Crypto entities ranging from large exchanges to small projects are headed for government regulation. Whether it comes through the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, many participants in the space are looking for concrete future guidance on how to build compliant businesses in an emerging sector while navigating the rules created for traditional finance.
And while crypto founders and investors know regulation is inevitable, they’re also looking to find the sweetest deal possible while trying to influence policymakers. It’s a challenging balance – enough regulation to protect retail investors from a hostile environment, but not so much that it stifles the growth of the crypto sector and future innovation in the space.
This regulatory tug-of-war is just one of the reasons we are excited to have Catherine Dowling, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Bitwise Asset Management, join us on stage at TC Sessions: Crypto in Miami on November 17.
We will discuss whether or not there has been an increase in institutional adoption and how the regulatory framework may affect adoption in the future. given frustration at the lack of clarity in regulatory guidance, we’ll ask Dowling how legitimate crypto firms and advisors are advising clients to navigate the current environment while operating in a compliant manner.
Dowling brings a unique perspective to the table, having experience working both at private equity firms and as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Economic Crimes Division. We’ll dive into the latest insights into how emerging regulatory frameworks will impact the digital asset industry and find out if we can expect to see clarity on this issue in the US by the end of the year.
Prior to joining Bitwise, Dowling served in General Counsel, CCO and COO roles at several financial and private equity firms. She also co-founded Luminate Capital Partners, where she held positions as GP, Managing Director and COO.
A Harvard Law graduate, Dowling spent more than a decade as a federal prosecutor, most recently in the Economic Crimes Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California, where she worked with the FBI, SEC, IRS and other agencies to prosecute insider trading cases. , fraud and money laundering, among others. She also serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations.
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