The President and Founder of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Perianne Boring, on Monday addressed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence at their Digital Currency Seminar. Ms. Boring spoke with other industry experts and government officials from Overstock.com, U.S. Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, and the Co-chair for the Global Payments practice group at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, among others.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence held their first digital currency seminar to “break some assumptions within the community” and increase the Intelligence Community’s understanding of digital currencies. Senior to mid-level staff from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Department of the Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Commerce, Government Accountability Office (U.S. GAO), among others were in attendance.
“With a current market capitalization of about $5.8 billion, digital currencies are a growing force in the global marketplace and are here to stay. As we see a generational shift led by the millennials, digital currencies will become as commonplace as email and Facebook,” said Perianne Boring, President and Founder of the Chamber of Digital Commerce. “The Intelligence Community is a very savvy group. They are paying attention to digital currency because they know it’s the future.”
It appears that Ms. Boring and the Chamber are working hard to tell those in government on how bitcoin operates.