Andorran Digital Currency Summit Will 'Unite World's Financial Elite'

The Digital Currency Summit plans to unite the world's investors, lawyers, politicians and bankers for a primer on cryptocurrencies.

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A new cryptocurrency conference is set to take place this autumn in the Principality of Andorra, a 'microstate' that lies in the eastern Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain.

Although the population of Andorra is under 90,000, organiser Alex Puig says the location is suited to a high-level summit as "banking and financials are at the heart of [this] small but rich country".

Titled the Digital Currency Summit, the event is aimed to be a coming together of the world's "financial elite" – investors, lawyers, politicians and bankers – to discuss the ground-breaking technology behind digital currencies.

Notably, the event's organisers says it will be one of the first crypto conferences to focus on regulation, finance and investment.

Headline speakers at the summit include Jan Kees de Jager, former Dutch Finance Minister, and David Andolfatto of the United States Federal Reserve Bank. The pair will give talks on the 'Global Impact of Cryptocurrencies' and 'Digital Currrencies : Threat or Opportunity?', respectively.

Knowledge and networking

According to the organisers, one of the main reasons for scheduling another digital currency event, in what is becoming an increasingly packed industry calendar, was to "answer all the questions that have arisen from the increase of cryptocurrency exchanges".

The summit will try to demystify digital currencies with talks, workshops and debates on bitcoin, as well as other cryptocurrencies like litecoin and ripple. Furthermore, the DCS will also give attendees a chance to network with others with an interest in digital currencies.

"We will teach everything you need to know about cryptocurrencies from scratch," said Puig, adding that the event will target big companies who can benefit most from digital currency technology.

The lectures will focus on four main areas: introduction, investment opportunities, regulation and finance, alongside keynotes and panel discussions lead by international specialists in the fields of finance, law and investment.

Andorra's Digital Currency Summit will take place from the 17th-19th September at the Palace of Congresses in Andorra la Vella.

Early bird tickets are now sold out, but regular tickets are available via the summit's website.


Wednesday, 17th September, 2014


Registration and Coffee


Opening Speech

Speaker: Luis Iván Cuende


Global Impact of Cryptocurrencies

Speaker: Jan Kees de Jager

10:30Coffee Break

11:00State of Digital Currencies 2014

Speaker: Garrick Hileman

11:45Panel: The Future of Digital Currencies

Panelists: Garrick Hileman, Luis Iván Cuende, TBA.

Moderator: Alex Puig




Trading With Digital Currencies

Speaker: Ludvig Öberg


Investment Opportunities in the Bitcoin Space

Speaker: Michael Terpin




Panel: Investment and Startups

Panellists: Ludvig Öberg, Michael Terpin, Flavio Pripas

Moderator: TBA


Cocktail Party and Networking

Thursday, 18th September, 2014




Legislative and Legal Framework of Digital Currencies

Speaker: Marco Santori


Tax and Regulatory Outlook

Speaker: Constance Choi


Coffee Break


Potential for Derivatives Exchanges Expressed and Denominated in Bitcoin

Speaker: Jon Matonis


Panel: Digital Currency Perspective in Different Countries

Panellists: Jon Matonis, Constance Choi, Marco Santoni.

Moderator: TBA




How are Banks Adapting to Bitcoin

Speaker: Edan Yago


Transactions, ATMs, Micropayments, AML, Credit Cards

Speaker: Flavio Pripas


Digital Currencies: Threat or Opportunity?

Speaker: David Andolfatto


Panel: The Future of Banking

Panellists: Frederic Thenault, Flavio Pripas, David Andolfatto.

Moderator: Edan Yago Panel


Closing Remarks


Official Dinner


After Party

Friday, 19th September, 2014




Workshop : The Rules of the Global Game: A Comparative Study of US, European and International Bitcoin Regulation

Speaker: Marco Santori


Startup Pitches for Fintech & Blockchain Startup Day

For more details on workshops, see the DCS website.

Andorra image via Iakov Filimonov /


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