The Blockchain Underground — AMA with Senator Chris Rothfuss, Wyoming Crypto Policy Maker — April 1, 20222

On April 1, 2022, The Blockchain Underground welcomes Senator Rothfuss from Wyoming to share and answer questions with us. Bring your brains!

About Senator Rothfuss

Dr. Chris Rothfuss is the Senate Minority Leader of the Wyoming Legislature. First elected in 2010, he represents Senate District 9 in Laramie, Wyoming. Senator Rothfuss co-chairs the Wyoming Blockchain Select Committee and serves as the ranking member of the Education Committee and the Minerals, Business and Economic Development Committee.

Outside of the Legislature, Chris is an advanced technology consultant and a professor for the University of Wyoming Honors College. He has worked as a consulting inventor since 2010, providing technology solutions that have resulted in over 25 patent applications and 15 granted patents ranging from 3d printing to augmented reality to energy storage.

From 2003-06, Chris was an AAAS Science and Technology Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in the Office of Space and Advanced Technology. He served as the U.S. lead for nanotechnology foreign policy, and as a delegate to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

Dr. Rothfuss received his PhD in Chemical Engineering and MS in Applied Physics from the University of Washington; and his MS in Chemical Engineering and BA in International Studies from the University of Wyoming where he competed as a member and captain of the Cowboy debate team. Chris lives in Laramie with his wife, Dr. Heather Rothfuss, and their 4 children – Connor, Zane, Finn and Cora.

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