iGaming Business, organisers of the Bitcoin4iGaming Conference, announced today that Jon Matonis, Executive Director of the Bitcoin Foundation, will headline the opening session on November 24, 2014 at 9:30am.
The Bitcoin4iGaming Conference will take place on the 24th November 2014 at Dexter House in London, which aptly was the Royal Mint from 1809 to 1968 where all coins in the United Kingdom were manufactured.
Founded in July 2012, the Bitcoin Foundation is the world’s first and leading member-driven non-profit digital currency trade association dedicated to serving the business, technology, government relations, and public affairs needs of the Bitcoin community. The Bitcoin Foundation works to protect, standardize and ensure ongoing development and promotion of the Bitcoin protocol and software. The theme of this year’s conference is dedicated to educating and exploring opportunities for bitcoin and other digital currencies in the iGaming sector.
Matonis, Executive Director and Board Member of the Bitcoin Foundation, will provide an overview of the Bitcoin landscape as it applies to iGaming to over 200 delegates from the gaming and virtual currency sectors. He will be covering the advantages of Bitcoin for the gaming sector, recent regulatory developments and the implementation and successes of Bitcoin for iGaming.
“We are extremely pleased to have Jon as the headliner of our opening session. When we launched the event we knew that the Bitcoin Foundation would play a key role in educating our industry as they have with policy makers, regulatory agencies, and business executives across various sectors. The Bitcoin4iGaming Conference aims to bring the iGaming and the Bitcoin communities together for the first time, allowing delegates to network, learn and do business together,,” said Shona ODonnell, Head of Operations for iGaming Business.
“The iGaming industry is on the cutting edge of adopting new financial technology for frictionless, international transactions. Our role in educating industry leaders and helping to navigate the Bitcoin ecosystem will result in best practices that could also be applied in advancing global financial inclusion and reducing the high cost of remittances,” add Matonis.