• Human Rights Foundation Dont demonize bitcoin
    Bitcoin,  Politics,  Regulation

    Human Rights Foundation: ‘Don’t demonize’ bitcoin

    Cracking down on privacy tools like encrypted messaging and bitcoin does more to help the police state than to hurt criminals and terrorists said its chief strategy officer Alex Gladstein

    Arguing that “Bitcoin is neutral like cash,” Gladstein said “Most Americans may not yet grasp that financial privacy is just as important as communications privacy for our democracy—that your spending habits say more about you than your words.”

  • Yellen confirmed Treasury Secretary
    Cryptocurrencies,  People,  Politics,  Regulation

    Janet Yellen confirmed as Treasury Secretary

    While her top financial regulators have strong pro-crypto backgrounds, Quantum Economics’ Mati Greenspan fears that Yellen’s collaboration with international regulators could ‘have very harsh consequences for all of crypto’

    Last week, Yellen calmed some fears that arose after she said in her Jan. 21 testimony before the Senate Finance Committee that she wanted to “curtail” the “malign activities” that for which digital assets have been used.

  • Crypto users older than believed
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics

    Crypto users are older than believed, survey finds

    Well over half the participants in a survey by Wirex and the Stellar Development foundation were older than 45, and more than a quarter were over 55

    Three-quarters of the survey participants said they view crypto payments as a viable alternative to traditional money transfer services, according to an announcement.

  • Biden Gensler run SEC
    Cryptocurrencies,  Politics,  Regulation

    Biden makes it official: Gary Gensler will run SEC

    The MIT professor spearheading crypto and finance collaboration will lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, President-elect Joe Biden confirmed

    In a Jan. 18 announcement, the Biden Transition Team highlighted Gensler’s history of leading financial markets reform going back more than 20 years. This included two years as senior advisor to Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) in writing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a major financial reform bill that came in the wake of a number of major financial scandals, including Enron.