January 12, 2018 12:40 AM
A invoice submitted to the US Home of Representatives would require a taskforce on monetary expertise to be created.
On January 10, Ted Budd (R- NC) launched a invoice to the Home of Representatives that requires the formation of a FinTech taskforce, amongst different issues. It was then referred to the Home Committee on Monetary Providers. As of but, that committee has not scheduled its evaluate of the invoice.
At press time, the textual content of the proposed regulation had not been printed to Congress’ web site. Nevertheless, a abstract posted there describes the invoice’s goals:
“To ascertain an Impartial Monetary Expertise Process Power, to offer rewards for info resulting in convictions associated to terrorist use of digital currencies, to ascertain a FinTech Management in Innovation Fund to encourage the event of instruments and packages to fight terrorist and illicit use of digital currencies, and for different functions.”
As ETHNews just lately reported, the chairs of the Securities and Change Fee and Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee can be testifying earlier than the Senate with regards to cryptocurrency in February.
American legislators have proposed different payments referring to cryptocurrency over the previous 12 months, although not all of them have turn into regulation. The Combating Cash Laundering, Terrorist Financing, and Counterfeiting Act of 2017 would have subjected cryptocurrencies to civil asset forfeiture, however it did not cross earlier than the 114th Congress adjourned.
Extra just lately, on December 12, 2017, President Donald Trump signed HB2810, The Nationwide Protection Authorization Act for Fiscal Yr 2018. The laws features a requirement that the Secretary of Protection, together with different company and division heads “present to the suitable committees of Congress a briefing on the cyber functions of blockchain expertise.”
ETHNews will comply with the progress of HB 4752 by Congress.
Adam Reese is a Los Angeles-based author occupied with expertise, home and worldwide politics, social points, infrastructure and the humanities. Adam is a full-time workers author for ETHNews and holds worth in Ether and BTC.
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