Today, the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (FSP) and Humanity Forward Foundation announced a new partnership, centered on exploring the different ways blockchain technology may impact household finance and educating policymakers and the public on the obstacles and opportunities that blockchain technology presents.
“The conversation about cryptocurrency and blockchain is erupting everywhere in both the public square and at the kitchen table,” said Karen Andres, Director of Policy and Market Solutions at The Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (Aspen FSP). “As regulators, bankers, legislators, and many others work to make sense of what crypto is — and, importantly, what the underlying distributed ledger technology could do to decentralize or disrupt finance broadly — it is critical to ground this dialogue in the many ways crypto may impact the financial lives of Americans.”
The Aspen Institute FSP and Humanity Forward Foundation will conduct a series of events with cross-sector leaders – including those in the federal government, state government, nonprofits, consumer advocates, traditional financial services, and more – to understand their key questions about blockchain technology. These sessions will also explore use-cases and potential problems and solutions related to blockchain technology and how public policy can address these issues to maximize the benefits of this transformative technology.