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 such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Our mission is to defend the rights of individuals to build and use free and open cryptocurrency networks: the right to write and publish code – to read and to run it. The right to assemble into peer-to-peer networks. And the right to do all this privately.

We do this by producing and publishing policy research, educating policymakers and the media about cryptocurrencies, advocating for sound public policy, and by engaging in litigation to defend digital civil liberties.


Jerry Brito

Executive Director

Robin Weisman

Senior Policy Counsel

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Research Director

Landon Zinda

Policy Counsel

Antonie Hodge

Operations Director

Neeraj Agrawal

Communications Director

Alex Sternhell

Outside Counsel

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

Executive Chairman and Founder

Robin Weisman

Senior Policy Counsel

Jerry Brito

Executive Director


Michael Lewellen

Head of Solutions Architecture at OpenZeppelin

Andrea O’Sullivan

Director of Technology and Innovation at the James Madison Institute.

Houman Shadab

Professor of Law at New York Law School

Elizabeth Stark

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

Abraham Sutherland

Adjunct, University of Virginia Law School