BIS Finds New Shadow Crypto Finance, Risks in Spotlight
The BIS yesterday released a paper concluding that, while bank exposures in this high-risk sector are small in aggregate, digital assets nonetheless pose systemic risks.
Commerce Asks About CBDC, Payment System
Following the direction of the President’s digital asset executive order (see Client Report CRYPTO26), the Department of Commerce today released a request for comment on enhancing US competitiveness in this sector.
Barr Breezes By
Today’s Senate Banking confirmation hearing with Michael Barr showed the Fed vice-chair nominee in careful form likely to assure him confirmation despite strong GOP opposition.
CFPB Tells States to Flex Their Enforcement Muscles
Turning again to actions outside the direct reach of public notice-and-comment requirements, the CFPB today issued an interpretive rule essentially encouraging states to enforce federal consumer-protection standards.
Fed Finalizes FedNow Framework
The Fed today issued a final rule laying out the legal framework governing the FedNow instant payment service it is racing to roll out (see FSM Report PAYMENT20).