Chinese Firms Used Crypto Payments to Run Fentanyl Network, U.S. Claims in Charges

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) targeted several Chinese businesses and their employees Tuesday in the latest round of charges tied to production and trafficking of fentanyl – a network that depended on cryptocurrency payments, according to authorities.

Crypto-Friendly Congressman McHenry Temporarily Takes Over U.S. House

Crypto-friendly Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) has landed in the driver’s seat of the U.S. House of Representatives just as legislation to establish digital-asset regulations nears a finish line there.

U.S. House Bill Seeks Centralized Record of Off-Chain Crypto Transactions

It would be hard for a big exchange to repeat an FTX collapse if the firm’s internal flow of crypto assets was also reported to an outside repository that U.S. regulators could see. That’s the idea behind new legislation from Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) that would force exchanges to share the movement of digital assets […]

SEC’s Gensler Throws More Crypto Punches in Congressional Hearing

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Gary Gensler continued his combative stance against crypto “hucksters” in congressional testimony on Wednesday, declining to answer the industry’s most urgent questions while arguing that digital assets companies have been dangerously careless with customer assets.