Timely Insights

A Lion Finds Its Voice: Why the Crypto Infrastructure Bill Debate Changes Everything

San Francisco • August 17, 2021

In this issue, we discuss:

  • For most of its existence, crypto has faced existential or nearly existential threats.

  • Over the years, those threats have slowly been removed. The last such threat — that the U.S. government would regulate crypto to death — may have died last week on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

  • Facing a significant regulatory threat, the crypto industry found its political voice … and it was much stronger than anyone imagined.

  • The implications — for crypto’s future, for portfolio construction, and for institutional adoption — are significant.


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