On this episode of Bracewell Sidebar, hosts Matthew Nielsen and Phil Bezanson continue their conversation with Anne Termine about cryptocurrency, including how different regulators are trying to create order in the hard to regulate cryptocurrency markets.

Anne joined the firm in June 2021, with over 20 years of experience representing clients in investigations, enforcement actions, and litigation involving commodities, derivatives and more recently, cryptocurrency markets. She bring an insider’s perspective to these issues, having served as a chief trial lawyers in the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Enforcement from 2003 to 2016.

There seems to be some turf war going on about how cryptocurrency is going to be regulated, whether it’s going to be regulated and then who gets to regulate it. Can you wrap all of that up for us?

Cryptocurrencies are already regulated by the alphabet soup of government agencies inside the Beltway. Right now some of those alphabets are trying to do a capture the flag land grab in the regulatory space, starting with the SEC.

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