Tech Experts Urge Washington to be More Skeptical of Crypto Industry’s Lobbying Efforts

The newly-founded “global community of technologists” has sent a letter to US Congress advocating skepticism of the crypto industry. The group – featuring 26 computer scientists and academics – combats the positive spin put forth by cryptocurrency lobbyists thus far. No Real Benefits Thursday’s letter – directed toward House and Senate Leaders alike – argues that crypto assets are not “unreservedly good”. It calls for the creation of a regulatory “safe haven” from so-called “risky, flawed, and unproven digital financial…

US Congressman Introduces Bill Preventing Fed From Issuing CBDC To Individuals

With discussions for a US-based CBDC underway, forces are already acting to ensure it doesn’t mimic China’s digital yuan. For example, Tom Emmer – a Republican House member – recently introduced a bill preventing the Fed from issuing a CBDC directly to individuals. Stepping Away From Authoritarianism Emmer announced the bill in a tweet on Wednesday, attached to a thread explaining its purpose. He insisted that a United States CBDC must ensure financial privacy, cultivate innovation, and maintain the dollar’s…