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Yellen Tells Regulators to ‘Act Quickly’ on Stablecoin Rules

  • Treasury convenes President’s Working Group to examine topic
  • Regulators discuss impact on users, markets, national security

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen pushed top U.S. financial regulators to accelerate their consideration of new rules to police so-called stablecoins, a type of cryptocurrency that’s seen rapid recent growth and remains largely unsupervised.

“The secretary underscored the need to act quickly to ensure there is an appropriate U.S. regulatory framework in place,” the Treasury Department said Monday in a statement following a meeting of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. The group “expects to issue recommendations in the coming months,” according to the statement.