On April 12, 2016 my relationship with the SEC began anew. I know the date because that day in Washington, DC I gave a speech at the Cato Institute, and the date appears on the title slide of my PowerPoint in the video. As I walked out of the Cato auditorium an exceedingly polite, sympathetic woman named Valerie Szczepanik approached me and handed me her card. It identified her as being with the SEC. She told me that she was in charge of a group at the SEC which was hoping to have an open dialogue with me about blockchain and its role in capital markets.