Fintech Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

Conference
September 12, 2018
9:00AM to 2:00PM PDT
Hotel Nikko - 222 Mason St., San Francisco, CA

The financial services industry is undergoing a transformation: technology is enabling financial institutions and startups to reach underserved communities, lower the cost of banking and investing, and increase access to capital. As fintech fosters financial inclusion and access, how can regulation accommodate innovation while protecting consumers? Cato’s Fourth Annual Summit on Financial Regulation will bring together leading practitioners, policy experts, and regulators to grapple with key policy questions at the intersection of technology and financial services—and to discuss the positive role that policy change can play in reaping the benefits from the ongoing revolution in banking, capital markets, and the emerging crypto economy.


Schedule

8:30 - 9:00AM REGISTRATION
9:00 - 9:10AM WELCOMING REMARKS

Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute
9:10 - 9:40AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Hester Peirce, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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9:40 - 10:30AM FINTECH AND BANKING

Louis Caditz-Peck, Director of Public Policy and Regulatory, LendingClub
Jay Reinemann, Partner, Propel Venture Partners
Paul Watkins, Director, Office of Innovation, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection
Barry Wides, Deputy Comptroller for Community Affairs, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Moderator: Diego Zuluaga, Policy Analyst, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

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10:30 - 11:20AM FINTECH AND CAPITAL MARKETS

Spencer Bogart, Partner, Blockchain Capital LLC
J.W. Verret, Associate Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Hardeep Walia, Founder and CEO, Motif
Haimera Workie, Senior Director and Head of Emerging Regulatory Issues, FINRA

Moderator: Lydia Mashburn, Managing Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute

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11:20AM - 12:10PM FINTECH, PAYMENTS, AND CRYPTOS

John Collins, Partner, FS Vector
Andrea O’Sullivan, Coauthor of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers
Gerald Tsai, Director of Applications and Fintech, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Ryan Zagone, Director of Regulatory Relations, Ripple

Moderator: Matthew Feeney, Director, Project on Emerging Technologies, Cato Institute

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12:10 - 12:45PM RECEPTION
12:45 - 2:00PM LUNCHEON and ADDRESS

Balaji Srinivasan, Chief Technology Officer, Coinbase

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