US House of Reps to deliver verdict on infrastructure bill this week

According to Reuters, Pelosi expressed confidence the legislation will pass upon announcing the date on Sunday, Sept. 26, stating: “Let me just say that we’re going to pass the bill this week.” Earlier that same day she reportedly indicated she would not bring the bill to a vote unless she believed it would pass. Speaker […]

Treasury Dept. wants to ‘capture DeFi’ with infrastructure bill: Jake Chervinsky

The last-minute cryptocurrency provisions added to the U.S. infrastructure bill sought to “capture DeFi,” argues Compound’s general counsel Jake Chervinsky. Appearing on the Bankless State of the Network podcast on August 17, Chervinsky — who is also DeFi Chair of the Blockchain Association — said the industry had been “blindsided” by the infrastructure bill’s crypto […]

Biden’s infrastructure bill doesn’t undermine crypto’s bridge to the future

It was a topsy turvy week — “staggering,” a crypto veteran called it. One that saw United States Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Ron Wyden collaborate on behalf of the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry — albeit, in a lost cause. These events could eventually pave the way for future regulatory success, though it may not […]

Unchanged crypto tax bill will be put to a vote on Tuesday

The provisions aim to raise $28 billion for infrastructure funding through expanded digital asset taxation, and will impose broad third-party reporting requirements on any crypto firm deemed to comprise a “broker.” On August 9, general counsel to Compound Finance, Jake Chervinsky, tweeted that the Senate had voted 68 in favor to 29 against ending debate […]