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The Future of Money, Governance, and Law – Washington, DC

November 1 - November 2

We are planning to have the event in a public space on Capitol Hill and invite legislators, regulators and government employees to join us.  We will attempt to peer into the future for a provocative look at the impact of crypto-currency, blockchain, and other emerging technologies like robotics and AI on government, governance support structures and citizens.  We will have three tracks. They are:

Track 1:  Money

  • A world without banks
  • Money without inflation
  • Money without borders
  • Money without fractional reserve banking (Hard Money)

Track 2:  Governance

Governments use banks and financial institutions to monitor, influence and enforce legal compliance. But, what happens when major sectors of a population engage in peer-to-peer transactions without financial institutions.  How can governments perform their functions of maintaining an orderly society when a significant instrument of  power erodes or dissolves.  We will look at topics including:

  • How do governments collect taxes when transactions bypass financial institutions
  • Alternative revenue generation methods
    • Tokenomics
    • Crowdfunding
    • Mining
  • Law enforcement and intelligence officials use financial institutions to identify and arrest criminal activity and national security threats.  However, without financial institutions, what tools are available to government including AI and data analytics to use blockchain and cryptocurrency to enforce laws and standards.
  • Transparent earmarking/ radical transparency
  • Digital, not geographical, citizenship; citizenship without borders
  • Voting
  • Implicit voting … (using proxies to determine the sentiment of citizens)

Track 3:  The Law

Smart contracts create new situations that may challenge the traditional legal system.  Public blockchains and smart contracts respond to software code and algorithms and potentially AI.  Judges and legal systems may not have any control over some transactions.  Further, the very concept of entities and ownership may change.  Our existing legal framework may need to change to prepare for a world where the software as code is supreme rather than the code written in books.  Some topics discussed in this track include:

  • What is THE LAW? Tracking the legal code, regulations, and judicial decisions to understand the LAW, now and in time.
  • Can the law be expressed as software code
  • How will the law treat Sovereign Autonomous Organizations (SAO)
  • Digital dignity implemented via MID’s
  • Digital sovereign rights, digital property.
  • Privacy in a transparent world
  • Privacy and identity implemented through personas
  • Digital reputation and identity



Confirmed Speakers

  • Jim Moran – Mr. Moran served as a Congressman in the US House of Representatives for 24 years.  His many assignments have included Committee on Appropriations for Defense, the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies.  In these roles, he has provided oversight of trillions of dollars in government spending. Among his many accomplishments, he was voted High Technology Legislator of the Year by the Information Technology Industry Council. He was voted into the American Electronics Association Hall of Fame for his work on avoiding the Year 2000 crisis and his support of the IT Industry and defense contractors in Northern Virginia. In 2012, Mr. Moran was recognized as a “Problem Solver” by the bipartisan grassroots organization known as No Labels, for continued willingness to work across the aisle and find common ground with members of the opposite party on important issues. Mr. Moran’s distinguished career and accomplishments reflect his integrity, courage, and commitment to using technology to make a difference in the lives of all people.  Mr. Moran is also on the GBA Government Advisory Committee
  • Robert Whitaker – Mr. Whitaker is the Director of Forensics and Investigations for GBA Member Company, the Blockchain Intelligence GroupRobert served in law enforcement for 23 years, including as a Supervisory Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), where he oversaw the program responsible for cryptocurrency investigations, training, equipment, analytical support, and investigative methodologies needed by HSI special agents worldwide. Robert is a Certified Bitcoin Professional. Robert also leads the GBA Law Enforcement Group.
  • Lluïsa Marsal – Ms. Marsal is the GBA Barcelona, Spain Chapter Leader. Her blockchain qualifications include: Certified Ethereum Developer, Blockchain4Cities researcher and trainer (with 5 editions of her course in top universities and research centers along with 5 papers published in top academic journals. As the Technology Innovation and International Action Lead for the government of Catalonia, her own blockchain projects included as good practices in ISO 307 standards. She also serves on the  GBA Government Advisory Committee.

Volunteer to Speak

We are still seeking several categories of speakers.  They include:

  • Futurists
  • Government executives with experience implementing blockchain programs
  • Government legislators with blockchain legislative experience
  • Government regulators with experience regulating blockchain based assets
  • Government contractors with experience deploying blockchain solutions
  • Banking & financial executives with experience managing blockchain based assets
  • Legal experts with experience advising clients implementing blockchain solutions
  • Economists who have studied the impact of cryptocurrencies on traditional financial systems
  • Technologist with an understanding of the array of blockchain technologies

To volunteer to be a speaker at this event, please complete the form below.

Speaker Volunteer Form

  • What is the name of the company or organization you are affiliated with?
  • Write a one-line heading of the topic that you would like to speak about.
  • Please add a 1-2 paragraph descriptor on the topic(s) that you would like to speak on



Gerard Dache


Washington, DC
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