US Securities and Trade Fee (SEC) commissioner Hester Peirce has mentioned that the stablecoin market has attracted a number of consideration this previous week and that the sector may very well be taking a look at “stricter” rules.
The highest SEC official mentioned this in feedback made throughout an internet dialogue organised by the Official Financial and Monetary Establishments Discussion board (OMFIF). That is an impartial assume tank on central banking and financial coverage headquartered in London, UK.
A information report by Reuters quotes the SEC official as saying that one place more likely to “see some motion is round stablecoins.” She added that this follows occasions this week which have helped shine a highlight on the sector.
Hester’s feedback got here at OMFIF’s annual Digital Financial Institute symposium, whose panel additionally included Algorand CEO Steve Kokinos and former CFTC chair Timothy Massad.
UST depeg and LUNA’s collapse
Certainly, this week has seen the cryptocurrency market rocked by the crushing lack of greenback parity by the stablecoin TerraUSD (USD). The UST token fell as little as $0.25, shedding its peg to the greenback by 75% amid rumours of a coordinated assault.
Other than that, the algorithmic stablecoin’s depegging has despatched the Terra (LUNA) coin to close zero (at the moment at $0.01), and a cascade of sell-off strain has additionally pushed Bitcoin value to lows final seen in January 2021.
And with the stablecoin turmoil additionally seeing Tether (USDT) lose its peg earlier on Thursday, a more durable regulatory framework may very well be ‘nearer’ certainly.