Digital Assets: The Future of Finance

Kristin N. Johnson


The Winter Quarter Shidler Lecture features guest speaker Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson. Commissioner Johnson was sworn in March 30, 2022, after being nominated by President Joseph Biden in September 2021, and unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. She is an internationally recognized expert on financial markets regulation and corporate governance, compliance and risk management. Her recent work examines the implications of emerging innovative technologies including distributed digital ledger technologies that enable the creation of digital assets and intermediaries and artificial intelligence technologies that target commercial and consumer financial transactions, transfers and assessments.