New Crypto Bill Empowers Digital Assets, Faces High Hurdles

After months of negotiation and public discussions, Sens. Lummis (R-WY) and Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced a comprehensive crypto-reform measure designed to promote the proverbial “responsible-innovation” on which all sides agree despite wide differences in how each defines this goal.

CBDC Adoption Has Compelling Rationale Even Though CBDC Not Essential

A new article from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond weighs the pros and cons of US CBDC adoption, concluding that – although CBDC would be unlikely to bring short-term benefits to the money and payments system – several compelling reasons nonetheless exist for implementation and, at the least, serious design and functionality research and policy preparedness.

Brown Wants FSOC to Quell Consumer-Data Sales

Senate Banking Chairman Brown (D-OH) today renewed his campaign against consumer-data sales, directing his requests to FSOC but doubtless also firing up CFPB action in a newly-high profile arena.

HFSC Dems Demand More on Historic Patterns of Slavery Finance, Insurance

HFSC Chairwoman Waters (D-CA) and all of the panel’s subcommittee chairs today sent a letter to the ten largest U.S. banks and five largest life insurers demanding more data on the financing of slavery.