Another whirlwind week in crypto draws to a close, and of course there’s no shortage of spicy stories and new, compelling narratives in the world of innovative digital money. This week, Elon Musk gives investment advice, United States Securities and Exchange Commission chair Gary Gensler catches flack from SEC commissioner Hester Peirce, and Joe Rogan calls bitcoin a viable currency, noting that it’s got the government “freaking out.” Buckle up and look lively, this is the Bitcoin.com News Week in Review.
Joe Rogan: Bitcoin Is Now a Viable Currency and the Government Is Freaking Out
Famous podcaster Joe Rogan, the host of The Joe Rogan Experience, talked about bitcoin on his show, posted Tuesday. The show features an interview with UFC light heavyweight fighter Khalil Rountree Jr.
Noting that now bitcoin is “a viable form of currency” that “You can actually buy things with,” he said, “the government is freaking out.”
Lawmakers, SEC Commissioner Slam Chair Gensler for Focusing on Crypto Enforcement
Several U.S. lawmakers and a commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have voiced concerns about the securities regulator expanding its crypto enforcement unit.
“The SEC is a regulatory agency with an enforcement division, not an enforcement agency.”
The U.S. Federal Reserve raised the benchmark interest rate on Wednesday and the increase was the biggest rate hike in two decades.
“Inflation is much too high,” the central bank’s chair Jerome Powell said after the Fed raised rates by 0.5%.