Episode 166: Coin Center’s Peter Van Valkenburgh on regulation & crypto


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In this week’s episode, Anna & Josh Cincinnati chat with Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center. Coin Center is a non-profit research and advocacy group focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies. In this conversation, they cover the various branches in the US system, how these interact with the crypto/blockchain community, what the process is for making regulation and how coincenter gets involved.

Here are a few of the groups that they mention:

  • FinCen: Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
  • SEC: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • CFTC: Commodities futures trading commission

Here are some handy links:

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