Virtual Hearing: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

State Rep. Napoleon Nelson hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and preparing Pennsylvania for a digital future. 

 

 

The hearing was held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 19 in the House Democratic Caucus Room, 4th Floor Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg. The media and public are encouraged to tune in at www.pahouse.com/policy or on the committee's Facebook page -- @PADemPolicy. 

 

 

Testifiers will include some of Pennsylvania's blockchain industry leaders including: 

  • Andrew Bull, Esquire | Bull Blockchain Law 
  • Gerard Dache, Government Blockchain Association – Global
  • Tonya Evans, Founder | Advantage Evans Academy; Professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
  • Brian Knight, Director of Innovation and Governance/ Senior Research Fellow | Mercatus Center at George Mason University
  • Scott Nissenbaum, President & CEO | Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA
  • Kevin Werbach, Professor | University of Pennsylvania
  • Miller Whitehouse-Levine, Director of Policy | Blockchain Association

HEARING DETAILS

Virtual Hearing: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

(June 22, 2021)

A hearing on preparing Pennsylvania for a digital future. Read more

 

IN THE NEWS

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and sandbox legislation focus of Monday’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing

(July 16, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 16 -- As blockchain and cryptocurrency become part of the mainstream conversation, Pennsylvania must prepare its digital future and state Rep. Napoleon Nelson is hosting a House Democratic Policy Committee discussion with industry experts to discover how the state can do so. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 19 in the House Democratic Caucus Room, 4th Floor, Main Capitol Building. Nelson, D-Montgomery, who recently introduced the bipartisan House Emerging Technologies Caucus, said he is eager to begin this conversation and have his colleagues at the table to discuss the nuances of cryptocurrencies. He also intends to introduce sandbox legislation aimed at testing how to responsibly adopt such new and innovative technologies and to implement regulations. Testifiers will include some of Pennsylvania's blockchain industry leaders, including: Andrew Bull , founder, Bull Blockchain Law. Gerard Dache , executive director, Government Blockchain Association – Global. Tonya Evans , founder | Advantage Evans Academy, and professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Brian Knight , director of innovation and governance/ senior research fellow | Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Scott Nissenbaum , president & CEO | Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA. Kevin Werbach , professor, legal Read more

 

Development and transparency in digital currencies focus of Nelson’s House Democratic Policy Committee

(July 19, 2021)

HARRISBURG, July 19 – Emerging digital and cryptocurrency, and positioning Pennsylvania to be an innovator for a digital currency future, was the focus of state Rep. Napoleon Nelson ’s House Democratic Policy Committee hearing. Nelson recently established the bipartisan House Emerging Technologies Caucus in Pennsylvania and has an extensive background in finance and technology. He brought together the following cast of world-renowned digital currency experts to inform the committee on what is blockchain and cryptocurrency and how Pennsylvania can position itself as a leader in adapting new technologies: Andrew Bull , esquire | Bull Blockchain Law. Gerard Dache , Government Blockchain Association – Global. Tonya Evans , founder | Advantage Evans Academy; professor, Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Brian Knight , director of innovation and governance/ senior research fellow | Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Scott Nissenbaum , president & CEO | Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA Kevin Werbach , professor | University of Pennsylvania. Miller Whitehouse-Levine , director of policy | Blockchain Association. Additionally, written testimony was submitted by Blockchain Innovation Group of PA, an organization aimed at developing an environment that fosters innovation, employment and investment in the state. "Technology advances quickly in this internet age – so quickly, in fact, that it's Read more

 

AGENDA + TESTIMONY 

Blockchain + Cryptocurrency - Testimony

(July 19, 2021)

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