Smart Financial Regulation Roundtable: Implications of Cryptocurrencies
The IFM and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University are co-hosting an educational event on the financial regulation of cryptocurrencies. Join us for this timely conversation on the regulation of crypto-assets within the securities and futures markets.
Learn as leading experts discuss the current state of play in cryptocurrencies. How are they being used and what problems can it potentially solve? How are cryptocurrencies currently regulated and does that regulation make sense? Hear from scholars, regulators, and industry experts as they debate whether digital assets pose unique risks and how regulators should adapt to the new technology.
This meaningful study will discuss what structural, procedural, or substantive regulatory changes might need to be addressed and what policymakers and regulators might do to help cryptocurrencies achieve their potential while minimizing risk.
Seating is limited, so please RSVP early.
Top of the Hill Conference Center
1 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002
(Corner of Constitution Avenue NE and First Street NE, across from the U.S. Capitol)
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Please check back frequently for program and speaker announcements.)
2:00 p.m. — 2:15 p.m.
- Trish Foshée, President, The Institute for Financial Markets
- Brian Knight, Director of the Program on Financial Regulation and Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2:15 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
PANEL 1: The State of Play in Cryptocurrencies
What are cryptocurrencies and how are they being used and regulated?
Moderator: J. W. Verret, Senior Affiliated Scholar, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
- Paul Atkins, Chief Executive Officer, Patomak Global Partners
- Chris Brummer, Faculty Director, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Sara Hanks, Co-founder and CEO of CrowdCheck
3:30 p.m. — 3:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
PANEL 2: The Regulatory Response to Cryptocurrencies
What should regulators and policymakers do to help cryptocurrencies achieve their potential while minimizing risk?
Moderator: Gary DeWaal, Special Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
- Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center
- Brian Trackman, Counsel on Fintech and Innovation - Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Angela Walch, Associate Professor, St. Mary's University School of Law
5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Moderator: Brian Knight, Director of the Program on Financial Regulation and Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
- Rostin Behman, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission
6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
If you have any questions or trouble registering for this special event, please contact Caitlyn Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org