A blockchain summit organised by The Chamber of Digital Commerce, trade association headquartered in Washington DC, begins its work at Georgetown University.

The summit is advertised as “a dialogue at the intersection of industry, regulation and innovation” with the aim to analyse the “transformative technology that didn’t fit into a traditional regulatory box.” As the founder and president of the Chamber of Digital Commerce Perianne Boring has previously indicated, she wants the event to become a “thoughtful discussion” on the challenges the blockchain technology poses to policymakers in the sphere of compliance and regulation.

The agenda includes four main sessions and five panels, namely: “Law 2.0 Understanding Smart Contracts”, “Blockchain Alliance – Addressing Law Enforcement Concerns Through Education”, “Financial Services - Banking on The Blockchain”, “Consumer Protections – Balancing Thoughtful Regulation Without Stifling Innovation”, “Thought Leaders – How Blockchain Can Enhance Industry, Government and Humanity”.

The event brings together a lot of key players in the bitcoin and blockchain sphere: Digital Asset Holdings, Chain, Circle, Coin Center, BitPay and others. The industry is represented by such experts as Ethereum's Vitalik Buterin, Bloq's cofounder Jeff Garzik, the Blockchain Alliance director Jason Weinstein. Among other speakers are representatives of such important companies and organisations as Deloitte, IBM, Nasdaq, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Microsoft and others. The governmental side is presented by members of the Federal Trade Commission, FBI, US Department Homeland Security and the Congress.


Anna Lavinskaya