Date:
November 16, 2022
Start:
2:30pm
End:
5:00pm
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Location:
Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs
Event type:
Symposium
On the web:
https://www.strausscenter.org/events/crypto-wars-blockchains-cryptocurrencies-and-american-national-security/

On Wednesday, November 16, the Strauss Center is hosting the mini-conference, “Crypto Wars: Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies, and American National Security” during its inaugural Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Policy Week. This conference features experts on the intersection of blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies and national security and law.

Are cryptocurrencies the next frontier in innovation or a threat to national security? How will decentralized finance, the metaverse, and other “Web3” applications affect counterterrorism, sanctions, and intelligence gathering? Is Bitcoin a danger to the climate or a better way to finance green energy? Strauss Center experts will consider these and other questions during the inaugural Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Policy Week.

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Lunch will be served. For more information on this event, contact Susan Crane at scrane@austin.utexas.edu.

Agenda:

2:00 – 2:30pm – Arrival: coffee and lunch will be served

2:30 – 2:35pm – Welcome Remarks: Adam Klein, Director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law

2:35 – 3:15pm – “Blockchain Investigations”: Sujit Raman, General Counsel with TRM Labs and former Associate Deputy Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice

3:15 – 4:15pm – Keynote Remarks: Juan Zarate, Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer of K2 Integrity and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

4:15 – 5:00pm – Panel Discussion: “Crypto Ask Me Anything”

-Sina Kian, Chief Strategy Officer & General Counsel at Aleo and Technology, Security, and Global Affairs Fellow at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law

-Sujit Raman, General Counsel with TRM Labs and former Associate Deputy Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice

-Chinmayi Sharma, Scholar in Residence at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law and Lecturer at the University of Austin School of Law

-Moderator: Adam Klein, Director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law

5:00 – 6:00pm – Reception in Bass Lecture Hall Lobby: Light refreshments will be served

Specific audiences:
  • Texas Law students
  • Texas Law alumni
  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • General public
Sponsored by:
  • The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

If you need an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the sponsor listed above or the Texas Law Special Events Office at specialevents@law.utexas.edu no later than seven business days prior to the event.