Bloomberg Law
March 9, 2022, 5:31 PM

Biden Pushes for Coordinated Approach to Crypto Oversight (2)

Allyson Versprille
Allyson Versprille
Bloomberg News

President Joe Biden is directing government agencies to focus more on the fast-growing crypto market, from researching a U.S. digital dollar to combating illicit finance.

In an executive order signed on Wednesday, the White House called on agencies across the government to coordinate what’s thus far been a scatter-shot approach to the asset class. However, it falls short of providing clear direction on regulation.

Under the plan, federal agencies from Treasury to the Commerce Department will have to research a number of topics, including the pros and cons of the government launching a U.S. digital currency. The directive also calls ...

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