As crypto becomes an institutional asset, it's attracting more interest from regulators. The New York Attorney General, for instance, has taken a keen interest in Tether, the world’s largest stablecoin by market cap.
This Off the Record webinar will focus on the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.S Department of the Treasury. No other agencies are likely to pose the kind of existential threat to crypto that these agencies could. The SEC is the elephant in the room as far as investor protection is concerned. Treasury is in charge of anti-money laundering, sanctions and tax policies.
Guided by your questions, our experienced panelists likely will talk about
• SEC and Treasury responsibilities
• Specific crypto issues the agencies are working on
• How to keep track of what the agencies are working on
• What reporters should read and who should they follow, and
• Good sources to talk to.
The panelists will also touch on what they know so far about Biden’s upcoming exec order on crypto. Our intention is that you walk away with useful information to start or improve your reporting on regulatory agencies.
Our panelists are CoinDesk’s Nikhilesh De, one of the industry’s most prominent crypto regulatory reporters, and Peter Van Valkenburgh, director of research at Coin Center, a DC-based trade group for the digital assets industry. Our moderator is Elizabeth Coyne, a veteran tech journalist located in the Chicagoland area. She is published in Blockworks, McSweeney's Internet Tendency and other national and international publications.