Executive director of @coincenter, the DC-based crypto think tank. Board member of @opencryptoorg and @bitcoinbrink.

Washington, DC
Joined February 2007
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“Give them hot dogs and celebrities and they will never revolt” - Juvenal
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What @NeerajKA and the folks at @coincenter felt like in 2018 vs 2021
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Many of the newly minted crypto lobbyists don't know what they're doing, said one Capitol Hill staffer who works on crypto issues. “I deal with people all the time who aren’t good at their job, and with some of the newer folks it’s painful.” coindesk.com/policy/2021/10/…
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Researching the Spanish Civil War for my book. The former Communist Party headquarters in Barcelona is now an Apple Store.
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Absolutely wonderful show about nuances of Stable coins; and why it is legally NOT a simple “Howey” test answer due to no expectation of profits @jerrybrito @valkenburgh play off each other wonderfully Unless you are a lawyer who specializes in this, you will learn something!
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If you're nuts, you can watch video on YouTube invidious.snopyta.org/5wJtM52G9_w
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This is remarkable. Celebrate cybersecurity month by downloading and app from a random link just texted to you.
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It is probably a good day for people to reacquaint themselves with this letter from early last year about the interplay of CFTC and SEC jurisdiction: business.cch.com/srd/CFTClet…
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On the Coin Center podcast today, Peter and I discuss stablecoin regulation and the forthcoming report from the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets. Are stablecoins securities? Are they systemically risky? Is any of this graven in stone? Find out in this episode.
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And finally, does anyone have an answer to this compliance question? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Ransomware ads at Reagan National Airport in DC.
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Great letter by Senate Banking Ranking Member @SenToomey highlighting his concerns around the Presidential Working Group’s opaque process and not soliciting adequate industry feedback in regards to properly regulating stablecoins. banking.senate.gov/imo/media…
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DAOs can sponsor tables btw
we got a sick venue for the 2022 Coin Center Annual Dinner: Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater coincenter.org/dinner
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So PayPal and Apple Pay are securities? forbes.com/sites/stevenehrli…
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This is literally what MSB-licensed stablecoin issuers do. paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua…
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Half-baked idea: Members of Congress should be able to choose proxies from the public to take their place at hearings. Just as their are expert witnesses, maybe we should have expert interrogators as well?
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