Kristin Smith is the Executive Director of the Blockchain Association, the Washington DC-based trade association representing the most prominent and reputable organizations in the crypto industry. The mission of the Blockchain Association is to improve the public policy environment so that crypto networks can thrive in the United States. Kristin sets the association’s public policy strategy and leads engagement with industry and outreach to policymakers.
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 nearly ten years, much of which was spent focusing on technology policy. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web. She is also featured on Fortune’s 2020 40 Under 40 list, The Hill’s 2020 Top Lobbyist list, is number 22 Cointelegraph’s Top 100 Notable People in Blockchain in 2021, and is listed on Washington’s 2021 Tech Titan list.