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OCC Authorizes Banks to Leverage Cryptocurrency Payment Networks

USA - January 6 2021 The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued Interpretive Letter 1174 on January 4, 2021, clarifying the authority of national banks…

Patrick Boot.

Wyoming Issues Second Crypto Bank Charter

USA - November 10 2020 Wyoming recently awarded its second special-purpose depository institution (SPDI) charter to Avanti Bank. Kraken was the first institution to receive…

Patrick Boot.

OCC and SEC’s FinHub Issue Guidance on Stablecoins

USA - September 23 2020 On Monday, September 21, 2020, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) issued an interpretive letter on the authority of national banks…

Patrick Boot.

The First Cryptocurrency Bank

USA - September 22 2020 On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken Financial became the first crypto company to obtain a bank charter. The Wyoming…

Patrick Boot.

The Regulators and Guidance: Thou Doth Protest Too Much

USA - September 19 2018 In our recent article in The Banking Law Journal, we discussed bank regulatory "guidance" that the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO")…

Peter G. Weinstock.