Legislation

The U.S. Senate Banking Committee isn't poised to act on any crypto money-laundering legislation, sources have said. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Action in Senate Remains on Back Burner: Sources
Though industry insiders are eying Sen. Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats nervously as they push bills that may be harsh for the crypto sector, a key committee is so far ho...
The U.S. Senate Banking Committee isn't poised to act on any crypto money-laundering legislation, sources have said. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

U.K Economic Secretary Bim Afolami (U.K. Parliament)
UK Minister Expects Stablecoin and Staking Legislation Within Six Months: Bloomberg
Economic Secretary to the Treasury Bim Afolami has said the U.K. government was "pushing very hard" to bring legislation for stablecoins and staking services for crypto assets...
U.K Economic Secretary Bim Afolami (U.K. Parliament)

A top official with the U.S. Department of the Treasury confirmed earlier reports that Hamas relied heavily on crypto were faulty. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk.)
U.S. Treasury Debunks Narrative That Hamas Relied on Crypto to Fund Terrorism
The Treasury's top official on terrorism, Brian Nelson, said Hamas and other groups still prefer traditional financing, and crypto isn't figuring into their funding in a big w...
A top official with the U.S. Department of the Treasury confirmed earlier reports that Hamas relied heavily on crypto were faulty. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk.)

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen is set to warn lawmakers about crypto hazards to financial stability. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Warns of Crypto Risks
Yellen is set to tell U.S. lawmakers that the FSOC is especially wary of stablecoins and the potential for digital asset runs.
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen is set to warn lawmakers about crypto hazards to financial stability. (Jesse Hamilton/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)

President of Argentina Javier Milei  (Photo by Tomas Cuesta/Getty Images)
Argentina's Milei Proposes Incentives for Declaring Domestic, Foreign Crypto Holdings in Draft Bill
Crypto is captured in an asset-regularization regime included in a wide-ranging bill that's facing mounting backlash from citizens.
President of Argentina Javier Milei  (Photo by Tomas Cuesta/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney (Wikimedia Commons)
Bipartisan Anti-Crypto Terror Financing Bill Heads to U.S. Senate
Legislation will crack down on terrorist organizations like Hamas by applying sanctions to foreign parties that facilitate financial transactions with terrorists.
Mitt Romney (Wikimedia Commons)

Jayant Sinha, Chair of the standing committee on Finance in the Indian Parliament speaking at India Blockchain Week in Bengaluru. Dec. 7, 2023. (Allan Christian/CoinDesk)
India Won't See Crypto or Web3 Bill for Another 18 Months, Senior Lawmaker Tells CoinDesk
"Many important countries, whether it's the US, the UK, India, are going in for elections and so, I'm not sure in 2024 the standards will develop," Sinha said.
Jayant Sinha, Chair of the standing committee on Finance in the Indian Parliament speaking at India Blockchain Week in Bengaluru. Dec. 7, 2023. (Allan Christian/CoinDesk)

A piece of legislation that just passed a U.S. House of Representatives committee would tell the Department of Commerce to boost blockchain technology. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
Pro-Blockchain Bill Clears Hurdle in U.S. House
The legislation would tell the U.S. secretary of commerce to officially cheer for domestic blockchain technology, though its path toward becoming a law is uncertain.
A piece of legislation that just passed a U.S. House of Representatives committee would tell the Department of Commerce to boost blockchain technology. (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry got tied up as temporary Speaker of the House, distracting him from crypto legislation. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Republicans' Leadership Squabbles Delayed U.S. Crypto Bills Until 2024, Key Lawmakers Say
Republican Rep. French Hill and Democrat Rep. Jim Himes see potential future floor votes for crypto bills being key to convincing the Democrat-controlled Senate to play ball.
U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry got tied up as temporary Speaker of the House, distracting him from crypto legislation. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)