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Demystifying Crypto: Digital Assets and the Role of Government

210 Cannon House Office Building

210 Cannon House Office Building
A hearing before the U. S. Congress Joint Economic Committee will be held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. in room 210 of the Cannon House Office Building.

Hearing: “Demystifying Crypto:  Digital Assets and the Role of Government”


Ms. Alexis Goldstein
Director of Financial Policy
Open Markets Institute
Washington, DC 

Mr. Tim Massad
Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown Law Center
Washington, DC

Mr. Kevin Werbach
Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics
Director of the Blockchain and Digital Asset Project
The Wharton School
The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Mr. Peter Van Valkenburgh
Director of Research
Coin Center
Washington, DC

Date: 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Chairman Donald S. Beyer Jr. is presiding.

All hearings are webcast live and will not be available until the hearing begins.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, House and Senate Office Buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time.


Members of the press should RSVP by calling or emailing the respective galleries at: 

House Radio/TV Gallery:
House Periodical Gallery:, 202-225-2941 
House Daily Press Gallery:, 202-225-3945 
Photographer Gallery:, 202-224-6548 

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