Glimmers of 2023 Policy Emerge in HFSC FTX Autopsy
As anticipated, today’s HFSC session fixated on the intricacies of FTX’s bankruptcy and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s arrest. Incoming Chairman McHenry (R-NC) supported the need for extensive regulation and new law but stressed separating the promise of crypto innovation from fraud committed by bad actors and again slammed the SEC’s strategy of “regulation by enforcement.”
FDIC Again Targets False Advertising, Logo Usage
Moving beyond its last effort at ending misrepresentation of deposit-insurance status (see FSM Report DEPOSITINSURANCE112), the FDIC Board today voted unanimously to issue for public comment a proposed modernization of how the FDIC logo is to be displayed and expand on prior efforts to block crypto firms from implying that they are insured. We will soon provide clients with an in-depth analysis of the NPR, which also follows a CFPB circular (see FSM Report DEPOSITINSURANCE113) on FDIC insurance status misrepresentations in May.
Gruenberg, FDIC Nominees Set for Confirmation
As anticipated, Senate Banking today confirmed the Administration’s slate of FDIC directors, positioning them for approval before adjournment and thus giving the agency a full board for the first time in years. Acting Chairman Gruenberg was approved 13-11, with Sen. Toomey (R-PA) voting for him despite strong objections likely to ensure final action this year on the entire slate.