time：2022-02-18 04:00 source：Internet
U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to issue an executive order next week directing government agencies to study cryptocurrencies and central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and propose a government-wide digital asset regulation strategy. According to an administration official familiar with the matter, the upcoming directive will commission research into central bank digital currencies and require a range of agencies including the Treasury, State, Justice and Homeland Security to develop a document on currency and payment systems future reports. Meanwhile, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy will conduct a technical assessment of what might be needed to support a CBDC system. But a Treasury Department official disputed the claim, calling it "inaccurate" and the government is undertaking a broad-based effort to regulate the industry. The news comes after the FBI created a new cryptocurrency unit headed by a seasoned computer crime prosecutor.