Crypto Policy Symposium 2022

September 5th & 6th

Promoting critical review on the cryptocurrency space

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


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 golumbia

David Golumbia Associate Professor of Digital Studies Virginia Commonwealth University

david gerard

David Gerard Journalist & Technical Expert Independent Journalist

jorge stolfi

Jorge Stolfi Professor of Computer Science State University of Campinas

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

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
  • The Current State of Regulation
  • Football & Crypto
  • Crypto Lobbying and Regulatory Capture
  • 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 - 3:15 PM BST Conference Opening - Opening Remarks
    3:15 - 4:00 PM BST The Politics of Bitcoin & Crypto
    Moderator : Izabella Kaminska Speaker : David Golumbia Speaker : Vili Lehdonvirta
    4:00 - 4:45 PM BST Is Crypto the New Internet?
    Moderator : Rory Cellan Jones Speaker : Jorge Stolfi Speaker : David Gerard Speaker : Keith Pritchard
    4:45 - 5:30 PM BST The Crypto Virus: Narrative Economics in the Golden Age of Fraud
    Moderator : Izabella Kaminska Speaker : Ben McKenzie Speaker : Jacob Silverman
    5:30 - 6:15 PM BST Cryptopia: Land of the promised
    Moderator : Emily Nicole Speaker : Molly White Speaker : Oscar Salguaro Speaker : David Gerard
    6:15 - 7:00 PM BST The Environmental Impact of Crypto
    Speaker : Alex de Vries
  • Day 2 -Tuesday - 6 September 2022
    1:15 - 2:00 PM BST Football & Crypto
    Moderator : Jemima Kelly Speaker : Joey D'Urso Speaker : Martin Calladine Speaker : Geoffery Huntley
    2:00 - 2:45 PM BST Crypto Contagion
    Moderator : Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan Speaker : Frances Coppola Speaker : Amy Castor Speaker : Carol Alexander
    2:45 - 3:30 PM BST Big Crypto's Influence on Academia
    Moderator : Jemima Kelly Speaker : Roxana Marachi Speaker : Nicholas Weaver
    3:30 - 4:15 PM BST The Current State of Regulation
    Speaker : John Reed Stark Speaker : Martin Walker
    4:15 - 5:00 PM BST Crypto Lobbying and Regulatory Capture
    Speaker : John Reed Stark Speaker : Nicolas Diamond
    5:00 - 5:45 PM BST Closing Remarks
    Speaker : Darren Tseng Speaker : Stephen Diehl
    5:15 - 8:00 PM BST Networking Event

Time left until the symposium

5th to 6th September 2022