OCC’s Brian Brooks thinks that DeFi can root out bias and fraud in traditional banking

In an opinion piece published in the Financial Times on Tuesday, Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks put forward the need to reconfigure banking regulations for an age of algorithms.  Brooks, who currently leads the Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, compared existing banking regulations to traffic laws. He further used the analogy of self-driving cars for new steps in decentralized finance. “Just as the original rules of the road protected us from other drivers, so our current bank regulations exist mainly to prevent human failings,” wrote…

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OCC’s Brian Brooks Says China Owns Bitcoin but Crypto World Disagrees: Chinese Crackdown Pushes Miners Away

Bitcoiners on social media have panned remarks by acting U.S. currency comptroller Brian Brooks that bitcoin is owned by China due to the country’s disproportionate share of the crypto’s mining power. The bitcoiners argue that the disproportionate number of miners stationed in China only means the corresponding block rewards will reflect this imbalance. They add that no country owns bitcoin. Controlling Internet 2.0 According to Brooks, who has been tapped as the substantive director of the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC), bitcoin miners in China possess more than…

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Hedge Fund Manager Brian Kelly Says Increasing Institutional Interest in Bitcoin Down to its Fixed Supply

Hedge fund manager Brian Kelly says the surging number of institutional investors owning bitcoin is down to the digital currency’s core value proposition- a fixed coin supply. On the other hand, the same institutional investor interest is helping to build confidence in the top cryptocurrency while taking away some of the perceived risks. Bitcoin Value Proposition Kelly’s comments follow reports that the European Central Bank (ECB) wants to issue its own digital currency. Speaking in an interview, Kelly, who is the founder of BK Asset Management, dismisses the notion that…

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OCC’s Brian Brooks Against Government Issued Digital Dollar – Supports Regulation of Privately Issued Stablecoins

The acting director of the U.S. Office Comptroller of Currency (OCC) Brian Brooks says the creation of the U.S. digital dollar is a terrible one because the government is not good at building things. Instead, Brooks believes tech companies, which already possess the know-how, to be in a better position to issue stable digital currencies. He says the U.S. government needs to focus on doing what it does best-regulation. Growing Stablecoin Supply The acting comptroller of currency’s comments come as reports suggest the US is currently working on a digital…

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Brian Tockey: Bitcoin, Regression Theorem, and Defining Money

It’s relatively common to see the regression theorem being mentioned in economic discussion, especially when it comes to whether or not something is money. This is surprising because the regression theorem has absolutely nothing to do with money or the definition of money. Regression theorem only involves prices and is really more a direct restatement of common sense. To understand the regression theorem, we must understand the Austrian description of the establishment of prices – where does price come from? How do we know how much to sell good X…

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