Italian bitcoin enthusiasts gathered at the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the Italian parliament, in Rome on Wednesday with the aim of informing Italian lawmakers about the economic benefits of bitcoin.
Coin Capital told CoinDesk that the first two hours saw its partners Sebastiano Scròfina and Guido Baroncini, University of Rome 'Tor Vergata' telecommunications professor Francesco Vatalaro and investment bank Banca IMI's Ferdinando Ametrano introducing block chain technology and its monetary applications.
At the event, Bit-Wallet also unveiled the country's first domestically produced bitcoin ATM.
Turricchia characterized the remainder of the day's events, stating:
A second, non-affiliated event, organized by digital payment advocacy group CashlessWay, is set to take place on 26th June. Speakers will include bitcoin banking provider Robocoin CEO Jordan Kelly and parliament member Sergio Boccadutri, who presented a proposal for regulating bitcoin under existing Italian law in January.
Robocoin indicated it is looking forward to the event as a way to help educate an influential government about the nascent technology, stating:
For more information on the 11th June event, visit Coin Capital's website.
Photos by G. Baroncini Turricchia
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