PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • August 13, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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The House passed H.R. 4465, the Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017; H.R. 4609, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018; H.R. 116, the TAILOR Act of 2017; H.R. 4263, the Regulation At Improvement Act of 2017; and H.R. 4545, the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act.


This Week in Congress

  • House –The House passed H.R. 4465, the Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2017; H.R. 4609, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing School Violence Act of 2018; H.R. 116, the TAILOR Act of 2017; H.R. 4263, the Regulation At Improvement Act of 2017; and H.R. 4545, the Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act.

 

  • Senate –The Senate passed S. 2286, to amend the Peace Corps Act to provide greater protection and services for Peace Corps volunteers; S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act;  H.R. 3210, the SECRET Act; and S. 1869, the Whistleblower Protection Coordination Act. The Senate confirmed Gilbert B. Kaplan, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade and Jeffrey DeWit, to be Chief Financial Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 

Next Week in Congress

  • House -The House may consider H.R. 4566, the Alleviating Stress Testing Burdens to Help Investors Act and H.R. 5247, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018.

 

  • Senate –The Senate may consider H.R. 1865, Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017. 

 

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PublicationsInsights on Current Policy Issues

  • August 13, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • April 19, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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  • February 5, 2018

    By David E. Franasiak, Joel G. Oswald, Michael D. Kans, and Rebecca L. Konst

     This memorandum will provide a survey of federal action on cryptocurrencies (aka virtual currencies), including enforcement and guidance. At present, some federal regulators have begun asserting oversight and enforcement authority under their existing powers while other potential regulators have not yet indicated publicly what, if any, oversight they will exercise. Other federal stakeholders on cryptocurrencies have also begun to engage. However, the U.S. government’s approach to virtual currencies remains fluid.

     

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