Daniel Spuller was appointed Co-Chair of the North Carolina Blockchain Initiative by Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. Forest in 2019. Since 2012, Spuller has been an advocate of decentralized digital assets, bitcoin, and blockchain-based technologies.
From 2016-2020, Spuller led membership and relationship growth at the Washington-based Chamber of Digital Commerce growing it from 38 to over 200 members at its peak. He previously worked for North Carolina’s Department of Commerce and was instrumental in facilitating negotiations between the Commissioner of Banks and the Chamber of Digital Commerce, successfully driving a multi-stakeholder campaign leading to the legislative passage of America’s first comprehensive blockchain-related legislation through the North Carolina Money Transmitters Act of 2016.
Spuller co-founded the Cryptolina Blockchain Expo in 2014, and has since drove blockchain thought leadership as a heavily sought after resource sharing insights with corporate and governmental agencies, lawmakers on Capitol Hill and regulators at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Department of State, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), George Washington University, and Johns Hopkins University, among others.
He previously served as Administrative Officer for the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, overseeing interoperability between states, and revenue collection on America’s first toll road built exclusively to use cashless-collection technology. In 2016 he was appointed by North Carolina’s Secretary of Transportation to serve as a member of the NCDOT Autonomous Vehicle Roadmap Project.