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Bitcoin Within The Legal System – February 25, 2021

This event is part of the “The Future Is Crypto” event series

In 2008 someone or a group of people that acted behind the name, Satoshi Nakamoto published the white paper titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. Today its market cap is greater than that of Visa or Facebook!

Yet, even in the most regulated financial space, there is no one who can be tracked down, brought to the court for justice, or called upon to defend Bitcoin against regulators, organizations, or scientists that claim their patents regarding decentralized technologies, used as a core for Bitcoin, are their own discoveries – some even claim they are Satoshi Nakamoto.

In this event on the 25th of February, we welcome three individuals who are very active in the world of defending humanless Bitcoin organization against many different attacks, like the recent “patent war on Bitcoin”. What are the odds, who has the right upon what, and most of all, how can this be a valid court case if there is no human behind the Bitcoin?

Guest speakers:

Eléonore Blanc – With her background in political science and public management, Eléonore could only fall in love with Bitcoin’s disruptive narrative of financial empowerment and economic freedom. She started in the wallet/mining industry as Content and Community Manager at BTC.com. She then founded CryptoCanal in 2019, to offer marketing and business consultancy services for the cryptocurrency industry, which has led her to work with industry partners such as Luno, OKEx, ShapeShift, Bitcoin.com, Cyber Capital and Satoshi’s Angels. She’s now dedicated to educating the next waves of cryptocurrency users, reminding users that buying a coin is a political statement.

Jed Grant — An investor and entrepreneur, Jed Grant is the CEO of KYC3, a Luxembourg based FinTech company providing smart solutions for compliance, counterparty risk management and competitive intelligence. A regtech leader and decentralized systems architect, Jed Grant was named in the Top 200 FinTech Leaders in Europe by LATTICE80 in March of 2018 and in 2019 as a Top EU blockchain expert by Blockpool.

Stephan Kinsella — A libertarian writer and registered patent attorney, Mr. Kinsella is a leading anti-IP libertarian theorist, author of Against Intellectual Property (Mises Institute, 2008), and founder and Director of The Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF).

Host:

Max Lurya, COO of GlobalB Law and host of Blockchain Economy 2020, Max Lurya is passionate about OFAC/FinCEN compliance and other regulatory matters affecting the cryptocurrency space. Raised in California, Max spent the better half of the last decade in Istanbul. He is fluent in Turkish and is a respected leader in the Turkish crypto community, reportedly the largest in Europe. In addition to his work to advance the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies, he is a classically trained pianist and a commercial composer.

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