Cyber & Technology

Senate Hearings on bitcoin

By Raffaela Wakeman
Monday, November 18, 2013, 3:05 PM

Two hearings in one week on bitcoin. On Monday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on virtual currencies.

Panel I

  • Jennifer Shasky Calvery (Testimony)
    Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Mythili Raman (Testimony)
    Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Edward W. Lowery III (Testimony)
    Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Investigative Division, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Panel II

  • Ernie Allen (Testimony)
    President and Chief Executive Officer, The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
  • Patrick Murck (Testimony)
    General Counsel, The Bitcoin Foundation, Inc.
  • Jeremy Allaire (Testimony)
    Chief Executive Officer, Circle Internet Financial, Inc.
  • Jerry Brito (Testimony)
    Senior Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center, George Mason University

On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, and the Subcommittee on Economic Policy, will hold a hearing. Here's the list of witnesses, and links to their testimony

Panel 1

  • Ms. Jennifer Shasky Calvery [view testimony]
    Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • Mr. David Cotney [view testimony]
    Commissioner of Banks
    Massachusetts Division of Banks

Panel 2

  • Mr. Anthony Gallippi [view testimony]
    Co-founder and CEO
    BitPay, Incorporated
  • Ms. Mercedes Kelley Tunstall [view testimony]
    Partner and Practice Leader, Privacy and Data Security Group
    Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Ms. Sarah Jane Hughes [view testimony]
    University Scholar and Fellow in Commercial Law
    Maurer School of Law, University of Indiana
  • Mr. Paul Smocer [view testimony]
    BITS President
    Financial Services Roundtable

[Update 11/19: the C-SPAN video from Monday's hearing has been added to this post, as has the second Senate hearing details.]