Peter Van Valkenburgh

Peter Van Valkenburgh

Formal First Name
4/25/1985 - present

Peter Van Valkenburgh is the Director of Research at Coin Center, a leading research group focused on cryptocurrency technologies. In this role, he drafts the company's public regulatory comments and helps shape its research agenda. A self-taught designer and coder, Van Valkenburgh developed a network of thinkers, experts, and academics in the field of cryptocurrency. He has also testified before Congress, briefed staff and members of the EU parliament, and educated policymakers around the world on the subject of decentralized computing systems and cryptocurrency regulation.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Van Valkenburgh is originally from Vienna, Virginia.
  • He is a Board Member at the Zcash Foundation. 
  • He became a Google Policy Fellow for TechFreedom in May 2013 and drafted and edited policy and litigation briefs. 
  • He collaborated with various digital rights organizations on projects related to privacy, surveillance, and digital copyright law.
  • He was admitted to the American Academy of Dramatic Art ​where he has an AA in dramatic arts in 2005.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.