BREAKDOWN: Is the US Government at War With Itself Over Crypto Regulatory Authority?

Between the CFTC, the SEC, the Treasury Department and Elizabeth Warren, there are a lot of cooks in the U.S. regulatory kitchen.

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On this week’s “Breakdown Weekly Recap,” NLW looks at some reported emerging tension around which U.S. regulatory body holds authority over crypto. 

The U.S. Treasury has revealed its heavy hand in the infrastructure bill process, and it isn’t the first Treasury Department to have a problem with crypto. SEC Chair Gary Gensler is asking Sen. Elizabeth Warren for more authority for his organization. Meanwhile, the CFTC is publicly saying regulatory authority lies with it, not the SEC. 

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