Yesterday’s Hearing Was Crypto’s Most Positive Interaction with the US Government, Ever



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Yesterday the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the future of digital assets. Shockingly to almost everyone, the tone was respectful, collegial and considered, and lawmakers seemed genuinely interested in working toward a greater understanding of the industry.

In today’s episode, NLW covers why the hearing felt different as well as key themes like U.S. dollar hegemony and the rebranding of crypto to “Web 3.”

See also: LIVE BLOG: House Meets on Crypto Regulation

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Dark Crazed Cap” by Isaac Joel. Image credit: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.


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