Hi, I’m Jerry Brito. I’m executive director of Coin Center, a DC-based think tank focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies such as Bitcoin.
When I’m not advocating for free speech and privacy, I write a weekly newsletter about the geopolitics of money. I also tweet and podcast about these and related topics.
Now, this being an “about” page, this is the part where I must deploy the signaling and credentialism:
- I’ve testified several times before Congress about cryptocurrencies, and regularly hold briefings for policy makers. I’ve presented on cryptocurrencies at the White House, the Treasury Department, the State Department, the SEC and the CFTC.
- My scholarly research has been published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Stanford Technology Law Review among other outlets, and my articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and elsewhere.
- I was named one of Washington’s 100 top tech leaders by Washingtonian magazine and to the POLITICO 50 list of “D.C. influencers.”
- I’m a frequent public speaker and my views have been featured by the media in print, radio, and TV.
I live right outside Washington, DC, with my wife Kathleen, daughter Penny Lane, and our dog Jerkface. You can reach me at jerry at brito dot com.