This episode is sponsored by Circle and NEAR.

Think tanks are research institutions with an evidence-based approach. They have recently been called upon to provide data points for crypto to support informed policy decision-making.

On this episode of “Money Reimagined,” hosts Michael Casey and Sheila Warren speak with Josh Lipsky, the senior director of the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center, where he manages the Atlantic Council's CBDC's tracker project, and John Soroushian the senior associate director for technology at the Bipartisan Policy Center, to discuss the big focus areas for crypto research agendas over the next year and predictions for the upcoming congressional session.

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This episode was produced and edited by Michele Musso with announcements by Adam B. Levine and our executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Shepard.”