The witness set to appear are:
- Chris Brummer, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Mike Lempres, Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Coinbase
- Robert Rosenblum, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research, Coin Center
Here's what the committee is saying ahead of the hearing, which will be held by the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment:
A subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is set to hold a hearing next week on cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs).
posted on the committee's website states that the Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Subcommittee hearing – entitled "Examining the Cryptocurrencies and ICO Markets" – is scheduled for March 14 at 10 a.m. EST.
He also indicated that, amongst Financial Services Committee members, there's a growing interest in learning more about the subject and the implications of the tech's use in areas like remittances.
The hearing represents the latest Congressional foray into the world of cryptocurrencies, coming more than a month after the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a major hearing on the topic that included testimony from Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) chairman Jay Clayton and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo. At that hearing, the two notably indicated that their respective agencies could ultimately seek additional oversight powers over the market.
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