earlier this year by Coin Center, a blockchain advocacy organization. Crypto miners and stakers are exempt from the new law, according to Senator Rob Portman's tweet of a Treasury letter.

Jim Cramer Says Every Company Should Have Bitcoin on Their Balance Sheet

Jim Cramer Says Every Company Should Have Bitcoin on Their Balance Sheet

After Tesla made a purchase of $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin, Jim Cramer said that more businesses should get on board with the digital asset.

Stablecoin Reserves May Be Held in National Banks, US Treasury Office Provides Insight

Stablecoin Reserves May Be Held in National Banks, US Treasury Office Provides Insight

The OCC announced that national banks and federal savings associations could hold reserves for customers with stablecoin assets.

Tornado Cash Sees about 80% Deposit Decline following OFAC Sanctions: Report

Tornado Cash Sees about 80% Deposit Decline following OFAC Sanctions: Report

In just about a week since the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control placed a ban on the crypto mixer, Tornado Cash, the total deposits on the platform have plummeted remarkably.

Treasury Secretary Yellen Highlights Economic Recovery and Addresses Financial Risks

Treasury Secretary Yellen Highlights Economic Recovery and Addresses Financial Risks

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen highlighted Biden Administration's economic achievements and ongoing financial stability efforts, focusing on banking, climate change, cybersecurity, AI, and digital assets in a testimony to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Hong Kong Fintechs Embrace Blockchain and DLT

Hong Kong Fintechs Embrace Blockchain and DLT

Blockchain firms make up nearly 40% of all new Hong Kong FinTech companies launched in 2019.

Congress Members “Express Concern” Over Treasury’s Potential Crypto Wallet Regulations

Congress Members “Express Concern” Over Treasury’s Potential Crypto Wallet Regulations

Four members of Congress have expressed concerns in a letter to the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, over their rumored self-hosted crypto wallet regulation ban.

Digital Currencies Impede US Treasury Sanction Efforts, Report says

Digital Currencies Impede US Treasury Sanction Efforts, Report says

The United States Treasury Department revealed that digital currencies pose a critical impediment to sanctions strategy and policies.

Proposal to Return ARB Tokens to Arbitrum DAO Treasury Rejected

Proposal to Return ARB Tokens to Arbitrum DAO Treasury Rejected

A proposal seeking the return of 700 million ARB governance tokens to Arbitrum's DAO treasury was rejected after receiving only 14.5% of the total votes. The proposal called for the foundation to return the tokens as a symbolic gesture to demonstrate the DAO's control over the governance holders. The rejection comes amid a dispute between Arbitrum's community and foundation over its governance proposal AIP-1.

Yellen Selects Fed Associate Director Michael Hsu to Succeed Brian Brooks at OCC

Yellen Selects Fed Associate Director Michael Hsu to Succeed Brian Brooks at OCC

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen announced her intention to nominate Fed Associate Director Michael Hsu to take charge as the new acting Comptroller of Currency.

US Treasury Updates FAQ on Sanctioned Tornado Cash

US Treasury Updates FAQ on Sanctioned Tornado Cash

The Treasury Department assured the public that no one will be prosecuted for sharing the codes of Tornado Cash and that they can be used in an educational setting.

Could Bitcoin’s Next Price Boost Come from $8.5T in Sovereign Wealth Funds?

Could Bitcoin’s Next Price Boost Come from $8.5T in Sovereign Wealth Funds?

A prominent on-chain analyst believes Bitcoin's next boost is likely to come from sovereign wealth funds which hold around $8.5 trillion AUM, being managed by nations.

Tether Q3 Attestation: 85.7% Cash Reserves, $330M Loan Cut, $670M Research Spend

Tether Q3 Attestation: 85.7% Cash Reserves, $330M Loan Cut, $670M Research Spend

Tether's Q3 2023 attestation shows historic liquidity, 85.7% reserves in Cash & Cash Equivalents, reduced secured loans, and robust investment in industry research, ensuring financial resilience amid market fluctuations.

U.S. Intensifies Sanctions on Hamas, Targeting Crypto Assets

U.S. Intensifies Sanctions on Hamas, Targeting Crypto Assets

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist group, following their attack on Israel, focusing on their use of cryptocurrency assets. The sanctions include sanctions on officials, a Gaza-based crypto exchange, and individuals involved in Hamas' financial operations.

The Rise of Crypto is Not a Threat to the US Dollar, says Treasury Executive

The Rise of Crypto is Not a Threat to the US Dollar, says Treasury Executive

Veteran US Treasury Deputy Secretary, Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo is unperturbed that the growth of digital currencies like Bitcoin (BTC) is a threat to the dominance of the US Dollar.

Metromile Reveals Bitcoin Purchase Worth $1 Million In Q2

Metromile Reveals Bitcoin Purchase Worth $1 Million In Q2

Metromile vehicle insurance company holding Bitcoin worth $1 million. The firm plans to buy additional Bitcoins soon and to allow policyholders to pay insurance claims and receive payment for insured claims in Bitcoin.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Urges Stricter Crypto Regulations amid Legal Cases Against Coinbase and Binance

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Urges Stricter Crypto Regulations amid Legal Cases Against Coinbase and Binance

In light of the rising legal cases against major cryptocurrency platforms Coinbase and Binance, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen called for enhanced regulation to protect cryptocurrency users and investors.

US Government Removes Cryptocurrency AML Provisions from NDAA

US Government Removes Cryptocurrency AML Provisions from NDAA

The US government has removed two AML provisions relating to cryptocurrencies from the NDAA, indicating a cautious approach to crypto regulation and raising concerns about future AML measures.

Arca Digital Asset Investment Firm Gets Approval from SEC to Tokenize US Treasury Bonds

Arca Digital Asset Investment Firm Gets Approval from SEC to Tokenize US Treasury Bonds

Los Angeles-based digital asset investment firm Arca has launched trading for its new digitized security investment product that runs on the Ethereum blockchain.

Janet Yellen Urges Regulators to Move Fast on Regulating Stablecoin Rules

Janet Yellen Urges Regulators to Move Fast on Regulating Stablecoin Rules

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushed top US financial regulators to speed up regulations of stablecoin cryptocurrencies.

Chairman McHenry Sharply Criticizes U.S. Treasury and IRS Over Digital Asset Reporting Proposals

Chairman McHenry Sharply Criticizes U.S. Treasury and IRS Over Digital Asset Reporting Proposals

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Patrick McHenry expresses concerns over proposed digital asset reporting requirements, urging the Biden Administration to collaborate with Congress to establish clear regulations and protect market participants' privacy.

Microstrategy's Bitcoin Investment Turns Green Again

Microstrategy's Bitcoin Investment Turns Green Again

Microstrategy's Bitcoin investment has turned profitable again as BTC surpassed the critical resistance of $29,000 and hit a new 10-month high of $30,163. The company had accumulated 140,000 BTC for nearly $4.17 billion at an average price of $29,803 per BTC. After a 70% drop in BTC price during the crypto winter in 2022, the price has seen over a 55% increase in the first quarter of 2023, outperforming most traditional stocks and bonds.

FinCEN's Proposed Crypto Rule Does Not “Follow Proper Procedure”- Coinbase CEO

FinCEN's Proposed Crypto Rule Does Not “Follow Proper Procedure”- Coinbase CEO

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong criticized the FinCEN's proposed regulatory procedure for cryptocurrencies, calling it ill-advised.

What Coinbase CEO’s Crypto Regulation Rumors Mean for Bitcoin if Pushed by US Treasury?

What Coinbase CEO’s Crypto Regulation Rumors Mean for Bitcoin if Pushed by US Treasury?

Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, warned that the Trump Administration may be targeting Bitcoin on its way out of office through regulation, but what impact could it have?

Compound Treasury Launches Borrowing for Institutions

Compound Treasury Launches Borrowing for Institutions

Institutions will now be able to borrow loans from Compound Treasury using Bitcoin, Ether, and supported ERC20 tokens as collateral.

UK Announces the Launch of its CBDC Task Force

UK Announces the Launch of its CBDC Task Force

The UK has launched a CBDC task force where the Bank of England and the HM Treasury will collaborate to study CBDC.

U.S. Senators Urge Treasury and IRS for Swift Cryptocurrency Tax Rule Implementation

U.S. Senators Urge Treasury and IRS for Swift Cryptocurrency Tax Rule Implementation

A group of U.S. Senators has expressed concern over a two-year delay in implementing tax reporting requirements for crypto brokers, urging the Treasury Department and IRS to expedite the process to close the crypto tax gap, provide clarity for taxpayers, and secure billions in lost tax revenue. The delay contradicts the directives of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and gives leeway to crypto lobbyists opposing the rule.

Arthur Hayes Discusses Crypto Market Turbulence, US Tax Season, Federal Reserve uncertainty and Bitcoin halving

Arthur Hayes Discusses Crypto Market Turbulence, US Tax Season, Federal Reserve uncertainty and Bitcoin halving

Arthur Hayes, in the latest edition of Crypto Trader Digest, provides insights into the recent market volatility and its impact on the crypto industry. He discusses the factors contributing to the market fluctuations, including US tax season, the Bitcoin halving event, and the tapering of quantitative tightening by the Federal Reserve. Hayes also highlights the US Treasury's quarterly refunding announcement and the response of the monetary authorities to the failure of Republic First Bank.

The US Treasury Department Imposes Sanction on Suex Crypto Exchange, Accused of Facilitating Ransomware Transactions

The US Treasury Department Imposes Sanction on Suex Crypto Exchange, Accused of Facilitating Ransomware Transactions

The US Treasury Department said in a statement that Suex cryptocurrency exchange has been aiding ransomware actors to attack businesses and government entities.

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