Should Cryptocurrencies Be Regulated like Securities?

Capitol Hill Briefing
July 24, 2018
12:00PM to 1:00PM EDT
2018-07-24 12:00:00 2018-07-24 13:00:00 America/New_York Should Cryptocurrencies Be Regulated like Securities? Cryptocurrencies are now a $270 billion market, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised more than $8 billion in the first five months of 2018. What is the appropriate regulatory framework for this emerging financial technology? In this Capitol Hill briefing, Cato’s Diego Zuluaga and Mercatus’ Brian Knight will address whether and how cryptocurrencies might be determined to be securities, the role of cryptocurrencies in value creation, and the use of ICOs as fundraising vehicles. Zuluaga will outline a regulatory framework for securing innovation while ensuring protection against fraud and crime. .live-online-now-video {max-width: 640px;} .live-online-now-text {margin-top: 16px;} .streaming-event .live-online-now-video, .streaming-event .live-online-now-text {display: none;} If you can't make it to the event, you can watch it live online at www.cato.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoHillEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute. Attend in Person Due to the popularity of this event, registration is now closed. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email events@cato.org. You can also arrive in-person, at which time we will accommodate as many walk-ins as possible should space be available. You may also view the event live at cato.org/live. - https://www.cato.org/events/should-cryptocurrencies-be-regulated-securities 2045 Rayburn House Office Building
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Featuring Diego Zuluaga, Policy Analyst, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; Brian Knight, Director of the Program on Financial Regulation and Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center; moderated by Matt Weibel, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

Cryptocurrencies are now a $270 billion market, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) raised more than $8 billion in the first five months of 2018. What is the appropriate regulatory framework for this emerging financial technology? In this Capitol Hill briefing, Cato’s Diego Zuluaga and Mercatus’ Brian Knight will address whether and how cryptocurrencies might be determined to be securities, the role of cryptocurrencies in value creation, and the use of ICOs as fundraising vehicles. Zuluaga will outline a regulatory framework for securing innovation while ensuring protection against fraud and crime.

If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch it live online at www.cato.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoHillEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.

 

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