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SAM Encourages You to Attend Caltech Entrepreneur Forum’s “Bitcoin and Digital Currencies: The Future of Money” – May 3, 2014

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Bitcoin and Digital Currencies: 

The Future of Money? 


Saturday, May 3, 2014
Baxter Lecture Hall, Caltech,

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 8:00 am
Program: 9:00 am to 11:15 am
Post-Program Networking:  11:15 – Noon  




It is “a breakthrough in computer science” resulting from 20 years of research and development that will lead to the emergence of new products, companies and industries.This is how Marc Andreessen recently described Bitcoin. While some dismiss Bitcoin as a tool enabling criminals and terrorists to transfer money anonymously, investors are making significant bets that Bitcoin and other digital currencies will someday change the way the financial system works in the Internet era. One Bitcoin company, Circle, recently raised $17 million in VC funding. Bitcoin’s entrepreneurial opportunities go beyond arbitrage. Entrepreneurs are building companies on top of digital currency technologies while governments around the world are scrambling to create rules that will bring these currencies into the mainstream financial system. Our program will go beyond the basics and explore the opportunities of Bitcoin and other digital currencies that are quickly coming into focus for entrepreneurs, investors, merchants and consumers and the numerous challenges these entrepreneurs are likely to encounter. Panel discussion to follow program.

Keynote Speakers Confirmed to Date:

Brock Pierce
Digital Currency Pioneer
Serial Entrepreneur

Mary Dent
Former General Counsel and VP Public Policy
Silicon Valley Bank


Brian Klein, Partner, Baker and Marquat LLP
Chair, Legal Advocacy Committee, Bitcoin Foundation


Kevin D. DeBré, Partner, Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP
Ira Moskatel, Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP
Mike Nilsson, President, Nilsson Rental Properties

For more information contact the Caltech Entrepreneurs Form at info@entforum.caltech.edu