BITCOIN 2013: FUTURE OF PAYMENTS CONFERENCE DRAWS 500+ ATTENDEES,

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Contact:
Lindsay Holland

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Lindsay@bitcoinfoundation.org


For Immediate Release

May 1
, 201
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BITCOIN
2013
: FUTURE OF PAYMENTS

CONFERENCE
DRAWS 500+ ATTENDEES,
SELLS
OUT

EXHIBITS

IN SAN JOSE
, MAY 17
-
19

Conference Explores Technical Implementation, Regulatory Challenges and Business
Opportunities


SAN JOSE
.



The
Bitcoin

Foundation

will host

Bit
coin 2013: The Future of Payments
,

the first
major US summit entirely focused on
Bitcoin
and its growing impact on the payments landscape
.

More than 500 attendees are expected to
convene in San Jose, California, to
address key issues
and best pra
ctices toward driving

widespread user adoption by both businesses and consumers.

The conference will also concurrently
host

a live hackathon
, judged
by venture capitalists in the
payments space
.


Bitcoin 2013 comes at a
crucial

time as
B
itcoin continues

to gain momentum toward establishing
itself as a viable alternative in the payments landscape; it
achieved all
-
time highs in transaction
volume and new entrants
in recent

week
s
.




We are excited to be hosting industry leading Venture Capitalists, key te
chnologists in and
outside of Bitcoin, and top
-
tier regulatory thinkers at Bitcoin 2013,” said Peter Vessenes,
Chairman and Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation.


“Bitcoin is a fundamental protocol for money over the Internet, and we are only begin
ning to
glimpse its importance. Bitcoin 2013 brings together a

wide
assortment of incredible people, and
we’re excited to see what they have to say.
.

A new Bitcoin c
ompany will get funded at the
Hackathon, and we will even have a Bitcoin
-
themed cocktail at our kickoff night.


-

2

-


Bitcoin 2013

sold out it
s ex
hibitor space this month, and has
a few
sponsorship
s

left, according
to Vessenes.

The conference

will offer

in
-
depth overview of
B
itcoin

for novices and experts
alike
.

I
nd
ustry leaders from acros
s the payments, technology, and regulatory space will come
together to
discuss topics ranging from “Improving Ease of Use” and “Bitcoin Security” to
“Fraud Prevention” and “Issues of Regulatory Compliance.”


Registration for
Bitcoin 2013: Future of Payme
nts
is

open
, and the full schedule of panels,
topics, presenters, and speakers can be found by visiting
http://www.bitcoin2013.com/
.


About Bi
tcoin

Launched in January 2009,
Bitcoin
is a
decentralized peer
-
to
-
peer payment sys
tem,

entirely
regulated by its users
. Whereas
legacy payment systems
rely

on
third
-
party intermediaries

for
access, execution, and management,
Bitcoin

transa
ctions are secured through a distributed
computing network
,
seamlessly
enabling
direct
monetary transactions.

The supply of
Bitcoins
is

regulated by software and cannot be manipulated by any government, bank, organization or
individual.
There hav
e been more than 11 mi
llion Bitcoins created to date
, with 21 million
maximum possible
.

Visit
bitcoin.org
for more information.


About Bitcoin

Foundation

The Bitcoin Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded to standardize, protect an
d promote
B
itcoin
cryptographic money for the benefit of users worldwide.


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