SOURCE: Bitcoin Alliance of Canada

February 25, 2014 06:00 ET

Bitcoin Alliance of Canada Launches First Global Bitcoin Expo in Toronto

Featuring an Impressive Speaker Lineup of Over 50 Global Experts, and Andreas Antonopoulos as Master of Ceremonies

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada will hold the first annual Bitcoin Expo in Toronto from April 11 through 13 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The conference is a three-day extravaganza event focused on Bitcoin community building, and featuring prominent speakers, guests and attendees from around the world.

The expo will provide unique opportunities for businesses, consumers, entrepreneurs, developers, innovators, and the curious general public to connect. This conference is organized as a non-profit event, with proceeds going to fund the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada's programs and initiatives.

"The expo will provide the most ideal networking opportunities for global leaders and stakeholders to gather and discuss strategies to build Bitcoin organizations at the local, national, and international levels," said Anthony Di Iorio, executive director of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada. "In addition, there will be a focus on how the community can work with charities and worthy causes around the world by taking advantage of the benefits and superiority of Bitcoin and other digital currencies."

The Bitcoin Expo also will play host to an art exhibit and auction, and a hackathon on the next generation of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency applications, technologies and services.

"We're excited to have Andreas Antonopoulos, one of the top Bitcoin thinkers in the world, as our master of ceremonies," said event manager Tracy Leparulo. "Andreas will be hosting the opening banquet dinner, and leading other special activities throughout the conference."

More than 50 prominent members of the international Bitcoin community will be speaking, including:

  • Aaron Koenig - Bitfilms Network, Global Bitcoin Alliance
  • Adam B. Levine - Let's Talk Bitcoin
  • Alan Safahi - ZipZap
  • Amber Scott - Outlier Solutions Inc.
  • Andreas Antonopoulos - Blockchain, RootEleven
  • Anthony Di Iorio - Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, Global Bitcoin Alliance, Ethereum, KryptoKit, Bitcoin Decentral
  • Brian Sovryn - Free Talk Live, Sovryn Tech
  • Charles Hoskinson, Ethereum, Bitcoin Education Project
  • Charlie Lee - Litecoin, Coinbase
  • Chris Horlacher - Mises Canada
  • Chris Odom - Open Transactions
  • Cody Wilson - Dark Wallet, Defence Distributed
  • Daniel Friedberg - Riddell Williams P.S.
  • David Bailey - YBitcoin
  • Elizabeth Ploshay - Bitcoin Magazine, The Bitcoin Foundation
  • Eric Spano - Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, Bylls, The Bitcoin Embassy
  • Jamie Robinson - QuickBT
  • Jason King - Sean's Outpost, Bitcoin Across America
  • Jeff Berwick - Dollar Vigilante
  • Jeffrey Tucker -
  • Jillian Friedman - The Bitcoin Embassy
  • John Mardin - Coin Forest
  • Jonathan Mohan - Bitcoin NYC
  • Joseph David - CAVirtex
  • Matthew Roszak - SilkRoad Equity
  • Marco Santori - Attorney at Nesenoff & Miltenberg LLP, The Bitcoin Foundation
  • Mari Eagar - Deloitte Canada
  • Mani Eagar - Idaeon Inc, UUX Ultimate User eXperience, GriffenVentures
  • Michael Perklin - Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, Bitcoinsultants
  • Michael Terpin - BitAngels, Social Radius
  • Pamir Gelenbe - Hummingbird Ventures
  • Peter Gray - Coinkite
  • Peter Todd - Mastercoin
  • Reed Holmes - Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, CA Virtex
  • Redmond Weissenberger - The Dollar Vigilante, Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada
  • Rik Willard - MintCombine
  • Robert T. Fooks - McLeod Law LLP
  • Rodolfo Novak - Coinkite
  • Ron Gross - Mastercoin, Global Bitcoin Alliance
  • Ryan Straus - Riddle Williams P.S.
  • Stefan Molyneux - Freedomain Radio
  • Stephanie Murphy - Let's Talk Bitcoin, Free Talk Live
  • Stewart Hoegner - Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, Gaming Counsel Professional Corporation
  • Trace Mayer - Premier Ark LLC
  • Vitalik Buterin - Ethereum, Bitcoin Magazine, KryptoKit
  • Wendell Davis - Hive Wallet

There are multiple levels of registration options:

  • Free - Bitcoin tutorial only, on Saturday morning (only 200 seats available)
  • Standard - Access to Saturday and Sunday sessions
  • Premium - Friday banquet dinner plus access to all standard sessions
  • VIP - Access to private events, including fireside sessions, Friday banquet dinner, and standard sessions

A limited number of discounted tickets for each level are available to attendees who register prior to March 15. The full program will be released in mid-March, and as of today, the sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities have been announced, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and ticket pricing, please visit the Bitcoin Expo's website at, where new speakers and program details are continuously being published. To get the fastest updates, please follow the expo's Twitter account at @bitcoinexpoca.

About the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada
The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC) is dedicated to raising awareness of Bitcoin among Canadian consumers, merchants, businesses, and policy makers; promoting Bitcoin adoption in Canada; advancing Canadian and global research in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies; and promote Canadian participation in international partnerships, associations, and efforts to promote, study, research, and discuss Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. For more info, please visit

Official Media Partners:, Free Talk Live, Bitcoin Magazine, Ed and Ethan, CoinTalk.

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