Congress

U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis said crypto could be a factor in key Senate contests this year. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
Lummis: Crypto Will Erupt as Big Issue in Senate Races Including Banking Chair Brown's
Sen. Cynthia Lummis said there's an effort underway to ensure Republicans trying to take seats from Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are versed in crypto advocacy.
U.S. Sen. Cynthia Lummis said crypto could be a factor in key Senate contests this year. (Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry is still optimistic about stablecoin legislation. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Key Congressman McHenry Is Bullish U.S. Stablecoin Law Will Pass This Year
The window is narrowing for legislation to set up rules for stablecoin issuers in 2024, but the retiring chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says it can be done...
U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry is still optimistic about stablecoin legislation. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

House Republicans want U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler to explain the agency's view on ether and Prometheum. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
House Republicans Demand SEC Explain What's Up With Crypto Platform Prometheum
The chairmen of two House committees want SEC Chair Gary Gensler to describe how the first special purpose crypto broker-dealer can legally handle ETH.
House Republicans want U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler to explain the agency's view on ether and Prometheum. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Ethereum Foundation Not Necessarily the 'Subject of an Investigation' Despite SEC Inquiry: Lawyer
Ethereum Foundation Not Necessarily the 'Subject of an Investigation' Despite SEC Inquiry: Lawyer
Hogan Lovells partner Liz Boison weighs in on the SEC's inquiry into the Ethereum Foundation as the "warrant canary" has been removed from the website of the Swiss non-profit...
Ethereum Foundation Not Necessarily the 'Subject of an Investigation' Despite SEC Inquiry: Lawyer

We Are 'Not' Going to See a Crypto Legislation This Year: Legal Expert
We Are 'Not' Going to See a Crypto Legislation This Year: Legal Expert
Hogan Lovells partner Liz Boison answers five rapid-fire questions from CoinDesk including takeaways from the SEC's inquiry into the Ethereum Foundation, the role of crypto in...
We Are 'Not' Going to See a Crypto Legislation This Year: Legal Expert

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry says the stablecoin legislative debate is still moving forward this year. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Key U.S. Lawmaker McHenry Says House Has 'Workable' Stablecoin Bill
The House Financial Services Committee chairman, in his final year in Congress, is still optimistic about passing a U.S. stablecoin bill, and Sen. Cynthia Lummis said the Sena...
U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry says the stablecoin legislative debate is still moving forward this year. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo has campaigned Congress to provide new authorities to oversee crypto outside the U.S.  (Suzanne Cordiero/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)
FinCEN Is Analyzing $165M in Transactions That May Tie Crypto and Hamas, Senior Official Says
Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo wrote a letter to lawmakers discussing the extent to which Hamas may be using crypto.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Wally Adeyemo has campaigned Congress to provide new authorities to oversee crypto outside the U.S.  (Suzanne Cordiero/Shutterstock/CoinDesk)

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)
Did Elizabeth Warren Just Endorse Bitcoin? Not So Fast
A stunt from Bitcoin supporters led to the appearance that the U.S. senator and staunch cryptocurrency opponent Elizabeth Warren signed an order for a flag to be flown over th...
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D–Mass.) (Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons, modified by CoinDesk)

Lawmakers want to get rid of a controversial accounting policy pushed by Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Overturn SEC's Crypto Accounting Policy
Sen. Lummis and members of the House are pushing to repeal the SEC's Staff Accounting Bulletin 121, an effort that makes it harder for companies to custody crypto.
Lawmakers want to get rid of a controversial accounting policy pushed by Chair Gary Gensler's Securities and Exchange Commission. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which has warned it might take action on stablecoins if Congress doesn't. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
A Backdoor Regulatory Option Haunts U.S. Crypto
If all else fails with Plan A for setting up stablecoin rules with legislation, the industry's Republican allies in Washington have revealed their worry the Federal Reserve co...
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen chairs the Financial Stability Oversight Council, which has warned it might take action on stablecoins if Congress doesn't. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)