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Biden Administration Mulling Over Imposing Guardrails on Cryptocurrencies: Washington Post

u.today 25 May 2021 16:02, UTC
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According to a May 25 report by The Washington Post, the Biden administration has been briefed by the U.S. Department of the Treasury on risks associated with cryptocurrencies.  

Presently, the officials are having discussions about imposing guardrails for average retail cryptocurrency investors that would ensure greater protection while simultaneously allowing them to “Dogecoin to their heart’s content,” as the WaPo’s source puts it.

Biden’s White House is currently trying to find regulatory gaps in the cryptocurrency market that could be exploited for facilitating money laundering or financing terrorism, according to a person familiar with the matter: 

They’re aware of the fact that there are all kinds of risks in the abstract and things to look out for, but they are still largely in a wait-and-see posture,

As reported by U.Today, the Biden administration is also seeking to double the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) amid its push to strengthen crypto tax compliance. 

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