He is expected to speak about his vision for the future of bitcoin; its potential for global financial inclusion; non-currency uses like proving ownership of stocks and bonds; and the network's relation to society as a whole.
Jon Matonis, executive director of the Bitcoin Foundation, said:
He added: "It’s going to be a great event; this conference is where visionary technology and mainstream commerce intersects."
Since then, the self-confessed libertarian and Austrian Economist has become one of bitcoin's biggest advocates. The first major online retailer to accept bitcoin, Overstock.com made more than $124,000 in bitcoin sales in its first day of accepting the currency, and by March had topped $1m in purchases.
The company has revised its bitcoin revenue projection for 2014 from an initial $3-5m to a jaw-dropping $20m.
"Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency inventions reduce costs for businesses – small or large – and thus enables firms to pass savings onto consumers," said Byrne earlier in the year.
The conference aims to provide a platform for all digital currency stakeholders: the investors, technologists, regulators, executives, entrepreneurs, developers and policymakers who will collectively shape the future of cryptographic money worldwide.
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