Full Committee Hearing

Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?

Date:   Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Time:   10:00 AM Location:   Dirksen Senate Office Building 538

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THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS will meet in OPEN SESSION to conduct a hearing entitled, “Cryptocurrencies: What are they good for?  The witnesses will be: Professor Angela Walch, Professor of Law, St. Mary’s University School of Law, Research Associate, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies; Mr. Jerry Brito, Executive Director, Coin Center; and Ms. Marta Belcher, Chair, Filecoin Foundation.

Pursuant to guidance from the CDC and OAP, Senate office buildings are not open to the public other than official business visitors and credentialed press at this time. Accordingly, in-person visitors cannot be accommodated at this briefing. We encourage the public to utilize the Committee’s livestream of the hearing, available on the website at http://www.banking.senate.gov.

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Member Statements

  1. Chairman Sherrod Brown (D - Ohio)
  2. Ranking Member Patrick J. Toomey (R - Pennsylvania)


  1. Professor Angela Walch
    Professor of Law
    St. Mary’s University School of Law
  2. Mr. Jerry Brito
    Executive Director
    Coin Center
  3. Ms. Marta Belcher
    Filecoin Foundation