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BIS report suggests ‘embedded‘ monitoring tool for stablecoins

Facebook’s proposal for its digital currency, Libra, was a wake-up call for international regulatory agencies, finance ministries and central bankers. All these actors recognized that the company’s reach across its three platforms had the potential to accelerate adoption of a global stablecoin to an unprecedented extent.In a new paper from

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Chasing the hottest trends in crypto, the EU works to rein in stablecoins and DeFi

In cryptoland, the fall tends to be regulators’ open season. As unprecedented as it’s been, 2020 is no exception to this trend. Tensions are high on both sides of the Atlantic: As markets were still processing the news of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission cracking down on derivatives

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The rivalry between central banks and global stablecoins, Oct. 9–16

Editor’s noteBlockchain technology has attracted regulatory attention since its inception. The security of the Bitcoin network despite the value of BTC in play has consistently proved the resilience of blockchain technology in maintaining records across a vast range of parties. However, many countries have determined that Bitcoin doesn’t behave as

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‘DeFo’ staking enabled for Waves’ Neutrino stablecoins

U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange Waves.Exchange, which supports the price-stable multi-asset Neutrino protocol, is introducing a way for crypto traders to earn passive income through stablecoin staking.According to a Sept. 29 announcement from Waves, the exchange has expanded its tokenized assets ecosystem to include seven different Neutrino stablecoins — synthetic versions of

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SEC, OCC Issue First Regulatory Clarifications for Stablecoins

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has published fresh guidance, officially clarifying national banks can provide services to stablecoin issuers in the U.S. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published stablecoin guidance Monday, providing the first detailed

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US banking regulator authorizes federal banks to hold reserves for stablecoins

Per an interpretive letter from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released on Monday, national banks will be free to hold reserve currencies for stablecoins.The new guidance reads, "We conclude that a national bank may hold such stablecoin 'reserves' as a service to bank customers."Alongside the announcement,

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