After Joe Biden signed and passed the Infrastructure Bill, there has been growing fear among crypto investors and entrepreneurs about the future of crypto in the United States of America. While there was an attempt to make some provisions for crypto before the bill was passed, it was suppressed in due time. The bill goes on to show the deep anti-crypto tendencies of the government and top officials. However, some top officials and executives have come out in support of crypto. Many regional and national leaders have been veteran advocates of the technology. Now House representatives Patrick McHenry and Tim Ryan are trying to amend the section of the bill that deals with digital assets’ taxation rules. That part has been especially concerning for crypto firms since it would effectively stop any major innovation.
Mchenry and Ryan are trying to address the section of the bill that deals with the term ‘broker. While the bill mentions digital assets brokers, it does not define who is a broker. Since the cryptocurrency ecosystem is not like traditional financial systems, it brings into the gambit of the term ‘broker’ many developers and engineers. The software developers, miners, engineers, etc. are working to earn a brokerage, hence should not be taxed under the same rules. This section has been a loophole in the Infrastructure Bill, and its implications will be very important for the crypto landscape. If these attempts go to fail, it might mean bad news for many investors and entrepreneurs.