SOURCE: Alternet Systems, Inc.

Alternet Systems, Inc.

April 09, 2014 09:00 ET

Alternet Systems Supports Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) Annual Meeting on April 9th - 11th, Washington, DC

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) ("Alternet" or the "Company"), an accelerator of high growth opportunities in Digital Currency and Mobile Commerce services, today announced support of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) Annual Meeting on April 9th through the 11th in Washington, D.C. Alternet Systems is the first publicly listed company to secure full DATA membership.

Since November 2013 DATA has been working on a bilateral basis with influencers and regulators in the digital asset space to outline opportunities, to better understand, and to unite the industry around sensible outcomes for development of digital asset technologies. DATA is tasked with leading regulatory, best practices and consumer protection initiatives for companies in the emerging field of digital assets. Digital assets include digital, asset-backed and cryptographic currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple and Ven, along with the emerging ecosystem of payment innovations, fiscal tools, and P2P products enabled by these new Internet technologies.

In addition to a VIP hosted table at the DATA Annual Dinner and the introduction of strategic relationships, Alternet Systems worked with Hub Culture and the Ven Currency to secure donation items to be priced in digital currency for the DATA Annual Dinner on April 10, 2014.

DATA Annual Meeting Details:
When: April 9-11, 2014
Where: 1777 F. Street, NW
Washington, DC 2006

Speakers for the event include keynotes from the Federal Reserve of St. Louis David Andolfatto and New York State Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky, who recently announced intentions of the state of New York to evaluate licensing for Bitcoin, Ven and other digital currency related businesses. Other speakers from the policy world include Stuart Tryon of the US Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security, Mike Stevens of the Conference of State Banking Supervisors, John Collins, from Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security Senator Tom Carper's office, Valerie Szczepanik of the Securities & Exchange Commission, Rochelle Hodes from the Office of Tax Policy Department of the Treasury (IRS) and Pat O'Brien, former Assistant Secretary, Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and Chip Poncy, of the Office of Strategic Policy for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes.

DATA is also working to reach out to Washington influencers and international guests, timing the meeting to the eve of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC, with invitations sent to Senate and House finance committee members, NGOs, think tanks, and other government agencies interested in the subject of digital currencies. Expected guests include representatives from the US Treasury, FinCEN, the US GAO, and both sides of Capitol Hill as well as a wide variety of companies, banks and financial institutions, and NGOS including the UN Foundation and Gates Foundation.

From the digital currency world, a number of bold faced participants are also attending, including Bitpay Founder Tony Gallipi, John Beccia of Circle Internet Financial, Stan Stalnaker, Founding Director of the Ven Currency, Jesse Powell, CEO, Payward Inc., Ripple cryptographer David Schwartz, and Wences Cesares, founder of Xapo. Global views from representatives including the Mercatus InstituteTechFreedom and others as well as scholars, economists and security experts from a wide swath of sources. Moderators from American Banker, Bloomberg, Politico, and others will lead the conversation.

The DATA Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for digital asset companies and related organizations to chart the year ahead in digital currency and other areas. Sessions and workshops will focus on issues pertinent to the digital asset industry, including development of best practices, standards and regulatory issues, economic development opportunities, industry leadership, and international considerations.

About Alternet Systems Inc.:
Alternet Systems Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI), headquartered in Miami, Florida, is an enterprise accelerator company focused on the complimentary, high-growth markets of Digital Currency, Mobile and Internet Commerce and Cyber-Security products and services. Through its subsidiaries, Alternet captures and converts extraordinary growth opportunities surrounding the explosion of newly adapted Internet technologies and platforms. More information about Alternet and its subsidiaries can be found and by following the company on Twitter

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