February 22, 2021

The Honorable Xavier Becerra

California State Capitol

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Dear Attorney General Becerra,

On behalf of the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition, an organization of blockchain and virtual currency businesses in California, I write to bring to your attention a pending federal regulation that would preempt and refute…


After a cup of menstrual blood went flying across the Senate floor, I had assumed 2019 would be California’s wildest legislative session for a while. Covid-19 proved me unfortunately wrong. …


Our panel hosted by Quantstamp

On Wednesday November 14th, just after the midterm elections the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition co-hosted a policy panel with Blockchain for Social Justice. We sat down to chat with Fiona Ma- Treasurer Elect for the state of California and Brian Forde- former technology advisor in the Obama White House.

The audience…


2018 was a breakout year for legislation on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Over a dozen states considered pieces of legislation that dealt with blockchain/cryptocurrency. “Blockchain” cracked the top 10 search terms on Legiscan this year. …


Today California Governor Jerry Brown signed two landmark pro-blockchain bills into law: AB 2658 by Assemblymember Ian Calderon and SB 838 by Sen. Robert Hertzberg. AB 2658 defines blockchain technology, updates the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and establishes a working group with industry representation to create the best possible regulatory…


The Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) is a body created by the Political Reform Act- a ballot measure passed by California voters in 1974 as a reaction to national disgust with the Watergate scandal. …


One of the key goals of the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition is to better inform policymakers about how regulation impacts the blockchain/cryptocurrency/ distributed ledger industry. For brevity’s sake we’ll us BCDL as a catch-all from here on out. We used Crunchbase to source data about the industry size and trends. …


From left: Bear, David Grossblatt, Rishi Sachdev, Olga V. Mack

On Wednesday, June 20th 2018 the Blockchain Advocacy Coalition brought twenty entrepreneurs, advocates and founders to Sacramento for a full day of meetings with California’s legislators. What would induce busy blockchain movers and shakers to give up an entire day and drive up to Sacramento at 6am?

Quite simply, to…


Despite its reputation as a global leader in technology and never having met an industry it didn’t like to regulate (shout out to the carpet tax) California has remained relatively silent on blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Background-

In 2015, former Assemblymember Matt Dababneh proposed AB 1326- aka California’s BitLicense. The bill…

Ally Medina

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