A new SEC proposal has a serious change hidden within its complex language.
Coin Center files a comment explaining why it is unconstitutional.
Today Coin Center filed a comment letter with the Securities and Exchange Commission on its proposed rulemaking regarding the definition of ‘exchange’ and Alternative Trading Systems. Bottom line: The Commission's...
Comments to the Securities Exchange Commission on Amendments Regarding the Definition of ‘Exchange’ and Alternative Trading Systems
A SEC proposal has a serious change hidden within its complex language. Our comment explains why it is unconstitutional.
A direct download of this comment is available here.
New crypto sanctions bill targets publishing code, facilitating transactions
Bill would place sweeping restrictions on persons who build, operate, and use cryptocurrency networks even if they have no knowledge or intent to help evade sanctions though the Administration’s own experts have repeatedly said cryptocurrency evasion is not serious
Senator Warren and a raft of Democratic co-sponsors today introduced a bill [PDF] titled the Digital Asset Sanctions Compliance Enhancement Act, which would place sweeping restrictions on the cryptocurrency ecosystem...
Coin Center amicus brief in Jarrett v U.S.
Coin Center filed this *amicus curiae* brief urging a federal court to issue a final ruling in a case that can upend how block rewards are taxed
A direct download of this brief is available here.
Congress takes a step toward a de minimis exemption for everyday cryptocurrency transactions
The Cryptocurrency Tax Fairness Act has been re-introduced
The Virtual Currency Tax Fairness Act of 2022 was introduced with bipartisan sponsors in Congress today. It would create a sensible de minimis exemption for low value cryptocurrency transactions in...
IRS signals retreat in court battle that could reshape block reward taxation
Newly minted crypto should be taxed at sale, rather than creation
Last year, Joshua Jarrett sued the IRS for a refund. In 2019 he earned block rewards on proof-of-stake networks, paid taxes as if those rewards were income (as per the...
New bill would hand Treasury blank check to ban crypto at exchanges
And not just crypto. Provision in the America COMPETES Act would allow Treasury to secretly prohibit any kind of transaction it deems a “concern” without any public notice or input.
Another must-pass bill, another rushed policy that severely damages the privacy and constitutional rights of cryptocurrency users. We’ve just seen language in the America COMPETES Act of 2022 (see page...
How policymakers should think about “staking”
The difference between on-chain and custodial staking
A misconception we sometimes see from policymakers looking at cryptocurrency networks is that “staking” and “staking rewards” are some kind of security or interest-bearing lending activity that should be subject...
Congress Takes Its War on Cash to Digital Assets
Understanding Tax Code Section 6050I
The United States government really does not like Americans to make large cash transactions. Now, due to a new law, it really, really does not want Americans to use “digital...