On January 23rd of 2018, Jerome Powell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next Federal Reserve Chairman.
Jerome Powell has a very optimistic view of Blockchain technology, which will bode well for the new market as it crawls out of infancy and into further development with major institutions. He has also been quoted referring to cryptocurrencies in general by saying, "In the long, long run, things –cryptocurrencies – of that nature could matter. They don't really matter today. They're just not big enough. There isn't anywhere near close to enough volume for it to matter."
I would have to agree with him that there isn't enough volume, at least compared to legacy markets like the NYSE. It seems that he has enough knowledge of digital currencies to respect them and what they can become in the long-term. Mr. Powell might serve as a good step in the right direction when it comes to less regulation, and more adoption.