PROFESSOR EVANS PARTICIPATES IN TWO-DAY BLOCKCHAIN EXPERT SESSION WITH THE U.S. GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
July 2021 — Professor Tonya M. Evans provides expert commentary and insight on a range of issues from cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins, to decentralized finance and economic empowerment in black and brown communities. The sessions are led by the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), a nonpartisan legislative branch agency that advises Congress.
Professor Tonya Evans has expertise in the areas of intellectual property, new technologies (including blockchain and distributed ledger technology), entrepreneurship and innovation, entertainment law, trusts and estates, and municipal finance. She writes, speaks, and teaches primarily about the intersections of copyright and new technologies, blockchain and the law, and trusts and estates. Professor Evans serves on the Intellectual Property Committee of the Advisory Council to the Court of Federal Claims and is chairperson of the Maker DAO’s Maker Ecosystem Growth Foundation. She received the inaugural Enterprise Blockchain Award in the category of Governance and Policy Leadership during the 2019 Blockchain Revolution Global Conference in Toronto. She hosts the weekly Tech Intersect Podcast and owns Advantage Evans, an online education platform devoted primarily to empowering and preparing women and people of color for the future of money, entrepreneurship, and work.