Senator Elizabeth Warren has garnered further support in the Senate for her soon-to-be-released Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Bill.
This is contained in a press release from Warren's office. According to the document, nine democratic senators have pitched their tents with Warren.
The Senators are Gary Peters, Dick Durbin, Jeanne Shaheen, Tina Smith, Bob Casey, Richard Blumenthal, alongside Senator Angus King representing Maine.
This new group joins well-known supporters like Roger Marshall, Joe Manchin, and Lindsey Graham in calling for greater regulatory clarity in the nascent crypto industry.
The Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering bill, first promoted as Digital Assets Sanctions Compliance Enhancement Act in March 2022, is laser-focused on curbing illicit financial trends rearing their heads in the crypto space.
The bill will provide the necessary coverage to close any loopholes that enable criminals to move funds illicitly without US government clearance.
The bipartisan coalition bill will better propel the crypto market to comply with globally accepted anti-money laundering (AML) rules. It also seeks to impose stricter restrictions on terrorism financing, aligning with the AMF/CFT frameworks.
In addition, the bill is expected to direct the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to tackle crypto transactions that are executed using privacy platforms and anonymity-enabling technologies.
Providing context on the need for such strong measures, Warren stated that blockchain assets were enabling tools for drug lords, rogue nations, ransomware gangs, and internet fraudsters.
Meanwhile, Senator Joe Manchin was more equivocal on what the coalition bill aims to foster.
He believes the bill will make it easier toRead more on cryptonews.com