Tag: brian brooks

Jan 14 2021

Blockchain Bites: OCC’s Head Stepping Down, Anchorage to Become First National ‘Digital Asset Bank’

Brian Brooks finalized the controversial Fair Access to Banking rule in what could be his last act in office.

Jan 13 2021

OCC Chief Brian Brooks Is Stepping Down Thursday

Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks will be stepping down on Jan. 14, he confirmed Wednesday.

Financial Censorship After Capitol Riot ‘Truly Chilling,’ Says OCC Chief Brian Brooks

“Money might be controlled by a handful of elites,” the departing bank regulator said at a Wednesday event. “Crypto is about freedom.”

Jan 12 2021

Brian Brooks, Crypto-Friendly Bank Regulator, Expected to Step Down This Week: Report

The Acting OCC head will reportedly end his brief tenure running the federal banking regulator by the end of the week.

Jan 05 2021

Most Important Crypto Regulation Yet? Banks Can Treat Public Blockchains Like SWIFT and ACH

A new interpretive letter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency paves the way for stablecoins and public blockchains to be fully integrated in the financial infrastructure.

Jan 04 2021

US Federal Regulator Says Banks Can Conduct Payments Using Stablecoins

Jan 04 2021 Published at CoinDesk under tags  banks brian brooks news occ policy & regulation

Banks can act as nodes on a blockchain or conduct payments using stablecoins, the OCC said Monday.

Dec 04 2020

US House Financial Services Chair Waters Recommends Joe Biden Rescind OCC Crypto Guidance

House Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters told President-elect Joe Biden to undo the OCC's crypto guidance after he takes office next year.

Bitcoin No More A Bubble Says Brian Brooks

Earlier this evening Brian Brooks currently appointed as acting comptroller at OCC said in an interview that Bitcoin is beyond its so called bubble phase and institutional has already started. Real...

OCC Chief Hints at Coming ‘Good’ Actions on Crypto by End of Trump’s Term

Dec 04 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  brian brooks news occ policy & regulation

Brooks hinted at a flurry of crypto clarity actions in the next 6 weeks that could drive more institutions into the asset class.

Nov 19 2020

A Crypto Ally as Top US Bank Regulator?

President Trump has nominated former Coinbase counsel Brian Brooks to a full five-year term as Comptroller of the Currency, but will he be confirmed in time?

Nov 18 2020

Crypto-Friendly OCC Chief Hints At More Crypto Banks Coming Soon

As the cryptocurrency market marches ahead for the next bull run, the buzz for crypto banks is on the rise. In his recent interview with Forbes, Brian Books, the acting chief of the Office of the Comptroller of the...

Nov 17 2020

Crypto-Friendly Brooks Gets Nod to Serve 5-Year Term Leading Bank Regulator

Nov 17 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  brian brooks news occ policy & regulation

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has nominated Acting Comptroller Brian Brooks to take on a more permanent role leading the bank regulator.

Nov 11 2020

US Representatives Rip OCC, Brooks for ‘Excessive Focus’ on Crypto

Nov 11 2020 Published at CoinDesk under tags  brian brooks crypto custody news occ stablecoins

Congressional Democrats blasted the OCC and Acting Comptroller Brooks for spending time on crypto during a pandemic.

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