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NYC Crypto Conference Jolted By Rumor of Feds Serving Subpoena to Panelist

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A villain had appeared. Onstage before a panel at the Mainnet 2021 cryptocurrency conference at the Marriott in Times Square on Monday,
a picture of Securities and Exchange Commission chair Gary Gensler was projected onto a screen as Darth Vader’s theme played over the speakers.

It was a timely joke for attendees who paid at least $1,500 for the three-day gathering: Last week, Gensler appeared before the Senate Banking Committee to ensure lawmakers that stricter regulations were coming for the American crypto market, a volatile asset class he often refers to as the “Wild West.” But the gag........

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