On Contradictions: China’s Bitcoin Crackdown and the Global Cryptocurrency Boom
Where: China Institute
100 Washington St.
212-744-8181 Price: Free
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While Beijing cracked down on Bitcoin trading last September, the government has embraced blockchain, whose technology drives cryptocurrencies, as a key strategic industry. Will China, which was the biggest miner of bitcoins before the ban, be able to contain the industry? How can China on one hand embrace the technology but on the other hand outlaw its most obvious commercial application? Ultimately, will governments allow decentralized and unregulated virtual currencies to survive, and how can they manage their national economic policies? Join cryptocurrency investors and experts to find out the future of Bitcoin and the blockchain technology.
Emily Parker is the author of “Now I Know Who My Comrades Are,” and also co-founder of Longhash, a global blockchain startup.
Mitchell Dong runs a cryptocurrency arbitrage fund which trades across 20 exchanges in China, Korea, Japan and the U.S., employing automated programs to buy low and sell high every second. He is a serial entrepreneur who has started a dozen businesses over the last 40 years in alternative energy, technology and finance. Mitchell is a graduate of Harvard College and the OPM program at Harvard Business School.
Harumi Urata-Thompson is founder and CEO of HUT Consulting. She specializes in leading and advising companies on taking innovative paths to achieve strategic, operational and marketing success in their businesses. She also speaks about subjects including artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, cross-border business, and diversity and inclusion.
Stamford Hwang leads general, legal, and community operations for AirSwap. With a formal background in electrical engineering and law, Hwang brings exceptional experience navigating and mitigating risk across local, federal and international jurisdictions. Hwang holds degrees from the University of Illinois and the George Washington University Law School.Buy tickets/get more info now