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Bitwise: US Political Shifts Could Open Up $20 Trillion Crypto Industry

The Potential Impact of Regulatory Clarity on the Crypto Space: Insights from Bitwise’s Investment Head

The crypto space is on the brink of a major breakthrough as United States regulators work to clear up legal uncertainties, potentially opening the door to trillions of dollars from the financial advisory industry. According to Bitwise’s chief investment officer, Matt Hougan, regulatory uncertainty has been the main obstacle preventing financial advisors from increasing their exposure to crypto over the past five years.

Hougan believes that the U.S. is finally moving towards regulatory clarity, which could pave the way for the country’s $20 trillion financial advisory industry to enter the crypto market. He envisions a scenario where a significant portion of that $20 trillion flows into crypto once the biggest barrier is lifted.

The recent approval of spot Ether exchange-traded funds (ETFs) by the Securities and Exchange Commission, along with other positive developments in Washington D.C., signal a shift towards greater acceptance of crypto in the financial industry. However, Hougan acknowledges that there is still work to be done before significant policy changes take place.

Despite the current uncertainties, Hougan remains optimistic about the potential for growth in the crypto market. He believes that there is a significant opportunity for investors to capture alpha in the crypto space, which remains largely untapped by traditional financial advisors.

As the industry awaits further regulatory clarity and policy changes, Hougan urges investors to stay vigilant and be prepared for the next wave of action in the crypto market. The potential for widespread acceptance of crypto by Wall Street and the financial advisory industry could lead to new all-time highs for the market.

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