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- Bitpay to host Friday night reception for attendees
- “Life on Bitcoin” couple toasted at Saturday reception
- Famed musician Tatiana Moroz to sing on Friday evening
- Bitcoin Euro-guru Pete Surda to speak
- Can’t attend? Purchase a video pass with Bitcoin
Bitcoin has shown us that money and payments can be improved by the application of the same human energy, creativity, and crowd-sourced, real-time information that has made everything else better. This is an epic insight, one that fundamentally shakes up monetary economics, payment systems, and even the involvement of all peoples of the world in the global division of labor.
This phenomenon cries out for explanation, comprehension, and celebration.
And this is the reason for the Crypto-Currency Conference in Atlanta, October 5, 2013, held at the post-industrial modernist hotel The Twelve. This event brings together legal theorists, monetary economists, code-slinging visionaries, banking pundits, payment-systems analysts, and dorm-room miners, all for the purpose of making sense of Bitcoin’s rise, and to foresee the next steps.
What does the success of Bitcoin imply for the theory, practice, and future of money and payment systems? How can we account for the sheer implausibility of Bitcoin’s rise? What does its emergence imply for the prospects of nationalized systems of money and the future of human liberty and commerce? Will Bitcoin go the way of most innovations and fall prey to government’s dead hand of regulation and strangulation?
Whether you are new to the Bitcoin world or a savvy code monkey who has been mining for years, this conference invites you into a compelling conversation. It is one that we must have and cannot avoid. We are fortunate to be alive to see this happening in our time, and now is the time to learn, to celebrate, collaborate, and have fun!
Friday, October 4 – BitPay Office
Saturday, October 5 — The Twelve: Atlantic Station
8:00am Registration and coffee
- Jeffrey Tucker: “A New Currency for the Digital Age”
9:30-10:30am, Panel 1: Money and Freedom (Jeffrey Tucker, moderator)
- Doug French: “The Decline and Fall of Conventional Banking, and the Rise of the New”
- Cathy Reisenwitz “Why a Free Society Needs a Free Money”
- Tuur Demeester “Bitcoin and the End of Collectivism”
10:45-11:45am, Panel 2: Cryptography and Contracts (Jeffrey Tucker, moderator)
- Daniel Krawisz: “Why Libertarians Should Understand Cryptography”
- Michael Goldstein: “Bitcoin Beyond Money”
12:00-12:30pm, Lecture: Introduction by Douglas French
- Stephan Kinsella “The History, Meaning, and Future of Legal Tender”
12:30-1:30pm, Lunch on your own
1:30-2:00pm, Lecture: Peter Surda “Bitcoin is Sound Money”
2:15-3:15pm, Panel 3: Merchantcraft (Adam B. Levine, moderator)
- Tony Galllipi: “Bitcoin Entrepreneurship”
- Stephan Pair: “The Technological Evolution of Money”
- Charlie Shrem: “Growing Pains: Taking a Bitcoin Startup to the Next Level”
3:45-4:45pm, Panel 4: Future Development (Jeffrey Tucker, moderator)
- Charles Hoskinson: “A New Approach to BTC Exchanges”
- Daniel Larimer: “Decentralized Solutions to Centralized Problems”
- Adam B. Levine: “Doing Business with a Rising-Value Currency
- Q &A
4:45pm, Direct from Life on Bitcoin, Beccy and Austin Craig
5:00-7:00pm, Cocktail Reception (cash bar)
The Twelve: Atlantic Station
Join us at The Twelve, Atlanta’s most upscale, post-industrial hideaway in the commercial district of Atlantic Station, featuring dazzling accommodations and a fascinating shopping district built in the same way as Bitcoin: through human imagination, risk, and creative work.
Call 404-961-1212 for room reservations. To make resevation online: www.twelvehotels.com Click on Atlantic Station Location, then Make Reservation, then enter code: CRYG for single or double, $155 plus tax.
Cut off for room reservations is September 20. Rooms available at this rate Friday and Saturday night (October 4 and 5)
Valet parking $26 per day with in and out privileges
Parking also available for $14 per day at Atlantic Station, just across street
More info on Atlanta and October events available here.