Key Politicians and Bitcoin Advocates to Gather in Washington D.C. for Second Annual Bitcoin Policy Summit

Leading Bitcoin advocates and key politicians are set to gather at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington D.C. for the second annual Bitcoin Policy Summit hosted by the Bitcoin Policy Institute. The bipartisan event, scheduled for April 9, 2024, aims to delve into the growing integration of Bitcoin and digital assets into the political landscape of the United States, while also identifying crucial policy measures that intersect with this evolving ecosystem.

The upcoming summit will bring together prominent figures in the Bitcoin space to discuss a wide range of topics, including energy and the environment, national security, perspectives on Bitcoin and democracy, and strategies to combat the rise of digital authoritarianism. Confirmed speakers for the event include Avik Roy, President of the Foundation for Research On Equal Opportunity; Mike Brock, CEO of Block’s TBD; Sarah Kreps, Director of the Cornell Brooks Tech Policy Institute; and Matthew Pines, Director of Security Advisory at Sentinel One. Additional speakers are expected to be announced in the lead-up to the summit, according to representatives from the Bitcoin Policy Institute.

The inaugural Bitcoin Policy Summit held on April 26, 2023, saw policymakers such as US Senator Ted Cruz, US Senator Cynthia Lummis, and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer engaging with industry representatives to discuss the significance of Bitcoin in terms of national and economic security, as well as its role in upholding human rights. Notable industry figures present at the event included Alex Gladstein, Chief Strategy Officer at the Human Rights Foundation; Jack Mallers, CEO of Strike; and Roya Mahboob, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Citizen Fund.

During the 2023 summit, Senator Ted Cruz made waves by expressing his strong support for Bitcoin, stating that he was “incredibly bullish on Bitcoin specifically.” Cruz also disclosed that he owned more than 2 bitcoins and was consistently adding to his holdings. With Bitcoin trading at around $28,000 per coin at the time of his remarks, Cruz’s optimism about the cryptocurrency seemed to be well-founded.

This year’s Bitcoin Policy Summit will be livestreamed to a global audience in partnership with various social media platforms, including Twitter and YouTube. Interested individuals can also avail of exclusive discounts on summit tickets by visiting the official website and entering the code “bmag21” for a 21% discount. It is important to note that in-person attendance at the summit is limited, and interested attendees must apply and be selected to participate.

Policymakers, industry leaders, and members of the media are encouraged to reach out to the organizers of the Bitcoin Policy Summit through the official website for any inquiries or comments regarding the event. With the convergence of influential voices from both the political and Bitcoin spheres, the summit promises to be a pivotal event in shaping the future of Bitcoin policy and regulation in the United States.