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Research & Writing
You Can’t Regulate What You Don’t Understand (2.0)
The recent SEC Inspector General report highlighted the impact that limiting crypto ownership has had on the SEC’s hiring efficacy. In light of this, Paradigm Policy revisited and revised our suggested updates to government ethics rules.
November 8, 2023
Electronification, trading, and crypto
An analysis of the historical evolution of financial markets — and why crypto is about more than just making existing processes digital.
September 6, 2023
The Future of Payments Includes Stablecoins
Any legislation on stablecoins should promote openness and competition while recognizing that stablecoins are inherently different from bank deposits and MMFs
July 26, 2023
Joining Paradigm · Government Affairs Lead · Alex Grieve
July 17, 2023
Moneyness In The Digital Age
The recent events surrounding Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) provide a lens for reexamining age-old questions about the relationship between money and credit — and crypto’s important role in the future.
April 26, 2023
Paradigm Files Amicus Brief in Support of KalshiEx Congressional Control Contract Case vs. the CFTC
Paradigm filed an amicus brief in support of Kalshi's lawsuit against the CFTC, which challenges the Commission's disapproval of the listing of a prediction market on Congressional control.
February 5, 2024
Paradigm Files Comment Letter on FinCEN's Proposed Reporting Requirements for Mixers
Paradigm today filed a comment to FinCEN’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which labels all “convertible virtual currency mixing”–defined broadly–as a primary money laundering concern, and seeks to impose a new reporting requirement on all related transactions.
January 22, 2024
Paradigm Responds to the CFPB’s Proposed “Larger Participants” Digital Wallet Rule
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a rule intended to regulate large centralized digital payment companies, but captures crypto wallets in the process. Paradigm urges the Bureau to appropriately narrow the scope of the rule to exclude crypto wallets, which are quite different than the rule's ostensibly intended targets.
January 8, 2024
Paradigm Files Comment Letter on IRS' Unduly Burdensome Proposed Crypto Broker Rule
The IRS and Treasury Department's crypto broker rule is unduly broad and burdensome, indiscriminately implicating wide swaths of the crypto industry. Paradigm's comment letter urges the IRS to substantially revise the proposed rule to ensure it is properly tailored and practically administrable.
November 13, 2023
Paradigm Files Amicus Brief in Harper vs. IRS
Paradigm filed an amicus brief in support of James Harper’s lawsuit against the IRS, which challenges the agency’s ability to use “John Doe” summons as a dragnet to surreptitiously obtain the private records of large groups of crypto users.
October 20, 2023