• Sen. Kelly Loeffler has been in office three days and she still hasn't set up a press page. Doesn't she know that the most dangerous place in Washington is supposed to be between a member of Congress and a camera? (via @GovKemp)
    People,  Politics

    This is Awkward: Bakkt’s former CEO joins Senate committee overseeing CFTC

    Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who used to run bitcoin futures trading platform Bakkt was just appointed to a committee that oversees the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. What’s she gonna do?

    Former Bakkt CEO and current Senator Kelly Loeffler's membership on the committee overseeing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission presents a potential conflict of interest, but also gives the cryptocurrency industry a knowledgeable and friendly seat at the table.

  • No $4.6 million lunch, but at least Justin Sun has PewDiePie
    Alt coins,  People,  Politics

    Another smackdown for Tron’s Justin Sun

    Chinese social media site Weibo shut the hyper-marketing cryptocurrency mogul’s account, as well as one run by the CMO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance

    Tron CEO Justin Sun’s exuberant marketing skills may have come back to bite him again. And Tron (TRX) coin holders are along for the ride. Sun's Weibo account was shut down on Dec. 12, according to Dovey Wan, a founding partner at venture capital firm Primitive Ventures.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to Congress, "We don't need no stinkin' digital currency" (via C-SPAN).
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    Treasury’s Mnuchin: no U.S.-issued digital currency before 2025

    The Federal Reserve may not be issuing a digital dollar anytime soon, but Europe is looking hard at creating an e-euro, and China’s digital yuan is coming

    While China and the European Union rush forward on creating a digital currency, the U.S. doesn’t see the need for one in at least the next five years, said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

  • The French Army couldn't beat China in the Tonkin War of 1884-5. Can it beat China's central bank to a to a digital currency in 2020? (via Banque de France)
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Politics

    France: 2020 national digital currency bridge to e-euro

    François Villeroy de Galhau appoints Nathalie Aufauvre to build a French national digital currency leading to an e-euro

    Banque de France Governor François Villeroy de Galhau is planning to test a central bank-issued digital currency by 2020 to do it. Along the way, he’s making a play for French leadership of the European economy.