Based in Washington, D.C., Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Our mission is to build a better understanding of these technologies and to promote a regulatory climate that preserves the freedom to innovate using permissionless blockchain technologies.

We do this by producing and publishing policy research from respected academics and experts, educating policymakers and the media about blockchain technology, and by engaging in advocacy for sound public policy.


Jerry Brito

Executive Director

Robin Weisman

Senior Policy Counsel

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Research Director

Antonie Hodge

Operations Director

Neeraj Agrawal

Communications Director

Board of Directors

Alex Morcos

Co-founder of Chaincode Labs and Hudson River Trading, Bitcoin Core contributor

Balaji Srinivasan

Angel Investor and entrepreneur

Wences Casares

CEO of Xapo, Board Member of PayPal

Robin Weisman

Senior Policy Counsel

Jerry Brito

Executive Director

Advisory Board

Fred Wilson

Co-founder & Managing Partner at Union Square Ventures

Marc Andreessen

Co-founder & General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Mark Wetjen

Former CFTC Commissioner

Jason Weinstein

Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Nicolas Christin

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University

Alex Sternhell

Principal at Sternhell Group


Houman Shadab

Professor of Law at New York Law School

Elizabeth Stark

Co-founder of Lightning, former lecturer at Yale Law School

Andrea O’Sullivan

Director of Technology and Innovation at the James Madison Institute.