Coin Center to testify before NJ State Assembly

The New Jersey State Assembly today deepens the ranks of lawmakers who are working to educate themselves on the promise of digital currencies like Bitcoin.

The New Jersey State Assembly today deepens the ranks of lawmakers who are working to educate themselves on the promise of digital currencies like Bitcoin. The Assembly’s Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, which oversees New Jersey’s financial regulatory agencies, has invited Coin Center Executive Director Jerry Brito along with other experts to answer questions about the technology, its potential, and the challenges it faces. The full list of invited witnesses is:
  • Jerry Brito - Executive Director, Coin Center
  • Houman Shadab - Coin Center Fellow & Professor of Law, New York Law School
  • Charles Cascarilla - CEO, ItBit
  • Christian Martin - CEO and Co-Founder, TeraExchange
  • Leonard Nuara - President and Co-Founder, TeraExchange
  • Brian Stoeckert - Managing Director, CoinComply
  • Robert Wilkins - CEO, ZiftrCoin
  • Quentin Page - General Counsel, Coinware
  • Marco Santori - Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Topics we expect to cover include Bitcoin technology, digital currency business models, effects of the digital currency industry on local economies, and the potential creation of consumer protection and anti-money laundering regulation. UPDATE: The audio from this proceeding is now available.
Based in Washington, D.C., Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Our mission is to build a better understanding of these technologies and to promote a regulatory climate that preserves the freedom to innovate using permissionless blockchain technologies.