The CUPP | Episode 12: Breaking Down Blockchain with Kathy Kraninger

Released February 8, 2023 | Join former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and now Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Solidus Labs, Kathy Kraninger, for a discussion on blockchain, including questions such as: What is blockchain? How is blockchain currently being used? What should a regulatory framework look like? And how can blockchain be helpful for financial institutions in future use cases? 

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Key Takeaways

  • Understand the basics of blockchain and its various use cases, including cryptocurrency and fractionalized/tokenized real estate transactions. 
  • Learn about the potential for cryptocurrency to facilitate a faster, more secure payments system. 
  • Hear perspectives on the most appropriate regulatory system, including consumer protections, for cryptocurrency. 

Presented By

Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU
Ann Petros, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, NAFCU

Ann Petros was named Vice President of Regulatory Affairs in October 2021. In her role, Petros oversees NAFCU’s advocacy on various regulatory developments from federal agencies, including the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Petros joined NAFCU in June 2016 as a regulatory affairs counsel and was promoted to senior regulatory affairs counsel in June 2018. Since starting at NAFCU, Petros has led the association’s advocacy on housing finance issues as well as Federal Communications Commission regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

Kathleen L. Kraninger
Kathleen L. Kraninger

The Honorable Kathleen L. Kraninger is the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Solidus Labs where she leads the firm’s regulatory strategy and works to advance market integrity and responsible innovation in digital asset markets. Solidus Labs is the first automated, comprehensive, and testable market surveillance and risk monitoring hub tailored for digital assets.