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Digital Currency Summit Planned for September in Andorra


         Digital Currency Summit Planned for September in Andorra

Bitcoin Magazine is proud to serve as a media partner for the upcomingDigital Currency Summitset to take place in Andorra in from September 17-19, 2014. The Digital Currency Summit will focus on the role of virtual currency for investors, politicians, banks and regulators. With a professional line-up of speakers and attendees the summit will draw big players from not only the virtual currency space but additionally traditional finance. Notably, Jan Kees de Jager, former Dutch Finance Minister and David Andolfatto of the US Federal Reserve Bank will be speaking. From the virtual currency space, Jon Matonis, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, as well as Constance Choi of Payward, Inc and several others will be presenting.

The Digital Currency Summit issued the following press release:

Digital Currency Summit is the first conference about virtual currency focused on regulation , finance and investment

  • Digital Currency Summit is the meeting point for the international financial elite to discuss the future of cryptocurrency.
  • Jan Kees de Jager, former Dutch Finance Minister, and David Andolfatto, of the United States Federal Reserve Bank, lead the program.

La Massana , May 27, 2014 – Digital Currency Summit, the world’s first international conference focused on virtual currency for banks, investors and politicians, will take place this September in Andorra.

The DCS has initiated an event to answer all the questions that have arisen from the increase of cyrpotcurrency exchanges . A high-level forum will be open to discuss the future of digital currency regulation, opportunities, possible threats, and of course the financial considerations and legal aspects.

The aim of the conference is to demystify digital currencies with knowledge and debates regarding Bitcoins, Litecoins, Ripples, and to provide a premier networking hub as one of the main attractions for attendees.

Conferences and workshops

The lectures will focus on four main areas: introduction, investment opportunities, regulation (legal issues) and finance (banking).

The meeting will feature keynotes and panel discussions lead by the most influential international specialists in finance, law and investment that will share their experience and knowledge with attendees. Participants of note include Jan Kees de Jager, former Finance Minister of the Netherlands and David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve of United States, among others.

The DCS conference program also includes specialized workshops in four main blocks.

The event will take place from the 17th to 19th of September at the Palace of Congresses in Andorra la Vella. The organization is selling a limited number of 500 tickets at a reduced (Early Bird) price of 930 euros. The first hundred tickets were sold in the first 2 days.

Digital Currency Summit

Perhaps the best known cryptocurrency is currently Bitcoin. It is a decentralized electronic currency, without central authority, which enables fast, safe, anonymous and irreversible transactions. It is estimated that by 2014, investment in Bitcoins startups exceed $300 million, also in 2014 the volume of transactions in this cryptocurrency surpass its equivalent in dollars in Paypal. It has a market capitalization of over 7 Billion dollars and volume of transactions daily between 20 and 90 million dollars.

Digital Currency Summit is a debate forum which aims to understand how digital currency works and what are its implications for banks, governments and investors. The conference is aimed at bankers, executives, lawyers and politicians around the world to open a real and useful discussion on the subject. The conference will lasts three days, from the 17th to 19th September, during which cryptocurrencies will be explained from scratch, attendees can understand how the technology works and how it affects the modern economy. The last day will be devoted to workshops, networking startups and a special area where attendees will have the opportunity to schedule meetings with sponsors and other conference attendees.

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