Banking on Bitcoin
After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public – as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted.
Directed by: Christopher Cannucciari
Documentary / 2016 / USA / 90 mins / English / Rating TBC
Not since the invention of the Internet itself has there been such a controversial technological creation as Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public – as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. Yet after landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin, which actually surged on election night, still faces its most severe adversary, the very banks it was built to destroy.
Facilitator for post-screen discussion
Dr Michael G McMillan, PhD, CPA, CFA, director of ethics education, CFA Institute
Dr McMillan joined CFA Institute in October of 2008 after more than a decade as a professor of accounting and finance at Johns Hopkins University’s Carey School of Business and George Washington University’s School of Business. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he was a securities analyst and portfolio manager at Bailard, Biehl, and Kaiser and Merus Capital Management in San Francisco, California.
As the director of ethics education, Dr McMillan is responsible for creating and developing educational content for CFA Institute members and investment professionals in the area of ethics and professional standards. Prior to joining the institute, Dr McMillan served in a variety of volunteer capacities at the CFA Institute. He was a member of the Council of Examiners for 10 years, and a grader for the CFA Level II and Level III exams for 12 years.
Dr McMillan is the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the Alexandria Police Foundation, which provides resources to Alexandria police officers that improve officer performance, morale, and effectiveness. He is also the treasurer and a member of the board of directors of Fort Dupont Ice Arena in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining CFA Institute, he was a vice president and treasurer of the CFA Society of Washington, DC. Currently, he is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Business Research and member of the Society for Business Ethics.
Dr McMillan has a PhD in accounting and finance from George Washington University, an MBA from Stanford University, and BA from the University Pennsylvania. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Chartered Investment Counselor, and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Banking on Bitcoin
House 1, Emperor Cinemas
- Language: English (no Chinese subtitles)
- Each ticket comes with one complimentary popcorn set, including 85oz popcorn plus 16oz soft drink, valued at HK$75.
- Seats will be assigned to participants at random by organisers upon on-site registration. Other than disabled seating, special requests for seating arrangements will not be entertained.