How Can Policymakers Support Blockchain-Based Innovation and Consumer Protection?

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515

While the Internet has enabled many types of transactions to become digital, many of these records are still maintained by a centralized authority, such as a bank or government agency. Blockchain is a powerful technology that creates a distributed digital ledger—a database—that allows multiple parties to engage in transactions with one another without a trusted intermediary. As a result, blockchain is having a significant impact on many different industries, from improving transparency in supply chains to enabling new methods of startup financing.

Please join ITIF, the co-chairs of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, and a panel of experts for a discussion about how blockchain works, its potential benefits and uses, and the policy challenges and opportunities it creates. ITIF will also release a new report that provides an overview of blockchain and offers a set of principles to guide policymakers’ approach to this technology.

Follow @ITIFdc and join the conversation using the hashtag #ITIFblockchain

04/30/2019 10:0004/30/2019 11:30America/New_YorkHow Can Policymakers Support Blockchain-Based Innovation and Consumer Protection? MM/DD/YYYY
Bill Foster
Representative (IL-11)
U.S. Congress
David Schweikert
Representative (AZ-6)
U.S. Congress
Darren Soto
Representative (FL-09)
U.S. House of Representatives
Alan McQuinn
Senior Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Victoria Adams
Government Practice Lead
Tejas Bhatt
Interim Vice President, Food Safety and Health
Alan Cohn
The Blockchain Alliance
Daniel Gorfine
Chief Innovation Officer
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Director, LabCFTC