WSJ debacle fueled US lawmakers’ ill-informed crusade against crypto

Following October’s tragic events in Israel, a narrative linking Hamas funding to cryptocurrencies emerged from The Wall Street Journal in an Oct. 10 story authored by the paper’s Angus Berwick and Ian Talley. It fueled Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s crusade against the crypto sector. Subsequent insights from Chainalysis and Elliptic cast serious doubt on the claims, demanding a more judicious examination of the accusations levied against the crypto industry.

At the heart of this discourse is an underlying issue — the United States’ precarious position on crypto regulations. The narrative surrounding Hamas’s crypto funding is emblematic of the U.S. government’s broader inability to…

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