New OCC Head Could Influence US Crypto Regulations – BeInCrypto

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is expected to appoint Michael Hsu, a senior Federal Reserve Official, to serve as head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

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VanEck Bitcoin ETF Decision Postponed by SEC for Further Review – BeInCrypto

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has deemed it necessary to take more time to make a decision on the approval of the VanEck Bitcoin ETF application.

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Biden’s proposed capital gains tax rise will hit only richest 0.3%

Following major sell-offs in cryptocurrency markets amid reports of United States President Joe Biden’s capital gains tax rise proposal last week, the Biden administration defended nearly doubling tax levies for only the “very, very richest.

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Biden Administration Keeping Tabs on Digital Yuan Development in China – BeInCrypto

The Biden administration is reportedly monitoring the development of the digital yuan. There are fears that a Chinese central bank digital currency (CBDC) will be used to skirt sanctions and could affect the dollar’s dominance.

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Senator to launch Financial Innovation Caucus to educate lawmakers on crypto

Senator Cynthia Lummis, the first senator in the history of the United States to own Bitcoin, has revealed plans to launch a Financial Innovation Caucus to educate her fellow senators on cryptocurrency and digital assets.
Appearing on Anthony Pompliano’s podcast on Feb.

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Janet Yellen Confirmed as First Woman US Treasury Secretary – BeInCrypto

Newly confirmed US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is now tasked with the daunting responsibility of regulating cryptocurrency — hopefully without stifling innovation.

Janet Yellen won the US Senate’s approval to become the Treasury Secretary on Jan.

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