US Congress Reps Receive Blockchain Briefing at Capitol Hill Event

More than 15 members of Congress met with representatives of the blockchain technology industry this week in Washington, DC.

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More than 15 members of Congress met with representatives of the blockchain technology industry this week as part of a roundtable organized by advocacy group the Chamber of Digital Commerce.

Held in Washington, DC, the event drew a number of industry stakeholders, including startups such as ConsenSys, Bittrex and Bloq, as well as IT firms and consultancies like Deloitte and Microsoft.

In statements, Chamber of Digital Commerce president Perianne Boring positioned the event as one that represented a coordinated effort to better educate and advocate for the emerging technology. According to the organization, a range of topics were discussed at the event, from blockchain applications to how the industry should engage with law enforcement.

Confirmed attendees included Representatives Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) and David Schweikert (R-AZ), both of whom have made public appearances detailing their support for the industry.

"Blockchain technology has been and I believe will continue to be a positive market disrupter... I look forward to monitoring and supporting the continued development of this technology and industry," Mulvaney said in statements.

The roundtable is part of a series of similar events planned by the Chamber of Digital Commerce, founded in 2014 with the goal of advancing policy on digital currencies and blockchain technology.

Image via Chamber of Digital Commerce


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