Will the OCC’s clarification that U.S. banks can hold a cryptocurrency’s unique cryptographic keys turn out to be the onramp into a new revenue stream?
In an interpretive letter today, the OCC said that national banks and federal savings associations may provide cryptocurrency custody services for their customers.
As bitcoin and other private digital currencies gain wider acceptance, is a “central bank digital currency” on the way soon?
The OCC today proposed changes to its rules for national bank and federal savings association activities and operations to ensure that they can continue to meet the shifting needs of consumers, businesses and communities.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision is seeking public feedback on how regulators should incorporate “crypto-assets,” including virtual currencies like bitcoin, into bank supervision.
Deputy Treasury Secretary Justin Muzinich put developers of so-called “stablecoins” like Libra on alert today, warning that their governance structures are of concern for U.S. policymakers.
Despite economic headwinds and uncertainties around the Federal Reserve’s next move on interest rates, the banking sector remains strong and healthy, American Bankers Association President and CEO Rob Nichols said today in an interview with Bloomberg TV.
Recent enforcement actions and court decisions are starting to untangle the complexities around crypto.