President Biden’s Build Blockchain Better Plan

President Biden issued a highly anticipated executive order on crypto yesterday, and instead of the regulatory “cujo” many had expected, it was more like a golden retriever. Blockchain big-hitters, including the Winklevoss twins, applauded it online, saying the White House had finally recognized the legitimacy of crypto.

The gist of it: Biden called on government agencies to explore the pros, cons, and possibilities of digital assets, with some specific callouts.

  • Consumer safety: Biden tasked the Treasury with drafting policies to protect consumers from scams, cyberattacks, and other illicit activities that run rampant in crypto.
  • Environmental impacts: Crypto’s earned a bad rap for the high energy costs associated with mining digital currencies like bitcoin, and the US wants to mitigate those.
  • Digitizing the dollar: Following in China’s footsteps, the US is looking into developing its own digital currency.

The order also emphasized that the US aims to establish itself as a global leader in the crypto space. Though the best time to plant that tree might’ve been five or so years ago, the second best time may be now—considering China effectively banned crypto last year.

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Bottom line: Biden’s order is “a watershed moment for crypto, digital assets, and Web 3, akin to the 1996/1997 whole of government wakeup to the commercial internet.

At the time of this article the writers were actively using Coinbase, FTX, Metamask, Trust Wallet,, Binance, Robinhood, Webull, KuCoin, Voyager and Hotbit. They also own currencies: BTC, ETH, USDC, SOL, AVAX, ALGO, MATIC, CRO, ENS, DOT, XLM, MANA, RARI, ENJ, XRP, FIL, SAND, HNT.

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Manal Iskander

Manal is a cryptocurrency investor with numerous crypto and blockchain courses under her belt - including courses from MIT. A researcher with a wealth of knowledge about the economic impacts of crypto both locally and globally.

Michael Diaz

Michael joined the crypto community back when Coinbase had bitcoin as its one and only coin. Stayed to see the development and evolution of altcoins, memecoins, DAOs, NFTs, and the never-ending rabbit hole of blockchain technology.

Davontay Martin

For the people. Cryptocurrency is empowering us with censorship resistance, freedom of speech, supply scalability and most importantly decentralization. With numerous exposure and interactions in crypto, my passion has led me to lead others. My passion lies in educating those who have never had the opportunity to succeed or transact in crypto.

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