Senator pushes for crypto regulations amid SEC lawsuits.
United States Senator Cynthia Lummis has stated that she is still working towards creating a positive regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, due to their rapid evolution and increasing adoption.
Lummis received praise on Crypto Twitter for her commitment to developing a regulatory framework that will enable digital asset ownership and trading in the United States. This tweet serves as a reminder of the anticipated bill that was supposed to be released in April.
Lummis has been working with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on a bipartisan initiative to propose extensive regulations for cryptocurrencies. The upcoming legislative effort is expected to make significant progress in Congress this year, providing a crucial framework for the rapidly evolving digital asset industry.
We successfully prevented @POTUS ‘ 30% digital asset mining tax from being included in the debt ceiling deal but the fight is far from over. I am working on a regulatory framework that will allow individuals and companies to own and trade digital assets in America. Stay tuned…
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— Senator Cynthia Lummis (@SenLummis) June 10, 2023
In her tweet, the lawmaker highlighted her party’s success in preventing the inclusion of a 30% digital asset mining tax in the recent debt ceiling deal. Lummis emphasized that the battle to establish a transparent regulatory framework for the crypto industry is far from concluded.
The proposed bill aims to achieve several objectives, including clearly defining cryptocurrencies and potentially removing the “security” designation. By establishing a precise classification for tokens, the legislation seeks to create a stable framework for businesses and investors in the crypto industry. The effort will address regulatory uncertainties, stimulate innovation and promote responsible growth within the sector.
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Gillibrand stresses the significance of a meticulous approach, and the revised bill will provide explicit guidelines on the procedures necessary to acquire tokens, establishing a comprehensive framework that encompasses various aspects of tokenization.
The proposed legislation will supposedly impose a universal ban on algorithmic stablecoins. However, further deliberations are necessary to determine the entities authorized to issue stablecoins and the requirements for maintaining U.S. dollar reserves.
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