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Telegram Bombshell, Zuckerberg to Testify, Ripple Row: Hodler’s Digest, Oct 7–13

Hodler’s Digest Coming every Sunday, Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link. Top Stories This Week..

Zuckerberg to Testify Before Congress Regarding Libra Stablecoin

News Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will testify before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Oct. 23 regarding the firm’s proposed Libra stablecoin project. On Oct. 9, Congresswoman Maxine Waters officially announced that Zuckerberg will attend a congressional hearing entitle..

US Lawmakers Ask Federal Reserve About National Digital Currency

News Members of the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee asked the Federal Reserve whether there are any plans of launching a U.S. dollar digital currency. Fed has the mandate to develop a national digital currencyIn a Sept. 30 letter to Federal Reserve Board Chairma..

27-Year-Old Pelosi Challenger Accepts Cryptocurrency Campaign Donations

News A candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 2020 is accepting cryptocurrency donations to run against Representative and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Supporting economic freedom with cryptoAgatha Bacelar, a Stanford engineer and designer who served with Emerson Collect..

US House Financial Services Committee and SEC: Whose Move on Crypto?

Follow up Yesterday, Sept. 24, Cointelegraph reported from the United States House Financial Services hearing with the chairman and four commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The hearing was informational and touched on a number of issues that have been plaguing the conver..

Congressional Research Service Examines Blockchain in Energy Sector

News The Congressional Research Service has released a report that examines, among other things, the potential advantages and disadvantages of pursuing blockchain-based solutions for the energy sector. The Congressional Research Service released their findings in a report on Aug. 9, entitled “Bitc..

Expert: Walmart Crypto Project More Agreeable to Lawmakers Than Libra

News A senior policy analyst at investment banking corporation Cowen, Jaret Seiberg, said that Walmart’s proposed digital coin should not face as much regulatory pushback as Libra, Facebook’s proposed virtual currency. As Bloomberg reports on Aug. 5, Seiberg also added that Walmart’s crypto may ha..

US Senate Crypto Hearing Key Takeaways: Blockchain Is ‘Inevitable’

Follow up On July 30, the United States Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hosted a hearing on cryptocurrencies in a regulatory context. Lawmakers are showing renewed interest in digital currencies against the backdrop of Facebook’s crypto odyssey: This week’s testimony followed two L..

U.S. Senator: Crypto and Blockchain are “Inevitable”

The world is finally waking up to cryptocurrency and blockchain. After extensive Congressional hearings about Libra just two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee hosting an entire session on this budding industry, with Circle chief executive taking the stand to testify. While much of the he..

US Congress Holds Hearing on Crypto: Witness Profiles

Recap Today, on July 30, United States lawmakers will once again gather to debate cryptocurrency and blockchain policy in a hearing dubbed “Examining Regulatory Frameworks for Digital Currencies and Blockchain.” The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST and will be broadcast live. This time, the U...

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