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The Wall Street Journal Calls Out SEC Chairman Gensler Over Crypto

The editorial board argues that the bitcoin spot ETF denial amounts to a power grab.

July 8, 2022
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The crypto industry hasn’t been particularly pleased with the SEC under Gary Gensler. In particular, the continued rejections of bitcoin spot ETFs (even after a futures ETF was approved last year) have been particularly irksome – even leading to legal action. In this episode, NLW breaks down a recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal showing that it’s not just the crypto industry that is upset.

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