Topic: Stablecoin

Banks should be able to issue stablecoins without specific approval, Sullcrom memo argues

US federal regulators should not bar banks from issuing stablecoins, according to a white paper prepared by Sullivan & Cromwell, which argues banks already have all the statutory authority they need in order to do so.

23 November 2022

More is less? Regulating the digitalised future

The UK has so far taken a light-touch approach to the regulation of digital assets – but for many new entrants, the EU’s more comprehensive, holistic approach is giving better long-term certainty. Kelvin Ng reports from GBRR Live in London.

27 October 2022

FSOC calls for crypto spot market legislation

The Financial Stability Oversight Council has released its recommendations on how to plug the gaps in the United States' crypto oversight – calling on Congress to pass legislation to give regulators oversight of the spot market for crypto-assets and create a prudential framework for stablecoin issuers.

07 October 2022

Here’s what practitioners think of the White House’s new crypto framework

The White House has released what it calls the “first-ever comprehensive framework” for digital assets in the United States, but practitioners speaking to GBRR question its claim to that title, calling it late, frustrating, and a patchwork of already-existing practices.

22 September 2022

Abu Dhabi unveils crypto principles

The Abu Dhabi Global Market, Abu Dhabi's financial centre, has announced new principles guiding its approach to virtual asset supervision as it vies with Dubai for the role of the region’s crypto hub.

15 September 2022

Singaporean regulator admits “mixed signals” on crypto, warning it may restrict crypto access

Singapore’s financial watchdog has indicated it may make it more difficult for retail investors to access cryptocurrencies, in a shift from its previous welcoming position on digital assets.

31 August 2022

Meet the policymaker: Jan Ceyssens, European Commission

“Regulation can only do so much”: with the EU’s landmark Markets in Crypto Assets framework agreed, GBRR met with one of its key architects, the head of the European Commission’s digital finance unit Jan Ceyssens, to discuss MiCA, what open banking has in store and his hopes for a digital euro.

25 July 2022

Treat systemically important stablecoins as FMIs, say CPMI and IOSCO

Systemically important stablecoins must observe “all relevant principles” of a universal set of rules that apply to financial market infrastructures, according to a joint report from two global standard-setters, as international regulators respond to the ongoing instability in the crypto market.

13 July 2022

Protect investors to stave off crypto runs, Brainard says

At a Bank of England event, the US Federal Reserve’s vice-chair Lael Brainard has outlined a case for crypto-asset and stablecoin regulation and called for banks to second-guess their crypto involvement.

11 July 2022

EU agrees MiCA framework

The EU’s legislative bodies have reached agreement on the bloc’s regulatory framework for markets in crypto assets, placing stablecoins under EBA supervision and requiring their issuers to be EU-domiciled.

04 July 2022

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