WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s leading blockchain trade association, announced the promotion of Amy Davine Kim to the role of Chief Policy Officer, where she will oversee and drive the Chamber’s global policy efforts for the blockchain industry. Additionally, the Chamber is announcing the hire of Paul Brigner as Director of Technology Policy, who will lead a number of working groups at the Chamber, including the Smart Contracts Alliance, Blockchain Intellectual Property Council and the Digital Assets Accounting Consortium.

“We’re pleased to announce the expansion of the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s policy team,” said Perianne Boring, Founder and President, Chamber of Digital Commerce. “Amy has been an integral part of our team and I am deeply grateful for her continued service to the Chamber of Digital Commerce and our members. Paul brings a wealth of experiences in academia, business and technology, and we are honored to welcome him to our team.”

Davine Kim joined the Chamber in August 2017 and helped deliver a number of achievements, including the publication of industry guidelines for digital tokens and initial coin offerings. Prior to joining the Chamber, she advised financial institutions, blockchain-based companies, marketplace lenders, investors and innovators regarding financial services compliance obligations. She has provided corporations with counsel on the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering requirements, state money transmitter laws implemented by state banking departments, and related consumer financial protection laws. She also advised companies on cross-border, anti-bribery and trade-related compliance matters, and advised investors in their investments in hedge, private equity and real estate funds.

Brigner was previously at Georgetown University where he served as Managing Director of the Blockchain Technology and Ecosystem Design Research Center. In his new role he will continue to serve as an advisor to promote blockchain research for the industry. Prior to Georgetown University, Brigner was the North American Bureau Director at the Internet Society where he managed projects and activities across its functional and programmatic areas in the United States and Canada. He also served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Policy Officer for the Motion Picture Association of America and the Executive Director, Internet and Technology Policy for Verizon, where he held numerous management positions.

About the Chamber of Digital Commerce The Chamber of Digital Commerce is the world’s largest trade association representing the digital asset and blockchain industry. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Chamber is the founder of the Token Alliance, Blockchain Intellectual Property Council, Smart Contracts Alliance, Blockchain Alliance, Global Blockchain Forum and many other key industry initiatives. For more information, please visit: DigitalChamber.org, and follow us on: @DigitalChamber.

Chamber Media ContactMarie Knowles +1 202.656.8037 marie@digitalchamber.org