Member of the US House of Representatives and Majority Whip Tom Emmer has recently introduced a new bill to provide regulatory clarity for the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry. The bill is called the Blockchain Regulatory Act (BCRA).
According to Emmer, the purpose of this bill is to establish legal clarity for blockchain developers and service providers who do not hold or manage consumer funds. The bill proposes that these entities should not be considered money transmitters subject to “stringent” regulation.
Additionally, the BCRA is a bipartisan bill co-led by Representative Darren Soto of Florida, supported by members of both political parties. This support increases the chances of the bill passing through Congress.