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Bitcoin More Influential in US Politics Than Ever

US Senate candidate Austin Petersen revealed his campaign received, and promptly returned, a giant amount of bitcoin this week, as the donation ran afoul of financing laws. Leading candidate for the Libertarian Party’s national chair, Joshua Smith, has made cryptocurrency a key part of his platform heading into the convention. Candidate for congress, coder Brian […]

New US Trafficking Act Will Investigate Illicit Crypto Use

The Fight Illicit Network and Detect (FIND) Trafficking Act is being introduced by congressman Juan Vargas of California to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services. If the bill is passed, it would require the Comptroller General of the United States to investigate the illicit use of cryptocurrencies for drug trafficking and […]

Regulation Race Won’t Solve Crypto Fraud Says US Congressman

North Carolinian Congressman Patrick McHenry has commented recently that the race to pass legislation for the cryptocurrency industry is simply an example of policymakers doing “something” rather than “nothing.” Mc Henry, an outspoken member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, commented to CoinDesk on Tuesday, suggesting that the cryptocurrency space was being subjected to […]

US Economic Report Dedicates a Whole Chapter on Cryptocurrencies

The “2018 Economic Report for the President” has recently been published with a whole chapter dedicated to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and the future of blockchain regulation. Also Read: Coinbase Granted E-Money License by UK’s Financial Conduct Authority New Innovations and Markets Presents America’s Regulatory and Legislative Institutions With Unique Challenges Every year the U.S. […]