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"The Hash" hosts weigh in on the biggest stories shaping the crypto industry today, including ARK Invest founder Cathie Wood says the U.S. is 'losing' the bitcoin movement due to regulation. This comes as Elon Musk offers a warning about dogecoin. Separately, TRM Labs notes that attacks on token protocols and crypto projects dropped 70% in Q1 2023 compared to the same period last year. And, new research from both Chainalysis and Elliptic have put a number on how much fentanyl trade is done in crypto.

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This episode has been edited by senior producer Michele Musso and the executive producer is Jared Schwartz. Our theme song is “Neon Beach.”