CGTN The Heat: The phenomenon of Bitcoin

Peter Van Valkenburgh engaged with cryptocurrency skeptics on a news debate show. 

Regulatory Update at Devcon 3

Jerry Brito and Peter Van Valkenburgh were on stage at Devcon 3 to give the developer community there an update on Coin Center's work and the regulatory landscape for decentralized computing technologies. 

Securities Regulation in Decentralized Cryptographic Currencies

Peter Van Valkenburgh presented at the 6th Technion Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security.

Consumer Protection in Decentralized Cryptographic Currencies

Peter Van Valkenburgh presented at the 6th Technion Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security.

Financial Surveillance in Decentralized Cryptographic Currencies

An in depth look at the AML/KYC rules around cryptocurrencies. Peter Van Valkenburgh presented this at the 6th Technion Summer School on Cyber and Computer Security.

What is Multisig Technology?

We partnered with the Federalist Society to produce this short explanation of multi-signature bitcoin wallets and some of the things they enable. 

Testimony before the Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Peter Van Valkenburgh testified in a hearing entitled “Improving Consumer’s Financial Options With FinTech.” 

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”

Blockchains and Regulation: Why Open Matters

Peter Van Valkenburgh presents at the Bitcoin School Greece's Smart Contracts Day event.

Is Grey the New Normal in Legal & Compliance?

Peter Van Valkenburgh moderates a panel of legal experts at the Token Summit Conference in New York City. 

Consensus 2017: Legality & Structure of ICOs

Peter Van Valkenburgh participates in a panel discussing this novel crowdfunding mechanism. 

Cryptocurrencies: Challenges, Disruption and Opportunities

Director of research Peter Van Valkenburgh gave a guest lecture at the University of Texas Center for Politics and Governance. 

What is a blockchain, anyway?

At the FTC's Fintech Forum, Peter Van Valkenburgh clearly explains what blockchains are and what they specifically can or cannot do. 

Could your decentralized token project run afoul of securities laws?

Peter Van Valkenburgh answers one of the key questions digital currency developers have been asking themselves with his presentation at Ethereum’s DevCon2 in Shanghai.

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Jerry Brito gives the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology an overview of cryptocurrencies and discusses some their potential applications.

Introducing the Delaware Blockchain Initiative

Jack Markell, Governor of Delaware joined Consensus 2016 for a keynote outlining his state's innovative approach to attracting blockchain businesses. The initiative was then discussed by its creators on a panel moderated by Coin Center's Jerry Brito.

The Future of Blockchain Regulation

Top current and former senior government officials shared high-level views on the evolving policy landscape for digital currency and blockchain technologies at the Consensus 2016 conference. 

Banking for Virtual Currency Companies

Robin Weisman moderates a panel discussing the difficulty digital currency businesses have had in securing banking relationships. This took place at the Consensus 2016 conference, hosted by CoinDesk, Digital Currency Group and Coin Center. 

Coin Center's Brito skeptical about Bitcoin creator claims

Jerry Brito talks with Reuters' Bobbi Rebell about Craig Wright the Australian tech entrepreneur who says he is the creator of Bitcoin.

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. 

Testimony before US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade

Jerry Brito along with other experts and industry leaders were invited to give an overview of Bitcoin technology and answer questions from policymakers.

We tell Washington: an open global blockchain is the innovation that matters

Jerry Brito lays out the case for decentralized, open, permissionless ledgers at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC.

Regulatory approaches to Bitcoin's fast paced innovation

Jerry Brito makes the case at a Brookings Institution event to allow this technology to develop and only intervene where there is a clear problem--especially since the technology will continue to be developed even with prophylactic regulation.

Bitcoin's regulatory questions and challenges

Our Robin Weisman was called to jump into a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution. She was asked to clarify the regulatory landscape for digital currencies such as Bitcoin. Here is what she said. 

Fox Business asks, "Do digital currencies make it easier for terrorists to move money?"

Jerry Brito joins Dierdre Bolton on Fox Business to share the facts and dispel myths about Bitcoin and terrorist financing. 

“Digital Gold” Google Book Event w/ Nathaniel Popper

Coin Center and Google DC hosted a conversation with Nathaniel Popper of the New York Times. His new book, Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside History of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money, documents the early history of cryptocurrency and features many of the players who have been part of building it into a global phenomenon.

Testimony before California Senate

Coin Center, Coinbase, and the Internet Association testified in support of California's AB 1326 Virtual Currency

Bloomberg: Is Bitcoin an Emerging Safe Haven Amid Greek Uncertainty?

Director of research Peter van Valkenburgh went on air with Bloomberg West to discuss the possibility that Bitcoin sees a boost in interest during times of economic uncertainty, such as that seen recently in Greece. 

How the Blockchain Could Change Everything

Jerry Brito briefed Techonomy Policy, one of the largest tech policy conferences in the United States, on the disruptive potential of open blockchains. 

Jerry Brito discusses Bitcoin with Foreign Affairs Magazine

Coin Center executive director Jerry Brito sat down with Gideon Rose, Editor of Foreign Affairs, to talk through the basics of Bitcoin. Topics covered include the technology's growth potential, it’s benefits over traditional payments systems, and Bitcoin's regulatory landscape.

Video: Can Bitcoin Feed a Family?

Bitcoin remittances can help workers send more money to their families.

Video: Three Things to Know About Bitcoin

Some basic facts about the technology. 

Foreign Affairs Cryptocurrency Policy Forum

Foreign Affairs, the distinguished journal published by the Council on Foreign Relations, held a forum in New York City for the technical, legal and political community to come together and discuss cryptocurrency.

Talks @ Goldman Sachs: The Evolution of Bitcoin

Executive Director Jerry Brito was joined on stage by Balaji Srininvasan, CEO of 21 Inc. and Coin Center Board Member, at the Goldman Sachs Future of Finance Forum to discuss the evolution of Bitcoin and its long term potential.

Bloomberg Panel on Bitcoin Regulation

Jerry Brito moderates panel on Bitcoin Regulation with Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Mark Wetjen, Arthur Levitt, and Jim Newsome

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