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Tuesday, March 17 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Breaking Bitcoin: Flash in Pan or Future of Money?

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Regulatory uncertainty, price volatility and bad actors are among the many challenges that Bitcoin has faced down and survived. More than just survived – growth across the Bitcoin market has continued at a breakneck pace as it evolves as an asset for investment, a currency for transactions, and a platform for new financial applications. What accounts for this remarkable resilience? Internet veterans and investors believe Bitcoin will be as transformative to industry and society as the advent of the commercial Web. But some of the biggest challenges for Bitcoin may yet lie ahead. Does Bitcoin have what it takes to become a mainstream phenomenon?
This panel brings together leading industry experts from diverse perspectives to examine the past, present, and future of Bitcoin, practical implications for consumers and businesses, and wildcard scenarios that could change everything.

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Jeremy Allaire

CEO, Circle Internet Financial
Recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, Jeremy Allaire has devoted over twenty years to developing innovative solutions for consumer and enterprise needs. Today, Jeremy is founder & CEO of Circle, a consumer finance company that leverages Bitcoin to make financial... Read More →
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Mary Dent

Founder, dcIQ
Mary is the founder of dcIQ, a consulting firm that works at the intersection of innovation, investment and public policy. Mary is particularly focused on digital currencies’ transformative potential and is working to shed light on the regulatory and policy decisions needed to unlock... Read More →
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Barry Silbert

Founder, Digital Currency Group
Barry Silbert is the Founder of Digital Currency Group, a company building the foundation for the digital currency revolution by investing, starting and growing companies in the Bitcoin space.
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Paul Vigna

Reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Tuesday March 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K 500 E 4th St

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