On today’s episode of “Empire,” Jason Yanowitz and Santiago Roel Santos are joined by former SEC Chair Jay Clayton in a discussion about the merits of crypto and how regulation threatens its freedom.

Providing a special perspective as a former head of the epitome of traditional finances, Jay has a deep understanding of securities law, regulation and the evolving crypto market.

They discuss the interplay of crypto and regulation and the implications of Biden’s executive order. Can crypto and existing regulatory goals co-exist? Listen and find out.

Plus, hear more on:

  • Decentralized market operations
  • The likelihood of a Bitcoin ETF
  • and so much more!

Check out what they had to say in the video below.👇

About the show

“Empire” is a twice-a-week show. On Thursdays, Jason interviews crypto industry movers and shakers to talk about their struggles, bold moves and tough decisions. Friday’s weekly roundup episodes feature co-host Santiago Roel Santos and cover the top news from the past week.

For any NPR or Guy Raz fans out there, you can think of “Empire” as a “How I Built This” for the bitcoin and crypto industry.

Subscribe to “Empire” today on Apple or Spotify. Watch episodes on YouTube.


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  • Blockworks
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    Brianna Beckford is a Florida-based editor mainly focused on digital assets and the crossroads between the virtual and physical. As a University of Florida grad in Art + Technology, she’s dabbled in writing and reporting with a focus on the growth of hypermediacy in the present day. She focuses on video and podcasting for Blockworks.