Capitol Crypto – Don’t Miss This Interesting (and Free) DC Event


If you’re interested in cryptocurrency, you’re probably also interested in governance and regulation, at least as it relates to the crypto space. In fact, the way the market is ultimately regulated will determine the fate of many coins.

The ideal solution would be regulations that don’t inhibit the growth of crypto but do hamper the spread of fraud and scams to offer consumer investors some protections, pushing crypto further into the mainstream. But how do we get there? That’s the multi-billion-dollar question.

Want to hear from some folks who might actually have the answer? Then I’ve got some good news: this Thursday there’s a free panel discussion event in DC called Capitol Crypto that you should check out. Discussion will be focused on crypto regulation and policy with representatives from both the private sector and the highest halls of government.

Here are the details:

Moderator: ​James Newsome, Ph.D. – Former Chairman of CFTC


  • Edward Wilson – Venable LLP | Partner
  • Valerie Szczepanik – Securities and Exchange Commission | Director, Distributed Ledger Group
  • Gary Goldsholle – Securities and Exchange Commission | Senior Adviser to the Director, Division of Trading and Markets
  • Amir Zaidi – Commodity Futures Trading Commission | Director, Division of Market Oversight
  • Nimish Patel – MSK | Vice Chairman & Head of Crypto Assets & Blockchain Technology Practice

Where: ​
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2045
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20515

When: Thursday June 14, 2018
Check-in: 7:30 A.M.
Panel discussion: 8:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M.
Networking: 9:30 A.M. to 10 A.M.

Additional details: Photo ID required. Arrive on-time for check-in to allow time to clear security. Registration required.

There’s some serious firepower on that discussion panel, and you know that the DC audience this event attracts is also likely to be full of knowledgeable folks and great contacts to network with. If you’re in the area, this event seems like a must-attend for anyone interested in crypto policy and governance.

Note that while the event is free, you do need to register here. Spaces are likely limited, so if you’re interested, act fast!