Crypto Regulation: The Empire Strikes Back

The past few weeks in crypto news recall that title of the second movie from the original Star Wars trilogy. U.S. regulators are eyeing crypto regulation for protection and territory. As Bloomberg reports this week, “Crypto faces a reckoning in Washington as U.S. regulators prepare to clamp down on the rapidly growing industry.”

I won’t belabor the point, but will provide a list of articles this week on the two primary FinTech themes this year: institutional acceptance and government regulation of digital assets (aka crypto) regulation and the adoption and acquisition of buy-now, pay-later (BNPL).

Treasury to Flag Stablecoin Perils as U.S. Readies Clampdown

US states clamp down on crypto yield products from Celsius Network.

SEC Chief Reiterates Call for Cryptocurrency Regulation

Fidelity: Most Institutional Investors Open to Crypto, Want an ETF

Digital-Asset Dossier: The crypto projects at Wall Street’s 10 top banks, from Goldman Sachs to JPMorgan

Big credit card issuers make their moves in buy now/pay later

BNPL benefits from venture capital haul

BNPL everywhere

– Collin Canright