Founder and Chief of Policy Innovation, Value Technology Foundation
Jason is a former U.S. Regulator with the FDIC, consulted as a compliance examiner for the Making Home Affordable Program (HAMP) with the U.S. Treasury, and have been active in the bitcoin industry since 2016. He served in the FDIC’s Capital Markets and Finance Divisions during the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008-2009 working on qualitative, quantitative issues covering IndyMac Bank, Washington Mutual, Wachovia, Lehman Brothers, AIG, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.
Jason supported the FDIC’s Board at IndyMac bank with deposit run analysis, researched synthetic collateralized debt obligations, credit default swaps, compiled exposures of net notional derivatives in the financial system, and analyzed new programs by the Federal Reserve Board to stabilize the economy.
Jason became interested in the importance of trust in the financial system and how the U.S. government manages the concept of trust. After being introduced to bitcoin by a colleague in 2016, he entered into the industry - first with the Chamber of Digital Commerce as Director of Operations for Policy and then as a Policy Ambassador for ConsenSys. After that, he founded the Value Technology Foundation, a 501(c)(3) think tank that offers educational and charitable activities, including demonstration and instruction on how Bitcoin mining works to legislators, policymakers, and regulators around the world.