Bid to Order Study of Cryptocurrency Risk, Creation of US Digital Currency

WASHINGTON — President Biden will sign an executive order on Wednesday instructing agencies across the federal government to study the possible risks presented by the explosion in popularity of cryptocurrencies and consider the creation of a US digital currency.

The executive order will urge federal regulators to review the risks a roughly $ 1.75 trillion crypto market presents to consumers, investors and the broader economy. Federal agencies will have several months to prepare a report with their findings, which will then inform any new regulatory actions the White House takes, a senior administration official said.

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