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Congress Wants BTC Mining to Be Greener

The U.S. Congress has completed a meeting in which members discussed how they can make the process of bitcoin mining greener. The situation is a bit of a two-sided coin in that they want to ensure renewable energy is available to this growing industry as they acknowledge it’s not likely to go anywhere soon. Why Is Congress Getting Involved in Crypto Mining? The meeting took place amongst members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The U.S. has become a major...

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So, Which Members of Congress Own Crypto, Exactly?

Senators Pat Toomey and Cynthia Lummis should sound familiar to most crypto fans out there. They are both Republicans from the states of Pennsylvania and Wyoming respectively, and they are both doing all they can to raise awareness regarding crypto in America. They both sit on the Senate Banking Committee and are some of the only members of Congress who own crypto. Some Members of Congress Are Very Excited About Crypto At the time of writing, it is estimated that Lummis...

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Crypto Amendment for Infrastructure Bill Leads to More Problems and Infighting

This infrastructure bill is turning into an absolute joke. After allegedly coming to an agreement over a potential amendment to the cryptocurrency portion of the bill, the new language detailing crypto transactions and brokers is getting attacked by senators such as Bernie Sanders of Vermont, thereby resulting in additional holdbacks. The Infrastructure Bill Is Becoming a Major Problem The bill is already stupid given that it is presently worth approximately $1 trillion....

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Congressman Soto of Florida Says “Yes” to BTC Campaign Donations

It looks like another congressman has caught the bitcoin bug. Darren Soto – a democratic representative of the state of Florida – has announced that his reelection campaign this year will accept cryptocurrency donations and payments.Darren Soto Has His Eye on BlockchainSoto seems to believe that blockchain has what it takes to lead the U.S. into a new digital age. He’s also confident that the technology offers more benefits than many analysts seem to give it credit for. In a recent interview,...

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U.S. Working on Stimulus Bill in Response to COVID-19

U.S. Senate leaders and the Trump administration neared an agreement on a massive stimulus bill that could inject $2 trillion into the economy to blunt the impacts of the coronavirus.The United States Democratic party said it is working on a big stimulus bill in response as an answer to the coronavirus epidemic and its economic impact. A version of the bill is dated March 22 and it has been circulating includes a passage that, if passed, would lead to the creation of a “digital dollar” to be...

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Facebook Rewarded Investors With Over 400% Returns Since Its IPO in 2012

It just over 7 years that social media giant Facebook decided to conduct an IPO. Since then, Facebook (FB) stock has been one of the favorite picks for investors looking for handsome returns.If we look at the Facebook stock price chart since May 2012, we can see a steady rise with minor swings until July 2018. It was in July last year when the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke out showing Facebook’s alleged breach of data and user privacy. The FB stock took a massive hammering losing 33% of...

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New Bill Suggests Stable Currencies Should be Regulated by the SEC

Stable currencies are all the rage as of late. Given the price volatility of many mainstream cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) and bitcoin cash (BCH), some are looking for new ways to ensure their safety while also investing in digital currencies, and now it looks like stable currencies are about to get a big regulatory boost.Could a New Bill Make Stable Currencies Mainstream?A new bill has been opened in Congress called the “Stable Coins Are Securities...

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Libra’s Future in Question as Mark Zuckerberg is Set to Testify Before the U.S. Congress

Things do not seem to be going as planned for Facebook’s Libra as Mark Zuckerberg is set to testify before the US Congress later in the month. This was revealed by the Chairwoman of the United States House Committee on Financial Services Maxine Waters (D) in a press statement yesterday. The Chairwoman indicated that a letter had been sent to the Social media giant in July “requesting an immediate moratorium on the implementation of Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, and digital...

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US Senator: Even If We Wanted To, We Couldn’t Ban Bitcoin

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) admitted that it would be difficult or impossible to ban bitcoin in the United States. The Senator offered a number of positive comments on bitcoin as he chaired the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs cryptocurrency hearing yesterday.“If the United States were to decide, and I’m not saying it should, if the United States decided we didn’t want cryptocurrency to happen in the United States, and tried to ban it, I’m pretty confident we...

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