London hosts another event linked to cryptocurrency: the Bitcoin Focus meetup

After the major Bitcoin London conference, which happened back in the beginning of this month, England’s capital will be the center stage of another huge event connected to cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin Focus meetup will occur on July 24th, at the Alpha Beta building located in 1A City Road.

The main theme of the event will be the regulation of virtual currencies. Adam Vaziri, from the e-payment compliance advisory firm Neopay, and Javier Marti, from Bitcoin Global Investments, will be speaking about “The regulatory landscape in the UK from a Bitcoin perspective” and also about “The bigger picture”, respectively.

Before these debates, the program will start with a Bitcoin Bootcamp, presented by Darragh Browne from @Blockspin. “To kick things off, and for newcomers to the Bitcoin space, Darragh will present the fundamental workings of the Bitcoin protocol before moving on to the less obvious features and potential use cases that have the power to take it way beyond being the speculative fad that the mainstream media would have us believe it to be”, you can read at the official page of the meetup.

Here is the complete program of Bitcoin Focus:

7:15 pm

Doors open: time to do some network

8:00 pm

Bitcoin Bootcamp – Sponsored by @Blockspin and presented by Darragh Browne (followed by Q&As)

8:30 pm

“The regulatory landscape in the UK from a Bitcoin perspective” – presented by Adam Vaziri of Neopay (followed by Q&As)

Adam will be discussing the regulatory challenges that have already been faced by new entrants to the e-money space in the UK in recent years and sharing some insight into the barriers Bitcoin start-ups will need to overcome if they are to form viable relationships with regulators and banks.

9:00 pm

“The bigger picture” – presented by Javier Marti of Bitcoin Global Investments (followed by Q&As)

Javier will be sharing his opinions on how governments and financial institutions will approach the rise of a crypto-currency world and whether they choose to fight it or ultimately embrace it.

9:30 pm

Open mic – attendees can use this time to advertise their projects, share experiences or scout for useful contacts

9:45 pm to 10:30 pm

Networking over drinks bought with Bitcoins (or paper money if you really want to!)

If you are planning to attend the meetup, confirm your presence as soon as possible. According to the official page of the event, there are only 20 spots left.


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