DATA at the Liquidity Summit with Bloomberg and Hub Culture in London April 17

DATA is a partner for the upcoming Liquidity Summit with Bloomberg and Hub Culture, to be held April 17 in London. Hub Culture, the platform managing Ven, is teaming up with Bloomberg for the 3rd Liquidity ~ The Summit on New Finance, taking place in London on April 17, 2015. The day features leaders in the new world of finance from a wide range of digital currency and community currency companies, including Bitcoin oriented companies like Blockchain, Mirror, Bitnet, Qoin, and Ethereum. New forex and exchanges like Earthport, LMAX, Midpoint, the LMEclear will also explore the rapidly changing world of financial settlement and clearance and special panel will focus on projects related to Ven Authorities, including Alternet Systems on forex, SDKA International on commodities, and CAPCO on financial services. Industry organisations including the World Economic Forum, the Digital Asset Transfer Authority, the Bitcoin Foundation and the UK Digital Currency Association will also be participating, leading discussions across these topics. In legal and regulatory areas, speakers from Hogan Lovells and Goodwin Procter will weigh in on legal implications of the new finance boom, while Ariadne Capital, Balderton Capital and TechStars take to the stage to discuss funding at all levels of the pyramid. In the room, Bloomberg and Hub Culture have invited over $2 Billion of investable capital – the London financial firms, hedge funds, banks and VCs that run aspects of today’s financial world – to participate in an intimate setting of panel discussions, feedback and participation. Attendance to the event is by invitation, but interested parties can register an application to join at...

DATA Comments to Conference of State Bank Supervisors

DATA has submitted comments to the US Conference of State Bank Supervisors, detailing recommendations and viewpoints on pending rules for digital assets, including digital currency. The comments come after a detailed review of the CSBS proposed rule making, with conversation and interactions between DATA and the CSBS setting the stage for productive engagement. View the comments, (and DATA’s previous work on the NYDFS Bit License rule) in our Member Resources. DATA would love to hear your thoughts on this and other pending work in our Chat section for members. For access contact the...

DATA Member Review

Since DATA’s inception last year, the digital asset landscape has grown and changed significantly. With these developments have come a growing consensus around standards, best practices and engagement, led in large part by the 40+ member companies of DATA. To help us measure these developments, we’re asking all members to complete the first DATA Annual Review – a short set of questions about issues related to digital assets across the major working groups of DATA – AML/KYC, privacy and ID, security and consumer issues. Add your voice to the DATA Annual...

The Standards Workshops with DATA

The Standards Workshops with DATA. Working with leading universities, researchers and industry representatives, the DATA Standards Workshops are a collaborative effort to determine leadership principles in the fields of digital assets.  Following the first workshop in January 2015, hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the MIT Media Lab, work is underway for a California session in association with Stanford this March, and a European session in May, hosted in London.  For more details, contact the...

A message from Chris Mitchell

From the Secretariat: Today at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas, DATA announced a new partnership with Washington D.C. based Prime Policy, and the appointment of Chris Mitchell as our new Executive Director, effective November 1st with the start of our new membership year. As DATA welcomes Chris, we encourage you to reach out directly to say hi, and to ask any questions or send any comments on the work we are doing. The ongoing education, standards and policy work of DATA continues as we enter our 2nd year, and we look forward to another year of expansive growth in 2015, with Chris now at the helm. ——————————— From Chris: Earlier today, DATA’s Board of Directors announced my appointment to the organization as its first Executive Director. I am honored and enthusiastic to be working with the Board to lead the organization at such an important time for the digital asset community. As Executive Director, I will be focused chiefly on helping the organization achieve its founding mission: strengthening the ubiquity and usability of digital assets through educational initiatives and consensus-based best practices and standards. I look forward to meeting many of you, if not in the near future, then at DATA’s annual conference this April.  In the interim, please don’t hesitate to contact me whenever I can be of help to you. Best regards, Chris Mitchell...

Strengthening Global Reach with Prime Policy Partnership

The Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA)  has partnered with bipartisan Washington, DC-based Prime Policy Group to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Authority and help oversee its educational, policy and industry outreach activities. Under the agreement, Prime Policy’s Chris Mitchell will serve as the Executive Director of DATA. “We are thrilled to have the support of Prime Policy Group during this period of incredible advancement for DATA and the digital asset industry,” said Edan Yago, CEO of Epiphyte and member of DATA’s board of directors. “With Prime Policy’s expertise and resources, DATA is now well-equipped to carry out its mission of strengthening public trust in crypto-currencies and other digital assets through critical engagement with policymakers, influencers and consumers themselves.” Established in November 2013, DATA is a US-registered 501(c)(6) focused on spearheading the development of best practices and industry-wide initiatives for companies in the emerging field of digital assets. Digital assets include digital, asset-backed and cryptographic currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple and Ven, along with the emerging ecosystem of distributed ledgers, payment innovations, fiscal tools, and P2P products enabled by these new Internet technologies. DATA acts as a critical feedback mechanism between public and private stakeholders to ensure viability of the public policy balance in laws and regulation governing digital assets. “Since its founding just a year ago, DATA has quickly become the digital asset industry’s primary global facilitator for internal and external engagement on the issues that threaten to slow or promise to accelerate the adoption of crypto-currencies and other digital assets,” said Chris Mitchell of Prime Policy Group. “I’m honored to serve as DATA’s first executive director, and...