The move is likely tied to its bank charter, which was conditionally approved with a two-year period in which it was required to receive approval for its crypto business. SoFi had previously described discussions with the Federal Reserve "to determine whether there is a path to conform our crypto-related activities to the requirements of the Bank Holding Company Act" — this move suggests they decided there was not.
After entering the crypto sector in 2019, the neobank SoFi is jettisoning the blockchain portion of its business by mid-December. Customers are being given the option to move their accounts to Blockchain.com; otherwise their assets will be liquidated.
- "SoFi Is Exiting Crypto With Banking Regulators Stepping Up Scrutiny", Bloomberg [archive]
- SoFi Technologies, Inc. Form 10-K, filed with the SEC