Chris is recognized as a trailblazer in cryptocurrency and digital assets.
J. Christopher Giancarlo, senior counsel and Co-Chair of the Willkie Digital Works practice, has been named to the “TabbFORUM 40,” the publication’s inaugural list of the foremost leaders at the intersection of technology and the capital markets.
Chris is the only private practitioner recognized among the 40 “technology-driven innovators, disruptors and difference-makers who are having the greatest impact on financial markets.”
TabbFORUM highlighted Chris’ impact as a thought leader on cryptocurrencies and digital assets and his far-reaching influence as a regulator, entrepreneur and legal advisor. As former Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Chris oversaw regulation of the futures, options and swaps derivatives markets. TabbFORUM noted his role in helping to transform the agency into a “21st century regulator,” including by implementing a “Do No Harm” regulatory approach towards blockchain technology and establishing the LabCFTC innovation hub.
The publication also highlighted Chris’ ongoing influence as a business leader, policy advocate and digital assets attorney. Chris serves as a board member of the American Financial Exchange, the sponsor of Ameribor and Ameribor Futures, and a member of the advisory board to The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade group focused on U.S. blockchain and crypto policy, among other organizations. In addition, he is a founder and director of The Digital Dollar Project, a multi-stakeholder initiative to advance exploration of a United States Central Bank Digital Currency.
TabbFORUM also noted the recent publication of Chris’ book, CryptoDad: the Fight for the Future of Money. The book details Chris’ experiences as CFTC chairman and discusses the rise of Bitcoin, crypto and central bank digital currency.
TabbFORUM is a publication of the TABB Group, an international research and consulting firm focused on capital markets.
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