SOURCE: Milken Institute

Milken Institute

February 14, 2014 08:07 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Understanding Bitcoin: A Webinar for Journalists

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Feb 14, 2014) -

When
Tuesday, February 18, 1 p.m. eastern

What
In this free webinar, financial and journalist experts will explain how Bitcoin works in theory and in the real world. We're on the record, and we'll take your questions.

Who
Staci Warden, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets, Milken Institute
Kashmir Hill, Senior Editor at Forbes.com and author of Secret Money: Living on Bitcoin in the Real World
Russell Brandom: Reporter, www.theverge.com 

Why
Since 2010, the value of the virtual currency Bitcoin has surged from 8 cents U.S. to around $800. It's bought and sold by investors, used to buy food and furniture, and has emerged as a vehicle for moving money past government tax collectors and prosecutors.

"The Internet has radically changed the way we send information and communicate. Shouldn't it also change how we transfer value?"
Author and Forbes.com Senior Editor Kashmir Hill

How to register
http://nationalpress.adobeconnect.com/bitcoin1/event/event_info.html

This event will also be available on the National Press Foundation's site after it has taken place.

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