John Collins to Speak at Fintech Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — On September 12, FS Vector’s John Collins will speak at the Cato Institute’s Fourth Annual Summit on Financial Regulation, where leading policy experts and regulators will discuss key issues concerning technology and financial services.

Technology is transforming the financial-services industry, reaching underserved communities, lowering the cost of banking and increasing access to capital. Finding the balance between protecting consumers through regulations and accommodating innovation will be key for continued change in the industry.

As a seasoned expert on regulatory and legislative policy change in this industry, John Collins will speak on a panel of experts on fintech, payments and cryptocurrency. Collins previously served as Head of Policy at Coinbase and cofounded the First State Fintech Lab, a nonprofit focused on bolstering the fintech ecosystem in the state of Delaware. During his time as a senior staffer in the United States Senate, he organized the first Congressional hearing on cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

FS Vector is an advisory firm dedicated to helping innovative financial-services companies implement fintech and regtech initiatives, establish best practices, and navigate complex regulatory and legislative challenges. FS Vector works with companies across a variety of development stages – from start-ups that are addressing regulatory issues and building compliance programs for the first time, to growth-stage companies looking to scale and expand their offerings or geographic footprints, to mature financial institutions leveraging regtech and fintech solutions.

The event is open to the public and the media, and will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. Join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoFinReg.


Fintech Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

11:20 am-12:10 pm PDT


Hotel Nikko

222 Mason St.

San Francisco, CA 94102

Livestreamed Here


John Collins, @JohnCollins

Partner at FS Vector, @FS_Vector

Andrea O’Sullivan, @anjiecast

Coauthor of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers

Gerald Tsai

Director of Applications and Fintech at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, @sffed

Ryan Zagone, @RyanZagone

Director of Regulatory Relations at Ripple, @Ripple

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