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Some good news on the regulatory front. While we’re used to dealing with a somewhat intransigent SEC under Jay Clayton, our new chair is cut from a different cloth.

Gary Gensler is the former head of the CFTC and no friend of big business. When he came to power under Obama some were worried that he would go easy on former big bank colleagues. Their concerns were soon dispelled.

When Trump came to power, Gensler stepped away from public life and, among other things, taught a course at MIT and bitcoin and blockchain.

Many are expecting big things from Gensler. While he hasn’t come out all guns blazing as pro-crypto, the level with which he’s engaged and contemplated the space are leagues ahead of others in positions of regulatory power.

So here’s to optimism!

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