BREAKDOWN: Why Is the Fed so Scared of Stablecoins?

Last month’s FOMC meeting minutes show crypto and stablecoins came up for the first time ever as an official topic at a key Federal Reserve meeting. 

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On this edition of “The Breakdown’s Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at:

  • News that Brian Brooks left Binance.US after a fundraise proved unsuccessful 
  • Why Coinbase is investing $500B in crypto 
  • The Fed’s discussion of stablecoins at last month’s FOMC meeting 
  • Which nations rank atop Chainalysis’ new adoption index 

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