The White House Science Office solicits comments on its digital asset research agenda.

United States President Joe Biden’s administration is continuing the national digital asset research and development agenda. In a request for information (RFI) dated January 26 and Preview Through the Federal Register, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) invites comments to help identify agenda priorities. Individuals and organizations can submit comments no longer than 10 pages by March 23.

The White House announced the agenda in September. After the “first time” unveiling Comprehensive Framework for Responsible Development of Digital Assets. New agenda. This is part of crypto research. The activity was initiated by the President’s Executive Order, “Ensuring Responsible Development of Digital Assets,” issued in March.

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RFI said the agenda seeks to “shape whole-of-government efforts” to develop digital assets and distributed ledger technology. It was also described as a means to “continue to support research that translates technological breakthroughs into market-ready products” and “kickstart basic research.” It said:

“Research and development (R&D) in this space has often been conducted in a fragmented manner, with limited consideration of the broader implications, applications, and downside risks of underlying innovations. […] A more holistic R&D approach will provide concrete areas of focus towards achieving a holistic vision of a digital assets ecosystem that embodies democratic values ​​and other key priorities.

A Blockchain Expert position was added to OSTP. With the passage of the Chips and Science Act in August. The office has checked and Reported on the effects of digital assets on the environment as part of its mandate Created a survey Central bank digital currency design options as part of ongoing and so far inconclusive consideration of US digital dollar

Biden’s response Comprehensive framework range By mild praise For utter desperation.