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IRS Claims to Prioritize Tax Rules for Crypto Investors but Lacks Urgency

By CCN: Cryptocurrency investors may soon have more clarity on how the IRS will tax their holdings now that the agency has said it is making that a priority. The latest IRS acknowledgment of crypto taxation issues is in response to members of Congress. Last month, they fired off a list of demands to the agency, leading to a positive response. Crypto players immediately took notice. We Need IRS...

U.S. Congressman Reintroduces Bill to Give 'Safe Harbor' to Cryptocurrency Firms

United States Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) this week reintroduced a bill designed to provide regulatory clarity for cryptocurrency companies. Tagged the 'Blockchain Regulatory Certainty Act', it was initially introduced on the floor of the house in September 2018 alongside two other cryptocurrency-related legislative namely  a House resolution to express support for cryptocurrency and blockchain...

U.S. Lawmaker Introduces 3 Pro-Cryptocurrency Bills to Congress

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On Friday, Sept. a U.S. member of Congress announced that he will introduce three new bills aimed at supporting the development of blockchain technologies, as well as the use of cryptocurrency, within the United States. Rep. Emmer: U.S. Must Support Blockchain Development According to Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN), the initiator of this bold move, the U.S. needs to pass favorable legislation to the...

This U.S. Senate Candidate Will Take Your Bitcoin for Campaign Donations

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U.S. Senate candidate Austin Petersen has begun accepting campaign donations made with bitcoin. The Missouri native, who hopes to win the Republican primary and the chance to face off against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill, made the announcement on his social media accounts and posted a link to his campaign’s BitPay donation page. Our campaign accepts bitcoin contributions! pic.twitter...

Congressional Blockchain Caucus Launches in Washington

The bipartisan Congressional Blockchain Caucus, a collaborative effort aiming for a sound regulatory approach toward decentralized technologies including digital currencies, was launched in Washington yesterday. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) announced the launch, with the latter replacing Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-Sc) who is President Trump’s pick to head the Office of...

U.S. Congress Sees a Bipartisan Caucus for Bitcoin and Blockchain

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Coin Center, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit and advocacy center focusing on public policy issues facing bitcoin and blockchain technology has led an effort that now sees the formation of a Congressional caucus focused on studying the innovation. Washington is buying in to Coin Center’s efforts to help policy-makers understand decentralized, open technologies such as the Bitcoin and Ethereum...

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