Posted on 19 January 2021

Jerry and Carla join the board

We’re delighted to announce our two newest board members: Jerry Brito and Carla Kirk-Cohen. Jerry and Carla will serve on our board for a term of two years.

Jerry and Carla both bring invaluable skills to our board. Jerry has enormous experience in nonprofit governance and fundraising and has been advocating for sensible public policy around Bitcoin for many years. Carla is an expert on the Lightning Network and as a recent alumnus from the Chaincode residency program brings the perspective of the engineers that Brink exists to support.

Please join us in welcoming Jerry and Carla!

Jerry Brito

Jerry is executive director of Coin Center, the leading non-profit research and advocacy group focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency technologies like Bitcoin.

Jerry has testified several times before the U.S. Congress about cryptocurrencies, and regularly holds briefings for and consultations with policy makers. He has presented on cryptocurrencies at the the CFTC, SEC, Treasury Department, State Department, and the White House, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, and elsewhere. His scholarly research has been published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Stanford Technology Law Review among other outlets, and his articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and elsewhere.

Carla Kirk-Cohen

Carla is a software engineer at Lightning Labs, where she works on the lnd Lightning Network implementation and associated infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Lightning Labs, she worked as a software engineer at Cryptocurrency exchange Luno and holds an Honors Degree in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Cape Town.

Carla was onboarded to full time work on Lightning at the Chaincode 2019 residency, and has joined the Brink board with the goal of helping other developers find their way to Bitcoin.

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