Colorado Council for the Advance of Blockchain Technology Appoints 12

Job Appointments | June 29, 2018 By:

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has appointed 12 people to the state’s Council for the Advance of Blockchain Technology.

“The Council for the Advance of Blockchain Technology will recommend a comprehensive legal framework to support blockchain technology that considers potential applications and boundaries of the technology and protections for consumers,” the state release said. “The Council also recommends guidelines for relevant agencies concerning policies that will allow for the natural evolution of this young and promising technology, while simultaneously ensuring protection for data and consumers.”

In May, a report by Crypto Fund Research found that Denver ranked 10th in the country for blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs.

The council is made up of a combination of state legislators, government leaders and blockchain industry experts.

The members of the council are:

  • Sasha Shtern, managing director of Zero G Capital, of Denver
  • Paul Quigley, CEO of Bloclab Enterprises, of Boulder
  • Blake Samuel Cohen, co-Founder of SALT Lending, of Denver
  • Eric Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift, of Denver
  • Hannah Parsons, CEO of Exponential Impact, of Colorado Springs
  • Paul Foley, co-founder and CEO of SmartCapital, of Denver
  • Democratic State Sen. Stephen Fenberg
  • Democratic State Rep. Tracy Ann Kraft-Tharp
  • Executive Director Colorado Office of Economic Development Stephanie Copeland
  • Republican State Rep. Lang Sias
  • Republican State Sen. John Tate
  • State Secretary of Technology and State Chief Information Officer Sumana Nallapati