New Congress, New Regulations: A Guide to Virtual Currency Bills

Note: This post is also published on the blog of the Government Blockchain Association, a membership organization for individuals, organizations, and policymakers that are interested in promoting blockchain related solutions to government requirements. It is intended to be a resource for learning about the future of regulation.

With more than a dozen bills introduced in the first three months of 2019, the 116th Congress seems eager to take on cryptocurrency regulation through a wide range of legislative proposals that will impact both virtual currency and blockchain technology. While none of these are sure to pass, a guide to current legislation could still be a useful resource to those in the blockchain and policy communities. This list will be periodically updated in subsequent posts. Additional analysis of specific bills and regulatory proposals will appear separately.

Crime Prevention & Detection

H.R. 502 Fight Illicit Networks and Detect Traffi