In this episode of Empire, Jason and Santi are joined by Rebecca Rettig and Jake Chervinsky to discuss the state of crypto regulation. We explore what Tornado Cash sanctions mean for crypto, how to define decentralization, if tokens will be considered securities, Ethereum censorship, what to expect from future regulation and more!
(01:18) Tornado Cash Sanctions
(16:09) Defining Decentralization
(26:17) What Has Been Most Damaging to Crypto?
(31:03) Do Regulators Understand the Nuances of Crypto?
(37:35) What Regulations Should Be Prioritized Today?
(39:27) A Focus on User Protection
(46:17) Getting Congress on Our Side
(59:45) The SEC's Attack on Crypto (Coinbase)
(1:01:02) Uniswap Fee Switch Implications
(1:08:17) ETH Validators & OFAC Compliance
(1:19:27) Permissionless vs Permissioned DeFi
Follow Rebecca: https://twitter.com/RebeccaRettig1
Follow Jake: https://twitter.com/jchervinsky
Follow Jason: https://twitter.com/JasonYanowitz
Follow Santi: https://twitter.com/santiagoroel
Follow Empire: https://twitter.com/theempirepod
Subscribe on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/4fdhhb2j
Subscribe on Apple: https://tinyurl.com/mv4frfv7
Subscribe on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/wbaypprw
Get top market insights and the latest in crypto news. Subscribe to Blockworks Daily Newsletter: https://blockworks.co/newsletter/
Disclaimer: Nothing said on Empire is a recommendation to buy or sell securities or tokens. This podcast is for informational purposes only, and any views expressed by anyone on the show are solely our opinions, not financial advice. Santiago, Jason, and our guests may hold positions in the companies, funds, or projects discussed.