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Is Bitmain Opening A U.S. Facility?

Posted on 9th March, 2018

Bitcoin hardware manufacturer Bitmain may be in the process of opening a new facility in the U.S., according to a new report published on CoinDesk. The privately held Chinese firm appears to be tied to newly established company called Ant Creek, LLC, which is currently negotiating a land-use deal with officials in Walla Walla, Washington. […]

Chamber of Digital Commerce forms political action committee to steer Washington’s bitcoin position

Posted on 25th August, 2014

The Hill reported today that the recently formed bitcoin-business advocacy group the Chamber of Digital Commerce has formally registered a new political spending group with the Federal Election Commission. Chamber CEO Perianne Boring, a former White House intern and legislative analyst for Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL), told The Hill that the political action committee (PAC) […]

More bitcoin lobbyists in DC? Falcon Global Capital takes aim at Congress

Posted on 25th May, 2014

On Friday, DC-based news outlet The Hill reported that Falcon Global Capital (FGC) had filed lobbying registration paperwork. According to the filing, the firm plans for FGC founder and managing director Brett Stapper to act as the key lobbyist, focusing on issues related to “crypto-graphic based currency markets.” No other organizations are named in the […]

Top Washington lobbying firm adds bitcoin to list of issues

Posted on 30th April, 2014

D.C.-based lobbying firm Peck Madigan Jones is no stranger to influencing how lawmakers view the world of finance. With a client list that includes the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Insurance Association, Wells Fargo Securities and MasterCard, the bipartisan firm makes no secret of its ability to sway the thinking, and the voting, of […]

Bitcoin Foundation adds DC insiders Jim Harper and Amy Weiss

Posted on 11th March, 2014

In the last few months, Bitcoin has gone from fringe tech curiosity to a potential dark horse in the race for the future of international commerce. Not surprisingly, it has caught the caught the attention of cautious U.S. regulators, skeptical central bankers and scapegoat-craving politicians. To ensure that the Bitcoin movement has a seat at […]