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White House Is Set to Put Itself at Center of U.S. Crypto Policy

  • Biden administration said to aim for February executive order
  • Directive would call for reports from federal agencies
President Joe Biden

President Joe Biden

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The Biden administration is preparing to release an initial government-wide strategy for digital assets as soon as next month and task federal agencies with assessing the risks and opportunities that they pose, according to people familiar with the matter.

Senior administration officials have held multiple meetings on the plan, which is being drafted as an executive order, said the people. The directive, which would be presented to President Joe Biden in the coming weeks, puts the White House at the center of Washington’s efforts to deal with cryptocurrencies.