Biden Signs Executive Order on Cryptocurrency

On March 9, President Biden signed an Executive Order (the Order) to establish the first comprehensive federal digital asset strategy for the U.S., which would promote digital asset innovation while balancing benefits and associated risks. The order directs the Justice Department, U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and many other federal agencies to study the legal and economic implications of creating a U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

President Biden’s order sets deadlines for a series of reports on “the future of money,” the role that cryptocurrencies will play in a global economy, and information on a possible CBDC.

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