Kristin Smith

Executive Director

Kristen is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington D.C.-based trade association representing more than 90 of the industry’s leading companies. Kristin serves as a liaison between policymakers and the cryptocurrency industry to assist in the creative of legislation and regulation that promotes the growth of the cryptocurrency ecosystem in the United States.  She also is a leading, public voice advocating for the cryptocurrency and the blockchain industry through top-tier media interview, op-eds and letters to the editor, and global speaking engagements. Kristin is a renowned voice for the industry, having been featured on Fortune’s 2020 40 under 40 list, CoinDesk’s 2021 50 people who defined the year in crypto, and CoinTelegraph’s 2022 top 100 Influencers in Crypto and Blockchain.

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 10 years, much of which she was focusing on technology policy. Kristin is a board member of the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web, Skybridge Capital’s G and GII Funds, the Flow Foundation, and Prime Trust.