Joint Congressional committee to hold 'demystifying crypto' hearing next week
November 11, 2021, 10:13AM EST
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The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will hold a hearing on Nov. 17 focused on clarifying the role of government in the context of digital assets.
The hearing, entitled "Demystifying Crypto: Digital Assets and the Role of Government," will take place in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. at 2:30 p.m. EST. The Joint Economic Committee's YouTube channel will also stream the hearing online.
Four experts are scheduled to testify at the hearing: Alexis Goldstein, director of financial policy for the Washington, D.C.-based Open Markets Institute; Tim Massad, a former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and adjunct law professor at Georgetown Law Center; Kevin Werbach, legal studies and business ethics professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and director of its Blockchain and Digital Asset Project; and Peter Van Valkenburgh, Coin Center's director of research.
A trio of political parties in Germany struck an agreement this week that will see them assemble a national governing coalition. Part of that agreement, according to the German-language text, includes a call for European countries to work together to monitor activities in the crypto sector.