By now you may have heard of the imminent U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing taking place on November 18th. Congressmen and women will be learning and discussing digital currency Bitcoin in order to get a better understanding of how it works and the implications if its use.
Information is coming forward today on who else is expected to testify. According to the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s website, there will be two panels of witnesses. The first panel consists of members from the United States government. They are:
- Jennifer Shasky Calvery – Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Mythili Raman – Acting Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
- Edward W. Lowery III – Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Investigative Division, U.S. Secret Service
The second panel will consist of members who will represent Bitcoin:
- Ernie Allen – President and Chief Executive Officer, The International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children
- Patrick Murck – General Counsel, The Bitcoin Foundation, Inc.
- Jeremy Allaire – Chief Executive Officer, Circle Internet Financial, Inc.
- Jerry Brito – Senior Research Fellow, The Mercatus Center, George Mason University
This is certainly expected to be an interesting hearing, and it is expected to be broadcasted on CSPAN.
Read more about the Beyond Silk Road: Potential Risks, Threats, and Promises of Virtual Currencies hearing on the HSGAC official website.