An Evening Panel Discussion: Bitcoin and other private electronic monies

18 June 2014, 6.30pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

PLEASE NOTE: This event is now oversubscribed. A waiting list is in operation.

There is much excitement in libertarian circles about bitcoin and other private electronic monies. There has also been discussion in the press about the potential for scandal, fraud and the use of such media in money laundering. None of the electronic monies has become generally acceptable though some can be used to a greater or lesser extent for commercial and retail exchanges.

Our panellists will seek to answer important questions such as: how do electronic monies work? How do they compare with private monetary systems of the past? Will they provide users with “sound” money? Will electronic monies be a “threat” to government-produced money? Alternatively, will the new forms of money simply be a “flash in the pan” and be suppressed by government and thus come to nothing?

Speakers:

Prof Forrest Capie, Professor Emeritus of Economic History at Cass Business School, City University;

Douglas Carswell, Conservative MP for Clacton;

Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology Correspondent, BBC;

Prof Kevin Dowd, Economist and professor of finance and economics at Durham University

Dr Timothy Evans, Senior Fellow of the Cobden Centre and the Adam Smith Institute and freelance Corporate Affairs Consultant;

Akin Fernandez, Azteco;

Dominic Frisby, Comedian, Author, Actor and Presenter

RSVP: By email or 0207 799 8900.