The Blockchain Conference DC took place in a packed room at the Marvin Center of George Washington University’s campus in Washington, DC on July 28th.
“How many people here work for the US Government?” the host asked.
Over a dozen people raised their hands.
“How about – are there any regulators in the room?”
Nervous laughter followed. Nobody openly admitted that they were a regulator, but the tension was palpable.
This conference took place less than a week after a series of high-profile government actions in the blockchain space. See here, here and here for some detailed pieces on the increasingly aggressive “safeguards” US legislators are taking on the blockchain platforms.