This episode is sponsored by Ciphertrace.

"The Hash" hosts break down some of the top stories shaping the crypto industry today, including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman testifying before Congress on artificial intelligence oversight. Separately, Bitcoin technology and financial services company River has raised $35 million in a Series B round, with participation from billionaire investor Peter Thiel. Plus, lessons learned from a social experiment called GREED.

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