The traditional coin and crypto coin worlds are colliding later this summer.
Former U.S. Mint Director Ed Moy, who recently expressed a positive
opinion about virtual currencies, will be the keynote speaker at the
Bitcoin Expo in Raleigh, N.C., on Aug. 16, according to a release on the event’s
“This is a game-changer,” event organizer
Faruk Okcetin said. “Ed Moy is widely respected among the finance and
exchange industry, and is among the highest level officials yet to
recognize both the future and inevitability of cryptocurrency. The
Carolinas are thrilled to be hosting Mr. Moy’s first appearance at a
Moy led the Mint from 2006 to 2011. He was its 38th director, a
position he was appointed to by President George W. Bush.
The Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo will take place Aug. 15 and Aug. 16
at the Raleigh Convention Center. Moy will speak during a dinner on
the second day.
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Moy wrote about virtual currencies like Bitcoin in a May 23 opinion
post for Moneynews.
In the piece, the former
Mint director says the virtual currency can be beneficial because it
is global, it has “infinite divisibility,” and is easy to carry.
“Bitcoin, and the ideas behind it, will be a disruptor to the
traditional notions of currency,” Moy writes. “In the end, currency
will be better for it.”
Read the full Moneynews post here.
The Cryptolina release explains that the goal of the expo is "to
raise awareness and serve as a Bitcoin gateway to hundreds of new
interested businesses, crowdfunders, investors, students and
In addition to public speaking and
opinion-writing, Moy has also stayed relevant in the numismatic
community by signing Professional Coin Grading Service
slabs and writing a book on American Gold and Platinum Eagles.