Testimony before the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee of the House Financial Services Committee

Jerry Brito and other experts were invited to testify in a hearing entitled “Virtual Currency: Financial Innovation and National Security Implications”

Policymakers must approach open blockchain networks such as Bitcoin the same way they do the internet. Both are openly available tools that are free for anyone to use, even criminals, but the opportunity that they create for innovation far outweighs the risks.

Full details of the hearing are available here.

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