Editor’s note: Edmund Moy, the 38th Director of the U.S. Mint and crypto currency enthusiast, will deliver the keynote address at the Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman has the details. ExitEvent is a news partner of WRAL TechWire.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Some may have been doubted whether a pair of Raleigh entrepreneurs could pull off a national-in-scope bitcoin event, but this morning’s announcement that Edmund Moy, former director of the U.S. Mint and a vocal supporter of the currency globally, will headline the August 15-16 Cryptolina Bitcoin Expo conference should put to rest any skepticism.

The Triangle is about to get some pretty major national and global attention.

Moy is one of the highest profile economic leaders to express support and hope for the currency, and this will be his first public speaking engagement on the topic. In a December 2013 blog post published on Money News, he wrote that digital currency promises a cheaper, more secure and efficient way to transact money. That means no more currency wars, exchange rate challenges and arbitrage.

“There could be less friction and more transparency for every transaction,” he wrote.

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