U.S. Treasury Campaigning for Amplified Powers to Chase Crypto, Tether (USDT) Overseas

Lawmakers should also beef up the department’s powers under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), allowing for the “targeting of cryptocurrency entities and services that facilitate funding for terrorists,” the proposal said. It calls for a new category of financial institutions under the BSA that would include “cryptocurrency exchanges, Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs), virtual asset wallet providers, certain blockchain validator nodes and decentralized finance services,” requiring them to meet certain anti-money-laundering demands.

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