SOURCE: Bitfin

Bitfin

March 27, 2014 10:10 ET

Bitcoin Meets Global Finance and Commerce at Bitfin 2014, Dublin

2-Day Event Focuses on Bitcoin for Banks, Financial Institutions and Corporations

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2014) - Bitcoin Ireland, WhitePeak and Triple Zero Media will be holding the inaugural Bitcoin Finance Conference and Expo (Bitfin 2014) in Dublin on July 3rd and 4th at the Royal Dublin Society, with social events planned throughout the city.

Bitcoin is making headlines every day. A secure peer-to-peer currency that reduces transaction costs is an attractive prospect for anyone who uses money, but what happens when digital money goes mainstream? Bitcoin Finance 2014 gathers international financial, technical, regulatory, political and economic experts to draw a roadmap for Bitcoin's future.

This two-day event will focus on payments, peer-to-peer digital currencies, and how digital money will shape the future of finance, corporate strategy, and public and economic policies. 

"Bitcoin is moving from experiment to legitimate currency and payment system, but that's just the first act. It's also a protocol that can transform the way people and corporations track information and assets," said Fergal Murray, founder of Bitfin. "There are big questions to consider. How will financial institutions adapt to a technology that threatens their dominance? What happens if inflationary and deflationary currencies collide at scale? What does it mean for law enforcement, national security and civil liberties? How can we strike a balance between openness and regulation?"

Speakers will address the issues surrounding decentralized currencies, including opportunities and risks for financial institutions, corporations and citizens. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jeremy Allaire, CEO, Circle
  • Nicolas Cary, CEO, Blockchain.info
  • Colm Lyon, CEO Realex
  • Sam Cole, co-founder, KnC Miner
  • Brett Meyers, CEO, CurrencyFair
  • Rainey Reitman, activism director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Damian Crowe, CEO, Obillex
  • David Johnston, managing director, BitAngels Fund 1
  • Christina Gorlick, CAO, CloudHashing

Additional speakers will be announced in coming weeks.

Schedule
Day 1 will bring attendees up to speed on Bitcoin and other digital currencies, and the sessions will end with participatory round-table discussions chaired by industry experts.

Day 2 will feature tracks with deep dives into specific topic of interest to banks, financial institutions, payment processors, brands, retail, mobile, media, and legal and regulatory institutions.

Bitfin 2014 also will feature a free public expo that will allow everyone to get a first-hand look at the future of payments, Bitcoin and digital money from exhibiting companies, including the latest Bitcoin technology, wallets, mining hardware and related services.

Sponsors
Gold sponsors of the Bitcoin Finance Conference and Expo 2014 are Realex Payments (www.realexpayments.com) and Circle Internet Financial (www.circle.com).

Registration
Early bird conference registration opens today, with one-day registration available for EUR 199 and two-day registrations for EUR 399. The Bitfin Expo is free. To get more information or register, visit the Bitfin 2014 website, http://www.bitfin.com

About the Organizers
Bitcoin Ireland
Bitcoin Ireland is the voice of the Bitcoin community in Ireland. Membership is open to anyone with a professional or personal interest in Bitcoin or related technologies. Membership is free and everyone is welcome. http://www.bitcoinireland.org.

WhitePeak Media
WhitePeak was founded in 2007 in Dublin. WhitePeak helps technology and financial services companies develop innovative new products and reach new markets. http://www.whitepeakgroup.com.

Triple Zero Media
Triple Zero Media has organized some of the world's most successful Bitcoin conferences, including the recent North American Bitcoin Conference in Miami (www.btcmiami.com), which drew over 1,200 attendees in January 2014. http://www.triplezeromedia.com