U.S. policymakers have only just begun to grasp the revolutionary potential of blockchain technology. It started as a way to create a secure digital currency with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Now, blockchain is emerging as a general-purpose technology that can be used for a burgeoning array of applications. These include new capital markets that eliminate some of the middlemen and can settle a trade in digital securities instantly, instead of taking three days. There also are blockchain applications helping poor people in developing countries acquire legal title to the land they’ve lived on for generations, and ensuring secure voting for military personnel overseas with instant results.
Blockchain’s power to distribute data, eliminate intermediaries and reduce transaction costs has big implications for public policy, especially around issues such as data protection and privacy, and digital platform competition. For a deeper dive into the economic and social implications of blockchain, please join the Progressive Policy Institute for a Capitol Hill forum July 16th at 12:00 PM. The conversation will feature blockchain entrepreneurs as well as political leaders and policy analysts.
Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL 9th District)
Rob Shapiro, Chairman of Sonecon, LLC
Jonathan Johnson, President, Medici Ventures
Hillary Braseth, Director of Product, Voatz
Alan Konevsky, Chief Legal Officer, tZero
Trent Larson, Director of Development, Medici Land Governance Project
(invited) Nimit Sawhney, Co-Founder and CEO, Voatz
A light lunch will be provided. RSVP required.
Registrants are seated on a first come, first serve basis. We are currently at maximum capacity.
Please RSVP by clicking here.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Washington D.C. | Longworth House Office Building
1 Independence Ave SE Room B208