Crypto markets are under the gun from SEC Chairman Gary Gensler’s ‘regulation by enforcement’ policy. Meanwhile, a divided political landscape creates gridlock on Capitol Hill. Democratic Representative Ritchie Torres (NY-15) claims regulators have overstepped their bounds, while generational divide in the Democratic party slows appropriate regulatory legislation from passing.

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Show highlights:

  • Why stablecoins are less dangerous than fractional reserve banking
  • How the current system fails to protect retail investors
  • Why Democrats and Republicans have flipped traditional stances on regulation
  • Increased skepticism after the FTX meltdown
  • Regulation by enforcement an abuse of power
  • If and when a digital asset is an investment contract
  • What he views as Prometheum’s planned political stunt
  • Resolving crypto’s long term problems responsibly

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