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Coin Center retweeted
Stablecoins, securities laws, and why cryptocurrencies (rather than mere "blockchains") are needed for meaningful digital identity improvement.
Following @valkenburgh's recent Congressional testimony, we have published his answers to additional questions for the record asked by members of the committee coincenter.org/testimony-bef…
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Coin Center retweeted
1/ The coming regulatory challenge for crypto is essentially the same as the messaging encryption debate that's been roiling for years. What federal officials call the "going dark" problem, and what the rest of us call the "encryption back door" problem. Let me explain.
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Coin Center retweeted
Wow. Here is the a fourth House Democrat saying that the crypto tax reporting provision in the infrastructure bill must be amended.
New: @RepAnnaEshoo is urging Speaker Pelosi to amend cryptocurrency reporting language that passed the Senate before the House passes the infrastructure bill. Critics say the language is overly broad. eshoo.house.gov/sites/eshoo.…
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Coin Center retweeted
1/ Why is consequential tax policy being made in a rushed infrastructure bill? Here's the answer. IRS already has authority to require reporting and it had plans in place to issue new rules on crypto. But someone wanted to count the revenue from that in the infrastructure bill.
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Coin Center retweeted
Coin Center is proud to be one of over 100 signatories to this letter telling Senate leadership to support the Wyden-Lummis-Toomey amendment to fix the crypto provision. Call your senators!
We are proud to stand with more than 100 #crypto ecosystem stakeholders in support of the @RonWyden-@SenLummis-@SenToomey Amendment in the infrastructure bill. Save privacy. Save innovation. Save crypto. theblockchainassociation.org…
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Please take a moment to call and RT. It will make a difference.
🚨 #Cryptocurency Red Alert 🚨 There is a #Crypto provision hidden in a must-pass bill that will allow mass-surveillance of the crypto-economy. Luckily, an amendment has been introduced that addresses these issues. Tell your Senator to support it ASAP at fftf.link/savecrypto2
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Coin Center retweeted
You've been training for this. This is your moment. The amendment isn't going to pump itself. Time to make some calls. I just did and was able to speak to a human within 2 minutes for both of my US Senators. Took < 5 min. We clearly aren't hitting them hard enough. Get er done.
🚨 #Cryptocurency Red Alert 🚨 There is a #Crypto provision hidden in a must-pass bill that will allow mass-surveillance of the crypto-economy. Luckily, an amendment has been introduced that addresses these issues. Tell your Senator to support it ASAP at fftf.link/savecrypto2
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Coin Center retweeted
Industry/crypto policy wonks happy with Wyden/Toomey/Lummis tweak to infrastructure bill that narrows the current definition of a broker in the bill. Pushback has been that the pay for would be unworkable for crypto developers/miners who aren’t involved in asset trades.
Joint statement in support of the @RonWyden @CynthiaMLummis @SenToomey amendment that explicitly excludes validators, hardware and software wallet makers, and protocol devs from the expanded definition of a broker.
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Joint statement in support of the @RonWyden @CynthiaMLummis @SenToomey amendment that explicitly excludes validators, hardware and software wallet makers, and protocol devs from the expanded definition of a broker.
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Coin Center retweeted
1/ The new bipartisan infrastructure bill in the Senate includes new tax reporting obligations for crypto.
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Step out of the shadows with our new line of shirts and sweatshirts. coincenter.creator-spring.co…
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We are once again hosting our dinner alongside Consensus 2022. See you in Texas!
CoinDesk's biggest event of the year is back in person! #Consensus2022 will kick off in Austin, Texas, with @austintexasgov, @wef and @coincenter, June 10-12. Register: events.bizzabo.com/consensus…
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Gitcoin funders! Here's another policy organization you should consider supporting. @fightfortheftr was a huge help in pushing back against FinCEN's unfair midnight rulemaking.
Hey #cryptotwitter! We’re included in @Gitcoin Grants Round 10 and the timing could not be better. Fund us to build and channel public support for #defi and #crypto. Quadratic Funding ensures that many small donations help us to maximize the match. gitcoin.co/grants/2594/fight…
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