Republican's Stop Bitcoin Mining Tax| Warren Says Crypto National Threat
Republican's Stop Bitcoin Mining Tax (Warren Davidson)| Warren Says Crypto Is National Security Threat
Republicans Save Bitcoin Mining Through Debt Ceiling Debate
In March, the Biden administration proposed the “Digital Asset Mining Energy excise tax” as part of this year’s budget from the U.S. Treasury Department, citing what it calls “negative spillovers” from the industry.
While the tax was seen as a clear down arrow for the industry, shares in listed crypto miners in the U.S. have bounced back since as the price of Bitcoin itself surged more than 65% this year, offsetting the tax concerns.
Warren recently said she was leading an “anti-crypto army,” and her misguided Digital Asset Money Laundering Act tars and feathers cryptocurrencies by unfairly tying them to illegal activities. The reality is that even the Biden administration agrees that illicit crypto use is small – see the recent U.S. Treasury report on “Illicit Finance Risk Assessment of Decentralized Finance,” which found that “illicit activity is a subset of overall activity within the DeFi space.”
What happened to Silicon Valley Bank — the most symbolic of this round of US bank failures — is well understood. It is a tale as old as banking. SVB gathered billions of dollars in uninsured, short-term deposits from start-up companies. It invested them in highly rated, long-term securities. Interest rates went up. The value of the long-term securities went down. Depositors realised and demanded their money back. Borrow short, lend long, see you in hell. The only wonder is how sophisticated people let it happen. Silvergate, Signature and First Republic are variations on the theme, with added crypto.
House Financial Services June schedule is out. Notable:
👉🏻No mark-up this month, which means the goal to pass stablecoin + market structure bills has moved to July.
👉🏻 No full committee stablecoin hearing as expected. Negotiations ongoing.
👉🏻June 13 hearing on market… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Cody Carbone (@CodyCarboneDC)
May 30, 2023
I really want to know what political strategy consultant advised dems to attack crypto, what polling they did, etc. Nothing is casual in this world--they must have some good reason to think targeting "wealthy crypto investors" will play well with their base...
— _gabrielShapir0 (@lex_node)
May 30, 2023
📁 The top 10 largest stocks in the world are now worth a combined $13.6 Trillion
📊 Trading volumes across crypto exchanges are at their lowest levels since 2020.
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