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 Oct. 27) featured a range 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 more convenient for folks to do a lot of things,” including moving their crypto holdings from place to another. By recognizing that people do find such instruments valuable, regulators need to make sure that the actions they take preserve value while also addressing regulatory concerns around financial stability and investor protection, she said.
Michael Saylor on the crypto outlook
Michael Saylor told Barron’s senior writer Avi Salzman about how the company ended up with about $7 billion worth of bitcoin
on its balance sheet, as well a what type of investor would opt to buy shares of his company as opposed to bitcoin itself.
Breaking down DeFi
MarketWatch’s Frances Yue interviewed Sushiswap’s Rachel Chu and Aave’s Nicolo Stewen about decentralized finance, breaking down how it works, as well as the benefits and risks around it.
Crypto going mainstream
Robinhood Crypto’s Christine Brown, J.P. Morgan’s Christine Moy, and Visa’s Cuy Sheffield talked with Emily Nicolle of Financial News about what investors in the finance sector should know as major financial institutions offer crypto related services and adopt blockchain technologies.
Follow the crypto money
Eric Peters of One River Asset Management and Ava Labs’ John Wu joined Barron’s deputy editor Ben Levisohn to talk about the crypto innovators getting funding from VCs and other major investors.