BREAKDOWN: Bitcoin’s Allies in the US Senate Are Increasing

Senators Cynthia Lummis and Kirsten Gillibrand are teaming up on comprehensive crypto legislation. 

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On today’s episode of “The Breakdown,” NLW looks at the news that long-time Bitcoin advocate Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) is now working with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on what aspires to be comprehensive crypto legislation. The addition of Gillibrand into the mix underscores the growing bipartisan support for Bitcoin and crypto. Additionally, four House Democrats have introduced the ECASH Act to keep privacy in digital money. 

On this edition of the “Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at recent comments from the leader of the world’s largest asset manager on Ukraine and digital currencies, as well as other important updates from the crypto industry, including India’s passing of a finance bill with crypto taxation and El Salvador’s delay of their bitcoin bond. 

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“The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill 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 “I Don’t Know How To Explain It” by Aaron Sprinkle. Image credit: Paul Morigi/Getty Images, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8

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