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Plan stakeholders ₿ Forum in Lugano

Plan stakeholders ₿ Forum in Lugano

Today’s Plan ₿ Forum, hosted by Tether Operations Limited (Tether), the technology company supporting the blockchain-enabled platform that powers largest stablecoin by market cap (USD₮) and the city of Lugano, has announced new expert headline speakers for its upcoming conference. The Forum will bring together blockchain industry leaders as well as influential experts in global financial markets and the Bitcoin ecosystem at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano on October 28-29.

The plan ₿ Forum in Lugano, speakers and panels

Joining the already stellar list of speakers to discuss how Bitcoin is disrupting the world socially and economically as well as the important subject of individual freedoms is Stella Assangelawyer and wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; Gabriel Shiptonfilm producer and brother of Julian Assange; Milena MayorgaAmbassador of El Salvador to the United States; Fadi Elsalameen, Deputy Principal Researcher at the Bitcoin Policy Institute; and Farida Bemba Nabouremahuman rights activist and founder of the “Faure Must Go” movement in Togo.

  • Stella Assange and Gabriel Shipton will participate in a fireside chat with journalist and podcast host Peter McCormack, a leading voice in the Bitcoin community, and share their experiences advocating for free speech.
  • Ambassador Milena Mayorga will participate in a panel discussion on the adoption of bitcoin by nation states and the opportunities it offers in emerging markets.
  • Fadi Elsalameen will discuss the use of Bitcoin in trade between Palestinians and Israelis.
  • Farida Bemba Nabourema will moderate a round table entitled “Bitcoin as a tool for financial freedom”.

In addition to engaging speakers and panels, attendees can expect a unique virtual reality experience in the footsteps of Julian Assange and an opportunity to reflect on freedom of expression. Participants will virtually walk through the places where Assange has lived for the past 10 years: from the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK to the maximum security Belmarsh prison in London where Assange is currently being held.

Thanks to the Assange family, there will also be a preview of the documentary film produced by Shipton. Title Ithacaan intimate portrait of Julian’s father John’s struggle to free his son.

A Deep Definition of Bitcoin

The Plan forum ₿ in Lugano will present keynote speeches, interviews and panel discussions and offers a unique opportunity for dialogue with key experts in the field and networking with other participants. Panels and conversations will focus on the complex Bitcoin ecosystem and an in-depth look at its various components: “bitcoin” is a word used globally to define a digital currency that can be bought, stored or traded; while “Bitcoin” also defines the technological protocol that allows digital transactions to take place.

The Bitcoin ecosystem is based on certain fundamental principles that will be explored in depth during the forum: the right to privacy, inclusion and freedom (individual freedom, freedom of expression and financial freedom). Lugano thus promotes an open dialogue in line with the Swiss tradition of supporting individual freedoms. A commitment, therefore, also of the institutions that guarantee these freedoms.

crypto payments
Bitcoin, Tether and LVGA will be accepted in Lugano to pay for utilities

List of speakers

Confirmed and previously announced speakers include cypherpunk and computer scientist Nick Szabo; Blockstream CEO Adam Back; Jameson Lopp, technical director of CASA; Max Keizer and Stacy Herbert, co-founders of El Zonte Capital; and Peter McCormack, host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast and chairman of Real Bedford FC; Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Bitfinex/Tether; Samson Mow, Bitcoin Link Architect; Prince Philip Karageorgevich of Serbia and Yugoslavia; Jimmy Song, developer and bitcoin expert; Frank Chaparro, publisher of The Block; John Carvalho, CEO of Synonym; Indira Kempis, Mexican Senator; Sandeep Nailwal, co-founder of Polygon; and more.

Information on the program, speakers and registration for the Plan ₿ forum can be found on the official site.

About the package ₿

Lugano Plan ₿ is a joint initiative of the City of Lugano and Tether dedicated to the integration of Bitcoin technology in Lugano, from small economic transactions in local businesses to paying taxes in cryptocurrencies.

About the city of Lugano

Lugano is the economic capital of southern Switzerland, strategically located between the metropolitan areas of Milan and Zurich. Located in an exceptional natural environment and picturesque landscapes, the garden city of Ticino is a popular tourist destination and a great place to live and work. Lugano is home to a major financial center as well as centers for pharmaceutical, commodity trading and fashion business and more recently has developed an ecosystem for technological innovation and blockchain. A university town since 1996, Lugano boasts globally competitive research institutes and infrastructures, including the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA) and the Swiss National Center for Supercomputing.

Among the safest cities in Switzerland, Lugano, in addition to a pleasant Mediterranean climate, offers business-friendly legislation and excellent infrastructure combined with the political stability typical of Switzerland.

About Tether

Tether is the quintessential stablecoin and a pioneer in financial freedom and innovation. Established in October 2014, Tether became the the most traded cryptocurrency, surpassing that of all competing offers combined. Tether disrupts the legacy financial system by offering a plus modern approach to money by introducing fiat-digital currency in bitcoin, Ethereum, EOS, Liquid Network, Omni, Tron, Algorand, and Solana blockchains, plus smart contracts platform, Avalanche, Tether makes a significant contribution to a more connected ecosystem. Tether combines the benefits of digital currency, such as instant global transactions, with the monetary benefits, such as price stability. With a commitment to transparency and compliance, Tether is a fast and inexpensive way to transact with money.


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