Scott Walker, Attorney-Adviser Office Compliance Inspections & Examinations U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and is a member of the Distributed Ledger Technology Working Group. His primary focus is on Investment Advisers and Investment Companies. Prior to his work as a regulator, Scott was a Corporate Counsel at Barclays and BlackRock. Before joining the Commission, Scott’s practice focused on Derivatives and Securities Finance transactions, and Hedge Fund Strategy. Scott earned his J.D. from Mortiz College of Law at the Ohio State University in 2007.
Carla Carriveau, former Senior Counsel SEC She is a Securities & Regulatory Affairs attorney. She currently serves as Senior Managing Counsel at a robo-advisor in Redwood City, California. Carla was previously Senior Counsel at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission serving in a number of capacities including as a top government affairs aide to former SEC Chair Mary Jo White. During her tenure with the SEC, she led teams in the FinTech space with respect to policy, rulemakings, and market operations and advised as to the potential application of securities regulations to virtual currency.
Ryan Selkis, CoFounder/CEO Messari, which is building an open “EDGAR” database for cryptoassets. Prior to founding Messari, he was an entrepreneur-in-residence at ConsenSys, and was on the founding teams of Digital Currency Group, where he managed the firm’s seed investing activity, and CoinDesk, where he was led the company’s restructuring and annual Consensus conferences. He has been an investor and prolific writer in the bitcoin industry since 2013.
Adam Ettinger, Partner Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP in the firm’s Century City and Palo Alto offices. His practice focuses on venture financing, technology development, channel relationships, intellectual property, licensing, privacy, online advertising, and e-Commerce. Adam represents leaders in Blockchain technologies and digital currencies, social gaming, internet advertising, mobile apps, e-commerce, semiconductors, and networking technologies. His clients have included AMD, Apple, BitGo, DeviceScape, Fakespace, Get Satisfaction, Intel, Internet Devices (acquired by Alcatel), Magma Design, Network Solutions Inc. (NSI), Orchestria (acquired by CA), S3 (acquired by HTC), Self Aware Games (acquired by Big Fish), Tivo, and Undertone Networks. Adam has focused on Blockchain technology companies since 2012. He co-leads the firm’s Blockchain and Digital Currencies team.
MODERATOR: Shane Glynn, FinTech Silicon Valley Crypto News bought his first Bitcoins in 2011 for $2.50 each and promptly spent them on on Bitcoin-themed merchandise. Since then he has hosted nodes, mined coins, stored files, written bad smart contracts, and participated in other cryptocurrency endeavors. His interests tend towards the regulatory and political aspects of cryptocurrencies.