Has the SEC Won the Battle to Regulate Stablecoins?

Bloomberg is reporting that a forthcoming U.S. Treasury Department report will give the Securities and Exchange Commission broad powers to regulate the $131 billion part of the crypto industry.

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2021 has been the year of crypto regulation. In China, that has manifested as a complete banning of bitcoin mining and crypto trading. In the U.S., the verdict is still out, but it has been clear there has been a fair bit of jockeying behind the scenes for authority. A new report suggests the Securities and Exchange Commission has been successful in its lobbying efforts to take a stronger hand with the fast-growing stablecoin market.

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