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CDCROP: US Capitol Building Washington DC (Getty Images)
Why Tax Deferral for Crypto-to-Crypto Like-Kind Exchanges Would Be Good for Us All
The U.S. Congress should update the tax code to treat digital assets like other types of valuable property such as real estate.
CDCROP: US Capitol Building Washington DC (Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announcing the Department of Justice's charges against Sam Bankman-Fried. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
Who Are Sam Bankman-Fried's Politically Connected 'Wealthy Co-Conspirators'?
The FTX founder is accused of violating campaign financing laws by making illegal campaign contributions totaling “tens of millions of dollars" through "straw donors."
U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announcing the Department of Justice's charges against Sam Bankman-Fried. (Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

CDCROP: FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)
FTX Will Look to Retrieve Voluntary Payments From Third Parties, Possibly Including SBF's Political Donations
FTX said it had been "approached by a number of recipients of contributions or other payments" looking to return them what they had received from Bankman-Fried or other FTX executives.
CDCROP: FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

CDCROP: US Capitol (Elijah Mears/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)
Why a Divided Congress Is Bullish for Crypto
Bipartisan efforts to regulate crypto are moving forward, but U.S. representatives should keep crypto's core tenets of privacy, decentralization and financial freedom closely in mind.
CDCROP: US Capitol (Elijah Mears/Unsplash, modified by CoinDesk)

The new Congress will arrive for work at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Republicans Secure US House Majority, Will Shift Path for Crypto Bills
Results from the Nov. 8 U.S. election finally saw Republicans win at least 218 seats, splitting control of Congress as urgency for crypto legislation is on the rise.
The new Congress will arrive for work at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 3. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

U.S. Capitol building in Washington
Meaning of FTX Fall Depends on One’s Politics, US Senate Hearing Shows
U.S. political parties take separate, opposing lessons from the crash of Sam Bankman-Fried’s crypto empire.
U.S. Capitol building in Washington

CDCROP: White House (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
Crypto Has Prepared for Divided US Government, Republican Rise
A partisan mess on Capitol Hill may not be a bad thing for the crypto industry, which has friends on both sides of the aisle and legislative efforts that are – so far – bipartisan.
CDCROP: White House (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

U.S. Capitol Building
Ex-House Speaker, Former Justice Official Join US Policy Crew Assembled by Paradigm
Former lawmakers and officials from both U.S. parties will join academic and political leaders in a new council meant to advise on crypto policy after the midterm elections.
U.S. Capitol Building

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX
Can Crypto Buy a Seat in Congress?
In the U.S. primaries, crypto millions sometimes failed to show much effect at all, though industry donors may claim credit in a few key wins on the road to the midterms.
Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX

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Save Billions by Using the Blockchain to Distribute Federal Disaster Relief Money
Using blockchain to facilitate disbursements would bring American taxpayers massive savings.
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