Kraken execs talk U.S. crypto regulation at Blockchain Association Policy Summit

The intimate conversation between two prominent crypto-sector thought leaders provided a comprehensive snapshot of how far the U.S. financial technology regulatory discussion has come. Its tone resonated through following panels with other influential crypto policy experts including SEC Commissioner Hester Pierce, CFTC Commissioner Kristin Johnson, Senators Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Representative Ritchie Torres (D-NY) and others.

Emmer reflected on the evolution of the discussion in D.C, highlighting the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as the pivotal moment when lawmakers recognized both crypto’s innovation potential and its strong support among American voters.

“We had worked hard to get Congress to pay attention, but it wasn’t until that bill that this grassroots group [was] activated. That was years of growth in a short period of time,” he said.

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