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Who, What, When Why and How to Regulate Crypto in the US

Pressure is building on regulators to put safeguards in place for digital assets, but many questions remain about how best to do this.   

That crypto needs better rules in the US isn’t in dispute — but there are differences of opinion about how regulation should takes shape.

That crypto needs better rules in the US isn’t in dispute — but there are differences of opinion about how regulation should takes shape.

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With every additional bankruptcy filing or accusation of insider trading in crypto, regulators seem to turn up the heat ever so slightly when it comes to their focus on the digital-asset industry. But who is planning on doing the regulating? What would that even look like? And what does it mean that regulators themselves don’t seem to entirely agree? 

Joining this episode to bring us up to speed on what’s happening with US crypto regulation are Bloomberg reporters Allyson Versprille  and Alex Nguyễn. Welcome.