The Honorable J. Christopher Giancarlo served as 13th Chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2014 to 2019. Considered one of “the most influential individuals in financial regulation,” Mr. Giancarlo also served as a member of the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Committee, the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets, and the Executive Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions. Based on his celebrated call on the U.S. Congress to respect a new generation’s interest in cryptocurrency, Mr. Giancarlo authored the book “CryptoDad: The Fight for the Future of Money,” 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.
In addition to serving as Senior Counsel to the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Mr. Giancarlo is also a board director, advisor, and angel investor in numerous technology and financial services companies. He is also a co-founder of the Digital Dollar Project, a not-for-profit initiative to advance exploration of a U.S. Central Bank digital currency.