Crypto regulators need to realize that instruments like stablecoins are valuable to investors, Securities and Exchange Commission member Hester Peirce said Wednesday at MarketWatch’s Investing in Crypto event.
The second day of the online forum (the first session took place on October 27) featured a series of panel discussions on the expanding world of digital assets.
Here are some highlights:
Peirce told Carleton English of Barron’s that stablecoins “make it easier for people to do a lot of things,” including moving their crypto holdings from one place to another. Recognizing that people find these instruments valuable, regulators need to ensure that the actions they take preserve value while addressing regulatory concerns about financial stability and investor protection, she said.
Michael Saylor on the crypto outlook
MSTR from MicroStrategy Inc.,
Michael Saylor told Barron’s senior writer how the company ended up with around $ 7 billion worth of bitcoin BTCUSD,
on their balance sheet, as well as the type of investor who would choose to buy shares in their company as opposed to bitcoin itself.
Break down DeFi
Frances Yue of MarketWatch interviewed Rachel Chu of Sushiswap and Nicolo Stewen of Aave about decentralized finance, describing how it works, as well as the benefits and risks that surround it.
Crypto goes mainstream
Christine Brown of Robinhood Crypto, Christine Moy of JP Morgan and Cuy Sheffield of Visa spoke with Emily Nicolle of Financial News about what financial sector investors should know as large financial institutions offer crypto-related services and embrace the blockchain technologies.
Follow crypto money
Eric Peters of One River Asset Management and John Wu of Ava Labs joined Barron Associate Editor-in-Chief Ben Levisohn to talk about crypto innovators getting funding from VCs and other major investors.