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Michael Hsu (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Banking Watchdog Hsu Says Tokenization Promising, But Crypto Full of Fraud
Michael Hsu, the acting chief of the U.S Office of the Comptroller of the Currency that oversees banks, is excited about the possibilities of tokenization to solve settlement...
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What in the World Is Going on With Crypto Regulation?
In years past, regulatory clarity has fueled crypto bull markets. While global strides in clear crypto regulations are evident, particularly in Hong Kong, EU and UK, the US la...
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Figure Technologies CEO Mike Cagney (courtesy of Figure Technologies)
Figure Abandons Quest to be U.S. Chartered Crypto Bank After Three-Year Fight
Anchorage Digital stands alone as the only OCC-chartered crypto bank after other efforts have fizzled out or been withdrawn.
Figure Technologies CEO Mike Cagney (courtesy of Figure Technologies)

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That Binance Suit Sure Seems Bigger Than Just a CFTC Case
The implications of the CFTC’s lawsuit against Binance extend well beyond any civil action.
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The Short-Sightedness of Run-Amok Regulators
Ric Edelman, founder of the Digital Assets Council of Financial Professionals, talks about a key reason why crypto’s future looks bleaker: an apparent effort to cut it off fr...
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Brian Brooks in 2021 (CoinDesk TV)
Brian Brooks: U.S. Government Using Crisis to Choke Off Crypto Access to Banks
The former acting head of the OCC said federal regulators are working together to keep crypto assets out of the U.S. banking system.
Brian Brooks in 2021 (CoinDesk TV)

Acting OCC Chief Michael Hsu (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
U.S. Banking Watchdog: You Can’t Trust Crypto Firms Until They Get Federal Oversight
The chief of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency equated the FTX collapse with a well-known 1990s bank failure in arguing for consolidated industry regulators.
Acting OCC Chief Michael Hsu (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)

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U.S. Lawmakers Argue SEC Accounting Policy Undermines Safe Crypto Custody
Rep. Patrick McHenry, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, and Sen. Cynthia Lummis teamed up on a letter questioning regulators about crypto accounting policy.
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Crypto Bank Charter Firm Protego Trust Lays Off Most of Its Workforce: Source
Some employees are still in place and the firm’s operations are ready to launch, but money is a problem, said a person familiar with the situation.
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Banking regulators issued another warning about crypto. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)
US Banking Regulators Warn Banks About Crypto Liquidity Risks
The Federal Reserve and other agencies issued another statement about crypto market vulnerabilities as a threat to U.S. banking.
Banking regulators issued another warning about crypto. (Jesse Hamilton/CoinDesk)