Warren and Brown’s Bill: A Threat to the Crypto Industry?

Chamber of Digital Commerce Raises Concerns

The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a US-based crypto advocacy group, has accused Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown of attempting to destroy the entire cryptocurrency industry. The group argues that the lawmakers are leading an unprecedented attack on digital assets, particularly through Warren’s Digital Asset Anti-Money Laundering Act.

Proposed Legislation

Warren’s bill, introduced in 2022 and reintroduced in July 2023, aims to bring the crypto industry under the same money laundering regulations as the traditional financial system. It would extend Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) responsibilities, including Know-Your-Customer (KYC) requirements, to crypto wallet providers, miners, validators, and other network participants.

Potential Impact

The Chamber of Digital Commerce believes that the proposed legislation poses a significant threat to both national security and the economy. The group’s founder and CEO, Perianne Boring, argues that the bill would erase hundreds of billions of dollars in value for US startups and harm the savings of Americans invested in cryptocurrencies.

Concerns About Innovation

Boring likens the bill’s regulations to requiring an ink manufacturer to track every individual who handles any single dollar bill printed with their ink. She argues that such demands on blockchain entities like digital asset miners and validators are unfeasible and detrimental to innovation.

Warren’s Perspective

Senator Warren, on the other hand, maintains that the legislation is necessary to close loopholes that allow terrorist groups, rogue nations, and criminals to launder money and evade sanctions. She believes that new laws are needed to address the use of cryptocurrencies in illegal activities.


The Chamber of Digital Commerce’s concerns highlight the potential impact of Warren and Brown’s bill on the crypto industry. The legislation, if passed, could have far-reaching consequences for the development and adoption of digital assets in the United States.