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New Legislation Proposes Clear Tax Guidelines for Crypto Block Rewards

A bill was introduced in Congress which would clarify that taxes on block rewards are not due at the time of acquisition, but instead upon their sale or disposition. The...

Senate Bill Risks Innovation and Free Speech with Stablecoin Ban

Sens. Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand this week introduced a bill to create a regulatory framework for stablecoins, which is a laudable endeavor. Unfortunately that bill also includes a complete...

Coin Center Suggestions to Address Uncertain Tax Treatment of Digital Assets

A direct download of this letter is available here. Dear Chairman Wyden and Ranking Member Crapo, Based in Washington, D.C., Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center...

The CANSEE Act is a messy, arbitrary, and unconstitutional approach to DeFi

Yesterday Senators Reed, Rounds, Warner, and Romney introduced the Crypto-Asset National Security Enhancement (CANSEE) Act in the Senate. This bill comes as a surprise as it was apparently developed without...

How Congress should (and should not) approach DeFi

Given that Congress is now considering cryptocurrency market structure legislation, we felt it was important to reiterate the distinction between activities by market actors that may be appropriately regulated, and...

The RESTRICT Act creates blanket authority, with few checks, to ban just about anything linked to a ‘foreign adversary’

The RESTRICT Act, introduced by Senators Warner and Thune, aims to block or disrupt transactions and financial holdings involving foreign adversaries that pose risks to national security. Although the primary...

The Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act is an opportunistic, unconstitutional assault on cryptocurrency self custody, developers, and node operators

The bipartisan Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act, introduced today by Sens. Warren and Marshall, is the most direct attack on the personal freedom and privacy of cryptocurrency users and developers...

A new Senate bill focuses on cryptocurrency exchanges. Here’s what developers and users should keep an eye on.

Today Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Stabenow, Ranking Member Boozman, Senator Booker, and Senator Thune introduced the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022. It seeks to regulate cryptocurrency exchanges as...

Congress Takes Its War on Cash to Digital Assets

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...

Joint Economic Committee – Demystifying Crypto: Digital Assets and the Role of Government

Coin Center testified before the Joint Economic Committee in a hearing entitled "Demystifying Crypto: Digital Assets and the Role of Government." Peter Van Valkenburgh's written testimony can be found here.

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