American Banker Announces One-Day 'Bitcoin for Bankers' Conference

Financial trade publication American Banker hopes to dispel the sensationalism surrounding bitcoin with the July event.

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New York-based daily financial services newspaper American Banker has announced that it will hold a one-day conference this July aimed at bringing the traditional financial services industry up to speed with developments in the bitcoin and digital currency ecosystem.

has been one of the more vocal mainstream publications on the subject of bitcoin, with Executive Editor Marc Hochstein even serving as MC and panel speaker at April's Inside Bitcoins NY conference.

The event, to be held on 29th July in New York City, will focus on how bitcoin and digital currencies are impacting a diverse array of industries, including foreign exchange, remittances, online payments and more.

Hochstein, who will serve as conference chairman, said that the conference will also take aim at the distorted ways that bitcoin is often portrayed by mainstream news publications, saying:

"Our conference will cut through the sensationalism and rhetoric that have clouded the conversation around this technology and hone in on the business possibilities opened up by decentralized electronic ledgers."

Keynote speakers for the event include Ripple Labs CEO Chris Larsen and Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire.

Traditional financial giants will also be represented by Lester Joseph, Manager of Wells Fargo's financial crimes intelligence group; Jordan Modell, CEO of Internet Archive Federal Credit Union; and David Cotney, chairman of the CSBS Emerging Payments Task Force.

For more details, including how to register, visit the official event website.

Conference image via Shutterstock


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