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Aspen Forum: Policy Issues in Blockchain Breakout Session

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2018 Aspen Forum August 19 – 21.

Blockchain and bitcoin are part hype and part real potential, and they are not going away any time soon. What policy issues are important for creators of this new technology and those who have invested several billion dollars in it? This working group focused on potential areas of interest for policymakers: the current state of new applications and digital ecosystems, consumer protection concerns, and energy costs.

Participants included:

  • David Andolfatto, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Daniel Gorfine, Director and Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • Lisa Goldman, Counsel, Digital Commerce & Consumer Protection Subcommittee, House Energy & Commerce Committee
  • Steve Hopkins, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Medici Ventures
  • Umair Javed, Legal Advisor, Wireless and International, Office of FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
  • Neha Narula, Director, Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab
  • Mark O’Riley, Office of the General Counsel, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Emerging Technology Policy, IBM
  • Sarah Oh (moderator), Research Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

The debate starts at #TPIAspen18. Be part of it.

For Additional Information:
Jane Creel, 202-828-4405, 
jcreel@techpolicyinstitute.org

Press Contact for Complimentary Registration:
Chris McGurn, 202-828-4405, 
cmcgurn@techpolicyinstitute.org

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at http://www.techpolicyinstitute.org/