Document Library

A central public resource for legal and regulatory documents related to digital assets, cryptocurrencies and blockchain innovation in the United States.

Regulatory Issues

President Biden’s Executive Order Regarding Crypto

In the Matter of BlockFi Lending LLC, Respondent. (SEC Administrative Proceeding, File No. 3-20758)

Rep McHenry Bipartisan Letter Urging Secretary Yellen to Clarify Digital Asset Reporting Requirements

Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation

SEC Commissioners Peirce and Roisman’s Statement on Chair Gensler’s Regulatory AgendaFalling Further Back

President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Report and Recommendations on Stablecoins

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s speech, Lawless in Austin, at the Texas Blockchain Summit.

Rep. McHenry’s Letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler requesting clarity after “a series of concerning and apparently self-contradicting public statements regarding crypto assets and other innovative technologies”.

Sen. Toomey Letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler pressing for regulatory clarity on cryptocurrencies, and an attached list of questions.

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce’s statement in the matter of Poloniex, LLC.

SEC Chairman Gary Gensler’s letter to Sen. Warren asking for jurisdiction of all exchanges of digital assets.

Sen. Warren Letter to Secretary Yellen on the need to mitigate the growing risks that cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system.

Sen. Warren Letter to SEC Chair Gary Gensler asking about the risks posed by cryptocurrency exchanges.

SEC Commissioners Hester Peirce and Elad Roisman statement in the matter of Coinschedule

Senate Confirmation of Gary Gensler as Chairman of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Safe Harbor Proposal (2021) from Commissioner Hester Peirce

Legislation

  • Digital Commodity Exchange Act of 2022Create a definition for “digital commodity” and allow the CFTC to oversee companies issuing or letting people trade these types of tokens, while having the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) continue to oversee tokens that fall under U.S. securities laws.
  • Stablecoin Innovation and Protection Act of 2022 – To provide for the regulation of qualified stablecoin issuers, and for other purposes.
  • America COMPETES ActTo require the Federal Trade Commission and the Secretary of Commerce to conduct studies and submit reports on the impact of artificial intelligence and other technologies on United States businesses conducting interstate commerce, and for other purposes.
    • Legislative status
  • A Bill to amend the Federal Reserve Act – To prohibit the Federal reserve banks from offering certain products or services directly to an individual, and for other purposes.
    • Legislative status
  • Keep Innovation in America ActA bipartisan solution to the Infrastructure and Jobs Act’s poorly constructed digital asset reporting requirements. Introduced November 18, 2021.
  • Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Act (H.R. 1602)A bill to direct the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission to jointly establish a digital asset working group, and for other purposes. Introduced March 9, 2021. Passed the U.S. House of Representatives on April 20, 2021.
  • Token Taxonomy Act (H.R. 1628)A bill to amend the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exclude digital tokens from the definition of a security, to direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to enact certain regulatory changes regarding digital units secured through public key cryptography, to adjust taxation of virtual currencies held in individual retirement accounts, to create a tax exemption for exchanges of one virtual currency for another, to create a de minimis exemption from taxation for gains realized from the sale or exchange of virtual currency for other than cash, and for other purposes. Introduced March 8, 2021.

U.S. Federal Personnel & Internal Documents

This tab includes U.S. government documents detailing internal communications or federal personnel information, either made available to the public through disclosure forms or obtained via requests submitted under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

THE GENSLER FILES

THE HINMAN FILES

  • THE HINMAN CALENDAR: (REDACTED) (Obtained by Stuart Young): William Hinman, SEC Director of Corporation Finance