Countdown to MerITocracy: Crypto and Blockchain at the Crossroads – MeriTalk

Can technology innovation – coupled with the boldest kind of leadership – work together to start fixing the most intractable problems facing America? On July 21 – we’re going to find out. The countdown to MerITocracy 2022: American Innovation Forum is on.
In the lead-up to the in-person forum in Washington, D.C., we are table-setting a host of big issues that will get serious attention at MerITocracy 2022.  And lining up some big guns in Congress – Reps. Bill Foster, D-Ill, and Tom Emmer, R-Minn. – along with Chamber of Digital Commerce CEO Perianne Boring to point the way forward.
In today’s edition of Countdown to MerITocracy, we’re taking a look at both cryptocurrency – and more importantly the blockchain technologies that enable that booming asset class – and how those are heading for a serious examination by government policy-makers. Here’s an issue-tracker to help separate hype from reality:
First, cryptocurrency as an asset class is a spectacular mess:
Second, the underlying blockchain technology is the real gold:
Finally, why it matters to solving bigger problems:
Bottom lines:
Finally, if you want to know even more about the state of crypto and blockchain and future regulation, consider checking out the DC Blockchain Summit on May 24.  The event is organized by the Digital Chamber of Commerce and promises to bring together “the world’s leading pioneers across the blockchain ecosystem, policymakers, academics and others for critical discussions on the issues that will define the future of our industry for decades to come.”
We invite you to join the in-person MerITocracy American Innovation Forum on July 21 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C., from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., where we will host bipartisan leaders from Congress, the Biden administration, and America’s tech industry to examine the most pressing problems facing citizens in our democracy, and map out creative solutions from the nexus of policy and technology.
Request your invitation today by emailing
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