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“Bitcoin and the Future of Money”: Atlanta hosts crypto-conference in October

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The city of Atlanta will receive a freshly announced conference about cryptocurrency. The event will happen on October 5 to commemorate the four years of Bitcoin’s launch in October of 2009 and will spin around the connection between “Bitcoin and the Future of Money”.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert: the conference invites everyone to join. According to the organization, Bitcoin’s birthday celebration will start in the day before, October 4, with a reception at the offices of BitPay in Atlanta (Suite 516, Atlanta Tech Village).

“This conference brings together recognized experts with experienced practitioners of digital currency to explain and speculate in conversation with attendees. It will be held on the fourth anniversary of Bitcoin’s first publicly registered exchange rate to the dollar. On that day, $1 would buy 1309.03 Bitcoins. The value of Bitcoin in terms of dollars has since risen 167,000 times”, the organizers explain at the conference’s official website.

Along with the organizers, the co-sponsors of the event – like the Foundation for Economic Education, Bitcoin Magazine, BitPay or Let’s Talk Bitcoin – are also working to make the event a true success. You can check the complete program below:

Friday, October 4

6 to 8 pm — Welcome reception at the offices of Bitpay in Atlanta (address)

Saturday, October 5

8 am — Registration and coffee

9 – 9:20 am — Welcome

  • Jeffrey Tucker:  A New Currency for the Digital Age

9:30 – 10:30 am, Panel 1:  Money and Freedom (Jeffrey Tucker,  moderator)

  • Doug French: The Decline and Fall of Conventional Banking, and the Rise of the New
  • Cathy Reisenwitz: Why a Free Society Needs a Free Money
  • Tuur Demeester TBA
  • Q&A

10:45 – 11:45 am, Panel 2:  Cryptography and Contracts (Jeffrey Tucker, moderator)

  • Daniel Krawisz: Why Libertarians Should Understand Cryptography
  • Michael Goldstein: Bitcoin Beyond Money
  • Q&A

12 – 12:30 pm, Lecture — Introduction by Douglas French

  • Stephan Kinsella: The History, Meaning, and Future of Legal Tender
  • Q&A

12:30 – 1:30 pm,  Lunch

1:30 – 2 pm, Lecture — Peter Surda Bitcoin is Sound Money

2 – 3:15 pm, Panel 3:  Merchantcraft (Adam B. Levine, moderator)

  • Tony Galllipi: Bitcoin Entrepreneurship
  • Stephan Pair: The Technological Evolution of Money
  • Charlie Shrem: Growing Pains: Taking a Bitcoin Startup to the Next Level
  • Q&A

3:45 – 4:45 pm, Panel 4:  Future Development  (Jeffrey Tucker, moderator)

  • Charles Hoskinson: A New Approach to BTC Exchanges
  • Daniel Larimer: Decentralized Solutions to Centralized Problems
  • Adam B. Levine: Doing Business with a Rising-Value Currency
  • Q &A

5 – 7 pm — Cocktail Reception (cash bar)

  • Celebrating “Life on Bitcoin” with Austin Craig and Beccy Bingham

7 pm — Adjourn

As stated by the organizers, this is the first large-scale Bitcoin conference in the Southeast of the United States, so don’t miss the opportunity.


Maria is an experienced journalist currently living in the UK. She has been writing about Bitcoin and the altcoin universe since 2013. She is also a member of the Lifeboat Foundation's New Money Systems Board and a big cryptocurrency supporter.

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