(Bit)coin World At Money 2020 Will Bring Bitcoiners To Las Vegas

May 7, 2014 18:56 UTC

Money 2020 is one of the largest payments conferences in the world. On November 2nd through November 6th, thousands of experts in the finance industry will descend on the Aria resort in Las Vegas for five days of networking and events. Every year since Money 2020’s inception in 2012, the event has grown by strides.  For 2014, Money2020 is introducing (Bit)coin World, an entire section of the conference dedicated to cryptocurrencies.  As they say: “Hindsight is 20/20.”  In the last few years, that phrase is always uttered tongue-in-cheek by those that never bought Bitcoin despite having heard about it years ago.  This year’s Money 2020 conference will feature an entire track dedicated to Bitcoin: (Bit)coin World.  Arguably, (Bit) is just one of the many prefixes that can be used with (___)coin World:  Distributed payment protocols and Digital Currencies are here to stay even if “Bitcoin” isn’t.


What is (Bit)coin World?

[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]oney 2020’s presentation of (Bit)coin World:

(Bit)coinWorld at Money2020 is a platform where leaders in distributed payment protocols and crypto-currencies and leaders responsible for driving commerce innovation can interact, learn and forge critical partnerships. To help accomplish this objective, we’re:

1. Creating a dedicated agenda track to include extensive coverage of distributed payment protocols and crypto-currencies, featuring the pioneers and leaders in the industry,

2. Increasing exhibitor and sponsor presence, showcasing the latest organizations and innovations, and

3. Introducing targeted networking events designed to connect critical stakeholders and industry participants.

Though the event is half a year away, Money 2020 has already assembled hundreds of speakers and sponsors. Of those hundreds, several dozen are fully dedicated Bitcoin/cryptocurrency companies such as bitpay, Coinbase, Bitnet, itBit, Circle, and Ripple Labs. Every Bitcoin related company is on the bleeding edge of fin-tech, whether they are aware of it or not.

(Bit)coin World Features Hundreds Of Speakers

The keynote speakers for (Bit)coin World are Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.  The Winklevoss brothers have been ardent Bitcoin supporters for years now.  Previously, they were also the keynote speakers for the Bitcoin 2013 conference in San Francisco last year.  Together, they own millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin and have applied to the Securities Exchange Commission to create a Winklevoss Bitcoin Fund for average users to invest in.  They’ve also created a Winkdex, one of many measures for the “exchange rate” of Bitcoin that is calculated by using APIs from across the board.

All in all, Money 2020 will feature 400+ speakers from around the world.  Bitcoiners will be particularly interested in hearing from people like the Winklevoss Twins.  Jeremy Allaire of Circle, Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum, Nic Cary of Blockchain.info, Fred Ehrsam of Coinbase, Tony Gallippi of bitpay, Vinny Lingham of Gyft: The list goes on.  (Bit)coin World will also feature speeches from individuals such as Kenneth Chenault, CEO of American Express and David Marcus, the President of PayPal.  Last year, attendees of 2013’s Money 2020 reported that “Bitcoin” was the buzz word at the conference.  The conference organizers recognized that and have created (Bit)coin World in response.  I won’t be surprised if “Bitcoin” is still hyped at the event: We are still in the nascent stages of Bitcoin adoption.

See You There!

CryptoCoinsNews is a sponsor of Money 2020 and (Bit)coin World, and we will be there to provide live coverage.  If you are interested in attending Money 2020, please refer below for a discount code.  Bitcoin conferences give you a great a way to network, and nothing compares with the energy at these events.  If you haven’t experienced it, you should.

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Last modified: May 7, 2014 20:32 UTC


Caleb is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he studied Economics, East Asian Studies, and Mathematics. He is currently pursuing his MSc in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia.