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U.S. Federal Reserve Creating Specialized Team for Crypto, According to Vice Chair

U.S. Federal Reserve Creating Specialized Team for Crypto, According to Vice Chair

The United States Federal Reserve is taking steps to addressing regulatory uncertainty in the cryptocurrency industry.

The Federal Reserve’s top regulatory official, Vice Chairman Michael Barr, has emphasized the need for appropriate guardrails around crypto assets in his recent speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

While he acknowledged the potential for crypto to transform the financial system, Barr pointed out that the technology’s unregulated nature can pose significant risks to consumers and investors.

As recent events in the crypto industry have demonstrated, millions of people have lost billions of dollars in investments due to the lack of regulatory compliance. Barr noted that customers need adequate information to assess and mitigate their risks, and investors require structural protections that they have relied on for many decades. Without these protections, many have fallen victim to fraud and abuse, some of which have been appropriately classified as “Ponzi schemes” under a high-tech veneer.

To address these challenges, the Federal Reserve is putting together a team of crypto experts to keep the central bank updated on new developments and innovations in the sector. The team will also help enhance the Fed’s supervision of crypto-related activities, which is critical for establishing safety protocols for the crypto market. As Barr explained, the goal is to strike a balance between innovation and safeguards that can benefit both consumers and the financial system.

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The specialized team of experts will also work to support innovation by establishing the guardrails necessary for sustainable, safe, and transparent markets. Barr emphasized the need for appropriate regulation and supervision in the crypto industry, as well as the importance of collaboration between regulators, industry participants, and other stakeholders to achieve these goals.

Overall, Barr’s speech highlights the Federal Reserve’s commitment to ensuring that the crypto industry is appropriately regulated and supervised to protect consumers and investors. By striking a balance between innovation and safeguards, the Fed aims to support the growth and development of the crypto sector while minimizing the risks associated with unregulated activities.

Andrey Kunev

Reporter at CoinsPress

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