Money2020 2014, a five-day conference dedicated to innovations in money to be held this November, has announced Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust principles Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss as keynote speakers.
Running from 2nd-6th November, Money2020, which this year features the (Bit)coinWorld track, will provide the digital currency community with a platform to raise awareness about distributed payment protocols, showcase the ecosystem’s newest innovators and hold networking events.
Last year’s event featured more than 440 speakers from across the financial industry, including such notable names from the digital currency community as Fred Ehrsam, co-founder of Coinbase; angel investor Roger Ver; Ripple CEO Chris Larsen; BitPay CEO Tony Gallippi; and Tradehill CEO Jered Kenna.
Money2020 indicated that the Winklevoss brothers were selected for the speaking slot due to their demonstrated commitment to the future of distributed payment technologies and industry involvement.
Said Simran Rekhi Aggarwal, co-founder and president of Money2020:
“Cameron and Tyler are high-profile industry executives who have been thorough and thoughtful in their involvement with bitcoin. As stakeholders and visionaries in this space, we feel they offer a unique perspective to engage and inspire our large, diverse and senior audience.”
Sponsors for this year’s event include American Express, PayPal, BitPay and Google Wallet, among others.
Money2020 bolsters digital currency coverage
Aggarwal told CoinDesk that Money2020 will be expanding its coverage this year to focus more broadly on distributed payment protocols and digital currencies, not simply bitcoin.
“We believe they’re important new technologies that hold the potential for disruptive innovation in payments and financial services.”
The event exec went on to say that Money2020 would serve to “cross-pollinate” innovators in the digital currency space with like-minded individuals taking similar approaches to the mainstream evolution of money.
Added Aggarwal: “That’s one of the key benefits of being at Money2020, and something we feel the entire ecosystem of innovators in money need to do more.”
Winklevoss brothers take the stage
Given that the Winklevoss brothers are the largest single investors in bitcoin, they have become a staple presence at bitcoin events, taking prominent roles at Bitcoin 2013 and at this January’s New York bitcoin hearings
In addition to their industry expertise, Money2020 noted that the Winklevosses’ recent high-profile endeavors such as their bitcoin pricing index Winklevoss Index or Winkdex, and the yet-to-be-approved exchange-traded fund, Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, bolstered their qualifications for the headlining position.
One of the largest financial conferences on the annual calendar, Money2020 expects to draw more than 6,000 attendees from 50 countries, including more than 500 industry-leading CEOs in 2014.
This year’s conference will be held at the Aria in Las Vegas. Discounted tickets are still available.
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