Coy Garrison, former counsel to SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce and partner at Steptoe & Johnson, discusses the role of regulation in the crypto industry and what the SEC could be doing to make crypto a better space. Show notes:

  • how Coy started working with crypto
  • why Coy decided to leave the SEC
  • why recent comments by SEC chair Gary Gensler made him hopeful in how the SEC approaches crypto
  • how the crypto industry has grown and evolved over the years
  • whether the regulations are impeding innovation in the crypto space
  • how stablecoins should be regulated
  • what Coy thinks about the UST collapse
  • what is the SEC’s take on decentralization
  • whether ETH is centralized and whether it is a commodity 
  • why the SEC has not approved a BTC spot ETF

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