For years now, too many leaders, influencers, and gatekeepers in finance from Silicon Valley to Wall Street as well as many in Washington either looked the other way or blindly supported the crypto industry as it worked relentlessly to infiltrate our financial system and rewrite the laws and rules to benefit the industry. Nothing slows down this lawless but enormously profitable industry, not $2 trillion in losses, multiple bankruptcies, unstable stablecoins, dozens and dozens of lawsuits for lying, cheating, and stealing, facilitating ransomware, money laundering, and illegal conduct of all types, and not even handcuffs for vast and shocking global crypto crimes.
These efforts will accelerate on July 19, when the crypto industry converges on Capitol Hill for what it calls a Stand With Crypto Day to pressure members of Congress to advance their favored legislation. As the industry races to get them to rewrite the laws and rules that protect investors, customers, markets, our financial system and economy, regulators and policymakers need to consider fundamental questions about the future of crypto regulation.
Please join the Better Markets team on Monday, July 17 at 2PM EST for a webinar examining how the industry is currently regulated, how it wants to be regulated, how the regulators are doing or not doing their jobs in regulation and enforcement, proposals to change the regulation of crypto, and the crypto industry’s influence campaigns including vis-a-vis Congress.
Co-founder, President & CEO·Better Markets
Dennis Kelleher, Co-founder, President and CEO of Better Markets, was recently named to the Washingtonian’s list of most influential people in Washington, D.C. for the third year in a row, and is a leading commentator on crypto regulation and policy.
Associate Dean for Scholarship, Professor of Law American University Washington College of Law
Hilary Allen is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship at the American University Washington College of Law. Hilary teaches courses in Banking Law, Securities Regulation, and Business Associations and has written extensively about crypto regulation and risks, often appearing before Congressional Committees on the issue.
Former CFTC Commissioner
Dan Berkovitz is a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner, former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) General Counsel, former General Counsel to the CFTC, and former longtime staffer to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI). Dan has testified before Congress on the regulatory gaps in digital asset and crypto markets and has a deep understanding of the issues facing regulators.