A newly-announced event dubbed APEX: Digital Currency Partnerships, will take place from September 8-9 with a goal of “bring[ing] digital currency to the forefront of financial services.”
The event described:
“At APEX: Digital Currency Partnerships, you’ll engage in new conversation, bridging Bitcoin philosophy and business development. We’ll cover digital currencies as transactional currency, investment vehicles, protocol platforms and the underpinning of financial services for mainstream and underserved consumers.”
Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne will reportedly be delivering the keynote address at the expo, which is taking place in San Francisco, California.
Byrne found himself in spotlight of the bitcoin community when his company became the first major retailer in the world to announce the support of and acceptance of bitcoin.
Since then, the community has looked up to Byrne — and is extremely interested in what he has to say.
If you’ll recall, Byrne delivered the keynote address at the Bitcoin Foundation’s Bitcoin 2014 conference last week, in which he made enthusiastic remarks to a crowd exceeding 1,000 people.
“Bitcoin is good money,” Byrne told me last year in an interview — a statement he’s supported by acquiring several million dollar’s worth of the digital currency for himself.
Should be interesting.
If you were wondering who else will be at the APEX event, speakers include newly-elected Bitcoin Foundation board member Brock Pierce, Vitalik Buterin from Ethereum, and Jaron Lukasiewicz, CEO at Coinsetter.
For more information on the event, you can check out their homepage here.