The Consumer Protection Challenge

Peter van Valkenburgh moderates a panel on the consumer protections questions raised by this technology at a cryptocurrency policy conference that Coin Center teamed with the Cato Institute to produce.

Moderator: Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research, Coin Center


  • Margaret Liu, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Marco A. Santori, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop and Global Policy Counsel, Blockchain
  • Melanie Shapiro, PhD, CEO, Case
  • Dana Syracuse, Counsel, BuckleySandler, LLP, and former Associate General Counsel, New York Department of Financial Services

More information on the conference can be found here.

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