Bloomberg Law
Nov. 16, 2021, 6:04 PM

Regulations for Bitcoin, Other Cryptocurrency Sought in Congress

Megan U. Boyanton
Megan U. Boyanton
Agriculture and Trade Policy Reporter

A top House Republican is seeking to regulate cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, by setting clear jurisdictions for how the government oversees the industry — a new financial frontier.

“We have an opportunity and a responsibility to be leaders in the digital assets space to protect consumers, foster innovation, and reduce regulatory burdens,” said House Agriculture Committee ranking member Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.), who will release a discussion draft text Tuesday. His panel oversees commodity markets.

The move is an opening bid to come to a bipartisan consensus on how to regulate a new and evolving form of currency. GOP ...

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