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If the US Chairs the Financial Stability Board, What Changes Can We Expect?

I’m at Harvard this week teaching at the Program on International Financial Systems, so the blogging will be light.  But with the US Treasury Department pushing for the Fed Reserve Vice Chair of Supervision to head the Financial Stability Board, … Continue Reading

What Should Be In an ICO White Paper? (My Views for Congress and Cointelegraph)

I had the pleasure two days ago of writing an op-ed for the great folks of Cointelegraph on What Should Be in an ICO White Paper?  My remarks were a sneak peak of my Congressional testimony on CSPAN, covered in a … Continue Reading

My Congressional Testimony on CryptoCurrencies now on C-SPAN

I had the pleasure today of an absolutely interesting discussion on the regulation of bitcoin, ICOs and other cryptocurrencies with my fellow panelists from Coinbase, Coin Center and Wilson Sonsini.  For those interested in the discussion, the CSPAN video can be … Continue Reading

Georgetown’s IIEL Teams Up with the Atlantic Council for Press Briefing on US Tariffs

IIEL’s trade experts offered their views on the legal implications of the Trump administration’s tariffs to dozens of members of the global press on a press call co-hosted with the Atlantic Council. In a wide-ranging discussion, the IIEL’s Faculty and Senior Fellows … Continue Reading

An interesting (critical) take on cryptocurrency valuations

Brad Bernstein, a financial analyst writing for Coindesk, has posted an interesting blog on crypto valuations.  He writes: The key to ascertaining fundamental value in crypto is an understanding of [1] economic activity – transactional usage of the token + the store … Continue Reading

Looking forward to Testifying on Cryptocurrencies for the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday

The US House Financial Services Committee is slated to host a hearing entitled “Examining the Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets.” The meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. EST on March 14.  I’ll be discussing bitcoin, ICOs and more–after a very busy week … Continue Reading

Georgetown’s International Trade Update Kicks Off Today

Georgetown’s annual International Trade Update starts today with the purpose of providing diplomats, attorneys, and professionals at leading NGOs practical, topical, and timely information on the state of international trade law—a topic more timely than ever.  The event kicked off … Continue Reading

Bitcoin is a Commodity, Judge Confirms

A federal court ruled today that virtual currencies like bitcoin can be regulated as commodities by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Reuters reports.  In doing so, the court upheld a 2015 determination by the CFTC that virtual currencies were … Continue Reading

I’ll be appearing on PBS this month, which is pretty cool

This month I’ll be appearing in the PBS broadcast Great Decisions in Foreign Policy, an eight-part documentary series on PBS that explores the great strategic challenges facing the United States today.  This season’s third episode “China: The New Silk Road” features … Continue Reading

Call for papers, Georgetown-Graduate Institute, Geneva, Due on 30 March

Call for Papers, Submissions Due on 30 March Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law and the Graduate Institute, Geneva’s Center for Trade and Economic Integration will be hosting a one-day conference on resolving disputes in international economic law.  The conference … Continue Reading