On October 20, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted a public event on the role of cryptocurrency in election interference. While the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 election received significant attention from policymakers and the media, the funding of that effort via cryptocurrency has received much less attention. This event examined how Russian actors took advantage of cryptocurrency to support interference efforts, and offered recommendations for how policymakers and the private sector can address this threat in future elections.
Featuring a Panel Discussion with:
Senior Fellow and Program Director
Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security
Senior Vice President of Global Intelligence
Fellow for Malign Finance, Alliance for Securing Democracy
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Global Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs
The event coincided with the release of the new CNAS report titled Financial Attacks on Democracy: The Role of Cryptocurrency in Election Interference by Elizabeth Rosenberg and Jesse Spiro, with Sam Dorshimer.