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Crypto in the Americas: What Must Policymakers Consider?

Council of the Americas convenes 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 us virtually at the Council of the Americas as we host a high-level discussion with industry, regulatory, and human rights representatives to explore the policy implications of the burgeoning interest in cryptocurrency throughout the Americas. 

El Salvador, the first country to fully adopt Bitcoin as legal tender, has attracted global interest and attention. Despite the volatility associated with crypto and the limited experience with the still emerging blockchain technology in the region, several other countries are also considering its adoption and usage.  Nonetheless, questions abound given the newness of the technology and its potential for massive disruption. 

Speakers

  • Jaclyn Cahan, Chief of Cyber and Emergent Issues, FINCEN, U.S. Treasury Department
  • Patrick Campos, Chief Strategy Officer, Securrency
  • Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation
  • Eric Parrado, Chief Economist & General Manager, Research Dept., Inter-American Development Bank
  • Driss Temsamani, Managing Director- Head of Digital, Citi Latin America
  • Shery Ahn, Anchor, Bloomberg TV (moderator)

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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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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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