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Open Blockchains and Decentralized Identity Standards

Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies. Our mission is to build a better understanding...

Proposals for Clarifying Laws Around Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technologies in Response to Requests for Feedback from Senator Pat Toomey

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An unworkable and arguably unconstitutional tax change tucked away in the infrastructure bill

Much has been said of the dangerously ambiguous revised definition of “broker” in the infrastructure bill and its potential to stifle cryptocurrency innovation in the U.S. There is, however, another...

Senate Banking Committee – Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?

Coin Center testified before the Senate Banking Committee in a hearing entitled "Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?" Jerry Brito's written testimony is available here.  For more information and...

Coin Center Annual Dinner 2022

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

House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Coin Center's Peter Van Valkenburgh testified before the subcommittee. His written testimony is available here.  Additional questions for the record, published after the hearing, are available here.  More...

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Today Coin Center submitted a comment to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) about their recent draft guidance on virtual assets and virtual asset service providers (VASPs).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

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