Texas Blockchain Summit Coming to Austin

Texas Blockchain Summit Coming to Austin

The Texas Blockchain Council has announced that it is going to host the Texas Blockchain Summit for the 2nd year in a row. 

The 2021 Summit was a Huge Success and a Boost for the Virtual Currency Bill

In 2021, the event caught by surprise the industry experts, regulatory parties, and policymakers, after attracting close to 1,000 attendants who converged at the AT&T Conference Center to listen to the most influential speakers in the blockchain and crypto space.  

The event will be held on 17th and 18th November 2022 at AT&T Hotel and Conference Center in Austin, Texas. The primary mission of the Texas Blockchain Council is to make Texas the hub for Bitcoin and blockchain innovation

The meeting unites experts and policymakers, allowing them to look through the lens of the state that is working towards bringing blockchain leadership into the new crypto space. In June 2021, the efforts of the Texas Blockchain Council and the pro-crypto legislators, culminated in the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, signing the Virtual Currency Bill into law. 

The Virtual Currency Bill appreciates the legal status of digital currencies. It also amended the Texas’ Uniform Commercial Code to create the right framework for commercial laws on digital assets and blockchain applications. 

Another notable thing is that the bill defined virtual currencies and provided corporations and individuals the legal framework for crypto custody and investment. 

2021 Summit to Attract Industry Leaders, trom Ted Cruz to Andrew Yang 

The 2022 Texas Blockchain Summit has an impressive list of speakers who will talk about the way forward for blockchain technology. Those who have confirmed attendance include: 

  • PliTed Cruz 
  • Tom Emmer 
  • Andrew Yang 
  • Caitlin Long 
  • Nathan Nichols 
  • Peter MacCormack 

According to Lee Bratcher, the President of the Texas Blockchain Council, they are very happy to be hosting the event this year. “We’d never miss an opportunity to advocate for Bitcoin, crypto and blockchain-centric public policy initiatives. Additionally, we relish the opportunity to educate Texas policy makers and Texans via the expertise and through the lens of industry experts who will be taking the stage,” expressed Bratcher. 

The summit acts as an important meeting point for the state, federal, and local crypto professionals to share notes and forge meaningful progress. After the success of the 2021 summit, the council is looking forward to another awesome meeting that will elevate Texas as the ultimate hub for blockchain-related innovation. 

“You can feel the passion that the people of Texas possess,” said Nathan Nichols, the CEO of Rhodium Inc. and Texas Blockchain Council board member. “You can see their grit and real determination to be a part of the future of finance,” he added.

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