• stablecoin bank runs
    Europe,  Regulation

    ECB fears stablecoin ‘bank runs’

    According to the European Central Bank, a panicked “stablecoin run’ could cause damage that spreads into the traditional banking and financial system

    Specifically, the ECB said stablecoins are vulnerable to so-called liquidity “runs” if consumers fear that the token may lose its value. In such instances, the stablecoin may stop functioning normally and its redemption may not be possible in the usual way.

  • Ari Paul crypto predictions
    Cryptocurrencies,  Regulation

    Regulation could reshape crypto exchanges within two years

    BlockTower Capital co-founder Ari Paul thinks a separate ecosystem for ‘clean’ coins will soon emerge, meaning exchanges will only allow withdrawals to whitelisted addresses

    In a Twitter thread, Ari Paul said he believes a separate ecosystem for “clean” coins will soon emerge where digital assets can be traced to a regulated institution. This could pave the way for a murky underworld where laundering ill-gotten crypto becomes big business.

  • FATF stablecoin report
    Regulation

    FATF calls for clampdown on ‘so-called stablecoins’ in new report

    The Financial Action Task Force warns stablecoins have a ‘propensity for mass adoption makes them more vulnerable to be used by criminals and terrorists’

    When a powerful international financial oversight body releases a report on “so-called stablecoins,” you just know it isn’t going to be comfortable reading.

  • Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
    Regulation

    Mnuchin: stricter crypto AML rules coming ‘very quickly’

    At a Senate Finance Committee hearing, the Treasury Secretary said FinCEN was prepping to release ‘significant’ new requirements for virtual currencies

    The U.S. is joining regulators around the globe in moving to enforce tougher cryptocurrency anti-money laundering policies, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday.