Crypto regulation: from buyer beware to federal oversight
February 9 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET
How do you regulate a $3 trillion industry? The present lack of comprehensive regulation in the cryptocurrency market leaves investors in digital assets vulnerable to fraud, manipulation and abuse. Federal regulators and Congress are debating how to move forward, but partisan divides will make it hard to reach a consensus. The risk of misregulation is high, potentially stifling a growing industry and threatening the U.S. dollar’s global reserve status. Meanwhile, some industry leaders are hoping to make an end run around the SEC to form new oversight structures, while others insist that you can’t be pro-regulation and pro-innovation at the same time. With 16% of Americans reporting that they have used cryptocurrencies, new regulatory policies are inevitable, but who will end up on top?
- Bennett Richardson - President, Protocol
- Kristin Smith - Founding Executive Director, Blockchain Association
- Stephen Diamond - Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University
- Cathy Yoon - General Counsel, INX
- Benjamin Pimentel - Senior Reporter, Protocol, *Moderator