Jerry Brito is executive director of Coin Center, a non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin. Previously he directed the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and served as adjunct professor of law at George Mason University. His research has focused on technology and Internet policy, copyright, and the regulatory process. Jerry is the recipient of the Public Knowledge IP3 Award and was named one of Washington's 100 top tech leaders by Washingtonian magazine and to the POLITICO 50 list of D.C. influencers. He lives in Annandale, Virginia, with his wife Kathleen O’Hearn and their dog Jerkface.

Unbelievably, the media sometimes quote Jerry or let him blab on radio or TV. Here are some selected clips.

Writing & Web

A lot of what Jerry does is writing. He is the author of more than a few scholarly articles and books and he frequently publishes opinion pieces in newspapers and magazines. He has a also been a regular contributor to TIME, Reason, and the Technology Liberation Front.

Jerry is also constantly making things on the web. Here are some of his projects.


Jerry also hosted Surprisingly Free, a weekly half-hour podcast that featured in-depth discussions with an eclectic mix of authors, academics, and entrepreneurs at the intersection of technology, policy, and economics.