Topic: Stablecoin

“Regulatory underlaps”: FSB stablecoin report warns of fragmentation

The Financial Stability Board has warned that stablecoin regulation is becoming too fragmented as countries take divergent approaches, which is creating “underlaps” of oversight.

11 October 2021

Regulate stablecoins as traditional payment systems, bodies say

Two global bodies have set out standards for stablecoins, proposing to regulate them like other financial market infrastructure such as payment systems and clearing houses.

06 October 2021

China’s central bank bans crypto - again

The People’s Bank of China has banned cryptocurrency mining and transactions nationwide, in its third move to stamp out the virtual currencies this year.

27 September 2021

Big Tech sceptic tapped for Comptroller

After months of deliberation, US President Joe Biden has nominated a Comptroller of the Currency in former Davis Polk & Wardwell attorney Saule Omarova, who would be the first woman and person of colour to permanently fill the role.

24 September 2021

Circle sets sights on federal charter

US fintech Circle is attempting to obtain a US federal bank charter, citing frustrations at third party chains slowing its operations.

11 August 2021

Basel urges strict “cliff edge” two-tier cryptoasset regulation

Banks with cryptoasset exposure will be heavily regulated – and have to maintain the full value of crypto held – under new proposals from the Basel Committee, which predict increasing risk to banks from the volatile assets.

14 June 2021

Stablecoins must be regulated like banks, Bank of England says

Stablecoins must be heavily regulated – including potentially authorised as banks – the Bank of England has recommended, as it continues to explore potential for central bank digital currencies.

09 June 2021

Facebook’s Diem makes a leap for the US

Facebook-backed digital currency project Diem – formerly Libra – has withdrawn its payment system licence application in Switzerland, instead announcing a shift to the United States alongside a partnership with crypto-friendly bank Silvergate.

14 May 2021

Covington advising as OCC approves Paxos charter

Blockchain platform Paxos is set to be the first crypto firm to hold both national and state bank charters in the US, after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency granted its charter application preliminary conditional approval in the face of industry backlash.

27 April 2021

Former OCC head Brooks joins blockchain startup

The United States’ former acting Comptroller of the Currency has joined the board of a blockchain credit startup, as the identity of his successor remains unknown.

17 March 2021

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