FSB Sees Climate-Risk Disclosure, Analytical Progress
The FSB today released a progress report on its Roadmap for Addressing Climate-Related Financial Risks that updates work toward the four key goals identified in its 2021 Roadmap. Progress is evident via the International Sustainability Standards Board’s (ISSB) disclosure standards, with the FSB urging IOSCO quickly to endorse them.
New Lummis-Gillibrand Crypto Bill Faces Steep Odds
Sens. Lummis (R-WY) and Gillibrand (D-NY) yesterday introduced an updated version of their comprehensive crypto bill (see FSM Report CRYPTO28). Changes include increased consumer protection provisions, AML penalties, proof-of-reserves and asset segregation requirements, requirements for all cryptoassets – aside from truly decentralized ones – to register with the CFTC and requirements also for all payment stablecoins to be issued by financial institutions.
FTC Settlement May Signal Move into Crypto Regulation
Wading into crypto regulation, the FTC today reached a settlement with the crypto platform Celsius Network, permanently barring it from handling customer assets and charging three executives with misleading customers. It remains to be seen if the FTC expands its enforcement scope to other crypto entities under SEC scrutiny for investor-related risks, but a growing FTC presence in this sector could cast a formidable shadow given the CFPB’s more limited enforcement powers.