SEC Chairman Draws Dividing Line Between Bitcoin, Crypto in Aspen Speech

In a speech at the Aspen Security Forum, incoming SEC Chairman Gary Gensler issued new comments about Bitcoin Tuesday, at times drawing a dividing line between the market’s largest cryptocurrency and its wide field of imitators.

Of note is that Gensler took pains to establish credibility with the Bitcoin sector, recounting the history of the cypherpunk mailing list, citing Satoshi Nakamoto’s email announcing the project and repeatedly validating the network as a “real innovation.”

At one point he commented, “[Bitcoin] has been and could continue to be a catalyst for change in the fields of finance and money.”

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