Fiat Freeway: Anchorage Receives OCC Approval to Become a Federally Chartered Bank and Brian P. Brooks Steps Down From the OCC

Last week, ‘Fiat Freeway’ examined the most recent interpretive letter on digital assets from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC).  We’ve also previously covered GMO-Z.com Trust Company Inc.’s trust charter approval from the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), Visa’s novel offline payment system (OPS) protocol for CBDC, Paxos’ […]
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Jan 20, 2021, 11:05AM UTC

Fiat Freeway: Visa adds a novel CBDC Protocol to its Growing Digital Ecosystem

Last week, ‘Fiat Freeway’ examined Paxos’ $142M Series C fundraising and FinCEN’s newly proposed KYC rules for digital wallets. We’ve also previously covered the influx of applications by digital asset firms seeking to obtain banking licenses, recent digital asset industry backlash from Capitol Hill, China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DC/EP) progress in the second half […]
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Dec 30, 2020, 12:00PM UTC

Fiat Freeway: Paxos Closes its $142M Series C Round, FinCEN’s Coming for Self-hosted Wallets

Last week, ‘Fiat Freeway’ focused on the latest influx of applications by digital asset firms seeking to obtain banking licenses, which is likely a reaction to authorities’ actions. We’ve also previously covered recent digital asset industry backlash from Capitol Hill, China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DC/EP) progress in the second half of 2020, the ECB’s […]
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Dec 23, 2020, 12:00PM UTC

Fiat Freeway: Digital Asset Firms React to Authorities Recent Actions by Filing for Banking Licenses

Last week, ‘Fiat Freeway’ laid out the recent backlash that the digital assets and financial services industries are facing from Capitol Hill. We’ve also previously covered China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DC/EP) progress in the second half of 2020, the ECB’s ‘digital euro’ initiative, the Fed’s classification of CBDC literature, Norges Bank’s study on CBDC […]
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Dec 16, 2020, 12:00PM UTC

Fiat Freeway: Digital Assets Face Backlash from Capitol Hill

Last week, ‘Fiat Freeway’ examined China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DC/EP) progress in the second half of 2020. We’ve also previously covered the ECB’s ‘digital euro’ initiative, the Fed’s classification of CBDC literature, Norges Bank’s study on CBDC ‘Safe Asset’ Funding, an ECB Board Member’s stablecoin speech in Frankfurt, Circle’s blog post on using stablecoins […]
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Dec 9, 2020, 11:35AM UTC

Fiat Freeway: China’s DCEP Progress in H2 2020

Last week, ‘Fiat Freeway’ reviewed an ECB Board Member’s stablecoin speech in Frankfurt, Circle’s blog post on using stablecoins for US foreign policy in Venezuela, and a BIS paper on “rigid stablecoins” from the late Bank of Amsterdam. To date, we’ve mostly covered CBDC updates, including the ECB’s ‘digital euro’ initiative, the Fed’s classification of […]
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Dec 2, 2020, 12:00PM UTC

DeFi lending continues to grow

The Block Research explores relevant DeFi lending protocols that have been showing strong growth alongside recent price performance.
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Dec 1, 2020, 11:22AM UTC

Fiat Freeway: Norges Bank studies CBDC’s effect on ‘Safe Asset’ Funding

The Central Bank of Norway, Norges Bank, released its ‘The demand for safe liquid assets and the implications of issuing a Central Bank Digital Currency for bank funding instruments’ report on Friday, November 6th. It is the third report on CBDC published by Norges Bank to date, and a fourth report is scheduled for release […]
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Nov 18, 2020, 12:00PM UTC
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