The CUPP | Episode 3: A Deep Dive into Digital Assets with NCUA Vice Chairman Kyle Hauptman

Released August 10, 2022

About this episode

Join this sit down with NCUA Vice Chairman Kyle Hauptman for an exploration of his thoughts surrounding digital assets and the underlying blockchain technology, the current regulatory and legislative landscape, and what your credit union needs to know about incorporating emerging technologies and offering members access to buy, sell, and hold digital assets.

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Key Takeaways

  • Explore how the NCUA is evaluating credit union member services related to digital assets and distributed ledger technology
  • Investigate the benefits and risks of digital assets and related technologies
  • Discover the future of digital assets and a potential Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

Presented By

Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU
Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU

Ann Petros was named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in October 2021. In her role, Petros oversees NAFCU’s advocacy on various regulatory developments from federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Petros joined NAFCU in June 2016 as a regulatory affairs counsel and was promoted to senior regulatory affairs counsel in June 2018. Since starting at NAFCU, Petros has led the association’s advocacy on housing finance issues as well as Federal Communications Commission regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

The Honorable Kyle S. Hauptman
The Honorable Kyle S. Hauptman

Kyle S. Hauptman was nominated to serve on the NCUA Board on June 15, 2020. The U.S. Senate confirmed him on December 2, 2020, and he was sworn in as a member of the NCUA Board on December 14, 2020. The NCUA Board approved his designation as Vice Chairman of the NCUA on December 18, 2020. Prior to his joining the NCUA Board, Mr. Hauptman served as Senator Tom Cotton’s (R-Arkansas) advisor on economic policy, as well as Staff Director of the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy.