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The Crypto Economy’s Dependency on Hype: Comptroller of the Currency

Speaking recently at the DC Blockchain Summit, acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu took the crypto industry to task in light of the spectacular collapse of TerraUSD (UST) – an aspiring algorithmic stablecoin that failed in its mission. Hsu lambasted the sector of Fintech… Read More

First Digital Asset Bank: OCC Gets Consent Order Against Anchorage Digital Bank for AML Shortcomings

  Anchorage Digital Bank, the first-ever charted digital asset bank, has been hit with a consent order from the Office of the Currency of the Comptroller (OCC), the lead federal bank regulator. According to a statement by the OCC, that action was taken due to… Read More

Comptroller of the Currency Outlines View on Stablecoins: A banking approach would be more effective

Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Michael J. Hsu, has shared his thoughts on stablecoins and how they should be regulated. As the Biden Administration has messaged its intent to review digital assets as well as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins, the most pressing… Read More

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Addresses Crypto Derivatives Risks

Acting Comptroller of the Currency, Michael J. Hsu, addressed the American Bankers this week speaking about “tail risks” – or low probability, high impact risk events. In a world pummelled by geopolitical challenges like Russia’s war with Ukraine, and the ever-present concern of cyberattacks, Hsu… Read More

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Approves SoFi’s Bank Application

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has conditionally approved  SoFi’s (NASDAQ:SOFI) application to operate a bank. According to the OCC, SoFi Bank National Association (SoFi Bank, N.A.), may operate as a full-service national bank headquartered in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. As part of… Read More

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Issues Interpretive Letter on Cryptocurrency and Banks, Joint Statement on Crypto Issued by Fed, OCC and FDIC

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the leading regulatory overseeing national banks, has issued a letter confirming that national banks and federal savings associations can engage in crypto but must demonstrate adequate controls in place before they can engage in certain cryptocurrency,… Read More

Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu Says Regulation is Too Fragmented When it Comes to Fintech, Crypto Firms

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu delivered a compelling speech today during a presentation at the American Fintech Council, Fintech Policy Summit. The AFC largely represents digital and neo-banks as well as non-bank lenders. Hsu recently spoke at a Blockchain Association event where he… Read More

President’s Working Group on Financial Markets Publishes Stablecoin Report

The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG) has published its report on stablecoins as was anticipated. The report, available here and below, said that if stablecoins are appropriately regulated they could emerge as a more efficient and “more inclusive” payment option. Simultaneously, stablecoins and… Read More

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu Comments on Digital Asset Innovation, Compares Crypto to 2008 Financial Crisis

“Fools Gold.” Acting Comptroller of the Currency Michael Hsu has slammed the emerging digital asset sector as “Fool’s Gold” comparing it to the unfortunate events that led up to the 2008 financial crisis. In a speech delivered at the Blockchain Association, Hsu stated: “I have… Read More

Senator Sherrod Brown, Chair of Senate Banking Committee, Presses OCC on Crypto Bank Charters Putting Fintech Innovation at Risk

Earlier today, US Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee,  issued a statement challenging the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to review federal bank charters approved for digital asset firms. In the last year of the Trump Administration, the OCC… Read More

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