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As 114 countries across the globe experiment with a central bank digital currency (CBDC), regulators and policy makers have been discussing and debating fundamental issues of privacy, security, and the impact on existing financial systems.

In the United States, policy makers all the way from the White House to the Federal Reserve, Treasury to Capitol Hill, have continued to discuss the promise and challenges of a potential digital dollar.

The Digital Dollar Project (DDP), created to encourage research and public discussion on the potential advantages and challenges of a U.S. CBDC, is leading that discussion.

TRM Talks is joined by former Chairman of the CFTC and Digital Dollar Board Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo and Digital Dollar Executive Director Jennifer Lassiter to discuss the future of a digital dollar.
Head of Legal and Government Affairs, TRM Labs
Ari Redbord is Head of Legal and Government Affairs at TRM Labs, a blockchain analytics company. Prior to joining TRM Labs, he served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary and the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence at the United States Department of Treasury. In this capacity, he worked with teams from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and other Treasury and interagency components on issues related to sanctions, the Bank Secrecy Act, cryptocurrency, and anti-money laundering strategies.

Previously, Mr. Redbord served as a Senior Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where he investigated and prosecuted cases related to cryptocurrency, terrorist financing, sanctions evasion, export control, child exploitation and human trafficking. He has received numerous awards from FinCEN, the FBI, and the United States Attorney's Office, including the Attorney General's Award for leading an interagency task force dedicated to prosecuting those who abuse and exploit children.
Executive Director, The Digital Dollar Project
Jennifer is an entrepreneur, business leader, and advisor to policymakers, leaders, and financial organizations across the world. She is recognized for her unique ability to bring together diverse stakeholders to identify and achieve shared outcomes addressing complex regulatory and technology challenges. In addition to her current role as Executive Director of The Digital Dollar Project (DDP), Jennifer serves on the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium and the Progressive Policy Institute’s Mosaic Economic Project.

As Executive Director of DDP, Jennifer convenes private sector thought leaders to explore the future of money and advance the exploration of a U.S. central bank digital currency through a deliberative process including pilots, stakeholder meetings, roundtables, and discussion forums.

Prior to joining DDP, Jennifer served as a founding member of the Innovation Lab at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and was a senior leader in the Innovation and Technology Offices at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Senior Counsel, Wilkie, Farr & Gallagher, co-founder, The Digital Dollar Project
Dubbed “CryptoDad” for his celebrated call on the US Congress to respect a new generation’s interest in cryptocurrency, the Honorable J. Christopher Giancarlo served as 13th Chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Considered one of “the most influential individuals in financial regulation” Giancarlo also served as a member of the US Financial Stability Oversight Committee, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, and the Executive Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
Giancarlo is the author of “CryptoDad – The Fight for the Future of Money” (Wiley 2021), an account of his oversight of the world’s first regulated market for Bitcoin derivatives and the coming transformation of financial services, including the most valuable thing of all: money.
Giancarlo is Senior Counsel to the international law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher. He is also a board director, advisor and angel investor in numerous technology and financial services companies. In addition, Giancarlo is a co-founder of the Digital Dollar Project, a not-for-profit initiative to advance exploration of a US Central Bank Digital Currency. Among other honors, Giancarlo was recently appointed to the rank of Chevalier in the National Order of Merit by French President Macron his understanding of financial markets and the potentials of cryptofinance.