Yellen Says FTX Collapse Shows Weaknesses of Entire Crypto Sector — Fed’s Brainard Pushes for Strong Regulation

Yellen Says FTX Collapse Shows Weaknesses of Entire Crypto Sector — Fed’s Brainard Pushes for Strong Regulation


U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Federal Reserve Vice Chair Lael Brainard have stressed the need for strong crypto regulation. Yellen said the FTX collapse shows “the weaknesses” of the entire crypto sector while Brainard cautioned that failures from one platform are “spilling over into elsewhere.”

Yellen: Crypto Needs ‘Very Careful Regulation’

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen shared her concerns regarding the implosion of cryptocurrency exchange FTX Saturday in an interview with Bloomberg. She stressed that FTX’s failure has reinforced her view that the crypto market requires “very careful regulation,” emphasizing that “It shows the weaknesses of this entire sector.”

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Yellen compared crypto markets to developed financial markets with better investor protection rules, adding:

In other regulated exchanges, you would have segregation of customer assets.

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