Gary Gensler’s confirmation hearing and Warren’s appearance on cable financial news give us a preview of crypto’s place in a new political landscape.

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Today on the Brief:

  • PayPal acquiring Curv for $500 million?
  • Traditional markets are very confused
  • Portnoy launches Buzz exchange-traded fund

Our main discussion: NLW looks at the emerging political landscape for crypto in the U.S. Specifically, he examines:

  • Gary Gensler’s hearing before the Senate Banking Committee on his nomination to head the SEC
  • Elizabeth Warren’s comments (or non-comments) about bitcoin on cable TV

See also: Warren Says Yellen Left No Room for Ambiguity in ‘Speculative’ Bitcoin Comments

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