This episode is sponsored by Ciphertrace.

"The Hash" tackles today's hot topics: Sui, a buzzy new layer 1 blockchain founded by ex-Meta Platforms employees, finally makes its debut. The White House is proposing a 30% tax on electricity used for crypto mining.  French senators are proposing easing up on crypto ads by social media influencers.  Plus, the new meme coin pepe (PEPE) is experiencing profit-taking after huge price spikes since its debut a few weeks ago.

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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.”