September 16, 2022

J. Christopher Giancarlo, senior counsel and Co-Chair of the Willkie Digital Works practice, has been named among the “Most Popular Cryptocurrency Lawyers of 2022” by CoinsCapture, a leading cryptocurrency market data provider.

Chris was ranked third on the list of the industry’s foremost cryptocurrency lawyers. CoinsCapture noted Chris’ prominence in the field and his impact as former Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). During his tenure at the CFTC (2014-2019), Chris oversaw the first bitcoin futures products entering the marketplace and applied a “Do No Harm” regulatory approach towards blockchain technology.

He is widely recognized as a leading authority on cryptocurrency and digital assets, financial markets and regulatory policy. Chris’ recent book, CryptoDad: the Fight for the Future of Money, details his experiences as CFTC chairman and discusses the rise of bitcoin, crypto and central bank digital currency.