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2014 Symposium – In Bitcoin We Trust?

2014 Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2014
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saxbe Auditorium

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

Keynote Speaker:

David Mills – Assistant Director, Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payments, Federal Reserve Board

Guest Speakers:

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


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