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Virtual Report Launch: The Role of Cryptocurrency in Election Interference

Oct 20, 2020
9:00am to 10:00am


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:

Elizabeth Rosenberg
Senior Fellow and Program Director
Energy, Economics, and Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Levi Gundert
Senior Vice President of Global Intelligence
Recorded Future

Josh Rudolph
Fellow for Malign Finance, Alliance for Securing Democracy
The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Jesse Spiro
Global Head of Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Chainalysis

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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.

Energy, Economics, & Security

Financial Attacks on Democracy

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