President Biden is expected to issue an executive order next week directing agencies across the government to study cryptocurrencies and a central bank digital currency (CBDC), and come up with a government-wide strategy to regulate digital assets. Yahoo Finance: According to an administration official familiar with the matter, the forthcoming directive will commission a study of a CBDC and ask a range of agencies — including the Departments of Treasury, State, Justice and Homeland Security — to develop a report on the future of money and payment systems. Meanwhile, the Director of the Office of Science and Tech policy will do a technical evaluation of what might be needed to support a CBDC system.

The move comes as Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday that a rift has developed between the White House and Treasury over crypto regulation, but a Treasury official disputed the account as “inaccurate.” The administration is engaged

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