Blockchain Council

Blockchain Council

The Colorado Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology Use was created and appointed by Governor John Hickenlooper to assist the state in meeting the challenge and promise of blockchain. The Council will recommend a comprehensive legal framework to support blockchain technology that considers potential applications and boundaries of the technology and protections for consumers. The Council also will recommend 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.

Click here to view materials from Blockchain Day at the Capitol

Council Meeting Agenda and Minutes
Council meetings will be scheduled approximately every two weeks and will be posted as the schedule is confirmed. All Council meetings, including working group sessions, are open to the public. Please click through to the agendas for time and location information.

Future Council Meetings (Tentative)

Working Meetings

  • Slack Channel / Permanent Open Meeting: https://launchpass.com/coloradoblockchain
  • Higher Education Working Group
    • Dec 13, 2018 – 8-9am @ Department of Higher Education
  • Smart Contracts Working Group
  • Definition of Tokens Working Group
  • General Regulatory Environment Working Group
  • Government Use of Blockchain Working Group
  • Securities Working Group
    • August 22, 2018 – Agenda
    • September 5, 2018 – Agenda
    • September 20, 2018 – Agenda
    • October 4, 2018 – Agenda
    • October 18, 2018 – Agenda
    • December 10 2018
  • Digital ID Working Group
  • Trust Custody Working Group
  • Taxation Working Group
  • Blockchain Court Working Group
    • Sept 25, 2018
  • ULC Working Group
    • Oct 22, 2018
  • Blockchain Day at the Capitol
    • Feb 14, 2019 – Agenda
    • Feb 19, 2019 – 8am – Agenda
    • Feb 25, 2019 – 12pm – Agenda

Past Council Meetings

Blockchain Council Report (Jan 2019)
Council Members
  • For terms expiring June 30, 2019:
    • Angie Paccione , to serve as the Executive Director of the Department of Higher Education (replaced Dan Baer as of January 2019)
    • Blake Cohen, to serve as a blockchain industry leader
    • Betsy Markey, to serve as the Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (replaced Stephanie Copeland as of January 2019)
    • Honorable Stephen Fenberg of Boulder, to serve as a member of the Colorado State Senate, and as a Democrat, appointed;
    • Paul Foley of Denver, to serve as a blockchain industry leader, appointed;
    • Honorable Tracy Ann Kraft-Tharp of Arvada, to serve as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and as a Democrat, appointed;
    • Theresa Szczurek to serve as the Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer of the Office of Information Technology, appointed; (replaced Sumana Nallapati as of January 2019(
    • Hannah N. Parsons, to serve as a blockchain industry leader, appointed;
    • Paul Quigley, to serve as a blockchain industry leader, appointed;
    • Honorable Lang Sias of Arvada, to serve as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives and as a Republican, appointed; (concluded term in January 2019)
    • Sasha Shtern of Denver, to serve as a blockchain industry leader, appointed;
    • Honorable John A. Tate of Centennial, to serve as a member of the Colorado State Senate, and as a Republican, appointed;
    • Erik Voorhees of Denver, to serve as a blockchain industry leader, appointed
    • Scott Sanderson, to serve as an attorney, appointed
    • Eric Kintner, to serve as an attorney, appointed
    • Matthew McClintock, to serve as an attorney, appointed

Working Groups
We encourage the community to support us in our work and are grateful for everyone’s participation. See below for a list of working groups and click here to volunteer to help develop our framework. To provide comments, please email [email protected]

Volunteer commitments:

  • We would like people to support the workstream in which they have the most interest/expertise
  • Please only commit if you (or your company) can provide 3-4 hours of work/week
  • Constructive participants will be invited to continue contributing to working documents
  • Council retains the right to occasionally freeze edit access to finalize deliverables

2019 Working Groups

2018 Working Groups – Now Closed

  1. Definition of Tokens
  2. Securities
  3. Taxation
  4. Exchanges
  5. Banking Regulations/Money Transmitting
    5b.  Banking Services 
  6. Trust/Custody
  7. Incorporation
  8. Smart Contracts
  9. Digital Identity
  10. Government Use of Blockchain
  11. General Regulatory Environment
  12. Debt Payments

 


For more information, or to be added to our Council updates list, please contact Jana Persky, 303-892-3840, or submit your information here.

Jill Corbin Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Jill Corbin Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Jill Corbin Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Jill Corbin Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us