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Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen delivered her first major address on the potential risks and benefits of the growing crypto economy Thursday morning, arguing that financial regulators should take seriously the risks posed to consumers and the broader economy by digital assets.

“Digital assets may be new, but many of the issues they present are not,” Yellen told an audience at American University’s Kogod School of Business Center for Innovation. “We have enjoyed the benefits of innovation in the past, and we have also…

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