US federal employees with digital assets shouldn't work on crypto policy, ethics office warns

Quick Take

  • U.S. government employees who own digital assets like cryptocurrencies or stablecoins may not work on matters that could impact the value of their assets, according to a new legal advisory.
  • The US Office of Government Ethics advisory applies to White House employees, among many others in the executive branch.

Government employees who own digital assets like cryptocurrencies or stablecoins may not work on matters that could have a “direct and predictable effect” on the value of their assets, according to a new legal advisory from the US Office of Government Ethics.

The Office of Government Ethics oversees the executive branch ethics program across more than 130 ag