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On Contradictions: China’s Bitcoin Ban and the Global Cryptocurrency Boom

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 5, 6:30–8:00 PM
Moderator: Emily Parker
Speakers: Mitchell Dong, Managing Director, Pythagoras Investment Management; Harumi Urata-Thompson, HUT Consulting; Stamford Hwang
Event Fee: Members $10 (Become a Member Now!); Non-Members $20; Students $8
Location: 40 Rector Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

While Beijing banned bitcoins 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.

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