Unbelievably, the media sometimes ask me for my opinion. Here you will find some selected interviews in print, audio, and video.


Why a Crypto Podcaster Is Suing Janet Yellen
New York Magazine, October 13, 2022

Crypto Advocacy Group Sues U.S. Treasury Over Tornado Cash Sanctions
Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2022

Crypto Think Tank Coin Center Sues US Treasury Over Tornado Cash Sanctions
CoinDesk, October 12, 2022

U.S. bars Americans from using crypto service Tornado Cash
Washington Post, August 8, 2022

A legal challenge over crypto reporting could strike down decades-old anti-money laundering laws
The Verge, June 21, 2022

Crypto industry says it is complying with Russian sanctions, as some policymakers ring alarms
Washington Post, March 3, 2022

Bitcoin Fans Are Suddenly a Political Force
Wall Street Journal, August 16, 2021

The Way the Senate Melted Down Over Crypto Is Very Revealing
New York Times, August 12, 2021

Owners of BitMEX, a Leading Bitcoin Exchange, Face Criminal Charges
New York Times, October 1, 2020

IRS quietly deletes guideline that Fortnite virtual currency must be reported on tax returns
CNN, February 14, 2020

An elegy for cash: the technology we might never replace
MIT Technology Review, January 3, 2020

The Week in Tech: Some Workers Hate Robots. Retraining May Change That.
New York Times, July 19, 2019

Facebook Questioned on Cryptocurrency, But Battle Looms With Global Regulators
Wall Street Journal, July 16, 2019

Pay Taxes With Bitcoin? Ohio Says Sure
Wall Street Journal, November 26, 2018

Get ready for Big Bitcoin: Cryptocurrency industry opens a D.C. lobbying arm
Washington Post, September 11, 2018

Crypto Industry Frustrated by Haphazard Regulation
New York Times, June 27, 2018

Bitcoin and ether shouldn’t be regulated like stocks and bonds, a top SEC official says
Washington Post, June 14, 2018

Crypto Market Rallies on SEC’s Official’s Ether Stance
Wall Street Journal, June 14, 2018

Silicon Valley Is Into Bitcoin. It Wants to Keep Washington Out.
Wall Street Journal, April 19, 2018

Cyberattackers’ Apparent Take: Just $51,000 So Far
Wall Street Journal, May 15, 2017

IRS Crackdown on Bitcoin Exchange Fuels Privacy Worries
Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2017

S.E.C. Rejects Winklevoss Brothers’ Bid to Create Bitcoin E.T.F.
New York Times, March 10, 2017

For Fintech Start-Ups, Efforts to Rethink Rules That Cramp Innovation
New York Times, April 6, 2016

Regulator Moves to Create New Fintech Framework
Wall Street Journal, March 28, 2016

A Bitcoin charm offensive on law enforcement
Washington Post, October 22, 2015.

Bitcoin Rules Completed by New York Regulator
New York Times, June 3, 2015

NY Financial Regulator Lawsky Releases Final BitLicense Rules for Bitcoin Firms
Wall Street Journal, June 3, 2015

New York regulator issues final virtual currency rules
Reuters, June 3, 2015

London stakes its claim as global bitcoin hub
Reuters, April 15, 2015

Bitcoin: will 2015 be a make-or-break year?
The Guardian, February 3, 2015

Introducing the Bitcoin Lobby
New York Magazine, January 12, 2015

Bitcoin gets an industry-backed advocacy group
Washington Post, September 18, 2014

Academics Call for Revisions to New York’s BitLicense Proposal
CoinDesk, August 18, 2014

Bitcoin ATM builder takes aim at traditional financial services
Los Angeles Times, July 8, 2014

Bitcoin Evangelist Is Bound but Not Out
Wall Street Journal, June 30, 2014

Who created Bitcoin? Regulators don’t care
Politico, March 7, 2014

Newly Revealed, Could Satoshi Nakamoto, Worth $400M In Bitcoin, Be In Danger?
Forbes, March 6, 2014.

Bitcoin backers unfazed by more setbacks
The Hill, March 1, 2014

Bitcoin Forever!
Daily Beast, February 27, 2014

Legal Troubles Barely Subdue a Bitcoin Evangelist’s Sermons
New York Times, February 6, 2014

Bitcoin — boom or bubble?
Washington Post, January 19, 2014

The mystery of Bitcoin is how it keeps users’ trust
Financial Times, November 22, 2013

Five years of Bitcoin in one post
Washington Post, January 3, 2014

Here’s how Bitcoin charmed Washington
Washington Post, November 21, 2013

Bitcoin Gaining Validity Fuels Rally in Virtual Currency
Bloomberg, Nov. 19, 2013

U.S. Agencies to Say Bitcoins Offer Legitimate Benefits
Businessweek, November 18, 2013

Bitcoin hits $700 high as Senate stages hearing on virtual currency
The Guardian, November 18, 2013

Arrests a breakthrough in global battle against secretive ‘hacktivist’ movement
Chicago Tribune, November 14, 2013

How FBI brought down cyber-underworld site Silk Road
USA Today, October 22, 2013.

Study Suggests Studios Aren’t Offering Enough Online Legal Options to Counter Movie Piracy
Variety, October 15, 2013

Many of the most-pirated movies aren’t available for legitimate online purchase
Washington Post, October 15, 2013

Can digital rentals block piracy? New site gathers the data
Ars Technica, October 15, 2013

Who Should Be Blamed for Facilitating Online Piracy?
Adweek, October 15, 2013

The Magic of Bitcoin Turns FBI’s Seized Booty Into Government Protest
WIRED, October 4, 2013

Bitcoin value drops after FBI shuts Silk Road drugs site
BBC, October 3, 2013

The End of the Internet’s Biggest Black Market Is Good for Bitcoin
Businessweek, October 2, 2013

Cyber security: The new arms race for a new front line
Christian Science Monitor, September 15, 2013

Inside the Bitcoin advocates’ closed-door meeting with federal regulators
Washington Post, August 27, 2013

Bitcoin: Tax haven of the future
Politico, August 9, 2013

The Bitcoin drug business is getting more competitive
Washington Post, June 28, 2013

Digital currency firms rush to adopt anti-money laundering rules amid global crackdown
Reuters, June 4, 2013

Seven men charged in Liberty Reserve global money-laundering operation
Washington Post, May 28, 2013

The coming political battle over Bitcoin
Washington Post, May 15, 2013

Is the Drone’s Potential Being Shot Down Too Fast?
Harvard Business Review, April 23, 2013

In Bitcoin we cannot trust
CBS News, April 17, 2013.

Yes, Bitcoin is volatile. But it’s still got defenders.
Washington Post, April 11, 2013

A Six-Strike Rule for Internet Piracy
Wall Street Journal, March 3, 2013

Internet Turns UN Telecoms Talks Into Reality Show
Reuters, December 14, 2012

Editorial: Global Internet Diplomacy
New York Times, December 12, 2012

GOP sides with Mickey Mouse on copyright reform
Washington Examiner, December 5, 2012

A Free-Market Fix for the Copyright Racket
Bloomberg, November 29, 2012

The U.N.’s Internet Power Grab
Wall Street Journal, June 18, 2012

Shedding Light on the UN’s Internet Plans, WikiLeaks-Style
Mashable, June 12, 2012

Porn, gambling, and malware: Bitcoin as the ‘Net’s Wild West
Ars Technica, June 8, 2012

Curtain of mystery partially pulled back on computer hacker groups
Chicago Tribune, March 7, 2012

Why the cyber security bill in Congress is getting big push from Pentagon
Christian Science Monitor, March 7, 2012

‘Mega’-Indictment Shows U.S. Already Has International Piracy Chops
National Journal, January 20, 2012

Google Speaks Truth to Power
Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2011

Taming and Reining in Cyberspace.
National Journal, September 15, 2011

Speed Bumps on the Road to Virtual Cash
New York Times, July 4, 2011

Stealing "entertainment services" now a crime in Tennessee
Ars Technica, June 3, 2011

USA erklären das Netz zum Kriegsschauplatz
Der Spiegel, June 1, 2011

The rise of the cybersecurity-industrial complex
Washington Examiner, April 27, 2011

Two Fascinating Exhibits on Data Security
The Atlantic, April 26, 2011

Take $787 Billion. Now Show Where It’s Going.
New York Times, March 21, 2010

Eye Opener: What to watch with the stimulus
Washington Post, October 20, 2009

Contract to Upgrade Recovery.gov Stimulates Criticism
Wall Street Journal, July 9, 2009

Web Users Offer Their Two Cents On How to Spend Stimulus Billions
Wall Street Journal, April 10, 2009

Could Crowdsourcing Help Control the Stimulus?
Washington Post, March 18, 2009

A Zealous Watchman to Follow the Money
New York Times, March 9, 2009

Some Agencies Are Slow in Handing Out Stimulus Grants
Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2009

See-Through Stimulus
Columbia Journalism Review, February 6, 2009

Tracking Stimulus Funds Presents Daunting Task
NPR, February 4, 2009

Everything You Need to Know About the Stimulus Is Online
Fast Company, February 3, 2009

Dems eye midnight regulations reversal
Politico, November 12, 2008

Dear Mr. President
Popular Science, October 2008

Outdated Radios Fail Capitol Police
Washington Post, June 2, 2008

Flying Blind in a Red-Tape Blizzard
The Atlantic, July 2007


The Current US Regulatory Landscape for Crypto
Epicenter, November 10, 2021.

FinCEN’s Discriminatory Rulemaking
What Bitcoin Did, December 27, 2020.

Financial Privacy, Digital Currency and Stablecoin Payments
The Money Movement with Jeremy Allaire, July 23, 2020.

How is Bitcoin Legal
What Bitcoin Did, January 28, 2020.

The Case for Electronic Cash in an Open and Free Society
Epicenter Podcast, July 19, 2019.

Backed by Silicon Valley Cash, Bitcoin Begins to Mature
California Report, KQED, April 17, 2015.

How cash is like Bitcoin. And how Bitcoin is like Kim Kardashian.
Marketplace, American Public Media, January 29, 2014.

Bitcoin Rides High on the Hill
Cato Daily Podcast, November 19, 2013.

FBI Shuts Down Silk Road, but the ‘Deep Web’ Lives On
Forum, KQED, October 4, 2013.

Regulation and Bitcoin
Cato Daily Podcast, August 27, 2013.

Lawmakers, Banking Regulators Take On Bitcoin
All Things Considered, NPR, August 13, 2013.

Bitcoin blow: U.S. government freezes funds to trade the digital currency
Marketplace, American Public Media, May 16, 2013.

Bitcoin 101
Davis & Emmer, KTCN, April 25, 2013.

World Conference on International Telecommunication,
Federal News Radio, December 4, 2012.

Is international cyber warfare a real threat?,
On the Media, WNYC, December 2, 2011.

Skeptics Question AT&T’s Logic In T-Mobile Deal,
All Things Considered, NPR, June 20, 2011.

Podcast: Jerry Brito on a Career in Ideas,
Kosmos, September 10, 2010.

Watching the Stimulus,
Cato Daily Podcast, December 9, 2009.

A look at where stimulus spending is going,
Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, December 7, 2009.

New Features on Stimulus Watch 2.0,
Federal News Radio, November 25, 2009.

$9.5 million contract to redesign Recovery.gov,
Federal News Radio, July 10, 2009.

Making Stimulus Spending Transparent,
All Things Considered, NPR, April 20, 2009.

Online transparency and future of local news,
Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, March 23, 2009.

A More Transparent Federal Government,
Cato Daily Podcast, March 11, 2009.

Sunshine Week and Government Data,
Cato Daily Podcast, March 21, 2008.


Coin Center’s Brito skeptical about Bitcoin creator claims
Reuters, May 2, 2016.

Do digital currencies make it easier for terrorists to move money?
Fox News, November 20, 2015.

Professor Bitcoin
VICE, January 8, 2014.

Grieving father sees some relief in Silk Road closure
Australian Broadcasting Corporation, October 7, 2013.

The Bitcoin Revolution,
Stossel, Fox Business, September 19, 2013.

Why Bitcoin is Here to Stay: Q&A with Jerry Brito,
Reason TV, April 17, 2013.

Bitcoin Goes Big,
Huffington Post Live, April 12, 2013.

Fears About A New Copyright Alert,
Huffington Post Live, January 9, 2013.

Why Copyright Law is so Mickey Mouse - And How to Fix It,
Reason TV, December 13, 2012.

Who Rules The Internet?,
Huffington Post Live, December 4, 2012.

Should the UN regulate the internet?,
Al Jazeera’s The Stream, November 29, 2012.

Why Bitcoin Could Change the Shape of Currency,
Freedom Watch, Fox Business, November 22, 2012.

Bitcoin virtual currency,
Al Jazeera’s The Stream, June 16, 2011.

Bitcoin & the End of State-Controlled Money: Q&A with Jerry Brito,
Reason.tv, June 1, 2011.

Tumbleroo for the iPad,
TWiT’s iPad Today, August 28 2010.

Online earmark transparency,
Federal News Tonight, NewsChannel 8, March 18, 2010.

Stimulus spending transparency,
Channel 9 News, November 17, 2009.

Inside OpenRegs.com,
Federal News Tonight, NewsChannel 8, July 21, 2009.

Redesigning Recovery.gov,
Fox and Friends, Fox News, July 10, 2009.

House Testimony: Preventing Stimulus Waste and Fraud
C-SPAN, March 19, 2009.

Bush’s Midnight Regulations,
NBC Nightly News, December 4, 2008.

Lame Duck on the Clock,
CNN American Morning, November 20, 2008.