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The Dawn of Crypto Regulation

On April 11, 2018, regulators, academics and market users gathered in Washington DC to discuss the issues, challenges and future of regulation for the digital asset space. Titled “Smart Financial Regulation Roundtable: Implications of Cryptocurrencies,” the program featured three separate sessions:

The first session: The State of Play in Cryptocurrencies – What are cryptocurrencies and how are they being used and regulated?

The second session: The Regulatory Response to Cryptocurrencies – What should regulators and policymakers do to help cryptocurrencies achieve their potential while minimizing risk?

The final session: A Fireside Chat with CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam and Brian Knight, director of the program on financial regulation and senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center.

The event, a joint effort by The Institute for Financial Markets and Mercatus Center at George Mason University, featured 11 panelists and speakers who laid out the regulatory landscape for cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and blockchain.  

– This report was written and produced by Jim Kharouf of John Lothian Productions for the IFM.

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