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The State of Crypto Regulation | Rebecca Rettig and Jake Chervinsky

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!

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(00:00) Introduction

(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

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