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Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
OCC Wants Banks to Seek Permission Before Offering Crypto Services
The letter comes as the OCC gears up for further digital asset regulation alongside other bank regulators.
Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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US Regulators Plan to Define Legal Bank Activities Around Crypto in 2022
The interagency sprint team was composed of the OCC, FDIC and Fed.
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Public Banking vs. Open-Source Money: What Omarova for OCC Means
The controversial nominee to lead the national banking regulator has been a critic of this controversial industry.
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Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and President Joe Biden. A new report from a presidential commission calls for regulation of stablecoins like tether – by any means necessary. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Why Stablecoin Regulation Isn’t ‘Urgent’
The risks are real, but today’s report looks like a power grab.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and President Joe Biden. A new report from a presidential commission calls for regulation of stablecoins like tether – by any means necessary. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Trump Banking Regulator Determined Banks Should Be Allowed to Trade Crypto: Report
But the OCC staff’s ruling was never made public.
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Cornell University Professor Saule Omarova (Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)
In Defense of OCC Nominee Saule Omarova
Right-wing critics have dismissed the Cornell academic as a dangerous socialist. But her actual views bear more investigation.
Cornell University Professor Saule Omarova (Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)

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Crypto Finally Makes the Cut in OCC’s 2022 Bank Supervision Operating Plan
Though the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has been looking into the crypto industry since at least 2018, this is the first time crypto has been included in the regulator’s annual operating plan.
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Cornell University Professor Saule Omarova (Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)
Biden to Nominate Crypto Critic as Top Bank Regulator: Report
Cornell University Professor Saule Omarova has criticized cryptocurrencies in the past.
Cornell University Professor Saule Omarova (Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs)

White House Agenda Depends On Navigating Congressional Thicket
Acting OCC Chief Tells Senate Panel Crypto Custody Charter Is Under Review
In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Michael Hsu said some past crypto initiatives had not been done “in coordination with all stakeholders.”
White House Agenda Depends On Navigating Congressional Thicket

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Who in Crypto Met With Brian Brooks When He Ran OCC? Here's His Calendar
As Donald Trump’s national bank regulator, Brooks met with a wide range of crypto market participants, from Fortune 500 execs to DeFi protocol founders, documents show.
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