New York-based crypto-currency exchange Atlas ATS has agreed to match the amount of bitcoin-purchased tickets, for up to $1,000. All transactions made in bitcoin will go through international payment processor GoCoin. GoCoin allows for payments to be processed in both bitcoin and litecoin.
The Security Traders Association’s CEO and Executive Director Kim Unger said:
“Part of STANY’s mission is to educate its members about new industry developments and opportunities. In addition to a panel discussion of cryptocurrencies, we thought we would encourage members to gain some first-hand experience using digital currency to pay for the event itself.”
STANY has represented professionals in trading and financial services for more than 75 years. The organization focuses specifically on issues within the security trading realm.
The 78th annual STANY Conference and Dinner will take place on April 10th, 2014 from 8am to 9pm. The event will be held at 10 Desbrosses Street, New York , NY 10013. Some of the topics that panels will be discussing include, The Evolution and Future of ETFs, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies and Trading from the Retail Perspective.
Inside Bitcoins Event
New York is host to another bitcoin event which will be hosted by Inside Bitcoins. Thousands of people are expected to come together for the event, ready to hear from some well-known bitcoin speakers. The event will be held at the Javits Convention Center in New York on April 7th and 8th.
As most bitcoin conferences, the event is being held to spread the word on bitcoin. The official Inside Bitcoins website states that the event will inform attendants of “government compliance, marketing, managing and launching in the virtual world.”
Some of the guest speakers include Jeremy Allaire of Circle, CEO of BlockChain.info Nicholas Cary and Barry Silbert of SecondMarket.
The Inside Bitcoin event will be making its second trip to New York City. Last year’s event only lasted for one day and was held in July. As digital currencies were just blooming at the time, about 150 participants visited the event. With bitcoin making a bigger name for itself, this year’s event looks to blow the previous one away.
For more bitcoin news, subscribe to CoinReport.