The White House released a statement on Jan. 27 that provided United States President Joe Biden’s administration a roadmap for mitigating risks associated with cryptocurrencies. The administration’s legislative guidance addressed much of the document to the U.S. Congress.
The authors of the statement outlined a two-pronged path forward. They wrote:
“We have spent the past year identifying the risks of cryptocurrencies and acting to mitigate them using the authorities that the Executive Branch has.”
The first element in the road map is the administration’s “first-ever” comprehensive framework for digital asset development, released in September 2022. That document was based on reports mandated by the president’s executive order on Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets issued in March 2022.
Second, executive agencies are increasing enforcement and issuing new guidance. According to the statement, government agencies are developing public awareness programs “to help consumers understand the risks of buying cryptocurrencies.” It mentioned banking…