U.S. Regulators Raise Concern With Stablecoin Digital Currency – The Wall Street Journal

Top U.S. financial regulators said they are prepared to take action to address risks to the financial system posed by stablecoins, but first are pushing Congress to enact comprehensive legislation providing oversight of the form of digital currency.

The rapid growth of digital assets, including stablecoins—digital currencies pegged to national currencies like the U.S. dollar—is “an important potential emerging vulnerability,” regulators on the Financial Stability Oversight Council, or FSOC, said in their annual report released Friday. The report noted highly volatile prices and the potential for fraud as possible risks in the space.

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