Fireside chat with Texas Blockchain Council

2 min readAug 12, 2022

In this presentation, Dave Hendricks sits down with Lee Bratcher. Lee is the founder and President of the Texas Blockchain Council, and is working to make Texas the head of blockchain innovation in the U.S. They talk about what the Texas Blockchain Council is doing to create this change, how far they have come since the start, and more on how Texas is creating a new frontier for blockchain. In this video, you will learn about how Texas is on its way to becoming the Bitcoin mining capital of the U.S., ways to trade digital assets in the state of Texas, and what the Texas Blockchain Council sees for the future.

Lee Bratcher is the President and Founder of the Texas Blockchain Council. The Texas Blockchain Council is an industry association with more than 75 member companies that seeks to make Texas the jurisdiction of choice for Bitcoin, crypto and blockchain innovation. The TBC helped to research two pieces of blockchain legislation that were passed in the 87th Legislative session and were signed into effect by Governor Abbott. Lee and the TBC team have a specific focus on the regulatory environment around Bitcoin mining in Texas. The TBC hosted the Texas Blockchain Summit in Austin at which speakers like Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Cynthia Lummis and SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce addressed the sold-out audience. He is also a Captain in the US Army reserves working as Tech Scout for the 75th Innovation Command that supports Army Futures Command. Formerly, Lee was a political science professor at Dallas Baptist University teaching international relations and blockchain courses. Lee received his blockchain instructional training from the IBM Watson Research Center in New York.

This video was recorded at the Digital Assets and Securities Conference in Austin, Texas in May 2022. The Digital Assets AND Securities (DAAS) conference is an informative and integrative conference that brings together builders, issuers, investors, business and tech leaders, and anyone else involved in all things web3. Put together annually by Vertalo, the purpose of the conference is to connect and enable a stronger ecosystem to further the understanding of the intersection of digital assets and securities.

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