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Coin Center Annual Dinner

Every year, the Coin Center Annual Dinner brings the best and brightest from the blockchain community together for a night out. We hope you will once again join us in...

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh testified before the subcommittee. His written testimony is available here. More information about the hearing and other witness testimony is available here.

Understanding Bitcoin’s energy use

Why does Bitcoin consume electricity? Does energy usage increase with the number of transactions? Can we compare Bitcoin's energy usage to traditional payments technologies like credit cards? Are Bitcoin miners...

Presentations from the Cryptocurrency and Hayek conference

Nic Carter: What is cryptocurrency for Hayekians?  Nevin Freeman: Private Money Balaji Srinivasan: The Pseudonymous Economy Erik Voorhees: Decentralization & Use of Knowledge in Society Peter Van Valkenburgh: Fatal...

“Expansive” standards for surveillance threaten human autonomy—our message to FATF

Today Coin Center submitted a comment to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) about their recent draft guidance on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs). Additionally, this morning...

Comments to the Financial Action Task Force on the March 2021 Draft updated Guidance for a risk-based approach to virtual assets and VASPs

Read the blog post accompanying this comment here.  A direct download of this comment is available here.  

A quick analysis of FATF’s 2021 draft cryptocurrency guidance

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has released an updated draft of its “Guidance for a Risk-based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs).” Several proposed changes...

Coin Center uses additional time provided by FinCEN to file another comment in ongoing surveillance rulemaking

Today we filed our third comment in FinCEN’s “midnight” rulemaking. Thanks in large part to the efforts of the community and a massive outpouring of comment letters, we managed to...

Additional Comments to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network on Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets

Read the blog post accompanying this comment here.  A direct download of this comment is available here.  

Grayscale is matching donations to Coin Center up to $1 million

Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, has made an incredibly generous donation of $1 million to support Coin Center’s policy advocacy mission. In addition to that, Grayscale...

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