Economics, Technology

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce to speak at Georgetown University

Hester Peirce, Commissioner of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will deliver a fireside chat at Georgetown University this January 26th.

Her talk, to be held in the morning, will cover the past, present, and future of digital asset regulation, providing context that will be essential to better understanding the digital assets marketplace.

Hester M. Peirce was appointed by President Trump to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was in 2018 sworn in.

Prior to joining the SEC, Peirce conducted research on the regulation of financial markets at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. She was a Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, where she advised Ranking Member Richard Shelby and other members of the Committee on securities issues.

The event will also serve as the launch of the blockchain business forum USA-UAE Alliance, which was founded by Georgetown University classmates Edward Cullen and Michael Amatulli.

The Master’s in International Business and Policy program, which both attended, had provided an effective outlet for conversation on bringing together a USA-UAE Alliance.

Said Edward Cullen, CEO of Crescite Innovation Corporation, “The USA-UAE Alliance™ is the latest example of international collaborators coming together and using blockchain technologies for economic growth and social good. We are appreciative of our education as continue to build.”

Cullen, earlier a candidate for Mayor of New York City, is an entrepreneur who is known for innovation and regulatory leadership.

Karl Kilb

The USA-UAE Alliance™ team includes Karl P. Kilb III, Co-Founder and Chairman of Crescite Innovation Corporation and former General Counsel of Bloomberg LP.

Kilb is the Founder and Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council at the Fordham University School of Law.

Said Michael Amatulli, who helps start the alliance and is CEO of MVNM, “Blockchain is going to become increasingly prominent across financial communities and it’s essential that the development of the technology happens in a fair and sustainable manner.”

Featured photo of Hester M. Peirce

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