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Open Blockchains and Decentralized Identity Standards

Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies. Our mission is to build a better understanding...

An unworkable and arguably unconstitutional tax change tucked away in the infrastructure bill

Much has been said of the dangerously ambiguous revised definition of “broker” in the infrastructure bill and its potential to stifle cryptocurrency innovation in the U.S. There is, however, another...

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

Today Coin Center submitted a comment to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) about their recent draft guidance on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs).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

A quick analysis of FATF’s 2021 draft cryptocurrency guidance

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

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...

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

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

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...

Congress warns Treasury on unusually short cryptocurrency short rulemaking

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...

Join us in responding to an unfair and discriminatory midnight rulemaking

Today we are publishing our comment in Treasury’s midnight reporting and recordkeeping rulemaking. We’ve worked diligently to have this comment ready as soon as possible so that it can hopefully...

A Midnight Rule for Cryptocurrency Transaction Reports

Over the last year we’ve watched as Switzerland, Singapore, and the Netherlands have taken a technology-specific approach to regulating transactions involving so-called “unhosted” wallets. We’ve seen the Financial Action Task...

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