Giancarlo is a family man with three children, but won the nickname 'Crypto Dad' for his paternal advocacy of cryptocurrency as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Under his leadership, the agency oversaw the launch of the first bitcoin futures and published several primers on virtual currencies and smart contracts.
When not picking his banjo or watching American football, Giancarlo is crafting plans to digitize the dollar. He has teamed up with Accenture to launch a new non-profit, the Digital Dollar Project, focused on making sure the dollar remains globally competitive.
Although covid is thought to have delayed progress, a pilot program could be expected at some point: "Something as complex and worthy of the U.S. dollar’s global importance should not be cobbled together in a crisis." said Giancarlo to CoinDesk, "...getting it right will take time. Nevertheless, now is the right time to get started."
Elsewhere, Chris Giancarlo is further integrating himself in the crypto industry by joining BlockFi's Board of Directors.