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Monthly meeting February 18

  • 02/18/2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Seasons 52, 2502 East Camelback Road, Phoenix 85016

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Bitcoin and the Brave New World of Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Seasons 52, 2502 East Camelback Road, Phoenix 85016

 

Partial members and guests: $30

Full members: included in annual membership

 

Payment is by PayPal. If you need to pay by check, please register with check payment and then complete the form on the Offline Meeting Registration tab of our web site.

 

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Bitcoin first appeared in January 2009, the creation of a computer programmer using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto.  Since then, it has emerged as the leading “cryptocurrency” and continues to garner both high praise and scathing criticism.  The collapse of Mt. Gox, previously the largest bitcoin exchange, brought renewed skepticism of cryptocurrencies, which are not legal tender nor backed by any government or other legal entity.  On the other hand, the recent launch of Coinbase Inc., a U.S. startup backed by $106 million from the New York Stock Exchange, banks and venture-capital firms, has brought renewed optimism that a bitcoin exchange can offer security for individuals and institutions to trade and monitor real-time pricing of the cryptocurrency.  This session will address the basics:  What is bitcoin?  How it is traded?  What regulatory and legal issues do “miners” and traders of bitcoin face? 

Speaker:  


Bryce Suzuki


 

Bryce Suzuki is partner in the Phoenix office of the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP.  Mr. Suzuki provides strategic business planning and dispute resolution assistance to clients, particularly to banks and lending institutions affected by potential or actual insolvency issues.  He has handled bankruptcy cases in jurisdictions across the country.  He also has significant experience with secured transactions, out-of-court loan restructuring, and lending issues.  Prior to Mt. Gox’s voluntary insolvency proceeding in Tokyo, he advised an American investor with respect to a potential U.S.-based involuntary insolvency proceeding against the Japanese bitcoin exchange.

 

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