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Better Innovation

May 16, 2022

In this important episode, Jeff talks to US Congressman Tom Emmer about the intersection of US policy and emerging technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Rep. Emmer is the Co-chair of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, a bipartisan group who study and promotes blockchain technology. Jeff and Congressman Emmer discuss 3 bills he introduced within the past year impacting blockchain and crypto. Rep. Emmer explains the value of well-drafted legislation and how to create a regulatory framework for technology that allows US innovation to succeed. For example, Rep, Emmer shares his views about the introduction of a digital fiat currency in the US (a Central Bank Digital Currency) and how if we’re not careful it could lead to digital authoritarianism. And, there’s more! Congressman Emmer also talks about his love of hockey, what it’s like to be a father of seven, and how he ended up in politics when “a funny thing happened on the way to work.” An episode not to be missed!