by Alexander Soule
The CFA Society of Stamford is holding a March 18 panel discussion on how to get started with bitcoins and other virtual or “crypto” currencies, at the Stamford Innovation Center.
Bitcoins are created as reward units for people who maintain computer servers that act as ledgers to record transactions, with bitcoins then entering circulation as they are spent and subject to the same ongoing exchange fluctuations as traditional currency. On Friday, Coindesk listed the value of one bitcoin at $288.71, down from $319.70 entering January.
Speakers at the CFA Society of Stamford forum include Chris Tormey of Anachron Ventures; Ron Rimkus of the CFA Institute; Ron Quaranta of Digital Currency Labs; bitcoin.com founder Adam Strandling; and Dan McCardle of the Digital Currency Council.