Weekly Roundup 04/26/25 (DEBTBox fallout, DoJ vs Samourai Wallet, IMF on Bitcoin flows) (EP.523)

Matt and Nic return for another week of news and deals. In this episode:

  • CIV’s new stablecoin survey
  • What happened with Runes?
  • Lawsuit against the SEC’s dealer rule
  • New capital gains tax proposal
  • How would taxing unrealized gains work?
  • Two SEC lawyers leave in connection with the DEBT Box scandal
  • The founders of Samourai wallet are arrested and charged by the DoJ
  • Morgan Stanley close to permitting Bitcoin ETF to be solicited by their brokers
  • Hong Kong Bitcoin ETFs go live
  • Block is building Bitcoin mining hardware
  • Visa’s stablecoin analytics dashboard
  • Bitcoin Sign Guy sells his sign
  • TikTok ban reactions
  • Choke Point 2.0 moves to fintechs

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