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Congressman McHenry Planned Hearings For Clear Rules on Digital Assets

Key Takeaways
  • US Congress is developing rules for digital assets including cryptocurrencies
  • The goal is to protect people while allowing new technology to grow
  • Meetings will be held starting in May to discuss digital asset regulations in the country
29-Apr-2023 By: Ashish Sarswat
Congressman McHenry

The US Congress wants to create clear rules for digital assets, like cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. 

Congressman Patrick McHenry has announced that a few House Committees will work together to develop a bill that provides rules for the digital asset ecosystem. They want to protect people using cryptocurrencies, while also allowing new ideas and technology to grow in the sector.

Starting in May, they will have meetings to discuss all kinds of digital asset regulations. This includes things like how to get money for a digital asset project, how to decide if something is a security or a commodity, and what rules apply to things that don't fit into these categories. The goal is to make it clear what rules everyone needs to follow in this sector.

This work is happening at the same time as a bill called the Responsible Financial Innovation Act. This is a group effort by Senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand. They want to create rules for common crypto regulatory concerns such as how to tax cryptocurrencies and how to regulate stablecoins. But this bill is quite complicated and might take longer to finish.

Congressman McHenry and Senator Lummis agree that it's important to create rules that are easy to understand. This will help people know what they can and cannot do in the digital asset sector. They want to make sure that new technology can grow and help people, while also keeping everyone safe.

Effects of Regulation on Crypto Investments in the U.S.

The development of clear rules for digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, by the US Congress, could affect crypto investments in the United States. It may provide more certainty and legitimacy for the sector, potentially attracting more investors. However, it may also introduce new regulations that could impact the market and the way digital assets are traded or taxed.

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