The Age of Cryptocurrency @ Consumers' Research - DACOR Bacon House
Apr 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Distributed ledgers have the capacity to transform consumer protection in a way that has never been possible. If you’re new to bitcoin, “The Age of Cryptocurrency” will provide a primer on how bitcoin may revolutionize the financial and digital worlds. If you’re a crypto-expert then you will appreciate how “The Age of Cryptocurrency” explores bitcoin and other digital currencies and shows their potential to upend commerce and financial services.

Please join us for an intimate discussion of “The Age of Cryptocurrency” with co-authors Michael Casey and Paul Vigna. The discussion will be introduced by Edmund C. Moy, 38th Director of the U.S. Mint, and moderated by Coin Center Executive Director, Jerry Brito.

Book signing and cocktail reception to follow.

Time (pm)



6:30 – 6:45

Registration & Opening Remarks

Edmund C. Moy

38th Director of the U.S. Mint

6:45 – 7:15

Panel Discussion:

The Age of Cryptocurrency

Moderator: Jerry Brito

Executive Director, Coin Center

Panelists: Michael Casey & Paul Vigna

Co-authors, Age of Cryptocurrency

7:15 – 8:30

Reception, Book signing, and Closing Remarks

Joe Colangelo

Executive Director, Consumers’ Research


About the Authors:

Michael J. Casey writes for The Wall Street Journal, covering global finance in his “Horizons” column. He is a frequent contributor to the Journal’s MoneyBeat blog and co-authors the daily “BitBeat” with Paul Vigna. He is the host of the book-themed video series “WSJ Afterword” and a frequent guest on and host of “The News Hub” and “MoneyBeat.”

Paul Vigna is a markets reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering equities and the economy. He is a columnist and anchor for MoneyBeat. Previously a writer and editor of the MarketTalk column in DowJones Newswires, he has been a guest on the Fox Business Network, CNN, the BBC, and the John Batchelor radio show. He has been interviewed by Bitcoin Magazine and appeared on the Bitcoins & Gravy podcast, and boasts a collective 20 years of journalism experience.hosted by

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From the event website:

This is our 13th Blockchain Conference.

In 2015, we launched the first Blockchain Conference in London. Our aim was to bring senior figures in finance, tech, government, venture capital and start-ups into a room and discuss Blockchain/DLT beyond Bitcoin. Shortly after that, we took the show on the road to New York, Hong Kong, Dublin, Amsterdam, Washington D.C., San Francisco and Tel Aviv.

Always Dynamic, Always Evolving.

We have met a lot of innovators and seen Blockchain captivate industry beyond financial services, including media, logistics, charity, government and many more. Last August, in Washington D.C., we had an amazing line-up of speakers and an diverse audience. The year’s event promises to be more dynamic. As always our format is fast-paced and has plenty of networking time built in. We hope to see you there.

Register using promo code BCS for 25% off!

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From the event website:

The program will feature a presentation on blockchain technology by Jonathan Johnson, President of Medici Ventures and Director of Overstock.com, and a presentation on legislative developments, including the work of the Congressional Blockchain Caucus. The program will also include discussions about tax compliance and structuring investments.

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