Financial

Bitcoin and the Rise of Digital Currency

Event Date Thu Dec 28, 2017
Event Time 6 AM
Donovan Pavilion1600 S. Frontage Rd

It’s been almost nine years since Bitcoin burst onto the scene, but many people are still wondering how digital currency affects not only the individual, but also the financial world. The invention of the block chain for Bitcoin made it the first digital currency to solve the double spending problem, without the use of a trusted authority or central server, but digital currency and crypto-currency are still very much a gray area for many people. Some call it a hoax while others have an eye on how other countries, like Russia and China, are handling the phenomenon.

In this fireside chat with Richard Bard, experts Bill Laggner and Zach Markiewicz will discuss the future of cryptocurrency, both nationally and globally, focusing on block chain concepts as a core component of Bitcoin, where it serves as the public ledger for all transactions.

This program is sponsored in part by Alpine Bank and generously underwritten by Dierdre and Ronnie Baker.

 

Event SPEAKER(S)

Bill Laggner

Bill Laggner

Co-Founder

Bearing Asset Management

Zach Markiewicz

Zach Markiewicz

Specialist

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Richard Bard

Richard Bard

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Bard Capital Group, LLC