Crypto Policy Symposium 2022

September 5th & 6th

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Crypto Policy Symposium 2022

Crypto Policy Symposium is a conference to encourage critical discourse and multidisciplinary collaboration to analyze the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Discussions on policy recommendations, systemic risk, prevention of regulatory capture, and critiques covering cryptocurrencies, ICOs, NFTs, DeFi, “Web3” and blockchains will be covered. This conference brings together the best minds in journalism, law, policy, technology, regulation and banking for two days of panel discussions and community building.

DATE 5th to 6th of September 2022

LOCATION London & Virtual

SPEAKERS Speakers from academia, journalism, finance, technology


Brad Sherman

Brad Sherman Member of Congress, Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection United States House of Representatives

Alex Sobel

Alex Sobel Member of Parliament, Leeds North West, Labour & Co-operative, Parliament, United Kingdom

jemima kelly

Jemima Kelly Journalist Financial Times

Sid Venkataramakrishnan

Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan Journalist Financial Times

alex de vries

Alex De Vries Data Scientist Digiconomist

frances coppola

Frances Coppola Banking Expert

frances coppola

Vili Lehdonvirta Professor of Economic Sociology and Digital Social Research Oxford

ben mckenzie

Ben McKenzie Actor

jacob silverman

Jacob Silverman Journalist New Republic

edmund schuster

Edmund Schuster Associate Professor of Law London School of Economics

stephen diamond

Stephen F. Diamond Associate Professor of Law Santa Clara University

kelvin low

Kelvin Low Professor of Law National University of Singapore

david gerard

David Gerard Journalist & Technical Expert Independent Journalist

keith pritchard

Keith Pritchard Managing Director of IT JPMorgan Chase (formerly)

amy castor

Amy Castor Independent Journalist

molly white

Molly White Software Engineer

izabella kaminska

Izabella Kaminska Journalist Independent Journalist

john reed stark

John Reed Stark Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University Law School & Consultant

stephen diehl

Geoffrey Huntley Software Engineer

stephen diehl

Stephen Diehl Software Engineer

darren tseng

Darren Tseng Technologist & Entrepreneur

darren tseng

Joey D'Urso Investigative Journalist The Athletic

martin walker

Martin Walker Banking IT Expert Center for Evidence Based Management

oscar salguero

Oscar Salguero Founder & CTO Real Action Software

Dr Ruth Wandhöfer

Dr Ruth Wandhöfer Visiting Professor The London Center of Banking & Finance

Nicholas Weaver

Nicholas Weaver Researcher, CEO ICSI, Skerry Technologies

Roxana Marachi

Dr. Roxana Marachi Professor of Education San José State University

Emily Nicolle

Emily Nicolle Journalist Bloomberg

Carol Alexander

Carol Alexander Professor of Finance University of Sussex Business School

Tonantzin Carmona

Tonantzin Carmona David M. Rubenstein Fellow Brookings Institute - Metro

Fred Abrahams

Fred Abrahams Associate Director for Program Author of 'Modern Albania'

Nadine Chabrier

Nadine Chabrier Senior Policy & Litigation Counsel Center for Responsible Lending

Pete Howson

Dr. Pete Howson Assistant Professor - Geography & International Development Northumbria University

Mario Gomez

Mario Gómez Activist El Salvador

JP Rangaswami

JP Rangaswami

Bob Seeman

Bob Seeman Managing Partner CyberCurb

Natasha de Terán

Natasha de Terán Co-Author "The Pay Off: How Changing the Way We Pay Changes Everything"

Jared Bibler

Jared Bibler Author "Iceland's Secret: The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Con"

Sebastian Hervas-Jones

Sebastian Hervas-Jones Journalist Tortoise Media

Ian Grigg

Ian Grigg Financial Cryptographer

Panel Discussions


  • Crypto's Environmental Impact
  • The Politics of Bitcoin & Crypto
  • Is Crypto the New Internet?
  • Narrative Economics, & Crypto Fraud
  • Crypto Contagion
  • Crypto, Blockchain, Education
  • Crypto Innovation - What are the risks?
  • Crypto, Football & NFTs
  • Are Regulators and Regulations fit to meet the Crypto Challenge
  • Crypotopia - land of the promised vs. virtual
Crypto Policy Symposium 2022 is a virtual conference on September 5 & 6, 2022. Our conference will be livestreamed.

Conference Schedule

Conference Days

  • Day 1 - 5 September 2022
  • Day 2 - 6 September 2022
  • Day 1 - Monday - 5 September 2022
    3:00 - 3:10 PM BST Introduction
    Speaker : Stephen Diehl Speaker : Darren Tseng
    3:10: 3:25 PM BST Keynote from Rep. Sherman
    3:25 - 4:15 BST Are Regulators and Regulations fit to meet the Crypto Challenge?
    Moderator : Dr Ruth Wandhöfer Speaker : Stephen Diamond Speaker : John Reed Stark
    4:15 - 5:15 PM BST Predatory Inclusion
    Moderator : Martin Walker Speaker : Nadine Chabrier Speaker : Tonantzin Carmona Speaker : Mario Gomez Speaker : Fred Abrahams
    5:15 - 6:10 PM BST Crypto Innovations - What are the Risks?
    Moderator : Martin Walker Speaker : Edmund Schuster Speaker : Kevin Low Speaker : Jared Bibler Speaker : Natasha de Teran
    6:10 - 6:55 PM BST The Crypto Virus: Narrative Economics in the Golden Age of Fraud
    Moderator : Izabella Kaminska Speaker : Ben McKenzie Speaker : Jacob Silverman
    6:55 - 7:40 PM BST The Politics of Bitcoin & Crypto
    Moderator : Izabella Kaminska Speaker : Vili Lehdonvirta Speaker : Ian Grigg
    7:40 - 8:25 PM BST Is Crypto the New Internet?
    Moderator : Rory Cellan Jones Speaker : David Gerard Speaker : Keith Pritchard
    8:25 - 8:30 PM BST Closing Remarks
    Speaker : Stephen Diehl Speaker : Martin Walker
  • Day 2 -Tuesday - 6 September 2022
    12:30 - 12:40 PM BST Introduction
    Speaker : Martin Walker Speaker : Izabella Kaminska
    12:40 - 12:55 PM BST Keynote from MP Alex Sobel
    12:55 - 1:45 PM BST The Environmental Impact of Crypto
    Moderator : Martin Walker Speaker : Alex de Vries Speaker : Pete Howson Speaker : Bob Seeman
    1:45 - 2:15 PM BST Crypto, Blockchain, and Education
    Moderator : Sebastian Hervas-Jones Speaker : Roxana Marachi Speaker : Nicholas Weaver
    2:15 - 3:05 PM BST Cryptopia: Land of the promised
    Moderator : Emily Nicole Speaker : Molly White Speaker : Oscar Salguaro Speaker : David Gerard
    3:05 - 4 PM BST Crypto, Football & NFTs
    Moderator : Jemima Kelly Speaker : Joey D'Urso Speaker : JP Rangaswami Speaker : Geoffery Huntley
    4:00 - 5:00 PM BST Crypto Contagion
    Moderator : Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan Speaker : Frances Coppola Speaker : Amy Castor Speaker : Carol Alexander
    5:00 - 5:05 PM BST Closing Remarks & Announcement
    Speaker : Darren Tseng Speaker : Jan Akalin
    5:15 - 8:00 PM BST Networking Event

Time left until the symposium

5th to 6th September 2022