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Senator Elizabeth Warren's cryptocurrency bill has garnered the support of nine U.S. senators. This endorsement includes backing from influential figures, notably the chair of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A bill to regulate crypto
The bill, which aims to regulate and oversee the burgeoning crypto industry, has been a topic of discussion and debate in the Senate. With the increasing adoption of digital currencies and the perceived risks associated with them, there's a consensus among some in the Senate on the need for comprehensive legislation.
Elizabeth Warren, a long-time foe of the crypto industry, has been vocal about the potential pitfalls of the unregulated crypto market. Her bill seeks to address these concerns and provide a framework for the safe and responsible growth of the industry.
The support from nine senators, which has improved from previous times, could indicate a shift in the Senate's stance towards a more regulated crypto environment. As the crypto landscape continues to evolve, the backing of such influential figures could mean that comprehensive regulation might be on the horizon.
To all intents and purposes it might appear that Senator Warren has the interests of the small-time investor at heart, and also seeks to close any loopholes in an industry that she believes is circumventing anti-money laundering (AML) regulations.
However, some might say that Warren is using AML as a stick with which to beat the crypto industry, an industry that is entrepreneurial and is using cutting edge technology in opposition to a world of legacy finance that is failing citizens.
The securities watchdog, the SEC, has completely failed to provide clear and comprehensive rules for cryptocurrency companies, which in turn has led to an influx of bad actors into the crypto space.
Instead of just doing everything in her power to crush and suppress crypto innovation, Senator Warren needs to start doing her homework on exactly what crypto means for the future of the U.S. and for the rest of the world. If she really wants to protect the small investor then she must find out what the likes of Bitcoin can offer them.
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