This episode is sponsored by Nexo.io, Quantstamp and EY.

The tone in Washington has shifted over the past year, with lawmakers joining regulators in recognizing that the crypto industry should be taken seriously.

But how does Washington actually see crypto?

To answer this question, “Money Reimagined” host Sheila Warren is joined by two guests intimately familiar with the attitudes of Capitol Hill: Cory Gardner, former senator and representative from Colorado, and Niki Christoff, CEO of Washington-based strategic consultancy Christoff & Co. and host of the podcast “Tech’ed Up.”

The trio debate Washington’s perceptions of crypto, and how that perception might impact future policy decisions. The speed of innovation in the crypto industry is bound to create educational gaps for lawmakers, while policy lags even further behind. How can the crypto industry present itself in digestible and compelling ways for those in Washington?

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This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Our theme song is “Shepard.”