2014 Symposium – In Bitcoin We Trust?
Friday, February 21, 2014
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
The Ohio State Business Law Journal Presents:
In Bitcoin We Trust?
A Forward Look at the Regulation, Use, and Growth of the Digital Currency
Please join the Ohio State Business Law Journal for this year’s annual symposium, In Bitcoin We Trust? A Forward Look at the Regulation, Use, and Growth of the Digital Currency, featuring keynote speaker David Mills, assistant director of the Federal Reserve Board.
How did you pay for your last online purchase? Bitcoin is a digital currency introduced by open source software in 2009. It is now used for payment in more than 62,000 commercial transactions daily, and has roused the interest of speculators across the globe. Online retailers like Overstock.com have announced plans to accept the currency, with more soon to follow. The symposium’s panel discussions will explore the implications of Bitcoin for central banking, consumer protection concerns in transactions using the currency, and its role in the space between the regulated and black markets.
2014 Ohio State Business Law Journal Symposium Schedule
February 21, 2014
David Mills – Assistant Director, Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payments, Federal Reserve Board
Susan Brenner – NCR Distinguished Professor of Law and Technology, University of Dayton School of Law
Jerry Brito – Director, George Mason University Technology Policy Program
James Gatto – Leader, Social Media & Games and Open Source teams at Pillsbury Law
Omri Marian – Assistant Professor of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Jordan Modell – President, Internet Archive Credit Union
Phillip Moustakis- Senior Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Division of Enforcement
Frederick Reynolds – Deputy Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Jason Seligman- Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University John Glenn School of Public Affairs
George Selgin – Professor of Economics, University of Georgia Terry College of Law
7:30 – Registration
8:00 – Opening Remarks
8:20 – The Economics of Bitcoin
9:30 – Novel Legal Issues in Digital Currency
10:30 – Break
10:45 – The Future of Regulation in Bitcoin
11:45 – Lunch at the Barrister Club, featuring Keynote Speaker
1:45 – Closing Remarks
Anthony J. Luppino, Incubating Solo & Small Law Firm Entrepreneurs
Jocelyn Armstrong, Funding Dreams: Financing Legal Incubators
Esther Barron, The Value of Relationships Between Business Incubators (and Similar Programs) and the Legal Community