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, Ethereum, and the like.

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.

Team

Jerry Brito

Executive Director

Robin Weisman

Senior Policy Counsel

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Research Director

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

CEO of Xapo

Robin Weisman

Senior Policy Counsel

Jerry Brito

Executive Director

Fellows

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.

Abraham Sutherland

Adjunct, University of Virginia Law School