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Special Report: UK’s Unsettled Crypto Regulatory Landscape

CoinDesk reporter Camomile Shumba provides an in-depth look at the state and future of crypto regulation in the U.K.

February 9, 2023

On “Carpe Consensus,” hosts Ben Schiller, Danny Nelson and Cam Thompson dive into the latest crypto news. Plus: a special audio feature with CoinDesk reporter Camomile Shumba.

  • [2:11] Inside the Desk: Venture capitalists might not get punished for investing in FTX. But should they?
  • [10:13] Camomile Shumba joins to explain the fraught state of crypto regulation in the U.K. as crypto firms and the Financial Conduct Authority blame each other for the industry’s exodus.
  • [16:59] Special audio report: Interviews with James Alleyne, Jill Lorimer and Dr. Lisa Cameron, MP on the state and future of the U.K.’s crypto regulation.
  • [29:58] Cam’s Corner: Luxury brand Hermès' case against the creator of MetaBirkin the NFT collection is “in the bag.”

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“Carpe Consensus” is executive produced by Jared Schwartz and produced and edited by Eleanor Pahl. This episode’s special segment featured Camomile Shumba and interviews with James Alleyne, Jill Lorimer and Dr. Lisa Cameron, MP. Additional writing and arrangement by Eleanor Pahl and Camomile Shumba, with additional production assistance from Adrian Blust.