In the age of financial surveillance, cryptocurrencies have created a
headache for regulators. The ability to move value, across the world
without any intermediary has many benefits to society but can sidestep
state-level regulations. Further, the ICO boom has created new forms of
capital creation and regulators have been watching the space closely.
Coin Center recognises the benefit of preserving the freedom to innovate
with these permissionless public blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum,
and they support this by:
* Producing and publishing policy research from respected academics and
* Educating policymakers and the media about blockchain technology
* Engaging in advocacy for sound public policy
In this interview, I talk with Coin Center’s Research Director, Peter Van
Valkenburgh about the complexities of state v federal legislation and how
they work with policymakers to support public blockchain innovation.