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Brian Brooks Hints at What’s Next After Binance.US Stint
The former U.S. bank regulator is likely staying within the crypto industry.
Brian Brooks speaks with CoinDesk TV's Christine Lee at the 2021 SALT conference. (CoinDesk archives)

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Figure Raises $200M, Valuing Blockchain Mortgage Firm at $3.2B
The investment was led by 10T Holdings and Morgan Creek Capital Management and included contributions from new and existing investors.
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Ex-OCC Chief Brooks Calls Tesla's Bitcoin Buy a Bit 'Scary' for Rest of World
Brooks said the U.S. money supply will have risen 40% over the last 12 months once the most recent round of stimulus is done.
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Protego Becomes Second Crypto Firm to Win Bank Charter From OCC
The conditional approval from the U.S. banking regulator follows Anchorage's approval last month.
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OCC Chief Brian Brooks Is Stepping Down Thursday
Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks will be stepping down on Jan. 14, he confirmed Wednesday.
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Anchorage Becomes First OCC-Approved National Crypto Bank
The crypto industry has its first federally chartered bank: Anchorage.
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Bitcoin News Roundup for Dec. 7, 2020
With the price of bitcoin struggling to break through $20K and a possible rollback of Trump-era crypto rules in the US, CoinDesk's Market's Daily is back with another crypto news roundup.
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A Former Coinbase Lawyer Is About to Become Acting Head of US Bank Regulator
Brian Brooks, a former Coinbase lawyer and the No. 2 at a U.S. banking regulator, may soon take the top job – at least, temporarily.
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US Regulator Warns Virtual Currency Enables Cyberattacks on Banks
The federal agency that oversees national banks in the US has named virtual currencies as an operational risk.
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US Blockchain Businesses Push for Alternative to State-By-State Licensing
Six blockchain businesses and advocacy groups have submitted public comments to a report released by a US bank regulator earlier this year.
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