Before the announcement regarding Anchorage early this morning, yesterday I had the opportunity to interview Brian Brooks who is serving as Comptroller of the Currency and has faced a challenging time during Covid-19 in leading the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Brooks shared as of last night two breaking news items:
- That the OCC’s ‘Payments Charter’ is now available for applicants as promised by the Comptroller;
- That the Comptroller has indicated a ‘National Trust Charter’ is a pathway for crypto banks;
- That, along with the Anchorage announcement today, there are additional crypto firms in the door with the OCC who are going after the Trust Charter.