GBA's event series, "The Future of Money, Governance, and the Law."

GBA’s Event Series

Government leaders from around the world will discuss their 2020 plans focusing on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. The public-sector officials will also examine past endeavors and touch on future prospects beyond 2020. Speakers include global legislative and administrative leaders from local, state, and national government agencies. See who will be there by viewing our Attendee ListSpecial thanks to our Event Sponsors. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Robert Levin for information. 

The Topics Include:

  • Elections Accessibility and Security
  • Global Adoption, Banking, and Regulation
  • Government Service Delivery, Interoperability, and Integrity
  • National Security and Competitiveness
  • Preparing for the Future
  • Protecting Property, People, and Communities
  • State and Local Implementation and Regulations

The United States Capitol Congressional Auditorium

The venue accommodates 450 attendees, it includes several spaces for private meetings and we will designate several meeting areas and networking spaces for people to connect, communicate and collaborate. Attendees will have access to an app that they can use to contact other participants in advance of the event to set up meetings before, during and after the event.


Keynote Speakers

Timothy Draper is regarded as one of the most successful venture capitalists in the world, and one of the most powerful and influential people in Silicon Valley. His most prominent investments include Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, AngelList, SolarCity, Ring (company), Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood (company),, Twitch, Cruise Automation, and Focus Media. In July 2014, he received wide coverage for his purchase at a US Marshals Service auction of seized bitcoins from the Silk Road marketplace website. Draper is a major proponent of Bitcoin and decentralization.

Daniel Larimer is one of the leading innovators, engineers and thought leaders in the blockchain space. He is the co-founder of an array of successful blockchain companies, most notably the decentralized exchange BitShares, the social media network Steemit, and, publisher of the EOSIO protocol, all of which provide industrial- and enterprise-grade blockchain solutions utilizing the widely-adopted Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) consensus mechanism, which he invented. Recognized as an industry pioneer, Dan is one of the most high-profile figures in the blockchain arena, having garnered a decade’s worth of entrepreneurial and technical experience in the field. At, he is the lead architect behind the EOSIO software, which is engineered to run highly scalable blockchain applications. He is an alumnus of the Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science, where he currently serves as a guest lecturer and curriculum advisor.

Scott Stornetta, one of the founding fathers of blockchain technology, co-authored the first mention of a blockchain architecture in a 1991 publication. Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System,” cited Stornetta’s work three times out of the eight references. The famous industry-defining white paper was essentially built on Stornetta’s concepts about disrupting the fin-tech industry, as he has thought about blockchain technology for the last thirty years.

Other Speakers Include:

  • Albert Forkner, Banking Commissioner, Wyoming Division of Banking
  • Amelia Powers Gardner, Utah County, UT, Finance, Internal Audit, and Elections Office
  • Ann Ingraham, CEO, Exponential HealthTech Advisors, LLC
  • Bryant Nielson, Executive Director,  The Blockchain Academy, Inc.
  • Bill Rockwood, Congressional Staff, Office of Representative Darren Soto
  • Chris C. Snook, Chairman at World Tokenomic Forum and Sandcastle Impact Fund
  • Donald Kersey, General Counsel, Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State
  • Elizabeth Tanner, Director, Business Regulations (Cabinet Member), Rhode Island
  • Gerard Dache, Executive Director, Government Blockchain Association
  • Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, Chief Quality and Innovation Officer, MEDNAX
  • James McDowell, Senior Securities Analyst, Alabama Securities Commission
  • John Dean Markunas, Government Blockchain Land Titling Working Group Leader
  • Ksenija Cipek, Head of Tax Risk Analysis, Ministry of Finance, Tax Administration, Republic of Croatia
  • Lesly Goh, Senior Technology Advisor, The World Bank
  • Mihaela Ulieru, President IMPACT Institute for the Digital Economy
  • Maurice Kuglar, Tenured Chair in Macroeconomics, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
  • Nadeem Ansari, President & CEO, Forcewave
  • Philippe ThevozExecutive Vice-President eGovernment Systems, Integrity Solutions, SICPA SA
  • Robert Stewart, CEO, Federal Government Experts
  • Ron Kim, Member, New York State Assembly
  • Russel Castagnaro, Director of Digital Transformation, Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
  • Sindhu Bhaskar, Chairman, and CEO, EST Capital Switzerland
  • Shawnna Hoffman, Chair, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Distributed Ledger Tech. and Market Infrastructure Subcommittee
  • Victor Ji, President, Bitblock Capital

Special thanks to Congressman Darren Soto for hosting this event.

In addition to an incredible line up of speakers, GBA’s next step in The Future of Money, Governance, and the Law will:

A few more noteworthy items for consideration: 

  • On-site participants are limited to 450 attendees. However, global remote participation will be available through Ez-Xpo.
  • See who will be there by viewing our Attendee List.
  • We are also inviting members of the broadcast and print media to cover this event.

Ticket Information


Tickets for GBA’s U.S. Capitol event are available at no cost, giving the first priority to GBA members. GBA members may register at the GBA Member Event Page Registration. On January 10, 2020, any unassigned tickets will be made available to the general public through the Event Page Registration. To find out more about GBA memberships, please visit

Virtual Conference

Remote attendance is possible courtesy of Ez-Xpo. For more information and to register, please visit the GBA Virtual Expo Registration page.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Capitol Hill Hotel
200 C Street SE
Washington D.C., 20003-1909

See the detailed Event Schedule

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Sponsorship opportunities are available.
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