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The FDIC is looking for feedback on insured depository institutions’ current and potential digital asset activities.
According to the agency, there are “novel and unique considerations” related to digital assets—often called digital currency or cryptocurrency—and “given that banks are increasingly exploring the emerging digital asset ecosystem,” information gathered will help inform FDIC’s understanding of industry and consumer interests. 

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The FDIC in the coming days will issue a request for information to seek additional information on how banks are using or planning to use digital assets, and “what, if anything, the FDIC should be doing in this space,” FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams said in remarks during an industry event yesterday.

Community Banking

American Bankers Association President and CEO Rob Nichols today said that the rapid convergence of banking and technology is important and benefits consumers, but emphasized that “there should be some degree of levelness as it pertains to supervision and consumer protection,” for new market entrants offering bank-like services.

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