Major crypto companies form DC lobbying group

posted 2 months ago
A number of blockchain funds, exchanges and startups plan to lobby Washington, DC lawmakers with the new Blockchain Association. This new organization would focus on both education and legal changes as part of an effort to normalize relations between crypto startups and lawmakers, advocating for reasonable regulation. Coinbase, Circle, Digital Currency Group, Polychain Capital and Protocol Labs are among the association's founding members.

One of the association's first employees is former Senate aide and Overstock.com blockchain lobbyist named Kristin Smith. She told the Post that she would "guide" the organization as it starts out, saying, "I've been spending a lot of time doing a lot of the basic education work in this space ... I'm excited to focus exclusively on these issues."
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