Looking forward to joining Georgetown’s McDonough School as Affiliated Faculty!

It’s been already four months on the books, but I’m nonetheless  delighted to announce that I’ll be able to work a bit more closely with my colleagues at Georgetown’s  McDonough School fo Business as an Affiliated Member of the faculty. … Continue Reading

Patrick Njoroge Joins DC Fintech Week (and the Fintech Beat!)

Organizing conferences is never easy.  It involves finding the right themes, and then hoping the right people show up.  So for that matter I’m especially thankful to everyone who helped make  DC Fintech Week 2020. We enjoyed thousands and thousands … Continue Reading

California Rolls out Board Diversity Initiative

California has come out with rules requiring in effect Board diversity for public companies based in the state.  The New York Times reports: California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday that will require the boards of publicly traded companies based … Continue Reading

What do CBDCs mean for Derivatives Law? (slides)

I have the pleasure of presenting “What do CBDCs mean for derivatives law?” for the CFTC later today as part of the agency’s live Technical Advisory Committee proceedings.  I’m now up at NOON and will discuss: Basics of CBDCs Stablecoins and … Continue Reading

Fintech Must Innovate Where it Matters Most

I decided in light of all the recent events to share a couple of thoughts about the startling lack of diversity in fintech (and financial regulation more generally).  A couple of the dismal highlights:  Only eight African Americans have ever … Continue Reading

New Book on Evolution of the BIS Launches Today

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the Bank for International Settlements, and in celebration of it, the BIS is formally launching its new book, Promoting Global Monetary and Financial Stability, The Bank for International Settlements after Bretton Woods, 1973-2020..  The … Continue Reading

Coronavirus an Existential Gut Check for US Tech Infrastructure

The observation that U.S. government technology is outdated isn’t new, but in the context of the crisis the problem has been recognized with a new urgency. The absence of adequate digital infrastructures has made it at times impossible for the government to get … Continue Reading

Georgetown Law, Business Schools team up for Virtual Town Hall with CQ Roll Call

This week had a bit of cross-campus collaboration with Georgetown’s IIEL (from the law school) and Georgetown’s Center for Financial Markets and Policy (from the business school) teaming up with CQ Roll Call to host a brainstorming session on how … Read More

Defining Decentralization, Again

Definitions are always tough to sift through, and crypto is really just one instance of a much larger set of challenges faced across the fintech ecosystem to defining the parameters of policymaking.  Indeed, there are few better examples of the … Continue Reading

CFTC (Paid) Internship Opportunity Open

The CFTC is hiring second and third year law students for its paid 2020 Summer Intern Program! This position is being filled under the Pathways Intership Program that is designed to attract students with paid opportunities to work in agencies … Continue Reading