Bitcoin and Online Gambling Communities to Meet at First Bitcoin Conference

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iGaming Business will organize the first bitcoin igaming conference, called the BitCoin4iGaming Conference, in November 2014.

Conference Objectives

Although bitcoin use is on the rise, the bitcoin industry is booming, and bitcoins have a role of increasing importance to play in world economy, it represents just a fraction of all cryptocurrency revenues.

iGaming Business felt the need to organize the first-ever bitcoin conference in order to build a strong relationship between the bitcoin and online gambling communities. The conference will provide an opportunity for industry representatives, investors, affiliates, and operators to meet, interact, share information, and network.

The organizers say, “The Bitcoin4iGaming Conference is dedicated to the opportunities Bitcoin and other virtual currencies present to the iGaming sector. The event will bring the cryptocurrency world and the iGaming world together in order to eliminate friction in iGaming payment processing and popularizing the use of cryptocurrencies in digital transactions.”

Place and Time

The event will be held on November 24, 2014 at the place where coins were minted in the UK between 1809 and 1968, London’s Dexter House. The organizers expect as many as 250 delegates, including gambling operators, representatives of the bitcoin industry, and other  interested groups, to take part in the event. The schedule includes bitcoin exhibitions, a Bitcoin Breakfast Boot Camp, and several networking events.

Burning bitcoin issues such as regulation, advantages of bitcoin gambling sites, future of bitcoin, and other cryptocurrencies will be discussed. The various advantages of using bitcoins in the iGaming sector will also be highlighted.

Matonis to Speak at the Event

Bitcoin Foundation Executive Director Jon Matonis will speak at the first session of the conference, indicating the fact that it has the support of several prominent organizations such as the Bitcoin Foundation, which was launched in 2012 to protect, promote, develop, and standardize bitcoin.

Shona O’Donnel, the operations head for iGaming Business, said that iGaming Business knew that the foundation will play a prominent role in educating the Internet gambling industry as it has already educated and informed regulatory bodies, business executives, and policy makers.

Matonis is expected stress on the theme of exploring opportunities cryptocurrencies in general and bitcoin in particular have in the online gambling sector. He will speak on bitcoin advantages, bitcoin regulation, and the successful use of bitcoin in the gambling industry.

Matonis said that the Bitcoin Foundation’s “role in educating industry leaders and helping to navigate the Bitcoin ecosystem will result in best practices that could also be applied in advancing global financial inclusion and reducing the high cost of remittances.”

Robin Le Prevost, head of E-Commerce Development of The States of Alderney; Michael Caselli, editor-in-chief of iGaming Business; Ivan Montik, CEO of SoftSwiss; Simon Dixon, CEO and co-founder of BankToTheFuture.com; and others will also speak at the event.

Those interested can register for the conference right away by visiting the official website of Bitcoin4iGaming Conference. A Full Conference Day Pass, which includes complete access to all the sessions and networking events, costs £439. The organizers will provide lunch and refreshments.

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