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October 6, 2021 18 min

The comments during testimony before Congress follow a similar sentiment from Fed Chair Jerome Powell last week.

This episode is sponsored by NYDIG.

Today on “The Breakdown,” another major regulatory figure has confirmed he has no intention of banning crypto. During testimony before Congress this week, Rep. Ted Budd (R-N.C.) asked Gensler if he planned to follow China in banning crypto (the same question Budd asked Powell last week). Gensler’s answer, if not any sort of endorsement of crypto, did make clear that banning crypto wasn’t the SEC’s intention (or remit). On this episode, NLW looks at a number of other questions Gensler faced, along with a set of bills that have been introduced to change the way the U.S. deals with tokens. 

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NYDIG, the institutional-grade platform for bitcoin, is making it possible for thousands of banks who have trusted relationships with hundreds of millions of customers, to offer Bitcoin. Learn more at NYDIG.com/NLW.

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Only in Time” by Abloom. Image credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk.

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