Policy Series: Crypto Terrorism, FinCEN vs Mixers, and IRS Tax Updates | Rebecca Rettig and Jake Chervinsky

In the latest episode of the Empire Policy Series, Santi hosts Rebecca Rettig and Jake Chervinsky to delve into recent allegations of Hamas leveraging cryptocurrency for terrorism funding, FinCEN's upcoming rules concerning crypto mixers, and the IRS's evolving crypto tax regulations. The trio also dissect the the forthcoming 3-6 months of crypto regulation and discuss recent bipartisan legislative triumphs in the stablecoin domain. To close out both Rebecca and Jake highlight the need for industry-wide collaboration to ensure regulations both foster innovation and effectively mitigate inherent risks.

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(0:00) Introduction

(1:31) Is Crypto Financing Terrorism?

(11:37) Policy Maker Responses to Crypto Terrorism

(18:34) Chainalysis Ad

(19:38) Mixer Rule by Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

(31:49) Defining the Mixer Use Case

(45:22) Tax Provision for Crypto

(51:59) Regulatory Outlook

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