The White House has gone crypto. US President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed a long-awaited executive order asking the federal government to examine the risks and benefits of digital assets. That could pave the way for a coherent federal policy and positioning the United States as a leader in financial innovation. What signals does this order send about the Biden administration’s approach to cryptocurrency and a potential central bank digital currency? Atlantic Council experts from our GeoEconomics Center dove into the document and left their insights in the margins.
Below is the executive order, displayed with annotations from our experts. Click on the underlined text to view their thoughts and takeaways.
Introducing your annotators for this edition of MARKUP:
- Josh Lipsky (@joshualipsky): senior director of the GeoEconomics Center
- JP Schnapper-Casteras (@jpcasteras): nonresident senior fellow at the GeoEconomics Center
- Ananya Kumar: assistant director for digital currencies at the GeoEconomics Center