Billionaire Richard Branson to Hold Blockchain Summit at his Island


Billionaire Richard Branson to Hold Blockchain Summit at his Island

Though Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is hosting the Blockchain Summit in his island, the website reveals that there are some other co-hosts as well. Taking place on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands from the 25th to 28th, the event will also have co-hosts e.g. BitFury CEO Valery Vavilov and venture capitalists Bill Tai, Suzi Mai and George Kikvadze.

Nonetheless, the Blockchain Summit is expected to bring “the greatest minds in cryptocurrency” together. They will discuss Bitcoin and the Blockchain on his personal private island and try to reach to some conclusion. The event will feature discussions moderated by Hernando De Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy.

Renowned Personalities from the Bitcoin Ecosystem to Participate to Discuss Bitcoin

Other moderators include Wall Street Journal senior columnist Michael J Casey and Matthew Bishop, US business editor for The Economist. This is not for the first time that Branson has been noticed by the Bitcoin community because he is someone who stands for the financial innovation that is transforming the way money is being perceived.

He has been enthusiastic in his praise for the Bitcoin. Not just appreciation but he also invested in payment processor BitPay and accepted the digital currency for his space travel enterprise Virgin Galactic. Nonetheless, the event’s welcome message frames the gathering in terms that emphasize the lasting impact of Blockchain technologies.

IT states: Come visit with Sir Richard Branson on his private island for a set of intimate discussions highlighting critical issues and solutions and to lay out the framework for a world where the humankind is fully benefiting from the amazing technology behind the Blockchain.”

More than 30 Luminaries to Attend the Event

The official website informs that the event will include 30 luminaries from the Bitcoin and larger digital currency space. Some stalwarts of Bitcoin ecosystem like Bitcoin core developer Jeff Garzik, Bitreserve’s Juan Llanos, Tally Capital’s Matthew Roszak and entrepreneur and Bitcoin Foundation chairman Brock Pierce are going to attend the event.

Nonetheless, the Bitcoin event is also the latest high-profile conference to be held in the Caribbean following the Satoshi Roundtable in February. The high decibel conference aims to get top thinkers in the world of Blockchain, Digital Currency and Bitcoin on board to help in defining the future.

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