Cdling is proud to present …
THE DIGITAL CURRENCY CHALLENGE:
HOW BITCOIN CAN UNLEASH A POWERFUL NEW STARTUP WAVE
UPDATE, Oct. 15: Marc Andreessen: Bitcoin is like the early Internet.
"As late as 1994, many of the same things said about digital currency today were being said about the Internet: it can’t scale, the Fortune 500 will never let this happen, etc.
Bitcoin has grown to $1.5 billion from $10,000 in three years. But the opportunity is much bigger than currency speculation: in order for digital currency to succeed, there has to be an infrastructure of companies to move them efficiently through the system. What could you use the Internet for before Amazon, eBay, Google, PayPal and Yahoo? Digital currency needs its own superstar companies to support its potential trillion-dollar marketplace. Coinbase has already grown to 260,000 users and 200,000 transactions per month in less than a year. Who will become the Amazons and eBays, Walmarts and Microsofts of digital currency?”
Michael Terpin, Co-Founder, BitAngels
BitAngels co-founder Michael Terpin, who also founded Marketwire and SocialRadius, will discuss the opportunities and risks in the coming digital currency boom.
Since May of this year when Michael co-founded BitAngels, the first multi-city angel network and incubator dedicated exclusively to digital currency startups, it has attracted over 120 investors and US$18-million in capital.
Special Guest: NACO Chair Michelle Scarborough will provide closing comments.
Food & Beverages will be served after Michael’s presentation.
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Michael will also be participating in a Fireside Chat with Startup Grind Toronto during the evening.