Secretary of State’s Office, State of Wyoming

Director of the Business Division | Wyoming | April 2023 - Present

Distributed Hash

Member | Wyoming | January 2022 - Present

Rhea Hospitality

Principal and Manager | Cary, NC & Las Vegas, NV | November 2007 - April 2023

PhD Posters, LLC

Member and General Counsel | Durham, NC | November 2005 - April 2023

Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

Senior Program Officer | Philadelphia, PA | May 2015 - January 2016
IT Consultant | Philadelphia, PA | July 2020 - Present

Triangle Apartment Association

Government Affairs Director | Raleigh, NC | January 2008 - March 2009

Duke University School of Law

Faculty Fellow for IP Law | Durham, NC | January 2005 - August 2006

Academic Experience

Duke University Medical Center | Durham, NC | August 2006 - August 2007
      Doctoral Candidate, Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Duke University School of Law | Durham, NC | January 2005 - August 2006
      Faculty Fellow, The Center for the Study of Public Genomics


Duke University Graduate School | Durham, NC | December 2004
      M.S. Biomedical Engineering
Duke University School of Law | Durham, NC | May 2003
      J.D. Cum Laude
Carnegie Mellon University | Pittsburgh, PA | May 2000
      B.S. Biology, Concentration in Computational Biology; Minor in Chemistry; Minor in Policy and Management

Professional Licenses


  1. Colin Crossman; NRA & Cantero in the Supreme Court: Implications For Operation Choke Point 2.0 And Custodia Bank. BitcoinMagazine.com (2024-05-31). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/legal/nra-cantero-cases-implications-for-operation-choke-point-2-0-and-custodia-bank
  2. Colin Crossman; Final Agreement on EIA Emergency Survey Released. BitcoinMagazine.com (2024-03-01). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/legal/final-agreement-on-eia-emergency-survey-released
  3. Colin Crossman; EIA Emergency Survey Preliminary Injunction Hearing Canceled Yesterday. BitcoinMagazine.com (2024-02-29). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/legal/eia-emergency-survey-preliminary-injuction-hearing-canceled-yesterday
  4. Colin Crossman; Riot Platforms And Texas Bitcoin Council Seek Injunction Against Survey. BitcoinMagazine.com (2024-02-23). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/legal/miners-vs-the-eia-hearing-in-waco-texas
  5. Colin Crossman; Resisting The EIA: One Possible Playbook. BitcoinMagazine.com (2024-02-13). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/legal/resisting-the-eia-one-possible-playbook
  6. Colin Crossman; High Fees VS. “High Fees”: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Mempool. BitcoinMagazine.com (2024-01-05). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/high-fees-vs-high-fees-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-mempool
  7. Robert Warren and Colin Crossman; Beyond the kWh: Factors That Bitcoin Miners Need To Consider. BitcoinMagazine.com (2022-07-14). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/markets/factors-bitcoin-miners-need-to-consider
  8. Colin Crossman; West Virginia Vs. EPA: Good News For Bitcoin, Beyond The Obvious. BitcoinMagazine.com (2022-07-01). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/legal/west-virginia-epa-supreme-court-bitcoin
  9. Colin Crossman; What Bitcoiners Need to Know About Jury Nullification in a Hostile Legal System. BitcoinMagazine.com (2022-04-03). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/future-jury-nullification-for-bitcoin-users
  10. Colin Crossman; Economically Incentivized Innovation Sets Bitcoin Apart: Unitary Money. BitcoinMagazine.com (2022-03-31). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/innovation-sets-bitcoin-apart
  11. Colin Crossman, Mark Maraia, and Heidi Porter; Bitcoin For Small Businesses: Front Line Options. BitcoinMagazine.com (2022-03-16). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-for-small-businesses-options
  12. Heidi Porter, Mark Maraia, and Colin Crossman; Bitcoin and the Smallest Businesses: Cantillon Effects and Why They Need Bitcoin. BitcoinMagazine.com (2022-01-29). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/why-small-businesses-need-bitcoin
  13. Heidi Porter, Mark Maraia, and Colin Crossman; Bitcoin and Business: What is your Bitcoin strategy? BitcoinMagazine.com (2022-01-10). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/business/bitcoin-and-businesses-a-bitcoin-strategy
  14. Rick Poach and Colin Crossman; Bitcoin Community Projects Communicate the Message of Freedom. BitcoinMagazine.com (2021-10-31). Available at: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/culture/bitcoin-community-projects-freedom
  15. U.S. Patent No. 9,364,012 (issued Jun. 14, 2016). (Colin R. Crossman, attorney of record)
  16. Kepler, T.; Crossman, C.; Cook-Deegan, R.; Metastasizing patent claims on BRCA1. Genomics (2010) doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2010.03.003
  17. Crossman, C.; Arming our Enemies: How parallel imports could increase Anti-microbial resistance. 2006 North Carolina Journal of International Law & Commercial Regulation. Vol 31(4): 823-845.
  18. Reichman J.H, Rai, A, Uhlir P, and Crossman C.; Pathways across the Valley of Death: Novel intellectual property strategies for accelerated drug discovery. 2008 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, Vol 8(1).
  19. Colin Crossman & Arti Rai, A Brief History of BioPerl (December 2, 2005). Available at: https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/faculty_scholarship/3686
  20. Webbink, Crossman, Griffin, and Silverstein; Red Hat’s Comments to the Joint FTC/DOJ hearing on Competition and Intellectual Property Law, March 20, 2002. http://www.ftc.gov/opp/intellect/020320webbink.pdf (alternate link: https://crc32.com/020320webbink.pdf)