Former SEC Chair Expounds on State of US Government Regulation in Crypto

Empire podcast with Jay Clayton

What exactly is current SEC Chair Gary Gensler dealing with in terms of crypto regulation today?

This may be “it” as outlined by former SEC Chair Jay Clayton on Blocksworks revelatory April 4 “Empire” podcast.

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Sure, Gensler is appointed by a Democratic president while Clayton’s appointment occurred during the Trump Republican administration. But, one senses that the game remains the same across political parties. Clayton shares towards the end of the episode, “I’m very empathetic to whatever Gary has to do. Because if the million American households are invested in the markets, it’s your job to do the best you can for them. But you’re not going to make everybody happy. That’s that’s just life…” Overall, Clayton is unequivocal that the crypto industry in the financial and regulatory world has come a long way in a short time.

Blockworks Jason Yanowitz and Santiago Roel Santos ask many important questions on crypto and smartly zoom out for a wider look at the financial landscape including the Great Financial Crisis in the 45-minute discussion. They also give Clayton a wide berth for his responses and they’re rewarded as Clayton seems to get a few things off his chest.

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