In this episode of Tech Intersect, I share my testimony summary from PA State Rep. Napoleon Nelson's July 19th House Democratic Policy Committee hearing "Blockchain and Cryptocurrency and preparing Pennsylvania for a digital future." The Committee was short on time and I wasn’t able to deliver my full prepared remarks so I’d like to take the opportunity to do that in this episode. The full hearing replay and my written testimony are linked below.
I commend Rep. Nelson for convening this hearing to explore the potential benefits, challenges, and drawbacks of integrating blockchain technology and crypto assets into the public, private and charitable sectors of the Commonwealth and welcoming blockchain-based and crypto startups to the Commonwealth. It is essential for government officials to identify and to consider the myriad local, national, and international policy issues associated with achieving the optimal balance between cultivating a robust, competitive and transparent regulatory environment that also supports and encourages innovation in this fast-paced digital world. This is particularly important at this moment in history as we emerge from the economic ravages of the pandemic, especially for those citizens historically and systemically marginalized and disenfranchised in the current financial and technology sectors.
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Hearing Replay and Submitted Testimony: https://proftonyaevans.com/2021/07/19/prof-evans-testifies-before-the-pa-house-democratic-committee-testimony-download-included/
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