Day 1 – March 11, 2020

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks

1:10 p.m.


U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, Congressional Blockchain Caucus

1:20 p.m.

The Role of Digital Assets and the Evolution of Regulatory Frameworks

The public and the private sector are increasingly engaged in the use of digital assets and developing new business models. During this panel, you will hear government officials, industry leaders, and their advisors discuss these new business models and how they interact with the regulatory environment.

Amy Steele, Partner, Audit & Assurance, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Craig Fischer, Innovation Program Manager, U.S. Dept. of the Treasury (Invited)

Wendy Henry, Principal, GPS Blockchain Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Alison McArdle, Director of Compliance, Fidelity Digital Assets

Richard Walker, Financial Services Blockchain Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP

2:00 p.m.

Fireside Chat

Mike Cagney, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Provenance
Blythe Masters, Advisory Board Member, Figure Technologies

2:20 p.m.

Wasim Ahmad,
Chief Crypto Officer, Vault 12

2:50 p.m.

Coffee & Networking Break

3:20 p.m.

Digital Dollar Project

J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman Emeritus, CFTC and Founder, the Digital Dollar Project

3:40 p.m.

Banking on Blockchain – How Banks Are Looking at Digital Assets

Banks and other “traditional” financial services players are reacting to strong interest from clients to engage with digital assets. What are the key areas of opportunity, the considerations, and areas of friction that need to be resolved to enable institutional engagement?

Christine Parker, Partner, Reed Smith

Micah Kerr, Head Architect of Commercial Payments & Blockchain Guru, Discover Financial Services

Debbie A. Toennies, Managing Director Global Head of Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Investment Bank, J.P. Morgan

Sal Ternullo, Director, Blockchain Advisory, KPMG

4:20 p.m.

The Evolution of Custodian Services in the Age of Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets

The demand for digital asset custody solutions varies with each type of user, and as such, there is no single regulatory construct that meets the market demand for all asset types and all user types. As a result, the current landscape is evolving with both challenges and opportunities to meet the industry demand and the regulatory expectations for digital asset custody services.

Keynote Speaker:
Dana Syracuse, Partner, Perkins Coie

4:45 p.m.

Blockchain Infrastructure – What’s On the Horizon for Capital Markets?

Will a new decade bring a fresh tailwind? Companies and financial institutions have increased their focus on providing new products and services involving digital assets to meet customer demand; and yet, obstacles remain.  Our expert panelists will discuss how institutions are leveraging blockchain in capital markets – whether for clearing and settling of securities, custody, or other service offerings — and what lies ahead to enable success.

Steve Gatti, Partner, Clifford Chance


Aaron Kaplan, Co-CEO, Prometheum

Moad Fahmi, Senior Advisor, Supervision (Financial Technology), Bermuda Monetary Authority

Nathan McCauley, Co-Founder & CEO, Anchorage

Valerie Szczepanik, Senior Advisor for Digital Assets, Securities & Exchange Commission

5:25 p.m.

Fireside Chat

Perianne Boring, Founder & President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Catherine Coley, CEO, Binance.US

5:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

6:00 p.m.

KPMG Cocktail Reception

Day 2 – March 12, 2020

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Chamber of Digital Commerce New Member Orientation

Chamber members, if you are interested in attending the New Member Orientation please contact our membership team.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.

The Future of Money

Central banks around the world are exploring issuing fiat on the blockchain. Private companies are issuing many different types of stablecoins. Commercial banks are issuing tokens too. How is the financial and monetary system evolving with the introduction of this technology.

J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman Emeritus, CFTC & Founder, the Digital Dollar Project

Robert Bench, Director of Applied FinTech Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Colleen Sullivan, Partner & CEO, CMT Digital

10:25 a.m.

How Blockchain is Strengthening Supply Chain

Blockchain technology is transforming supply chain management. Having a single source of truth with a shared ledger allows for greater collaboration, transparency, and traceability. Hear from industry pioneers that are reimagining the way businesses trade globally.

Jonathan Johnson, CEO, Overstock; President, Medici Ventures


Jacob Ner David, Co-Founder & CEO, Vinsent

Luis Macias, CEO, GrainChain

11:05 a.m.

IoT + Blockchain. Authenticating real-world operating data for DeFi

As blockchain and smart contract technology continue to evolve toward financing physical goods and equipment, the need for authenticated operating data from IoT will grow exponentially. We will explore the role of the Vitro Oracle in the authentication and on-chain delivery of the vital IoT data driving trustless smart contract executions.

Keynote Speaker:
David Goodman, CEO, Vitro Technology

11:40 a.m.

Running Hot but Smart, and Scaling Safely – Data Center Management Solutions Hold the Key to Realizing Blockchain Technology’s Full Potential

The one area of blockchain technology that tends to not get a lot of visibility are the requirements for the datacenter supporting the blockchain infrastructure, and the continued demand from transaction settlement. A way to avoid over provisioning and or incorrectly reading the blockchain’s demand for power and cooling, without impacting processing and or settlement is by implementing Intel Data Center Manager.

Keynote Speaker:
George Clement, Senior Solution Architect, Data Center Management, Intel

12:00 p.m.


1:30 p.m.

Global AML Standards Are Incoming: What FATF Means for Financial Institutions

Discussion about the new FATF Framework almost one year later, how industry is responding from governance and technological approach, and the unique environment in the U.S. around the Funds travel and transfer rules which may not be in place globally.

Jason Weinstein, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson; Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Dept. of Justice


Esteban Castano, Co-Founder & CEO, TRM Labs

Eden Doniger, General Counsel & Chief Complince Officer, BitPay

Stephen Ryan, COO, CipherTrace

2:10 p.m.

Cracking Crypto Custody

Cryptoassets have arrived in a big way. The top 100 cryptoassets now value more than $300 billion, increasingly drawing institutional investment dollars. And thus many traditional custodians and crypto-native startups are looking to develop capabilities to meet the needs of institutional cryptoasset owners, requiring them to build or buy cryptoasset custody solutions designed to meet their specific needs. However requirements of cryptoasset custody create unique challenges for enterprises looking to transform. Come learn more about these unique challenges through four critical building blocks for successful crypto custody.

Keynote Speaker:
Mike Krajecki, Managing Director, Consulting, KPMG

2:40 p.m.

Eva Kaili, Member, European Parliament for Greece Chair, European Parliament’s Science & Technology Options Assessment

2:50 p.m.

U.S. Competitiveness On Blockchain Technology

Countries around the world have embraced the power of blockchain technology and are actively working to promote its growth. The United States has responded with questions on how to regulate it, prompting concerns that it will not be among the leaders as this technology flourishes. How do we achieve a healthy balance of promoting innovation with light-touch guardrails? What can we learn from other regions that have forged ahead, and what steps are needed to catalyze US leadership in blockchain?


Matthew Comstock, Shareholder, Murphy & McGonigle


U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, Congressional Blockchain Caucus

Jerry Cuomo, IBM Fellow & VP of Blockchain, IBM

James Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration

James Wo, CEO & Founder, Digital Finance Group

3:45 p.m.

Coffee & Networking Break

4:15 p.m.


Heath Tarbert, Chairman, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

4:35 p.m.

Fireside Chat: A Brief Debrief of the Amicus Brief

Amy Davine Kim, Chief Policy Officer, Chamber of Digital Commerce

Lilya Tessler, Partner, Sidley Austin

4:55 p.m.

Panel: Token Jurisdiction: Deep Dive into SEC and CFTC Oversight

Discussion about the future of regulatory oversight for the spot markets and digital tokens. How should the agencies settle the question of what is a security, and what is not?


Paul Atkins, CEO, Patomak Global Partners; Former Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission


Thomas Chippas, CEO, ErisX

Hester Peirce, Commissioner, Securities & Exchange Commission

Brian Quintenz, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

6:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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