Christopher Hopkins Speaks At Miami Bitcoin – Regulatory Panel (TNABC)

Virtual Currency

The North American Bitcoin Conference was held in Miami Beach this weekend and included a discussion of regulatory issues among attorneys Jacob Farber, Kathryn Haun, Christopher Hopkins, Andrew Ittleman, and Marco Santori as well as non-lawyers Perianne Boring and Australian Senator Sam Dastyari.IMG_9229

One topic that was stressed was that government regulation is slow while private lawsuits are coming much faster.  Those suits can help clean up the industry by targeting fraudulent practices and sending a warning signal that the virtual currency market is not a free-for-all open to dishonest practices.

The Inside Bitcoins article, #BTCMiami: Regulation Panel Predicts New State Law Imminent — and “Look Out for Lawsuits” is here.

Coindesk has coverage of both days of the conference here and here.

Videos of the sessions are forthcoming and will be linked (here) when available.

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