Vivatech 2023

Before law school I was a working actor in NYC for three years.

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Director of Research

Coin Center

Peter is Director of Research at the non-profit Coin Center, a board member of the non-profit Zcash Foundation, and an advisor to StarkWare. He is a leading advocate for online privacy, free speech, and permissionless blockchain technologies. He is a graduate of NYU Law School, as well as a self-taught web developer. He is the author of several papers on the regulatory and public policy landscape for cryptocurrencies and decentralized computing systems, in particular work on the intersection of regulation and US constitutional privacy and speech rights. He has testified before the US Senate and House of Representative, briefed staff and members of the EU parliament, and educated policymakers and regulatory staff around the world on the subject of cryptocurrency regulation and decentralized computing systems. Previously, he was a Google Policy Fellow and collaborated with various digital rights organizations on projects related to privacy, surveillance, and digital copyright law.

A fun fact about me

Before law school I was a working actor in NYC for three years.

My interests

Cloud & Infrastructure
Fintech, Insurance & Legal
Future of Work
Web3, Blockchain, Crypto & NFT

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