DeFi and cryptocurrencies have taken the world by storm. There are indications that Black and LatinX Americans are disproportionately utilizing these decentralized financial products. Advocates argue that these technologies provide access to wealth for people of color who have been denied opportunities and left behind by the current financial system. Others argue that these technologies are risky, and are not the answer to the disenfranchisement that Black and Brown communities have faced.
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Sponsored by: Diversity & Inclusion in Business and Finance Committee and FinTech Regulation & Enforcement Committee of the D.C. Bar Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Community Related Community of Interest: all D.C. Bar Communities Program Partner:Financial Services Professionals (FSP) Speakers:
Dante Disparte, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Global Policy, Circle
Greg Meeks, Congressman (Keynote Speaker)
Jolevette Mitchell, Fintech Counsel, FDIC
Joshua Richardson, CEO & Founder, New Black Wall Street
Valerie Szczepanik, Director, Strategic Hub for Innovation and Financial Technology, SEC
Chris Brummer, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (Moderator)
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