Every time a maxi tells me DeFi doesn't matter, I remind them that the Obama administration made banks close the accounts of people who worked in 30 (legal!) industries...just because they disapproved of them
P.S. My tweets makes it sound like the FDIC was the agent of this program, because the news I'm referencing is new evidence that FDIC leadership actively supported it, but it's more generally attributed to Obama's DoJ in cooperation with FDIC
On Aug 17, 2017, the US Department of Justice, under the Trump Administration, announced that the Obama Administration's Operation Choke Point would officially end, stating that it was hurting legitimate businesses instead of preventing fraud as intended.
Unsurprisingly, it was the government that moved the overton window on this issue. I wouldn't trust them to ever be neutral in this realm.