Patrick Hansen is Director, EU Strategy & Policy at Circle, a global financial technology company that enables businesses to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications. Circle is the sole issuer of USDC & EUROC, two fully-reserved digital currencies also known as payments stablecoins. Prior to that, Patrick was head of strategy & business development at crypto-wallet startup Unstoppable Finance and head of blockchain policy at Bitkom, Europe’s largest tech trade association. Patrick holds master degrees in business and political science. You can contact Patrick via Twitter and connect with him on Linkedin.