November 4, 2021
On November 1, 2021, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, joined by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), issued its expected report (Report) on stablecoins, a type of digital asset that has recently grown significantly in market capitalization and importance to the broader digital asset markets.
Noting gaps in the regulation of stablecoins, the Report makes the following principal recommendations:
- Congress should promptly enact legislation to provide a “consistent and comprehensive” federal prudential framework for stablecoins –
- Stablecoin issuers should be required to be insured depository institutions
- Custodial wallet providers that hold stablecoins on behalf of customers should be subject to federal oversight and risk-management standards
- Stablecoin issuers…