What FATF’s Latest Guidance Means for DeFi, Stablecoins and Self-Hosted Wallets

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)’s long-awaited update to its guidance on virtual assets lays out a comprehensive set of guidelines to regulate the quickly evolving cryptocurrency space. With this update released, digital assets firms in the coming years are likely to encounter more clarity on anti-money-laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regulations […]

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The US Treasury’s Stablecoin Report Would Treat Issuers Like Banks, but Doesn’t Address How

The President’s Working Group on Financial Markets wants prudential bank regulators to oversee stablecoin issuers. You’re reading State of Crypto, a CoinDesk newsletter looking at the intersection of cryptocurrency and government. Click here to sign up for future editions. The narrative The Biden Administration published its long-anticipated stablecoin report yesterday, confirming that the President’s Working […]

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Is the Dollar Doomed?

The dollar’s predominance in the global financial system has given the United States enormous financial and geopolitical power that hurts its rivals and rankles even its allies. The uncomfortable reality that other countries face is that the preeminence of the dollar makes it difficult for them to avoid the dollar-based financial system, tying them to […]

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Jodie Gunzberg, MD of CoinDesk Indexes, on the Future of Crypto Indexes

A seasoned finance veteran with over two decades of financial product management and indexing experience, Jodie Gunzberg recently has joined CoinDesk to direct the product strategy of its industry-leading crypto indexes at TradeBlock. Before joining CoinDesk, Jodie amassed an unparalleled resume that includes the recent roles of Chief Institutional Investment Strategist at Morgan Stanley and […]

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