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 is an active proponent for clarity and dialogue in the tax regulation of the digital asset economy. Lawrence regularly participates in tax policy discussions regarding crypto and lectures frequently. He has worked with the OECD on its initiative to apply tax transparency rules to crypto assets, including modifications to the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) and the Crypto Asset Reporting Framework (CARF).

He also has worked with the OECD on other initiatives related to crypto assets, including indirect taxes (VAT/GST). And, he has dedicated considerable time to help in the evolution of US tax policy towards crypto assets.

Lawrence took on his role at Coinbase following a long standing career as a senior tax executive at the General Electric Company 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.