This episode is sponsored by Ciphertrace.

"The Hash" tackles today's hot topics, including a bill proposed by New York Attorney General Letitia James that would give the New York Department of Financial Services stronger authority to regulate digital assets. Separately, the average fee per Bitcoin transaction rose this week to $7.25, the highest since July 2021. And, a federal judge is keeping the freeze on $35 million in crypto assets held by SpartacusDAO. MeWe CEO Jeffrey Edell also joins the conversation, discussing how the social media app is bringing frequency blockchain's self-sovereign identity to its 20 million users.

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This episode has been edited by Ryan Huntington. The senior producer is Michele Musso and the executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”