• Timothy Massad


April 17, 2024, Opinion: "As Congress struggles to resolve big issues like funding for Ukraine and Israel, the debate over legislation to regulate stablecoins seems like small potatoes. But there is a connection, which is that stablecoins could have national security implications: Unless we strengthen their regulation, they could undermine our ability to use sanctions to advance our national interests. This was illustrated recently by news that Russian smugglers have used Tether, the largest stablecoin, to avoid Western sanctions and purchase billions of dollars worth of weapons."