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"The Hash" hosts discuss some of the top stories facing the crypto industry today, including hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones saying that bitcoin (BTC) has become less attractive thanks to an unfriendly regulatory picture in the United States. Separately, the SEC wants to revise a $22 million penalty set on crypto startup LBRY to $111,614, according to court documents. And, Worldcoin, the crypto project led by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, is reportedly "in advanced talks" on a new round of funding worth $100 million. Finally, CoinDesk Chief Insights Columnist David Z. Morris sheds light on the ties between Sam Bankman-Fried and disgraced Congressman George Santos.

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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.”