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Tuesday, January 27 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The Bitcoin Policy Prescription: Will Policymakers Get It Right (Again) Or Will Fear Stifle Innovation?

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The year 2015 is like 1995 all over again. Bitcoin is the Internet before the browser: a platform primed for an innovation explosion if we get the policy right. We got it right for the Internet, how do we do it again? What lessons can we learn? How do we strike the right regulatory balance?

Moderators
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Jerry Brito

Executive Director, Coin Center
Jerry is executive director of Coin Center. He also serves as adjunct professor of law at George Mason University. Jerry is the coauthor of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers, as well as other scholarly works on the regulation of cryptocurrencies. Jerry has over ten years experience in technology policy and he has testified twice before Congress on cryptocurrencies. His op-eds have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Eli Dourado

Research Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Eli Dourado is a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, political economy, and the economics of technology. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Wired, among other outlets. | | In 2012, Dourado co-created the International... Read More →
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Alex Fowler

Co-Founder, Blockstream
Alex is responsible for overseeing Blockstream’s external affairs, including business development, communications, public policy and community outreach. With almost twenty-five years of experience, Alex is a dedicated professional focused on open source technologies, data security, Internet policy and user rights, and he advances those interests with technology, business and government leaders around the world. Alex’s past... Read More →
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Vanessa Kargenian

Supervisory Development Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Vanessa Kargenian is a Supervisory Development Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where she focuses on virtual currencies. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Ms. Kargenian was as a financial analyst at Apple, where she worked on several global finance teams, as well as completed stints in London and Singapore. | | Ms. Kargenian holds a B.A. in Economics and Masters’ in Public Policy, both from the University of Michigan.
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Chip Poncy

Co-Founder, Financial Integrity Network (FIN)
Prior to launching the Financial Integrity Network (FIN), Mr. Poncy served as the interim Head of Financial Crimes Compliance for Mexico and the Latin American region for one of the world’s largest banks, assisting in the development and implementation of an enterprise-wide financial crimes compliance program adherent to global standards. From 2002-2013, Mr. Poncy served as the inaugural Director of the Office of Strategic Policy... Read More →


Tuesday January 27, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm
7th Floor, Room 709 The Newseum

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