Blockchain Association Announces Agenda and Speakers for Second Annual Policy Summit; Extends Open Invitation to Members of Congress

Lawmakers, Regulators, Industry Leaders will Convene in Washington for Crypto Policy’s Can’t-Miss Event of the Year

Washington, D.C. (Nov. 8, 2023) – Blockchain Association, which represents more than 100 of America’s leading crypto companies, will hold its second annual Policy Summit in Washington, D.C. this Nov. 29-30. The event is held exclusively for BA member companies, policymakers, and members of the media.

Policy Summit featured speakers include Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Reps. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Tom Emmer (R-MN), Ritchie Torres (D-NY), French Hill (R-AR), Jim Himes (D-CT), and Sean Casten (D-IL). The Summit will also feature Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine Oleksandr Bornyakov, along with CFTC Commissioner Kristin Johnson, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, and New York State Department of Financial Services Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris

Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI Christopher Wong and Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Jessica Peck will join the Summit for a session on illicit finance. And Staff Director of the Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology, and Inclusion Allison Behuniak and Senior Professional Staff Member for the House Committee on Agriculture Paul Balzano will join the Summit on its members-only day. 

This year’s Policy Summit features an impressive agenda with discussions on industry’s litigation efforts, international policy panels, and legislative deep dives. Featured sessions include “A View from the CFTC,” “Crypto Policy Abroad: Asia, Middle East, and Europe,” “Global Crypto Networks and U.S. National Security,” “The Fourth Amendment, Privacy, and Crypto,” and “Crypto Taxes and the IRS Broker Rulemaking.” 

Open Invitation to Members of Congress
This year, as crypto policy is on the forefront of lawmakers’ minds, Blockchain Association is honored to extend an open invitation to Members of Congress to attend this year’s Policy Summit. The Association welcomes an open dialogue between its more than 100 member companies and Washington. Please reach out to [email protected] to RSVP.

About Blockchain Association Policy Summit: Blockchain Association’s Policy Summit is an exclusive members-only event, featuring discussions with key policymakers, regulators, and industry leaders. Blockchain Association is proud to extend an exclusive invitation to its member companies. If you’re interested in applying for membership and joining this year’s Summit, please contact [email protected] to learn more.

About Blockchain Association: Blockchain Association is the collective voice of the cryptocurrency industry. Our members include the sector’s leading investors, companies, and projects, working together to support a future-forward, pro-innovation national policy and regulatory framework for the crypto economy. Find us at Follow us @BlockchainAssn.