Richard Branson to Host Bitcoin Summit on Private Island
Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson is set to bring “the greatest minds in cryptocurrency” together to discuss bitcoin and the blockchain on his personal private island this May.
Taking place on Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands from the 25th to 28th, Branson’s eventwill feature discussions moderated by Hernando De Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Wall Street Journal senior columnist Michael J Casey and Matthew Bishop, US business editor for The Economist.
Branson has been enthusiastic in his praise for the bitcoin, having previously invested in payment processor BitPay and accepted the digital currency for his space travel enterprise Virgin Galactic.
The event’s welcome message frames the gathering in terms that emphasise the lasting impact of blockchain technologies, stating:
This post was published at Coin Desk on April 28, 2015.