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The New Crypto Policy Blueprint, With Kristin Smith
The executive director of the Blockchain Association gives the lay of the Washington, D.C., land.
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A16z Elevates Former US CFTC Commissioner Quintenz to Policy Chief
Brian Quintenz, who served at the agency that’s expected to oversee crypto trading, has dabbled in industry advisory roles since leaving the CFTC last year.
Brian Quintenz, former commissioner at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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The Fight for DeFi in Washington, D.C., With Miller Whitehouse-Levine
A discussion of the state of regulatory discourse around decentralized finance.
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Ex-House Speaker, Former Justice Official Join US Policy Crew Assembled by Paradigm
Former lawmakers and officials from both U.S. parties will join academic and political leaders in a new council meant to advise on crypto policy after the midterm elections.
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Warren, Ocasio-Cortez Ask Regulators to Clarify Stance on Crypto Hires
The U.S. lawmakers asked how long an individual is barred from seeking employment in an industry he or she has regulated.
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Crypto Industry's Growing Sway in Shaping US States' Laws: NY Times
The article, the second deep dive into crypto by the newspaper in the last month, highlights mainstream media's increased coverage of the space.
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DC Lobbying Group Expands to New York State Capital
The crypto trade association’s new office in Albany will act as a foothold for state-level lobbying.
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The Senate Meets the Cyber-Hornets: The Nascent Crypto Lobby Is Actually Effective
Policymakers are forced to listen as backlash to the infrastructure bill continues.
Breakdown 8.3.21 senate meets crypto-hornets

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DeFi Gets Proactive About Policy Thanks to a $20M Grant From the Uniswap Community
"Currently DeFi is not at the table – but on the menu."
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