Bitcoin Policy Summit 2023: Panels, Video, Highlights

Notable talks on the event include panels by Alex Gladstein of the Human Rights Foundation, Senator Ted Cruz, Strike’s Jack Mallers, Senator Cynthia Lummis, and more.

Timestamps for specific panels:

00:04:10 Opening remarks by David Zell and Grant McCarty co-founders of Bitcoin Policy Institute00:10:10 Panel: What Makes Bitcoin Unique Among Cryptocurrencies

“There’s one and only one way to make new bitcoins; it’s to do computational work.” — @resistancemoney on #Bitcoin vs crypto

— Walker⚡️ (@WalkerAmerica) April 28, 2023

00:46:43 Panel: Bitcoin Mining: Separating Fact From Fiction

Why is #Bitcoin a legitimate and socially worthwhile consumer of energy?

Avik Roy plays devil’s advocate and Troy Cross destroys the question! 🔥🔥🔥 2 mins.@Avik @thetrocro

— Hammond of Texas🌽 (@FieldNas) April 26, 2023

01:24:30 Coffee and Networking01:57:37 Panel: How Bitcoin Protects Human Rights02:40:00 Panel: Assessing Bitcoin’s Impact on US National Security03:19:57 Special Announcement By Former Congressman Tim Ryan, Former Congressman David McIntosh and Grant McCarthy 03:24:30 Lunch04:15:05 Perspectives on Central Bank Digital Currencies
04:17:00 Video: Representative Tom Emmer on CBDCs

JUST IN – 🇺🇸 US Congressman Tom Emmer: “There is enormous opportunity for growth that #Bitcoin” presents for our country 🙌

— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) April 26, 2023

04:20:20 Video: Natalie Smolenski, Founder and Exec. Director of Texas Bitcoin Foundation
04:30:25 Presentation by Laurence White, Professor at George Mason University
04:47:21 Fireside Chat with Senator Ted Cruz

Put aside your red and blue partisan flags for a moment and just listen:

“I like #Bitcoin for the same reason that the Chinese communist government doesn’t like Bitcoin. They don’t like Bitcoin and they banned it because they can’t control it.” — @tedcruz

— Walker⚡️ (@WalkerAmerica) April 28, 2023

05:02:00 Jack Mallers on the Lightning Network

Here’s the closing by @jackmallers and follow-up by @Amanda_Cavaleri *without music.* #Bitcoin doesn’t care, but apparently a lot of people do 😂

I’ll make another version with a Nickelback/Beethoven mashup.

— Walker⚡️ (@WalkerAmerica) April 27, 2023

05:38:10 Panel: Bitcoin and Public Policy: Legislation06:11:50 Coffee and Networking06:25:45 Panel: Bitcoin and Public Policy: Regulation07:10:27 Panel: Bitcoin and Financial Inclusion07:50:15 Fireside chat with Elijah Bowdre, Chairman at Miami-Dade Cryptocurrency Task Force08:09:00 Fireside chat with Senator Cynthia Lummis

JUST IN – 🇺🇸 U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis: “I for one, am opposed to a U.S. CBDC” 👏

CBDC’s are slavery, #Bitcoin is freedom!

— Bitcoin Magazine (@BitcoinMagazine) April 26, 2023

08:35:55 Closing Remarks

Watch the full recording on the event here:

Event Recording

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