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Are Gary Gensler's Crypto Battles Crossing Into Mainstream Politics?

A new op-ed in the Wall Street Journal extends the SEC head’s argument that crypto is just like any other type of financial asset.

August 23, 2022

This episode is sponsored by Nexo.ioChainalysis and FTX US.

Today on “The Breakdown,” NLW explores Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler’s latest op-ed on crypto regulation, in the Wall Street Journal. NLW also explores whether conservative accusations of overreach are moving a crypto industry battle into the political mainstream.

“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and research by Scott Hill. Jared Schwartz is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. Music behind our sponsors today is “The Now” by Aaron Sprinkle and “The Life We Had” by Moments. Image credit: Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at