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Fed’s Waller says digital dollar ‘a solution in search of a problem’

Federal Reserve Board Governor Christopher Waller came out against the development of a Fed-backed digital currency in a speech Thursday, arguing that a digital dollar would not solve any problem currently facing the U.S. economy. 2:25 p.m. Today

Private stablecoins should be regulated out of business before they cause the next financial crisis

If central banks are going to end up bailing out cryptocurrencies in a liquidity run, then they might as well be the ones issuing those cryptocurrencies. 11:33 a.m. Today

Senators move to exempt bitcoin, crypto miners from proposed U.S. tax rules

Supporters of the crypto industry in the U.S. Senate filed an amendment to the bipartisan infrastructure bill, which would impose new tax-reporting rules on crypto brokers, to make clear that miners and providers of crypto services would not fall under the bill's requirements. 11:17 a.m. Today

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Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and your retirement savings — what to do and what NOT to do

Join MarketWatch reporters on Wednesday, Aug. 11 as they discuss this hot investing topic

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The brewing turf war in crypto regulation shows Congress must step in, experts say

The public disagreement between Gensler and a fellow regulator at the CFTC underscores the fact that existing U.S. laws governing commodity, currency and securities are not equipped to deal with digital assets, which often share characteristics with all three of these instruments.

4:11 p.m. Aug. 4, 2021
What new crypto tax rules would mean for average investors and miners

Experts tell MarketWatch that the average crypto investor who uses a centralized exchange like Coinbase COIN or Kraken to buy and sell crypto assets should expect the IRS to know exactly how much money they made on those transactions, if the bill becomes law.

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