Peter Young

Peter is managing director of the Free Cities Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that promotes the development of autonomous cities aligned to libertarian principles. He sees financial infrastructure based on Bitcoin as key to making the foundation’s vision for Free Private Cities a reality. Peter is interested in the Austrian School of Economics and Bitcoin, and has partnerships with businesses operating in these fields. These include Austrian wealth management firm Incrementum AG, online Austrian Economics learning platform Saifedean.com and bitcoin technology company Blockstream. Peter’s work at Blockstream has included producing content explaining how Liquid and Lightning serve as complementary layer-2 scaling solutions for Bitcoin. Prior to taking on his role at the Free Private Cities Foundation, Peter lived in China and worked in roles at the Connected Places Catapult and British Embassy in Beijing.

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Sessions

11-15
09:20
40min
Adoption Progress In El Salvador
Peter Young, Guillermo Contreras, Stina Liland, Tristan Thoma, Will Hernandez

What are some key learnings of El Salvador's bitcoin adoption journey? What happened in a year, looking back what should have been done better or differently?

ECON
Bitfinex Stage
11-16
11:55
20min
Bitcoin is Changing Governance
Peter Young, Timothy Allen

Bitcoin is a decentralized currency and payment network that eliminates the need for trusted authorities. What impact does this have on governance at a municipality, city, or country level?

ECON
Bitfinex Stage
11-16
14:15
40min
Bitcoin Country: Competitive advantage through bitcoin-friendly regulation
Chris Hunter, Daniel Leiva Fortín, Peter Young, Francis Pouliot, Erick Chacon

Are the regulations in El Salvador Bitcoin-friendly? What are the advantages of establishing a company in El Salvador? What should regulators focus on to improve the odds of companies choosing El Salvador as a base?

ECON
Bitfinex Stage