Local time: Timezone: (UTC-04:00) Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada)Date: Apr 09 2024Time: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC


Bitcoin Policy Summit 2024 (Video)

Bitcoin Policy Summit 2024 is a conference for policymakers, academics, and industry leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by digital currencies.

The event seeks to explore critical questions, including:​

  • Where are Bitcoin and stablecoins owned and used around the world? Who’s using them and why?
  • What’s unique about Bitcoin? Why did major financial institutions create Bitcoin investment products?
  • What are the geopolitical, climate, and economic ramifications of Bitcoin and the proliferation of digital money?
  • How much and what kinds of energy does Bitcoin mining use? Can mining contribute to the growth of renewable energy?
  • How do we safeguard civil liberties as payments increasingly happen digitally through intermediaries?
  • How are digital assets regulated now? What is the critical proposed legislation, and what should policy look like?

Speakers include:

  • Marsha Blackburn, US Senator
  • Jeff Booth, Author, The Price of Tomorrow
  • Roya Mahboob, Founder, Citadel Software
  • Mike Brock, CEO, TBD
  • Natalie Smolenski, Executive Director, Texas Bitcoin Foundation
  • Margot Paez, Ph.D. Candidate, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Troy Cross, Professor, Reed College
  • Anna Chekhovich, Financial Director, Anti-Corruption Foundation
  • John Belizaire, CEO, Soluna Holdings
  • Matthew Pines, Director, Security Advisory at Sentinel One
  • Alex Thorn, Head of Research, Galaxy
  • Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President, Open Dialogue Foundation
  • Fred Thiel, CEO, Marathon Digital Holdings
  • Arry Yu, Executive Director, US Blockchain Coalition
  • Ken Egan, Head of Operations, Blocktrace
  • Jason Les, CEO, Riot Platforms
  • Ben Gagnon, Chief Mining Officer, Bitfarms

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