Banking Regulators Crypto Oversight - The WAGMI Journal #28

I thought they said it's all just a fad?

In today’s issue:

The crypto market continues to chop sideways with the global crypto market cap sitting slightly above $2.7 trillion. P2E gaming and Metaverse-related tokens are continuing to gain traction. In other news, US banking agencies released their crypto oversight road map, Niantic Labs (the people behind Pokemon GO) enter the Metaverse, and India continues to flip flop its crypto regulation.

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📰Market News

⎆US Banking Regulators Crypto Oversight Road Map

The Federal Reserve and other US banking agencies have released an agenda outlining their focus on crypto oversight which includes aspects such as custody, lending, and many more. The agenda doesn’t directly affect any current regulations, but officials want to expand on it throughout 22 to provide greater clarity on what banks can and can’t do with crypto assets.

⎆Pokemon GO Creator Niantic Labs Enter the Metaverse

Partnering with Fold, the Augmented Reality powerhouse will provide the technology for Fold to enable its users to catch Bitcoin rewards. Similar to Pokemon GO, Fold users will be able to get rewards (instead of catching Pokemon) while exploring the world around them. Even though not many details have been announced, Niantic's move to the Metaverse is an exciting one considering the firm’s previous success with a real product, Pokemon GO.

⎆India to Propose Prohibiting All Private Cryptocurrencies

At this point, one might even have to wonder if we should care about crypto news coming from India. A new bill was proposed to help India’s central bank create an official digital currency. The contents of the bill haven’t been finalized, but it also seeks to prohibit all private crypto in India. USDT/Indian Rupee crashed ~20% from its peg before recovering in a few hours.

My take:

It is not surprising for a developing country to do this. Having lived in one myself, the vested interests of multiple political and corporate entities are just too great. Nepotism, corruption, lobbying, “collaboration”, or whatever you want to call it is much more apparent. Simply put, everyone wants a piece of the pie. And if they don’t get their shares, they will continue to poke any piece of legislation, delaying a clean conclusion industry participants are waiting for.

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