24 Nov 2021

November 2021 OODA Network Member Meeting: Cyber Regulatory Bodies, Metaverse Metrics and New Data Boundaries discussed

To help members optimize opportunities and reduce risk, OODA hosts a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and better understand member needs.

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24 Nov 2021

US agencies unveil ‘crypto sprint’ roadmap as regulatory debate heats up

U.S. financial regulators on Tuesday released an inter-agency policy agenda for regulating cryptocurrencies, as discussions unfold about how to provide oversight for the booming market. The so-called “crypto sprint,” as officials call it, sketches out a to-do list for 2022 that will offer crypto players more clarity on the rules of

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19 Nov 2021

Infrastructure Bill’s New Reporting Requirements May Have Sweeping Implications for Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law HR 3684, the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), commonly referred to as the “infrastructure bill.” The Act allocates funding and other resources focused on roads and bridges, water infrastructure, resilience, internet and cybersecurity, among other areas. The 1039-page Act

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18 Nov 2021

Lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill to address crypto tax reporting requirement

A bipartisan group of House representatives introduced a bill Thursday to address a contentious new tax reporting requirement for cryptocurrency in the infrastructure bill. The Keep Innovation in America Act, led by Reps. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., and Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, would define brokers, newly bound to the tax reporting rules so

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28 Oct 2021

Crypto Crackdown Is ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ as CFTC Seeks More Powers

The nominee to lead the U.S.’s top swaps regulator has a warning for lawmakers: Crypto misconduct the agency has already exposed is “the tip of the iceberg” and it likely needs more authority to police the white-hot market. Rostin Behnam, the Biden administration’s pick to head the Commodity Futures Trading

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15 Oct 2021

Coinbase says U.S. should create a new cryptocurrency regulator

The U.S. should create a new regulator to oversee digital asset markets, Coinbase said in a new policy proposal released Thursday. It warned that failure to regulate appropriately could leave the country even further “behind” other governments. The proposal comes a day after one of its investors, venture capital firm Andreessen

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05 May 2021

White House Asked to Increase Crypto Regulation

The Institute for Security and Technology has formed a task force responsible for urging the White House to address and combat the rise in ransomware attacks and make it harder for cybercrimes to be committed through greater regulation of the cryptocurrency industry. Law enforcement agencies, cybersecurity experts, and government entities

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16 Mar 2021

China’s tech giants fall under regulator’s pressure

China’s tech giants are allegedly experiencing increased pressure from regulators within the country who are worried about growing influence, causing Tencent to drop more than $60 billion from its market value as of Monday. The decrease in market value is largely due to concerns over greater regulator scrutiny. Chinese media

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21 Jan 2020

France’s Macron Pauses Tech Tax After U.S. Pressure

France and the US have reached a truce over the controversial issue of taxing tech giants like Google’s parent organization Alphabet Inc., avoiding a major crisis or a trade war over the issue. French President Emmanuel Macron reached out to President Trump over the phone on Sunday, seeking a way

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06 Sep 2018

EU should adopt common cryptocurrency rules, report for ministers says

A Brussels-based think tank has delivered a report to EU ministers calling for the adoption of common rules on cryptocurrencies, rules that would provide regulation on Initial Coin Offerings, as well as crypto mining and trading in general. EU authorities have already called for responses to money laundering and fraud

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