Crypto traders in the lurch as U.S. President Biden opposes debt ceiling
- U.S. President Joe Biden has expressed his opposition to a debt ceiling agreement.
- Some people have chastised the President for lumping crypto traders and tax cheats together.
United States President Joe Biden has expressed his opposition to a debt ceiling agreement with Republican leaders that would supposedly benefit cryptocurrency traders.
Biden termed the Republicans’ proposed parameters “unacceptable” during a press conference on 21 May at the Group of Seven (G7) Summit in Hiroshima, Japan.
“I’m not going to agree to a deal that protects wealthy tax cheats and crypto traders while putting food assistance at risk for nearly a hundred — excuse me — nearly 1 million Americans.”
President Biden lumped together both the crypto traders and tax cheats while issuing the statement.
There is an ongoing discussion between the White House and Republican leaders about blocking that the mechanism for cryptocurrency transactions. Investors employ crypto tax-loss harvesting to decrease their overall tax burden. It entails selling a cryptocurrency at a loss in order to offset financial gains from Bitcoin profit.
Traders must sell assets and utilize funds within 30 days of the sale to claim a loss.
Another setback to the crypto industry?
This is a big blow for the crypto business, which has already been under increased scrutiny from regulatory organizations in the United States, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in recent months.
“The rules have already been published,” said SEC chairman Gary Gensler during a keynote speech last week, firmly rejecting claims that the SEC has not provided relevant guidance for crypto firms seeking to comply with federal law.
The U.S. political establishment is being stern regarding the crypto industry after it was revealed that politicians across parties accepted donations from the ex-CEO of the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, Sam Bankman-Fried “SBF.”
SBF and FTX executives have donated more than $70 million to political campaigns during the 2021-22 U.S. election cycle, according to Open Secrets.
While some chastised the President for lumping crypto traders and tax cheats together, others reminded him of the Biden administration’s massive money production and spending.