Self-described "crypto nerd" Sunayna Tuteja was appointed in February to head up innovation at the Federal Reserve
Deeply rooted in the crypto ecosystem, Tuteja has been a bitcoiner since 2011. She was responsible for helping Wall Street incumbent TD Ameritrade embrace blockchain, and oversaw the firm's investment into ErisX, a CFTC-regulated cryptocurrency exchange.
At the Fed, Tuteja is likely to advocate for innovating with cryptocurrency and blockchain in monetary policy. She has continuously espoused pro-crypto views on Twitter, claiming she admires the resilience of the bitcoin community in the face the "shade and schadenfreude" directed at the community over the years.