Government Affairs for the Digital Age

Developing
Smart
Policy

Government Affairs for the Digital Age

Services

Digital Asset Affairs advises
regulators
on fintech issues

and helps
companies
understand relevant policy.

One

Clarifying Regulation

Top Priority: Regulatory Clarity

Regulators continue to issue guidance on how cryptocurrency fits into existing law.

We inform companies about relevant updates and help them understand what it may mean for the industry.
Two

Advancing Innovation

Top Risk: Stifling Innovation

Overregulation can stifle innovation. Instead, we advocate for smart policy to help it flourish.

We help educate regulators and lawmakers about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, dispelling myths along the way.

Expertise

Updating Laws for the
21st
Century

Blockchain

Cryptocurrency

Financial Inclusion

Tackling the Alphabet Soup

U.S. Congress

  • Homeland Security
  • Financial Services
  • Taxation
  • Foreign Relations
  • Commerce

SEC

  • Exchange-Traded Products
  • Securities Offerings
  • Accredited Investor Rules
  • Disclosure Requirements

Treasury

  • Tax (IRS)
  • Illicit Finance (FinCEN)
  • Sanctions (OFAC)
  • (OCC)

State Legislatures

  • Banking Policy
  • State Taxes
  • Money Transmitter Licensing
  • Virtual Currency Licensing (NY)

CFTC

  • Crypto-Based Derivatives
  • Supporting Recordkeeping Innovations
  • Assessing commodity status of a cryptocurrency

Others

  • CFPB
  • DOJ
  • DHS
  • FEC
  • DFS (NY)
  • CSBS
  • FINRA
  • FCA (UK)
  • ASIC (OZ)
  • FATF

Strategy

Using
Data
to Our Advantage

Tracking & Analyzing

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Government Publications

Insight

Digital Asset Affairs maintains the largest privately-owned database of government records about cryptocurrency and blockchain.

Over the years we’ve meticulously gathered, sored, and analyzed tens of thousands of relevant documents, providing us with valuable insights that are not available anywhere else.

We know which regulators are the most vocal about this industry, which lawmakers to target, and how lobbying efforts affect policy outcomes.

About

Founded in 2017 by Michelle L. Staton, Digital Asset Affairs is a boutique governmental affairs firm solely focused on blockchain, cryptocurrency, and fintech policy.

Michelle began working with public policy in 2008, and is a former legislative staffer at the U.S. Senate. She has also lobbied successfully at the federal and state level.

She became knowledgeable about bitcoin while working on the Hill in 2011, and she’s been an active supporter in the crypto space since 2016.

Beliefs

As this technology scales, governmental interest will continue to grow. Our goal is to dispel myths, address their concerns, and answer the hard questions.

DAA supports sensible, well-informed policy similar in scope to existing laws related to fiat currency and capital markets. As a matter of principle, DAA does not support non-compliant ICOs, skimpy compliance standards, or skirting the law.

We take an “ask permission not forgiveness” approach. We believe working with regulators and lawmakers instead of against them can help this market thrive.

Contact

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Digital Asset Affairs does not provide legal or investment advice.