New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014
The Security Traders Association of New York (“STANY”) today announced that it will accept payment in Bitcoin for tickets to its Annual Conference and Dinner. Sweetening the deal is Atlas ATS, the New-York-based cryptocurrency exchange, which has agreed to match the amount of Bitcoin-purchased tickets, up to $1,000. The actual Bitcoin transactions will be handled by GoCoin, the leading international payment platform for Bitcoin and Litecoin.
“Part of STANY’s mission is to educate its members about new industry developments and opportunities. In addition to a panel discussion of cryptocurrencies, we thought we would encourage members to gain some first-hand experience using digital currency to pay for the event itself,” said STANY CEO and Executive Director, Kim Unger.
“Now that we have launched a secure, state-of-the art trading platform for cryptocurrencies that was actually built by Wall Street veterans, we want to make sure that the rest of Wall Street is aware of what’s out there and how fast things have changed,” said William Karsh, Chairman of Atlas ATS. “STANY’s annual conference is a perfect opportunity for traders to learn what has been happening in this space.”
“We work with not only merchants seeking to reduce transaction costs for payment processing, but also with NGO’s and non-profits simply looking to boost donations. Everyone has the ability to accept cryptocurrenices for payment if they have a vendor like GoCoin that provides a reliable back-end system to exchange the coins for cash and eliminate volatility and risk.” said Brock Pierce, Chairman of GoCoin. “Cryptocurrencies have the chance to be at the center of the second e-commerce revolution. I look forward to our panel discussion at the STANY conference.”
STANY’s 78th Annual Conference and Dinner will take place from 8 AM until 9 PM on April 10, 2014 at Three Sixty 10 Desbrosses Street, New York City. The “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies--Changing the Face of Money” Panel will begin at 9:30 AM. and features the following:
Moderator: Dominic Chu, Markets Reporter, CNBC
Gil Luria, Managing Director, Financial Technology Stocks, Wedbush Securities
Brock Pierce, Chairman, GoCoin
Barry Silbert, Founder & CEO of SecondMarket and Creator of the Bitcoin Investment Trust
Shawn Sloves,Founder and CEO, Atlas ATS
Tickets for the event may be purchased on the STANY web site (http://www.stany.org) using a credit card or Bitcoin. The last day to buy tickets with Bitcoin is April 8th at 12 noon.
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