Bitcoin: The Real Virtual Currency?

Bitcoin is an extraordinary development at the nexus of software engineering and monetary theory. Due to the complexity and multidimensional nature of the topic, CFS hosted a roundtable to delve into issues covering technology, monetary and investment, as well as legal and regulatory.

We thank Jennifer Shasky Calvery (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network), Kathleen Moriarty and Evan Greebel (Katten Muchin Rosenman), Barry Silbert (SecondMarket), and Cameron Winklevoss (Winklevoss Capital Management) for sharing their knowledge and speaking at the event as well as roundtable participants who made for a lively and informative discussion.

For background, we assembled and digested a wide range of papers, facilitating the creation of a new section in the CFS policy library dedicated to virtual currencies – but largely focused on Bitcoin.

The CFS virtual currency library is at:
http://www.centerforfinancialstability.org/library2.php?cat=Virtual+Currency&key=&auth=

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