Meet the DATA Annual Meeting Speakers

The DATA Annual Meeting provides members and community stakeholders the opportunity to work on strategic development in the digital asset industry. Keynote: Benjamin Lawsky, New York State Superintendent of Financial Services Keynote: David Andolfatto, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Adam Shapiro (Director, Promontory Financial Group, ex-Chief of Staff, UK FCA) Berin Szoka, Founder and President, TechFreedom Carter Dougherty, Bloomberg Constance Choi, DATA Secretariat Dan Kaminsky, Security Researcher Donald Terry, Center for Financial Inclusion Edan Yago, Chief Executive Officer, Epiphyte Elizabeth Rossielo, CEO, Bit Pesa Erik Voorhees, Co-Owner, Coinapult Garrett Graff, Editor, The Washingtonian Jason Lamb, Deputy Director on the FSP, Gates Foundation Jerry Brito, Mercatus Institute John Beccia, Circle Internet Financial John Clippinger, MIT Media Lab, ID3 John Collins, Staffer, Senator Carper Jody Westby, CEO, Global Cyber Risk LLC Joshua Fairfield, Professor of Law, Washington & Lee University School of Law Marc Hochstein, Executive Editor, American Banker Martine Niejadik, Chief Compliance Officer, Coinbase Michael Faye, Co-Founder and Chairman, GiveDirectly Mike Stevens, Conference of State Banking Supervisors Pat O’Brien, fmr Asst Secretary, Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes at Treasury Patrick Byrne, Chairman & CEO, Overstock.com Patrick Murck, Bitcoin Foundation Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Hub Culture and Ven Currency Stuart Tyron, Deputy Special Agent in Charge, US Secret Service, DHS Susan Athey, Professor of Economics, Stanford Valerie Szczepanik, Securities & Exchange Commission Wences Cesares, Founder, Xapo Zach Warmbrodt, Reporter,...

Annual Meeting Tickets and Official Hotel

The DATA Annual Meeting is coming to Washington DC, 9-11 April 2014. Tickets are now available for the two day meeting, as well as the DATA Annual Dinner, benefiting numerous charities on the evening of 10 April, 2014. Tickets for the conference will be available for purchase in traditional currencies and digital currencies.  For the moment, gala tickets, table tickets and conference tickets are available here. Hotel bookings:  The Dupont Circle Hotel is offering special rates for meeting attendees, including a special relationship with DATA to accept room reservations in Bitcoin and Ven. To reserve a room using Bitcoin, contact the DATA Secretariat. To reserve a room using Ven, shop online at Hub Culture Washington DC. To reserve a room using Fiat, contact the hotel directly, citing...

DATA Announces 2014 Board of Directors

The Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Board of Directors. Constance Choi, General Counsel, Payward Inc. (Kraken), and first interim DATA board member said, “DATA is thrilled to have a strong collective leadership, particularly at this critical juncture in the organisation’s formation. DATA will focus on publishing best practices in AML, data security and consumer protection in dialogue and coordination with policymakers and regulators, and strive to provide accurate information, transparency, leadership and trust from the ecosystem.” DATA conducted board membership elections at the end of February with four seats available. The board will serve staggered terms, and Choi’s seat will be up for re-election in the next general election. The 2014 Board Members are: Constance Choi, General Counsel, Payward Inc. (Kraken) Edan Yago, CEO, Epiphyte John Beccia, General Counsel, Circle Internet Financial Patrick Murck, General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Ven Currency and Hub Culture The DATA Board has met since the February elections. The Board will meet with members at DATA’s first Annual Meeting, 9-11 April 2014 in Washington D.C. An official side event to the World Bank IMF Spring 2014 Meetings, the DATA Annual Meeting will offer education sessions, a charity dinner, and a meeting for voting...

2014 DATA Board Elections

Member voting has opened for the Digital Asset Transfer Board elections and runs from Thursday, February 20 at 12:00 PST through Tuesday, February 25 at 11:59 pm PST. Ten candidates are running for an open four board seats, in the first phase of staggered elections. This election will take place using instant runoff.  DATA uses the Single Transferable Vote methodology, which is the most common form of instant runoff when electing multiple people in the same election.  A basic description of the single transferable vote can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single_transferable_vote. The candidates are: Brock Pierce, Co-Founder & Chairman, GoCoin David Kinitsky, Senior Director & Fund Manager, Bitcoin Investment Trust/Second Market Edan Yago, CEO, Epiphyte Jaron Lukasiewicz, Founder & CEO, Coinsetter John Beccia, General Counsel, Circle Internet Financial John Clippinger, CEO, IDCubed; Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab Michael Bombace, Digital Currency Lead, Booz Allen; Adjunct Fellow, TechFreedom Patrick Murck, General Counsel, Bitcoin Foundation Ryan Singer, Founder, CryptoCorp Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director, Ven Currency and Hub...

The Announcement

The Announcement Statement of the Committee for the Establishment of the  Digital Asset Transfer Authority July 30, 2013 At the forefront of emerging payments, virtual currency, and other financial technology innovations, our companies are pioneering new services with potential to reduce the friction and cost of payments substantially and make low cost payment services available to hundreds of millions of individuals and businesses around the world. To reach this potential, to inspire confidence in the services we offer, and to ensure fair and responsible treatment of consumers and merchants, we believe our industry must evolve in compliance with law and regulation. We must work proactively with regulators and policymakers to adapt their requirements to our technologies and business models. We must develop and implement common risk management and compliance standards that address the public policy concerns associated with our businesses. And our firms must build risk management and compliance programs that meet those standards. With these objectives in mind, the Committee for the Establishment of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority will: 1. Develop best practice anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance standards for emerging payments and virtual currency firms; 2. Build public and regulatory confidence by serving as a source of business and technical standards for the prudent and responsible conduct of payment transactions; 3. Engage with member firms, merchants and customers, regulators, law enforcement and legislators to identify and address emergent public policy concerns and risks affecting our industry; and 4. Work to establish the Digital Asset Transfer Authority (“DATA”), ideally as a formal self-regulatory organization, to develop, publish and ensure member compliance with standards. We envision that DATA, when fully established, will: a. Have a decision-making board, a majority of whose members will be independent of the...