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Crypto Executive Order ‘Both a Landmark and a Question Mark’

The Biden administration released its long awaited executive order on cryptocurrency last week, directing a range of federal agencies to study and assess a litany of issues related to digital assets, including cybersecurity, money laundering and climate impact.