2020 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum


Lawrence Zlatkin

Vice President, Tax


Lawrence Zlatkin is the Vice President, Tax at Coinbase, the leading cryptocurrency exchange in the US and a global market leader. He joined Coinbase in January 2020 and has been an active proponent for clarity and dialogue in the tax regulation of the digital asset economy. He has worked with the OECD on its initiative to clarify the application of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) to transactions involving cryptocurrency. Lawrence took on his role as the chief tax officer at Coinbase following a long standing career as a senior tax executive at General Electric and as a tax lawyer at a number of global US law firms. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School (JD) and McGill University (BA) in his native Canada.