In case you missed it, the House just passed, by an overwhelming majority of 414-5, the Securing a Strong Retirement Act of 2022, a.k.a. SECURE Act 2.0 (H.R.2954), a new bill touted to address America’s looming retirement infrastructure collapse. Voters are being told that the provisions in the bill would benefit both retirement savers and […]
Biden’s War on Digital Assets: Part One – The Battle for Your Retirement Savings
In case you haven’t noticed, there is a war going on. However, this war is not in the Ukraine. Nor is it against Russians. Rather, these battles are being fought right here on US soil, with regulatory bullets, against decentralized finance and digital assets. Although declared in secrecy, Biden’s war on decentralized finance should not […]
Between the Lines of Biden’s Executive Order on Digital Assets
Being touted as “the first ever, whole-of-government approach to addressing the risks and harnessing the potential benefits of digital assets and their underlying technology”, President Biden just released his anticipated Executive Order on how he intends to tackle digital asset innovation. Putting aside the irony of issuing an Executive Order to study an asset class which was […]
Why Are Regulators Trying to Thwart Economic Democracy?
One doesn’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to question whether something untoward is going on at the Securities & Exchange Commission with respect to its recent treatment of fintech companies. Actions by the Commission that include slow-walking certain fintech-related qualifications, including its sheer unwillingness to approve a cryptocurrency ETF, are just the tip of […]
GameStopped Hearings Recap – Who Wins and Loses When Partisans Collide?
Over the weekend, I binge-watched last week’s congressional GameStop hearing entitled, “GameStopped – Who Wins and Loses When Short Sellers, Social Media, and Retail Investors Collide?” The all-star cast of witnesses included Gabriel Plotkin, founder of Melvin Capital, the hedge fund that needed a $2.75 billion bailout investment after getting caught in GameStop’s short squeeze; Vlad Tenev, […]