Weekly Roundup 01/08/21 (Banks can use blockchains, best FinCEN comment letters)

Nic and Matt return for another week of ATHs. In this episode:

  • Coindesk acquires Tradeblock
  • The OCC says that banks can use public blockchains and stablecoins
  • We digest the OCC letter
  • Potential drawbacks to the new OCC guidance
  • Has Brian Brooks had the most successful regulatory term in recent memory?
  • The Treasury’s comment period expires
  • Does the Treasury even have the authority to pass these new rules?
  • Our favorite comment letters in response to the Treasury rules
  • Does JPM’s price call make them hypocrites on the topic of Bitcoin?
  • Ripple’s series C lead investor is suing Ripple
  • Strike announces Strike Global
  • How crypto-based fiat-to-fiat remittances work
  • Our favorite quarterly investor letters

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