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Events in crypto take place at warp speed. This weekly crypto podcast reveals how the marquee names in crypto are reacting to the week’s top headlines. With host Laura Shin, the guests also discuss what they’re thinking about these days and reveal what they believe is on the horizon in crypto. Discl… read more


What the Crypto Industry Could See Under a Biden Administration - Ep.150

Kristin Smith, executive director of the Blockchain Association and a board member of HODLpac, discusses how advocating for crypto will change under what is likely to be a new presidential administration. In this episode she talks about:

  • what crypto advocacy typically entails
  • how the approach will change under a Biden administration compared to what it was under Trump
  • what appointments by Biden could most affect the crypto industry
  • which issues are at the top of the agendas for both the Blockchain Association and HODLpac
  • why regulators are particularly interested in stablecoins
  • how a potentially Democratic-controlled Senate under a Biden administration might affect crypto
  • what she's watching for from Cynthia Lummis, a Bitcoiner who won her Wyoming Senate race
  • how anti-trust sentiment in Congress could affect crypto, and whether legislators see Web3 as an antidote to monopoly problems
  • the divisions within the crypto industry around how to approach regulators, and how to resolve them
  • the potential for a de minimus tax exemption, in light of PayPal integrating cryptocurrencies
  • and how HODLpac used quadratic voting to decide which candidates to support


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Episode links:

Kristin Smith:

Blockchain Association:



Interview with acting Comptroller of the Currency, Brian Brooks:


Likely second runoff election in Georgia to determine control of Senate:


Cynthia Lummis to become first US Senator who is also a Bitcoiner


Brad Sherman wanting to ban cryptocurrency:


Leaked Binance doc about whether Binance.US is a decoy:


More on quadratic voting:


Link to the Crypto News Recap:


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