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The Week in Crypto Policy: Two Illicit Finance Hearings

Feb 16, 2024 ⋅  9 min read

The House Financial Services ("HFS") subcommittee on digital assets explored ways to combat illicit activity involving crypto, covering the lack of AML/CFT controls at offshore exchanges, mixers, and DeFi. Overall, Members recognized that law enforcement can leverage the transparency of public blockchains to combat illicit finance in ways not available in traditional finance. At another HFS hearing focused on FinCEN oversight, Members discussed the scope of crypto use by bad actors and FinCEN's proposed rule on cryptocurrency mixing services.

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George Leonardo is the founder of Cap Hill Crypto, a solo-entrepreneur venture focused on providing nonpartisan insights and analysis on U.S. federal crypto policy. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill for Senator John Cornyn and as a litigation associate at Milbank LLP.

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George Leonardo is the founder of Cap Hill Crypto, a solo-entrepreneur venture focused on providing nonpartisan insights and analysis on U.S. federal crypto policy. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill for Senator John Cornyn and as a litigation associate at Milbank LLP.