DATA Annual Meeting Snags Incredible Lineup, Ven Tie-ins

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29th Mar 2014




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Hub Culture is working with the Digital Asset Transfer Authority to make tickets, donations and hotel rooms available in Ven to support the first DATA Annual Meeting, 9-11 April in Washington D.C.
 
The DATA Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for digital asset companies and related organizations to chart the year ahead in digital currency and other areas. Sessions and workshops will focus on issues pertinent to the digital asset industry, including development of best practices, standards and regulatory issues, economic development opportunities, industry leadership, and international considerations.
 
Tickets are available in the Washington DC Hub store, and offer Hub Culture members the ability to book hotel rooms at the Dupont Circle Hotel, as well as access to the overall meeting and tickets to a charity dinner on the 10th featuring digital currencies.
 
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Speakers for the event include keynotes from the Federal Reserve of St. Louis, David Andolfatto and 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 Tryon 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 Assistand 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 Bitcoin world, a number of bold faced participants are also attending, including Bitpay Founder Tony Gallipi, Stan Stalnaker of Ven, 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, TechFreedom and others as well as scholars, economists 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 direct booking on Hub Culture.