Major Takeaways From Crypto-Related Forum Organized By Republican Congressman

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 20:56
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Alex Dovbnya
This high-stake meeting was supposed to determine future of the first crypto bill that is currently being drafted by US Rep. Warren Davidson
Major Takeaways From Crypto-Related Forum Organized By Republican Congressman
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As U.Today reported yesterday, US Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, decided to gather nearly 50 representatives of major crypto companies to discuss cryptocurrency regulations. CoinDesk’s reporter Nikhilesh De was present at today’s meeting, sharing some major takeaways on Twitter.

Regulations are in the offing   

According to De, a spokesperson for Davidson said that the bill that is supposed to regulate the ICO space is going to be presented in a couple of weeks, and it will largely depend on the results of today’s meeting. The very purpose of this meeting was to determine the base way to protect investors while not stifling the cryptocurrency industry.    

Is a cryptocurrency a security?     

Protocol Labs’s speaker also noted that there should be more certainty as to whether or not the token is a security. Coinbase's Mike Lempres also weighed in on the issue, saying that this keeps the exchange from listing more assets.

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Different takes on regulations   

Bittrex’s Kiran Raj claims that working on a regulatory framework is also a matter of safety because local exchanges can cooperate with law enforcement. Meanwhile, Joyce Lai of ConsenSys claims that regulations will propel the creation of other cryptocurrency projects.  
iDisclose CEO Georgia Quinn states that the regulations, which are enforced to battle scammers, do very little to assist in operating a business. She says that the US already has laws, so it is important not to make haste with any regulatory actions.

In his closing remark, US Rep. Darren Soto stated that the issue with cryptocurrency is low awareness, dismissing the possibility that it’s a partisan issue.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at