Cryptolina: A State Known as a Banking Center Hosts a Bitcoin Conference


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NEW YORK (InsideBitcoins) — A who’s who in the world of Cryptocurrency is gathering in Raleigh North Carolina this coming weekend. Edmund C. Moy, the 38th director of the US Mint, and Adam Draper, founder and CEO of Boost VC, a California venture capital firm, are the scheduled keynoters.

The event, dubbed Cyptolina, is the first ever Bitcoin expo in North Carolina and organizers expect at least 500 attendees.

The two day event includes:

  • Bitcoin merchant workshops
  • Startup/Altcoin showcase
  • Panels and speakers from Bitcoin Shop, the Bitcoin Foundation, Bitshares, BitPay, Storj, Airbitz, College Crypto Network, CoinPowers, CrowdCurity, MasterCoin and others
  • A crowdfunding Bitcoin panel
  • Lunch, dinner, and an after party

The event will be held on August 15-16 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Adam Draper, the keynote speaker of the event is the son of Tim Draper, also a venture capitalist, who was the winner of the U.S. Marshalls’ auction of $19 million in confiscated Silk Road Bitcoins. reports that Draper has already pledged to help start 100 Bitcoin companies over the course of the next three years.

With talk of bitcoin regulation growing, there’s no doubt this important topic will get plenty of coverage in panel discussions.

“We want to provide consumers and businesses an opportunity to ask questions, and we are honored to be hosting such an extraordinary lineup,” Faruk Okcetin, a co-founder of the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo, told  WRAL TechWire.  “This will be a direction-setting discussion that will provide a much needed dialogue on these critical issues for our community.”

North Carolina was selected for the event due to its historic connection to the financial industry and vibrant startup community.  Notably, Wells Fargo and the Bank of America, with workforces of some 20,000 each, are two of the largest employers in the state.

Tickets for the event start at $50 and yes, Bitcoin is accepted.

Written by Darnell Jackson

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