RED ALERT: The Senate is about to vote on a bill that could kill crypto
This is a red alert. A provision that’s so poorly written it could crush the cryptocurrency ecosystem and dramatically expand US government surveillance has been added to the must-pass bipartisan infrastructure package at the last minute. Fortunately, Senators Wyden, Toomey, and Lummis have introduced an amendment that would fix the language and clarify that the expansion of the definition of a “broker” doesn’t apply to open source software developers or validators like miners or stakers.
Call your Senators right now at 517-200-9518. We’ll connect you to their offices and guide you through the process.
When a staff member answers, tell them:
“Hi, I’m calling to ask that you support Senator Wyden, Toomey, and Lummis’s amendment to the cryptocurrency provision of the infrastructure bill (H.R. 3684) . This amendment will ensure that the provision does not dramatically expand financial surveillance, harm innovation, or undermine human rights. Policies that impact basic freedom and the future of the Internet should be debated carefully and should never be attached to must-pass bills. Thank you.”