Tune into the Controlling Cryptocurrencies Conference Live Webcast at 9:30 GMT+1

regulationregulationSwitch New Media, a company which specializes in live broadcasting via the Internet, is covering the Controlling Cryptocurrencies Conference today at the University of Birmingham, England.

The conference will include the likes of Jonathan Levin from Chainalysis, a representative from the European Banking Authority, and more.

It is described as such:

The purpose of the conference is to bring together practitioners, stakeholders, financial regulators, and academics to discuss the most important issues raised by crypto-currencies, with a view to creating a solid research platform to inform emerging regulatory and private law frameworks. Topics will include: jurisdiction, asset-seizure, money-laundering, computer security, private law control and economic stability.

Probably Controversial

Such conferences are likely to spark great debate amongst the cryptocurrency community, as many within it feel that seeking to “control” them, or track activities them as in the case of Chainalysis, is fundamentally opposed to the very spirit of cryptocurrencies. After all, it is rather difficult to track traditional cash without great effort. Bitcoin, the premiere digital cryptocurrency, has always been intended to be a form of digital cash. Thus there is bound to be some friction anytime someone talks about “controlling” things like Bitcoin.

Tune in here at 9:30 GMT+1.

Updated: June 12, 2015 at 9:16 am CET.

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