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CFTC Commissioner Mersinger Says the Time has Come for Action on Crypto Regulation
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The commissioner said Congress may have to intervene in relations between the regulating agencies, but both have a role to work out; until then the burden is on the states.
United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) commissioner Summer Mersinger suggested that the time to act on cryptocurrency regulation may have arrived. Speaking at the Texas Blockchain Summit on Nov. 18, Mersinger considered what it may take for effective crypto regulation in the United States.
“Lately it’s probably been 70-80% of what we talk about,” Mersinger said of crypto. “We are clearly in a situation where we need to stop, we need to gather the facts, we need to understand what’s happening…to move policy ahead.”
Mersinger saw forward movement in the process. “We are getting to the point that maybe we are past the education stage and now it’s the action ,” she said. “But it’s an interesting political question because it isn’t partisan issue.” Read More
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen speaks with Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler during a meeting with the Treasury Department's Financial Stability Oversight Council at the U.S. Treasury Department on Oct. 03, 2022 in Washington, DC. | Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
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The epic collapse of FTX and founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s investment empire has left Washington officials scratching their heads: Why didn’t U.S. regulators stop this mess before it took down the crypto market?
There wasn’t much they could do, according to more than a half-dozen interviews with regulators, lawmakers, lawyers and other compliance experts. The Bahamas-based exchange’s offshore location and sprawling corporate structure made it a difficult target for the federal agencies tasked with protecting investors from fraud and manipulation. Read More
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Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have come under unprecedented scrunity in the aftermath of the collapse of major crypto exchange FTX.
Calls for stricter regulatory controls have grown to a cacophony over the last week as the amount of money thought to have been lost by FTX and its sister company Alameda Research reaches eye-popping levels and threatens to engulf the wider crypto market.
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House Speaker Paul Renner Legislative Vision Takes Shape
With the Legislature’s Organization Session coming Tuesday, House Speaker-designate Renner has been rolling out his structural vision for the House this week.
He named Rep. Chuck Clemons as Speaker Pro Tempore and Rep. Michael Grant as Majority Leader for a second two-year term. Plus, House members will no longer need to file individual bills for appropriation projects to ensure they’re placed in the budget process, according to the incoming Speaker’s new proposed rules.
The Palm Coast Republican is also out with the committee structure for the new Legislative Term. Gone is the Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee, and say hello to the Infrastructure Strategies Committee.
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