Straight Outta Comptroller

Market Meditations | June 3, 2022

The aftermath of Terra’s crash continues to resonate throughout the cryptocurrency world. As feared, some regulators and officials are framing it as a cautionary tale, indicative of widespread risk in the digital assets market.

  • The acting Comptroller of the Currency, Michael Hsu, has taken a position of warning against crypto and stablecoins, saying: Part of the reason that Terra was able to grow so quickly, [was that] it was hyped and there were some attractive yields that were not sustainable put onto it.”
  • Hsu claims the fallout of the UST crash could translate to a risk of contagion in the entire crypto market as other coins and tokens continue bearish action.
  • Cryptocurrency advocates have been calling for regulators to weigh in to provide clarity on a range of topics in the industry for years.
  • The downfall of a major network worth billions of dollars has drawn mainstream attention. 
  • They say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, so maybe having Capitol Hill’s attention will galvanize financial oversight bodies to provide some insight into an emerging industry.

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