'The threat right now is not Yellen': Kristin Smith on crypto rumors and DC policy
It was a tweet heard 'round the crypto world. A breaking news account fired off, in all caps, an unsubstantiated headline that the U.S. Treasury Department was set to crack down on a number of unknown banks for their activity in the crypto market. Soon after the tweet's release, several industry insiders — including the Blockchain Association's Kristin Smith — threw cold water on its key claim. "There's a lot of rumors going around that don't have any truth of foundation," Smith said. In this episode of The Scoop, Smith unpacked the erroneous rumor, why U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen isn't making bitcoin a priority right now, how crypto policy works, and why crypto market participants should be concerned about the Financial Action Task Force decision coming this June.As Smith put it during the interview:"The thing that we do have to worry about at Treasury isn't coming from the top people as I said but Treasury's interaction with the Financial Action Task Force or the FATF. The FATF has proposed something that is fairly scary ... if adopted would require a lot of different entities in the U.S. to register as money services businesses."Smith went on to add: "The threat right now is not Yellen."This episode is brought to you by our sponsors Bakkt, Kraken, and ExodusBakkt® unlocks the $1.2+ trillion of digital assets that is currently held in cryptocurrencies, rewards and loyalty points, gaming assets and merchant stored value. We began in 2018 with the vision to bring trust and transparency to digital assets. Through the Bakkt Warehouse and Bakkt Bitcoin Futures and Options contracts, we serve institutional clients in an end-to-end regulated market with true price transparency. For consumers, Bakkt aggregates digital assets to enable instant liquidity and to empower users to trade, transfer and pay however they want. Visit Bakkt.com for more informationAbout KrakenWhether you’re an experienced crypto trader or just starting out, Kraken has the tools to help you achieve financial freedom. With 50+ cryptocurrencies to choose from, industry-leading security and a wide variety of features to suit any investing strategy, Kraken puts the power in your hands to buy, sell and trade digital assets. Visit Kraken.com to get started today.About ExodusExodus is leading the world out of traditional finance by building beautiful and user-friendly crypto products. Forget having to learn the nuances of different cryptocurrencies. Exodus is designed for everyone and hides the complex details behind a beautiful and intuitive interface.Buy and sell one cryptocurrency for another from the comfort of your wallet, in seconds. Funds remain under your full control.Secure, manage, stake, and exchange all of your favorite cryptocurrencies from one wallet. No account registration is required. Download Exodus at Exodus.com or directly from Google Play and the iOS App Store and you’re ready to go.
Kristin Smith on the latest in Blockchain and Crypto Policy
The Political Life
Kristin Smith is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing the most prominent and reputable organizations in the crypto industry. The mission of the Blockchain Association is to improve the public policy environment so that crypto networks can thrive in the United States. Kristin sets the association’s public policy strategy and leads engagement with industry and outreach to policymakers. Prior to leading the Blockchain Association, Kristin helped blockchain and technology companies achieve their public policy objectives in Washington. She served as a Senate and congressional aide on Capitol Hill for nearly ten years, much of which was spent focusing on technology policy. She co-founded HODLpac and currently serves on the organization’s board of directors, sits on the Board of Advisors of the Filecoin Foundation, and is featured on Fortune’s 2020 40 Under 40 list. Help us grow! Leave us a rating and review - it's the best way to bring new listeners to the show. Don't forget to subscribe! Have a suggestion, or want to chat with Jim? Email him at Jim@ThePoliticalLife.net Follow The Political Life on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for weekly updates.
#152 - Women of Impact - Stacy Catmull & Kristin Smith - The House She Built
The Shred Show
This week of Women of Impact Wednesday, Stacy is joined by Kristin Smith sharing how they're changing lives through the House that She Built program. Come SHRED with us!Connect with The House She Built here: https://www.facebook.com/thehousethatshebuilt
S2E16. Paving the Way in Business with Kristin Smith
Your Circle of Influence
Women are now breaking barriers in male-denominated industries and today's guest is a testament to that. In this episode, Dr. Monikah and Amy interview Kristin Smith, President of Smith Flooring, Inc. to talk about paving the way in business. Smith Flooring, Inc. Smith Flooring strives to lead the commercial flooring industry in the Delaware Valley. Since day one, Kristin Smith and James Smith have focused on three promises: Completing work on-time, on-budget, and with the highest professional quality. By consistently delivering results, they’ve earned the trust of many loyal, longtime customers who know they can count on them for superior service. Smith Flooring is also a company of integrity and is a certified MBE, DBE, WBE, and WBENC Women-Owned Business.
It's 4th Quarter Tuesday with K Smith, and you know what that means! It's time to get educated! On today's episode we sit down with top Realtor in Dallas, Kristin Smith. We're going over the entire home buying process with you. Yep, you read that correctly!! We know buying your first home can be a little stressful, that's why we had Kristin break down all the steps to buying a home + go into detail about what's needed on your part.We discuss credit scores, lending, Real Estate myths, and what's trending in 2021! We encourage everyone listening to do their own research. But of course reach out to us with any questions! Kristin Smith serves in a high level position at the National Association of Realtors and has been practicing Real Estate for almost 10 years. Follow her on instagram for any advice and always reach out to her with any questions. She can also help those out of state :) Thanks again for listening - We're glad to be back!Credit Card Links:Capital One Secured card - Linked HEREDiscover Secured card - Linked HEREAmazon (personal FAV) - Linked HERECredit Karma LINK HERETaxes BOOK (must read) Linked HEREInstagram: @kristin_smithEmail: email@example.comHertalk Instagram - @hertalkpodcast Support the show (http://hertalkpod.com)
Bitcoin Policy in Biden's Washington, With Kristin Smith and Amy Davine Kim
CoinDesk's Money Reimagined
Kristin Smith joins Henish on today's episode of I've Got A Theory... Kristin's theory is all about your point of view and how that relates to how you perceive and navigate the world. They dive into how your mentality will change with each different point of view... Go check out the episode and don't forget to subscribe like and share. I've Got A Theory is presented by ManscapedGo to http://manscaped.com/ and get 20% off + free shipping with the code: IveGotATheory #manscapedpod Follow Henish on instagram @hpulickal & @californiahomecompany
In this episode of HODLpac's Crypto in Congress interview series, Blockchain Association executive director and HODLpac founding board member Kristin Smith talks about how the policy advocacy scene in DC works, the importance of PACs, and the changing crypto policy landscape. Support the show (https://secure.numero.ai/contribute/HODLpac)
Guest - Kristin Smith, CBS News Sports Reporter, Online Hosting Coach, CEO and founder of The Hosting CO and wife of the ever funny Josiah Smith. She stops in to chat with Christian before his interview about her story and how she hopes everyone can stay positive during this time.
Invest in yourself - Twin Takeover with Kristin Smith and Jorge Madrid
Hertalk Podcast with Chy & LJ
Dallas Realtor, Kristin Smith and Dallas Lender, Jorge Madrid team up with Hertalk Podcast every month at the end of the month. Giving you tons of education on purchasing your OWN home, how to improve your credit score, how to stop paying other peoples bills, mental health, HOW TO invest your money in real estate, taxes and much MORE. Support the show (http://hertalkpod.com)