Policy leaders say it's early days for DeFi in D.C. But big questions loom if its profile rises

Quick Take

  • The Block talked to a few members of D.C. institutions on how the money flowing into decentralized finance is seen in Washington.
  • For the most part, it isn’t, but those more educated in the blockchain space say DeFi’s time is coming.
  • When it does, it’ll likely be a battleground for debates on centralization in U.S. systems.
In recent weeks, The Block has spoken with members of Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on how policymakers are viewing the explosion of decentralized finance (DeFi). The short answer — for the most part, they aren’t.

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