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

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


Bitcoin is booming again as crypto-bull Brian Brooks pushes through his “open access” banking rules before stepping down as the top U.S.  banking regulator.

Top shelf

Going public?
The Winklevoss twins are considering taking Gemini Trust, the cryptocurrency exchange and custodian founded in 2014, public, according to a Bloomberg interview. “We are definitely considering it and making sure that we have that option. We are watching the market and we are also having internal discussions on whether it makes sense,” Cameron Winklevoss said. The firm released the Gemini Credit Card offering cryptocurrency rewards today.

Race for adoption
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are lagging behind in crypto adoption, according to a new research note from the Australian investment bank Macquarie. “It is still unclear how entrenched private cryptos will become before CBDCs become a viable alternative for more efficient transactions,” with central banks at risk of losing control over the monetary system if so. While crypto

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