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BIS Issues Consultation on Stablecoin Regulation

Global - October 19 2021 The global central bank cooperative body envisions stablecoins within the context of international standards for payment, clearing, and settlement…

Alan W. Avery, Deric M. Behar, Stuart Davis, Simon Hawkins, Stephen P. Wink.

Federal Reserve Recognizes Significance of Climate Risks on Financial Stability

USA - November 30 2020 The US prudential regulator is paying attention to climate risks, and will likely act to mitigate those risks if they threaten financial stability…

Alan W. Avery, Deric M. Behar, Kristina S. Wyatt.

Banks Can Hold Stablecoin Reserves, OCC States in Crypto-Friendly Letter

USA - September 25 2020 The US OCC allows banks, with certain restrictions, to hold assets in reserve for stablecoin issuers…

Alan W. Avery, Todd Beauchamp, Deric M. Behar, Loyal T. Horsley, Charles Weinstein, Stephen P. Wink.

OCC’s New Comptroller Announces Innovative Fintech Initiatives

USA - July 30 2020 A new Payments Charter could enable entities to engage in payments-related activities on a nationwide basis, rather than by state…

Alan W. Avery, Todd Beauchamp, Loyal T. Horsley, Charles Weinstein.

From Safe Deposit Boxes to Cold Wallets, Bank Custody Evolves

USA - July 30 2020 The OCC greenlights bank custody of cryptoassets, opening a significant door to mainstream adoption and innovation…

Alan W. Avery, Todd Beauchamp, Deric M. Behar, Loyal T. Horsley, Yvette D. Valdez, Charles Weinstein.