Last week, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel at the inaugural AFME/INM Global Innovation Institute.

My panel included Domitille Dessertine of French AMF, Klaus Lober of the European Central Bank, and Eric Larchevêque, Founder and CEO of Ledger and we discussed the future of crypto assets both in Europe and globally. I’m going to write a fuller post on that discussion, because I believe it’s worth its own space.

In the meantime, I want to highlight something that was repeated again and again during my time in Paris: the need for strategic, international coordination in respect the cryptocurrency…

I’ve written before about how I believe regulatory “sandboxes” for financial services innovation serve a useful function and, in absence of federal action, states should establish them.

Since that time Arizona passed legislation to establish a “sandbox”, other states are trying and there are continuing and active discussions in my home state of Delaware around how to support financial services innovation.

Last week I had the opportunity to testify before the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission, chaired by former CFTC Chair, Gary Gensler. The hearing was intended to gather information regarding cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency exchanges, ICOs, and blockchain technology. You can…

What’s happening with blockchains?

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at Deconomy in Seoul, South Korea.

My talk focused on what’s happening in the regulatory and media spheres regarding blockchain. My intent was to give an update, provide some historical context, and give an approximation for what we can expect in the future.

The video of the talk will be up soon but I thought I’d provide a short summary of what I discussed.

While the price of bitcoin was a topic you couldn’t escape in 2017, one group that was surprisingly silent for most of the year…

John Collins

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