Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 01, 2014
The Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA), has announced speaker selections for its upcoming Annual Meeting, 9-11 April, in Washington DC.
Speakers for the event include a keynote from New York State Superintendent of Financial Services Benjamin Lawsky, who recently announced intentions of the state of New York to evaluate licensing for Bitcoin and other digital currency related businesses. Other speakers from the policy world include Stuart Tyron of the US Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security, Mike Stevens of the Conference of State Banking Supervisors, John Collins, from Chairman of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security Senator Tom Carper's office, Valerie Szczepanik of the Securities & Exchange Commission, and Pat O'Brien, former Assistant Secretary, Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes.
DATA is also working to reach out to Washington influencers and international guests, timing the meeting to the eve of the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings in Washington DC, with invitations to attend on their way out to Senate and House finance committee members, NGOs, think tanks, and other government agencies interested in the subject of digital currencies. Expected guests include representatives from the US Treasury, FinCEN, the US GAO, and both sides of Capitol Hill as well as a wide variety of companies, banks and financial institutions.
From the digital currency world, a number of bold faced participants are also attending, including Bitpay Founder Tony Gallipi, John Beccia of Circle Internet Financial, Jesse Powell, CEO, Payward Inc., Ripple cryptographer David Schwartz, and Wences Cesares, founder of Xapo. Global views from representatives including the Mercatus Institute, M-Pesa, TechFreedom and others as well as scholars, economists from Stanford and MIT, and security experts from a wide swath of souces. Moderators from American Banker, Bloomberg, Politico, and others will lead the conversation.
Tickets to attend the meeting are limited, but still available by visiting the online registration page or via DATAuthority.org.