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Crypto in the Americas: Policy Considerations

Council of the Americas convened an expert panel to discuss the benefits, risks, and policy considerations of cryptocurrency usage in the Americas.

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Overview

Please join the Council of the Americas for a virtual discussion with industry, regulatory, and human rights representatives on policy implications of exploding interest in the crypto space across the Americas. 

Dramatic market swings in recent days have brought renewed attention to sector volatility. Questions abound given the newness of the technology and its potential for massive disruption, both at the macro and micro levels. Several countries are actively considering joining El Salvador in adopting crypto in the conduct of official business. Financial institutions and private entities across all sectors, too, are faced with new realities brought on by increasingly common commercial crypto use.

It’s time to take a closer look at the policy considerations of crypto in the Americas.

Speakers

  • Jaclyn Cahan, Chief of Cyber and Emergent Issues, FINCEN, U.S. Treasury Department 
  • Patrick Campos, Chief Strategy Officer, Securrency @Securrency
  • Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation @gladstein
  • Eric Parrado, Chief Economist and General Manager, Research Deptartment, Inter-American Development Bank @eric_parrado
  • Driss Temsamani, Managing Director and Head of Digital, Citi Latin America @DrissTemsamani
  • Shery Ahn, Anchor, Bloomberg TV (moderator) @SheryAhnNews
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (welcome and introduction) @ericfarns

No registration is required to view this live event.

Speakers

Jaclyn Cahan
Chief of Cyber and Emergent Issues, FINCEN, U.S. Treasury Department

Jaclyn Cahan is the Chief of Cyber and Emergent Issues, FINCEN, U.S. Treasury Department


Ms. Cahan served as Counsel for the Foreign Affairs Committee where she managed the sanctions and illicit finance portfolio.


She previously served as Senior Counsel for Congressman...

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Patrick Campos
Chief Strategy Officer, Securrency

Patrick Campos is Chief Strategy Officer of Securrency, the leading developer of institutional-grade blockchain-based financial and regulatory technology.


Mr. Campos guides the CEO and the Board of Securrency on commercial and capital strategy, develops strategic initiatives...

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Alex Gladstein
Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation

Alex Gladstein is Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation. He has also served as Vice President of Strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum since its inception in 2009. In his work, Alex has connected hundreds of dissidents and civil society groups with business leaders...

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Driss Temsamani
 Managing Director- Head of Digital, Citi Latin America

Driss Temsamani is Managing Director and a member of Citigroup Treasury & Trade Solutions Latin America Executive Committee responsible for Digital Platforms.


As Head of Digital Driss is responsible for a full range of banking platforms for cash management, liquidity...

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Eric Parrado Herrera
Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department, IADB

Eric Parrado Herrera is Chief Economist and General Manager of the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) since March 2019. Before joining the IDB, he was a professor of economics and finance at the ESE Business School of the Universidad de los Andes in...

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Eric Farnsworth
Vice President, AS/COA, Washington DC Office

Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, heading the Washington, DC, office since 2003. The organization is the leading voice on the hemisphere, where the public and private sectors meet to discuss and promote an agenda based on...

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Shery Ahn
Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Shery Ahn is the New York-based anchor for Bloomberg Television’s flagship market open programs Daybreak Asia and Daybreak Australia. Every weekday from 6 to 9 p.m. ET, Ahn brings the Wall Street close to Bloomberg’s global audience and kickstarts the trading day for investors in...

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