Presentations from the Cryptocurrency and Hayek conference

Hosted by Coin Center and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Nic Carter: What is cryptocurrency for Hayekians?  Nevin Freeman: Private Money Balaji Srinivasan: The Pseudonymous Economy Erik Voorhees: Decentralization & Use of Knowledge in Society Peter Van Valkenburgh: Fatal...

“Expansive” standards for surveillance threaten human autonomy—our message to FATF

The global body’s draft guidance makes a substantial departure from the balance struck by existing standards

Today Coin Center submitted a comment to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) about their recent draft guidance on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs). Additionally, this morning...

Comments to the Financial Action Task Force on the March 2021 Draft updated Guidance for a risk-based approach to virtual assets and VASPs

Read the blog post accompanying this comment here.  A direct download of this comment is available here.  

A quick analysis of FATF’s 2021 draft cryptocurrency guidance

An undemocratic process results in stronger calls for even more mass warrantless surveillance

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released an updated draft of its “Guidance for a Risk-based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs).” Several proposed changes...

Coin Center uses additional time provided by FinCEN to file another comment in ongoing surveillance rulemaking

Any expansion of automated surveillance on innocent transactions would be unacceptable

Today we filed our third comment in FinCEN’s “midnight” rulemaking. Thanks in large part to the efforts of the community and a massive outpouring of comment letters, we managed to...

Additional Comments to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets

Read the blog post accompanying this comment here.  A direct download of this comment is available here.  

Grayscale is matching donations to Coin Center up to $1 million

The outpouring of support for our work is going strong.

Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, has made an incredibly generous donation of $1 million to support Coin Center’s policy advocacy mission. In addition to that, Grayscale...

Coin Center files second comment in FinCEN rulemaking challenging its authority to make the surveillance rule

The authority FinCEN cites for having the power to make this rule change is completely specious

Today is the final day to file a comment in FinCEN’s midnight rulemaking. If that gives you a twinge of deja vu, it should. January 4th was originally listed as...

Supplemental Comments to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets

A direct download of this comment is available here.  

Congress warns Treasury on unusually short cryptocurrency short rulemaking

Bipartisan group of 9 members send letter to Sec. Mnuchin expressing concern over poorly considered rule

Closing 2020 out with a bang, a bipartisan group of members of Congress joined in the chorus of protests to the process by which the Department of Treasury is seeking...