Thursday, August 2 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel: Cryptocurrency and the Law

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How many protocol builders at this Decentralized Web Summit have launched their own cryptocurrencies or intend to? ICOs are replacing VC capital to spur growth in the Decentralized Web world, so starting to understand some of the legal landscape and policy battles ahead will be critical. Hear from both the DWeb founders and practitioners who have been navigating this terrain and lobbying regulators, and some of the legal experts who can answer your questions.


Althea Allen

Head of Ecosystem Growth, OmiseGO
Althea loves a good positive sum game. She helps to guide growth strategy at OmiseGO, a fintech company building the free and fully public OMG network for scalable, decentralized asset exchange secured by the Ethereum blockchain, with a special focus on incentive alignment across... Read More →
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Marvin Ammori

General Counsel, Protocol Labs
Marvin Ammori is the General Counsel of Protocol Labs, Inc. Previously, he spent over a decade as an advocate for Internet freedom and privacy, including by leading the net neutrality fights of 2009 (Comcast-BitTorrent case) and 2015 (Title II victory). He has published widely on... Read More →
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Ryan Shea

Co-founder, Blockstack
Ryan co-founded Blockstack, a new internet for decentralized apps where users own their data. Ryan studied engineering at Princeton, went through Y Combinator, and was inducted into the Forbes 30 Under 30. He has authored several popular open source libraries in cryptography and... Read More →
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Peter Van Valkenburgh

Director of Research, Coin Center
Peter is Director of Research at Coin Center, the leading non-profit research and advocacy group focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin. He is a graduate of NYU Law. He drafts the Center’s public regulatory comments, and helps shape... Read More →
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Zooko Wilcox

Founder, Zcash
Zooko has more than 20 years of experience in open, decentralized systems, cryptography and information security, and startups. He is recognized for his work on DigiCash, Mojo Nation, ZRTP, “Zooko's Triangle”, Tahoe-LAFS, BLAKE2, and SPHINCS. He is also the Founder of Least Authority... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
[J] Front End Stage 88 5th Street, San Francisco, CA, USA

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