• Hester Peirce SEC nomination
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    “Crypto Mom” tells Senate crypto is here to stay

    At a hearing for a second term on the Securities and Exchange Commission, Hester Peirce called for clearer regulations on selling cryptocurrencies, and took issue with the project-killing lawsuit against Telegram

    Speaking at a hearing on her nomination for a second term on the Commission, the Republican appointee promised to “redouble” her effort to create such an environment in order to spur innovation and attract new entrants to the industry.

  • COVID-19 spur blockchain adoption
    People,  Politics,  Regulation,  Technology

    Perianne Boring: COVID-19 will spur global blockchain adoption

    The founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce said the stresses the pandemic is putting on global supply chains will accelerate the acceptance and use of digital ledgers

    The COVID-19 crisis will spur global adoption of blockchain, Chamber of Digital Commerce founder and president Perianne Boring predicted. “We’re seeing all kinds of critical systems being stress tested and cracking under the current demands," she said.

  • Coinbase Brian Armstrong Brian Brooks
    People,  Regulation,  United States

    Coinbase loses chief legal officer to U.S. Treasury

    Brian Brooks is leaving the cryptocurrency exchange to become COO of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which regulates and oversees banks in the U.S.

    Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Brian Brooks has been appointed chief operating officer of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Treasury Department announced on March 16. Brooks will also serve as first deputy comptroller of the OCC, which charters, regulates, and supervises banks and savings associations in the United States.