Testimony before California State Assembly

The California State Assembly’s Banking & Finance Committee invited Jerry Brito along with other experts and industry leaders to give an overview of Bitcoin technology and answer questions from policymakers.

The subject of the hearing was innovation and transformation in payment technology.


Matthew Dababneh - Committee Chair

Jerry Brito - Executive Director, Coin Center

Fred Ehrsam - Co-Founder & President, Coinbase

Chris Larson - CEO, Ripple Labs

Karen Gifford - Chief Compliance Officer, Ripple Labs

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.