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Global LAVA: Global LAVA: Bitcoin: can it scale to become the next generation global payment network
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Global LAVA: Global LAVA: Bitcoin: can it scale to become the next generation global payment network

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When: Friday, February 7, 2014
From 7:30 AM until 9:00 AM
Where: Century City Towers
2029 Century Park East
Conference Room A (basement)
Los Angeles, California  90067
United States
Contact: Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D.

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Dear Friends - please join us for the first in 2014 Global LAVA breakfast meeting to catch up with peers, meet new people and learn about one of the hottest topics:Bitcoin: can it scale to become the next generation global payment network?

Key questions to be discussed:

- How does Bitcoin really work: economic, legal and security aspects
- How Bitcoins are created and why more businesses adapt Bitcoin
- The future is now: Bitcoin vs PayPal and what trends to expect in 2014

Guest Speaker: William Quigley, co-founder of Clearstone Venture Partners
William Quigley is deeply involved in the next generation digital currency movement. He has made 9 investments in this area, including a number of bets in the Bitcoin eco-system and other alternative currencies. He is a co-founder of Clearstone Venture Partners, one of the most active VC firms in town, and concentrates on the firm’s Internet related investments. He worked out of the famous Idealab incubator and helped to launch and lead investments in many Idealab backed consumer Internet companies, including, FreePC, Clearstone was the first and largest institutional investor in PayPal. The Firm held its investment in PayPal until its acquisition by eBay. A number of William’s early-stage investments have gone public, including eMachines, eMusic, Meru Networks, and PeopleSupport. More on LinkedIn: williamedwardquigley
Moderator: Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., chair of Global LAVA, Founder & CEO of Metropole Capital Group, Founder of the Next Gen Entrepreneurship & Global Crowdfunding Forum and the Huffington Post Contributor. More on LinkedIn: victoriametropolecapital/

As usually, our meeting will be highly interactive so have your questions ready and we look forward to seeing you on February 7th!


Global LAVA holds monthly breakfast meetings on the first Friday each month from 7:30am to 9:00am. These meetings focus on addressing specific topics related to the international marketplace and are highly interactive so everyone can share their concerns & opportunities among the participants. Each themed meeting involves several guest speakers with a track record of a notable success and expertise in that area to present a short speech and then answer questions from the participants. Networking is highly encouraged and anticipated. Free for LAVA Members: $35 for non-members, please pre-register online.







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