Virtual Currencies: Intersection of Innovation & Regulation

July 15, 2015


New York, NY

On July 15, 2015, Cleary Gottlieb hosted a conference titled “Virtual Currencies: Intersection of Innovation & Regulation” in their New York office. The conference featured panel discussions regarding the financial technology industry, with Cleary Gottlieb partners and guests including:

  • Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey (co-authors of The Age of Cryptocurrency)
  • Charles Cascarilla (CEO and Co-founder of itBit Trust Company)
  • Daniel Alter (Former General Counsel of the New York State Department of Financial Services); and
  • Peter Van Valkenburgh (Director of Research at Coin Center)

Panel topics included:

  • Innovation: itBit and the Virtual Exchange Evolution; and
  • Regulation: Navigating the Industry’s Complexities

The seminar was followed by a cocktail reception. For a review of the key takeaways from the conference, please click here.

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“Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology: The Intersection of Innovation and Regulation”

Session One

  • Michael Krimminger, Cleary Gottlieb Partner
  • Charles Cascarilla, CEO and co-founder of itBit Trust Company
  • Paul Vigna, Journalist at The Wall Street Journal and co-author of The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money are Challenging the Global Economic Order

Session Two

  • Colin Lloyd, Cleary Gottlieb Associate
  • Peter Van Valkenburgh, Director of Research at Coin Center
  • Daniel Alter, former General Counsel of the New York Department of Financial Services
  • Pamela Marcogliese, Cleary Gottlieb Partner