Today, the Texas Blockchain Council announced it will host the Texas Blockchain Summit for the second year in a row. 

Last year’s event caught industry experts, regulatory experts and policy makers by surprise, as close to 1,000 attendees came together for a single day in the sold-out AT&T Conference Center to listen to some of the most sought-after regulators, thought leaders and elected officials in the Bitcoin, blockchain and crypto space. 

The 2022 event will be held on Nov. 17 and 18 again at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. The Texas Blockchain Council, most often recognized for its mission of making Texas a leader in Bitcoin and blockchain innovation, continues to sponsor the effort.

The summit unites policymakers and experts alike for an unprecedented look through the lens of a state that is bringing leadership to the blockchain space. Last June, thanks in large part to efforts from the Texas Blockchain Council and supportive legislative champions, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Virtual Currency Bill recognizing the legal status of virtual currencies. The law amends Texas’ Uniform Commercial Code to provide infrastructure to the commercial laws surrounding blockchain and digital assets. Moreover, the move formally defines virtual currencies and offers individuals and businesses a legal framework for crypto investment and custody.

Attendees at the Texas Blockchain Summit can expect to hear from an impressive array of speakers paving the way for widespread adoption of blockchain technology. Confirmed speakers include thought leaders and policymakers from both sides of the aisle as well as all over the United States, including Ted Cruz, Tom Emmer and Andrew Yang. Business leaders such as Peter McCormack, Caitlin Long and Nathan Nichols will also be taking part in the summit’s conversations. 

“We are thrilled to return to Austin this year for the summit,” said Lee Bratcher, president of the Texas Blockchain Council. “We’d never miss an opportunity to advocate for Bitcoin, crypto and blockchain-centric public policy initiatives. Additionally, we relish the opportunity to educate Texas policy makers and Texans via the expertise and through the lens of industry experts who will be taking the stage.”

The summit serves as the top-shelf industry gathering for Texas, if not the nation, as federal, state and local crypto-policy experts work together to fuse concepts into meaningful progress. Those interested in the future of blockchain technology can reserve their ticket today on the site

Following last year’s sold-out summit, the council anticipates another record-breaking experience. In establishing Texas as the jurisdiction of choice for blockchain innovation, the support of Texas policy makers, including and especially Texas Governor Greg Abbott, have made a difference.

“Blockchain is a booming industry,” said Abbott, “and Texas needs to be involved.” 

The Texas Blockchain Council works to bring the state to the forefront of the conversation, while the Texas Blockchain Summit brings the industry leaders to the state.

“You can feel the passion that the people of Texas possess,” said Nathan Nichols, CEO of Rhodium Inc. and Texas Blockchain Council board member. “You can see their grit and real determination to be a part of the future of finance.”

About the Texas Blockchain Council

The Texas Blockchain Council is a nonprofit industry association made up of companies and individuals that work in a variety of industries connected to Bitcoin, crypto and blockchain technology. It works to make the state of Texas the jurisdiction of choice for blockchain innovation.

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