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Economists, coders, climate scientists, lawyers, and philosophers leveraging more than 50 years of combined experience studying the bitcoin network to inform policymakers, journalists, and the public.

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About Us

Who we are

The Bitcoin Policy Institute is an interdisciplinary cohort of economists, coders, lawyers, climate scientists, philosophers, and policy analysts providing research, fact-checking, and commentary on bitcoin.

Bitcoin may well change society's relationship with money as profoundly as the internet did with information. Future policy debates on issues ranging from national security to central bank digital currencies will require a robust understanding of the bitcoin network.

Currently, few institutions are focused on the topic and mainstream writing is still playing catch up to the realities of the technology, with technical facts frequently misstated and new developments often ignored. BPI was formed to change that.

What we do

We are in a period of rapid growth for bitcoin, comparable to mass-adoption of the Internet in the 90’s.  Like any new technology, mass-adoption of bitcoin presents serious policy and ethical questions. To unlock the full potential of this network while properly managing risks, policymakers need high quality information. BPI's experts study bitcoin's implications for the U.S., technology-driven globalization, and the future of finance to provide insights that help policymakers continue to position America as the global leader in technology and innovation.

The Bitcoin Policy Institute:

  • Produces articles, videos, and infographics with key facts on bitcoin;
  • Connects journalists with bitcoin experts;
  • Conducts rigorous research on relevant topics to bitcoin such as its environmental impact and national security implications;
  • Analyzes and assesses media coverage on bitcoin to find errors and correct mistakes;
  • Fosters discourse, with diverse perspectives, across the ideological spectrum

Experts

BPI is an interdisciplinary cohort of economists, coders, lawyers, climate scientists, philosophers, and policy analysts providing research, fact-checking, and commentary on bitcoin.

Avik Roy

Senior Advisor

Margot Paez

Fellow - Renewable Energy, Environmental Studies

Troy Cross

Fellow - Bitcoin Mining

Natalie Smolenski

Fellow

Fadi Elsalameen

Adjunct Senior Fellow

Craig Warmke

Fellow - General Studies, Monetary Technology

Josh Hendrickson

Fellow - Monetary Theory, Political Economy

Matthew Pines

Fellow - National Security, International Policy

William J. Luther

Fellow - Economic Studies, Monetary Policy

Andrew Bailey

Fellow - Public Policy

Bradley Rettler

Fellow - General Studies

Allison Reichel

Fellow - Economic Studies, Bitcoin Mining

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