BitPay and Ripple to speak at hearing held by US Senate committee on banking

Emily Spaven
Nov 14, 2013 at 19:16 UTC
Updated Jan 11, 2014 at 09:47 UTC

The US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs is holding a hearing titled The Present and Future Impact of Virtual Currency on Tuesday (19th November).

The Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance and the Subcommittee on Economic Policy will meet in open session with a witness panel including representatives from the digital currency space.

The witness panel comprises of:

  • Jennifer Shasky Calvery, director at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
  • David Cotney, commissioner of banks at the Massachusetts Division of Banks
  • Anthony Gallippi, co-founder and CEO of BitPay
  • Chris Larsen, founder and CEO of Ripple Labs
  • Sarah Jane Hughes, university scholar and fellow in commercial law at Maurer School of Law, University of Indiana
  • Paul Smocer, president of BITS at Financial Services Roundtable

The hearing will take place from 15:30 – 17:30 (ET) in room 538 at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington, DC and will be webcasted live.

This is the second of two hearings on digital currency scheduled for next week, the first being held by the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Monday 18th November.

CoinDesk will be reporting on both hearings, so stay tuned for updates next week.