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Thursday, June 19
 

5:30pm

Bitcoin by the Bridge Cocktail Reception

The Bitcoin Shop has generously offered to host a pre-conference cocktail party on Thursday, June 19th.

Join Bitcoin Shop, Inc. for a cocktail reception to kick off the "Bitcoin in the Beltway" Conference.

Mix and mingle with the Bitcoin Shop team, Jason King, the creator & organizer of "Bitcoin in the Beltway", fellow conference attendees and virtual currency fanatics!

Eat, drink & be merry with us all night. Once you've registered here, we'll send details on access to our office and perks for transportation. Our space is limited so get your spot now!

Register here: https://nvite.com/BitcoinShop/e41

Can't make it in time? Don't worry! - The party continues after 7:30PM at the Georgetown Waterfront (location TBD across the Key Bridge in Georgetown.) Walk, Uber or taxi from our office. We're looking forward to kicking off the conference!


Speakers
MC

Mr. Charles Allen

CEO, BitcoinShop
Bitcoin Shop, Inc. is a publicly traded ecommerce marketplace that offers a platform to access the rapidly growing virtual currency economy. Bitcoin Shop allows people to shop from 400 categories and 140,000 items and then pay using their Bitcoins or other currencies. They are focused... Read More →

Sponsors
MC

Mr. Charlie Kiser

BitcoinShop
Bitcoin Shop, Inc. is a publicly traded ecommerce marketplace that offers a platform to access the rapidly growing virtual currency economy. Bitcoin Shop allows people to shop from 400 categories and 140,000 items and then pay using their Bitcoins or other currencies. They are focused... Read More →



Thursday June 19, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
 
Friday, June 20
 

5:00pm

Registration
Friday June 20, 2014 5:00pm - 10:00pm
RECEPTION

7:00pm

Welcome Party and Networking
Moderators
JK

Jason King

Founder, Sean's Outpost
Jason King is a homeless advocate and founder of Sean’s Outpost Homeless Outreach out of Pensacola, FL. He can be found speaking on the use of bitcoin for charities and non-profits to pretty much anyone who will listen. On June 7th, Jason completed his 2,237 mile 5 month "Bitcoin... Read More →

Speakers
AA

Andreas Antonopoulos

Chief Security Officer, Blockchain.info
Andreas Antonopoulos is a Bitcoin entrepreneur and founder of RootEleven, a technology incubator working with digital crypto-currencies. Andreas has founded three Bitcoin businesses and launched several community projects. He is also a prolific public speaker at technology events... Read More →
JK

Jason King

Founder, Sean's Outpost
Jason King is a homeless advocate and founder of Sean’s Outpost Homeless Outreach out of Pensacola, FL. He can be found speaking on the use of bitcoin for charities and non-profits to pretty much anyone who will listen. On June 7th, Jason completed his 2,237 mile 5 month "Bitcoin... Read More →
avatar for Tatiana Moroz

Tatiana Moroz

Founder, Tatiana Coin
Tatiana Moroz is the premier female singer-songwriter in the Bitcoin and activist community and is the creator of Tatiana Coin, the first ever artist cryptocurrency. As a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Tatiana has had an extensive music career managing and promoting top New... Read More →
EP

Elizabeth Ploshay

Board/Account Manager, Bitcoin Foundation/BitPay
Elizabeth serves as Account Manager for BitPay and formerly served as Director of Operations and Outreach for Bitcoin Magazine. She recently got elected to serve on the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors. She additionally serves as Secretary of the Board and as a member of the... Read More →
CS

Charlie Shrem

Charlie is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of the Bitcoin startup company BitInstant and currently Vice Chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation.
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Founder, Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow... Read More →
JZ

Josh Zerlan

As Butterfly Lab’s VP of Product Development and Chief of Operations, Mr. Zerlan is responsible for operations within Butterfly Labs Innovation team, as well as long term product evolution and development.  Mr. Zerlan designed, built and deployed one of the most recognized Bitcoin... Read More →


Friday June 20, 2014 7:00pm - 11:00pm
RECEPTION
 
Saturday, June 21
 

9:00am

Opening Ceremonies
Speakers
JK

Jason King

Founder, Sean's Outpost
Jason King is a homeless advocate and founder of Sean’s Outpost Homeless Outreach out of Pensacola, FL. He can be found speaking on the use of bitcoin for charities and non-profits to pretty much anyone who will listen. On June 7th, Jason completed his 2,237 mile 5 month "Bitcoin... Read More →
EP

Elizabeth Ploshay

Board/Account Manager, Bitcoin Foundation/BitPay
Elizabeth serves as Account Manager for BitPay and formerly served as Director of Operations and Outreach for Bitcoin Magazine. She recently got elected to serve on the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors. She additionally serves as Secretary of the Board and as a member of the... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Mainstage

9:30am

MIT Bitcoin Project
Speakers
DE

Dan Elitzer

Founder & President / Co-Creator, MIT Bitcoin Club / MIT Bitcoin Project
Dan Elitzer, the Founder and President of the MIT Bitcoin Club, is a first year MBA Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to attending MIT, Dan worked at Grameen Foundation, an international development organization focused on microfinance and mobile technology in... Read More →
RN

Richard Ni

Organizer, MIT Bitcoin Project
Richard Ni is a senior at MIT. He previously directed TechX - a student group that organizes MIT's largest tech events such as HackMIT, MakeMIT, Techfair, and Techtalks - and interned as a developer at Venmo and Yedioth Ahronoth. He is currently majoring in Computer Science and Philosophy... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
Bitcoin Business

9:30am

Bitcoin Opportunities for Micro-Entrepreneurs
Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy, PhD, is a voice actor whose credits include numerous video narrations, TV and radio ads for major national brands, a dozen audiobooks, as well as projects sprinkled throughout the liberty movement. She hosts the popular podcast Let’s Talk Bitcoin and has been a... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:15am
Bitcoin for Good

10:00am

Permacredits and Dynamic Permaculture Based Living Environments
Permacredits are the first true asset-backed cryptocurrency on the market. They are powered by the surplus profit-sharing of Eco Developments, Permaculture institutions, and members in our network. When you buy Permacredits you are buying a membership in a global network of Eco resorts, Sustainable living spaces, Permaculture farms, Retreat centers, Eco Developments, Permaculture Design Schools, Apps, and more. These credits can be used at any of our network member locations for goods and services as well as be traded on the open market as an appreciating crypto currency asset class.

Speakers
LR

Liz Reitzig

Founder, Food Coin
Xavier Hawk is the founder of Permacredits and also founded Colony Earth, an Eco Village and Eco Development company in Western North Carolina that runs on Bitcoin and other crypto currencies. The business model he developed for profitable Permaculture Eco Developments is already... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am
Town Hall

10:00am

Why Bitcoin Changes Everything!
Speakers
KG

Karl Gray

A native of Ireland, Karl began investing in Bitcoin in late 2009 and since that time his firm has acquired one of the largest private holdings of Cryptocurrency in the world today.  Having seen major success in precious metals during the commodities bull market coupled with betting... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Town Hall

10:00am

The Future of Cryptocurrency
Speakers
AA

Andreas Antonopoulos

Chief Security Officer, Blockchain.info
Andreas Antonopoulos is a Bitcoin entrepreneur and founder of RootEleven, a technology incubator working with digital crypto-currencies. Andreas has founded three Bitcoin businesses and launched several community projects. He is also a prolific public speaker at technology events... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Mainstage

10:30am

Project Skyhook: Bitcoin ATM Guerrilla Warfare
Bitcoin has become dangerously dependent on closed source, centralized wallets and exchanges. Not only are these exchanges hackable (Mt. Gox), they're politically vulnerable (China), and it's easy for snoops to tap in and violate your privacy. Bitcoin is open source, direct, and decentralized - Bitcoin exchanging should be too. Here's our plan to decentralize Bitcoin exchange by flooding the world with affordable, open source Bitcoin ATMs.

Speakers
KD

Kyle Drake

Project Skyhook / Coinpunk
Kyle Drake is working with Project Skyhook, the first $999 Bitcoin ATM, to promote and enable easy Bitcoin purchasing all over the world that's resistant to fraud, bank restrictions, hacking, shut downs and failure. | | A self-described professional cyberpunk, Kyle has spent... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Tech and Mining

10:45am

The Center for Natural Living Presents Sovereign Living TV Screening
Cat Bleish and John Bush of The Center for Natural Living will be screening an episode of Sovereign Living, their new educational TV show that focuses on natural living and self sustainability. They are also traveling across the country living solely on bitcoin.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Bleish

Catherine Bleish

Center for Natural Living
JB

John Bush

Center for Natural Living


Saturday June 21, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am
Bitcoin Business

11:00am

Bitcoin: The Bullet That Will Destroy the District of Criminals
Jeff Berwick, also known as the Dollar Vigilante, will be discussing how Bitcoin technology threatens certain political institutions.

Speakers
JB

Jeff Berwick

Jeff Berwick is world renowned as the Dollar Vigilante.  A freedom fighter against mankind’s two biggest enemies, the state and the central banks he has been a bitcoin evangelist since 2011 appearing on CNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, RT and countless other mainstream and alternative... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Mainstage

11:15am

Bitcoin and Emerging Markets
Moderators
EP

Elizabeth Ploshay

Board/Account Manager, Bitcoin Foundation/BitPay
Elizabeth serves as Account Manager for BitPay and formerly served as Director of Operations and Outreach for Bitcoin Magazine. She recently got elected to serve on the Bitcoin Foundation Board of Directors. She additionally serves as Secretary of the Board and as a member of the... Read More →

Speakers
FF

Fereshteh Forough

Co- Founder and Board Member, Women's Annex Foundation
Fereshteh Forough is a Co-Founder and Board Member of Women’s Annex Foundation, a not-for- profit organization based in New York City that was established to financially empower the women and children of Central Asia. Women’s Annex Foundation is a pioneer in using Bitcoin as a... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Bitcoin for Good

12:15pm

Alt-Coin Throw Down
Ok everybody. This is your chance. Everyone that wants to defend your favorite, alt-coin, metacoin, next gen, side chain, proof of work, proof of stake, proof of steak, proof of lolz, ponzi scheme, pump and dump, 2.0, refactored, and reimagined coins HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!

Open to all attendees, everyone gets 5 minutes to make your case on why everyone should love your project. MAKE IT COUNT!!!!

Hosted by the amazing Patrick Melton of Coinsider This fame. So bring your A game.

Moderators
PM

Patrick Melton

Coinsider This!
Patrick Melton is a professional comedian and the host of the popular cryptocurrency podcast Coinsider This!

Saturday June 21, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Mainstage

12:30pm

LUNCH
Saturday June 21, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bitcoin for Good

1:30pm

Bitcoin 100
Speakers
avatar for Michael

Michael

CEO, Summis Capital
Blockchain expert, economist, entrepreneur, real estate investor, and technology futurist with decades of experience in finance and IT.


Saturday June 21, 2014 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Bitcoin for Good

2:15pm

How to Talk to Reporters about Bitcoin
What should bitcoiners keep in mind as they talk to the media and how should media professionals approach the topic of Bitcoin? Cathy Reisenwitz will be moderating a panel with journalists Perianne Boring, Jody Westby, and Catherine Bleish.

Moderators
CR

Cathy Reisenwitz

Cathy Reisenwitz is a Young Voices Associate and a D.C.-based writer and political commentator. She is Editor-in-Chief of Sex and the State and her writing has appeared in Forbes, the Chicago Tribune, Reason magazine, Talking Points Memo, the Washington Examiner and the Daily Caller... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Bleish

Catherine Bleish

Center for Natural Living
PB

Perianne Boring

founder and President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Perianne M. Boring is the founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the first D.C. based trade association dedicated to promoting digital currency and digital assets to public-policy makers. Boring is a sought after speaker, and author of the "Boring Bitcoin Report... Read More →
avatar for Jody Westby

Jody Westby

Adjunct Professor, College of Computer Science, Georgia Institute of Technology
Jody Westby is the CEO of Global Cyber Risk and provide consulting services in the areas of privacy, security, cybercrime, and IT governance. She also serves as Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Computer Science and Distinguished Fellow for Carnegie... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Bitcoin Business

2:30pm

Open Bazaar: The Distributed Anonymous Marketplace
Speakers
BH

Brian Hoffman

Brian Hoffman is the project maintainer and community coordinator for the open source project Open Bazaar, a decentralized peer to peer marketplace, inspired by the powerful work started by the Dark Wallet team with DarkMarket. He has worked as an identity and access management... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Mainstage

2:30pm

The Least of These and the Giving Economy
Lamar Wilson and Lafe taylor of Pheeva will be giving a presentation on how bitcoin empowers those who need it most and can inspire an economy based on giving.

Speakers
LT

Lafe Taylor

Co-founder, Love Will LLC
Lafe Taylor President/Co-founder of CoG Cooperative. Lafe Taylor is president and co-founder of CoG coop, an incentivized marketing and sales cooperative targeting the crypto-currency economy, also a co-founder of Love Will LLC, a provider of solutions for the crypto-currency market... Read More →
LW

Lamar Wilson

Love Will LLC
Lamar Wilson Co-founder and CEO at Love Will, LLC. Love Will, LLC develops applications for the crypto currency market. He has a B.A. in Finance from the University of Kentucky and has studied programming for the past seven years. Coupling his passion with finance and code, he has... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bitcoin for Good

3:15pm

Bitcoin Business Panel
Matthew Roszak of Tally Capital will be moderating a panel focused on Bitcoin businesses with Brock Pierce of the Bitcoin Foundation, Charles Allen of The Bitcoin Shop, and Jeff Garzik of BitPay.

Moderators
MR

Matthew Roszak

CEO, Tally Capital
Mr. Roszak is the founder and CEO of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investments in the in digital currency ecosystem. Named as one of the “who’s who of the crypto-currency world” by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Roszak is a Bitcoin investor, advocate and speaker... Read More →

Speakers
MC

Mr. Charles Allen

CEO, BitcoinShop
Bitcoin Shop, Inc. is a publicly traded ecommerce marketplace that offers a platform to access the rapidly growing virtual currency economy. Bitcoin Shop allows people to shop from 400 categories and 140,000 items and then pay using their Bitcoins or other currencies. They are focused... Read More →
BP

Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce is a 15x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He is Co-Founder of GoCoin, ExpressCoin, BlockStreet, Coin Congress, Crypto Currency Partners, KnCMiner.cn, and Robocoin Asia. Pierce is a sought-after commentator on the Bitcoin economy... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bitcoin Business

3:30pm

The Ethereum Project
Speakers
VB

Vitalik Buterin

Founder, Ethereum
Vitalik Buterin is a computer scientist, writer, and founder of the Ethereum cryptographic operating system. He began working on Bitcoin in 2011 and is the chief writer for the Bitcoin Magazine. He made pybitcointools, and also did work on other projects related to digital currency... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mainstage

4:00pm

Bitcoin and the Future of Governance
Speakers
CD

Christopher David

Founder & CEO, CoinVox
Bitcoin in politics; connecting candidates & organizations to Bitcoin; blockchain as tool of governance; the Revolution in general


Saturday June 21, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Legal, Regulatory and Legislative

4:30pm

Revolutionizing Legal Systems and Business Practices with Bitcoin Technology
Speakers
PM

Pamela Morgan

Empowered Law
Pamela Morgan is an attorney, educator, entrepreneur, and public speaker. Beyond her crypto-friendly law practice, she's working on projects relating to smart law, smart contracts and using blockchain technology to reduce risk and uncertainty in business and legal settings. She hosts... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Legal, Regulatory and Legislative

4:30pm

Fireside Chat with Trace Mayer and Mike Maloney
A discussion on the coming era of currency competition and the
potential impacts on society with Trace Mayer and Mike Maloney.

Speakers
MM

Mike Maloney

GoldSilver.com
Michael Maloney is the founder and owner of GoldSilver.com, a global leader in gold and silver sales and one of the world's most highly regarded investment education companies since 2005. He is author of the best selling precious metals investment book of all time, Guide to Investing... Read More →
TM

Trace Mayer

Investor, Armory, Bitpay and Kraken
Entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. He holds a degree in Accounting and a law degree. He has studied Austrian economics focusing on the work of Murray Rothbard and Ludwig von Mises. Early Bitcoin thought leader and... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Mainstage

5:00pm

NXT and Secure Asset Exchange
Speakers
SN

Sergey Nazarov

CEO and Cofounder, Secure Asset Exchange
Decentralized Exchange is the future and http://www.secureae.com/ helps bring us closer to that future by enabling the web-based issuance, buying and selling of Cryptocontracts which take full advantage of the NXT blockchain's decentralized exchange infrastructure. | | Secure... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Tech and Mining

5:30pm

Monetary Systems: Top Down or Bottom Up
Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker

Founder, Chief Liberty Officer, Liberty.me
Jeffrey Tucker is Chief Liberty Officer and founder of Liberty.me, the global liberty community with advanced social and publishing features. He is also Director of Digital Development for the Foundation for Economic Education, executive editor of Laissez-Faire Books, research fellow... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Mainstage

6:30pm

Keynote Talk: 500 Years of Liberalism from the Netherlands to Cryptocurrency
Speakers
PB

Patrick Byrne

CEO, Overstock.com
Patrick M. Byrne, Chief Executive Officer, launched Overstock.com in 1999 with revenues of $1.8 million. In 2013, Overstock.com had revenues of $1.3 billion and net income of $88.5 million. Forbes magazine named Overstock.com the No. 9 Best Company to Work for in the Country for 2010... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mainstage

9:30pm

Zhou Tonged and YT Cracker performances
DJs Zhou Tonged and YT Cracker will be breaking it down in separate sets after a long day of awesome speakers Saturday.

Speakers
YC

YT Cracker

YTCracker (pronounced “whitey cracker”) is a formerly notorious computer hacker who stopped hacking everyone’s gibson and started around the universe amassing billions of fans, the majority of which do not live on planet earth.  YTCracker raps about all of the important things... Read More →
ZT

Zhou Tonged

Zhou Tonged has been hailed as the musical voice of the Bitcoin world, the Weird Al Yankovich of Bitcoin, legend, master, rockstar, all of the above. Formed in 2011, Zhou Tonged has become a YouTube phenomenon, consistently releasing parody tracks and videos to some of the biggest... Read More →


Saturday June 21, 2014 9:30pm - Sunday June 22, 2014 12:00am
Mainstage
 
Sunday, June 22
 

9:00am

Digital Currencies vs. the Empire
Angela Keaton of Antiwar.com will be discussing how bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies can redistribute power back to the people and away from empires who wage war.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Keaton

Angela Keaton

Executive Director, Randolph Bourne Institute
Direct. Dominant. | | Transfers of wealth. | | I will be joining Ralph Benko and Jon Utley for "Russia, Ukraine and NATO Expansion: Where is America headed?” Versailles 2 Room on Saturday from 2:10-3:00.


Sunday June 22, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Bitcoin for Good

10:00am

Starting Up: A Case Study and Guide to Starting a Company in the Bitcoin Space
Speakers
avatar for Robert David McLeod

Robert David McLeod

Founder and CEO, Monetsu
With a diverse entrepreneurial background stretching over 15 years in technology, finance, and building services, Robert has most recently founded Monetsu.com, a startup participating in the 500 Startups accelerator program. Monetsu is creating an online interface and transaction... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Bitcoin Business

10:00am

How Bitcoin Can Strengthen America and Why Washington Would be Wise to Accept it
Speakers
PB

Perianne Boring

founder and President, Chamber of Digital Commerce
Perianne M. Boring is the founder and President of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the first D.C. based trade association dedicated to promoting digital currency and digital assets to public-policy makers. Boring is a sought after speaker, and author of the "Boring Bitcoin Report... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Legal, Regulatory and Legislative

10:30am

Fear Not the Silk Road
Security expert Kristov Atlas of anonymousbitcoinbook.com will be discussing the Silk Road and other facets of the dark net.

Speakers
KA

Kristov Atlas

Kristov Atlas is a network security and privacy researcher who studies crypto-currencies. He is the author of Anonymous Bitcoin: How to Keep Your Ƀ All to Yourself, a practical guide to maximizing financial privacy with Bitcoin. Kristov is also a correspondent for the World Crypto... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Tech and Mining

10:45am

The Bitcoin Belle
Speakers
MS

Michele Seven

Michele Seven is most proud of being mom to three grown children. While not content to simply live free and impart that to her own children, she's spent the last 34 years as a freedom advocate and activist which led her to Bitcoin in 2011 as a talk show host on Free Talk Live... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 10:45am - 11:15am
Bitcoin for Good

11:15am

Chris Odom of Open Transactions
Speakers
CO

Chris Odom

Chris is the creator and lead developer of the Open-Transactions digital finance suite. His eighteen-year software career has encompassed coding and managing enterprise software development projects for leading US and foreign multinationals.


Sunday June 22, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Mainstage

11:15am

Get To Know Your Regulators
Speakers
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Legal, Regulatory and Legislative

11:30am

Ensuring the Integrity of Bitcoin Compliance
Speakers
TB

Tim Byun

Chief Compliance Officer, Bitpay
Tim Byun joins BitPay as Chief Compliance Officer to lead the company’s regulatory relationships and to build upon the company’s strong compliance framework.  Prior to joining Bitpay, Tim served as Visa’s Head of Anti-Money Laundering – Network as well as the Head of Credit... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bitcoin Business

1:30pm

Bitcoin: Where's the Money at in 2014-2015?
Speakers
KG

Karl Gray

A native of Ireland, Karl began investing in Bitcoin in late 2009 and since that time his firm has acquired one of the largest private holdings of Cryptocurrency in the world today.  Having seen major success in precious metals during the commodities bull market coupled with betting... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Mainstage

1:30pm

Bitcoin: Friction and Impact on Time Itself
Speakers
BA

Blake Anderson

Sole Proprietor, Blake Anderson
Blake Anderson is an information and computer scientist with a an educational background in math based security. Formerly an information technology project manager for encryption and cryptographic services for fortune financial institutions Blake now works full time with the economics... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tech and Mining

1:30pm

Bitcoin and Politics Panel with B.J. Gullot, Lucas Overby, and Jacob Farber
B.J. Gullot will be delivering a talk titled The IRS, FEC, US Marshals Service and Marijuana. The State of Washington recently legalized cannabis. The problem that the authorized weed dispensaries are having in CO is that banks are afraid to deal with these companies because, while legal in the State, it's not technically legal at the Federal level. Bitcoin could be the big solution to this issue.

Lucas Overby is the Libertarian Party candidate for FL US House of Representatives and will be speaking on his support for cryptocurrencies and how they will affect political campaigns.

Jacob Coie will be discussing legal and regulatory issues with Bitcoin.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Farber

Jacob Farber

Partner, Perkins Coie
Jacob represents clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 20 companies, including many of the leading Bitcoin and cryptocurrency 2.0 companies, ventures, and industry associations, in a wide variety of IT and technology-focused transactional and regulatory and strategic counseling... Read More →
BG

B.J. Guillot

Candidate WA-02 (R), B.J. Guillot for Congress
I am running for Congress in Washington State's 2nd Congressional District. | | I like Bitcoin and have been actively mining for about a year. First with GPU's, now with ASIC's from multiple manufacturers.
LO

Lucas Overby

Candidate, Lucas Overby for Congress, LLC
June 22, 2014 - 5:00 am EST | | We regret to announce the Lucas Overby campaign will not be able to attend the Bitcoin In The Beltway conference. Our campaign sincerely appreciates the engagement of our candidate for US House of Representatives Florida Congressional District... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Legal, Regulatory and Legislative

2:00pm

Project SAFE and the Power of Unchained Ledgers
Recently joining the MaidSafe team as Technology and Developer Evangelist, Paige Peterson will be talking about the implications of of an unchained ledger approach for network consensus, the effects on cryptocurrency and how it relates to blockchain technology.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Peterson

Paige Peterson

Communications and Developer, MaidSafe
Paige is a long-time fan of decentralized technology and previously worked for a mesh networking startup called Open Garden. She is currently working at MaidSafe as a developer and technology evangelist and organises the SF Bitcoin meetups.


Sunday June 22, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Mainstage

2:30pm

Counterparty and Pioneering Peer-to-Peer Finance
Adam Krellenstein, one of the founders of Counterparty will share his views on the opportunities peer-to-peer finance creates for individuals, institutions and entrepreneurs worldwide. Counterparty also powers Tatianacoin named after musician Tatiana Moroz.

Speakers
AK

Adam Krellenstein

Chief Architect, Counterparty
Adam studied mathematics, physics and philosophy at university, researching non-minimally coupled inflation and the thermodynamics of Kaluza-Klein black holes. He first became interested in Bitcoin in 2011. He is now the lead developer of counterpartyd, the Counterparty reference... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Tech and Mining

2:30pm

Bitcoins in Space: Jeff Garzik
Speakers
JG

Jeff Garzik

Bitcoin core dev, BitPay
After helping to inaugurate CNN.com on the Internet in the early 1990s, Garzik worked at a succession of Internet startups and service providers for over two decades, all while working on open source software engineering projects. Involvement in one of the best-known open source projects... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Mainstage

3:15pm

How Blockchain Technology Can Mend the Broken Nonprofit Sector
We will be examining how the current nonprofit system has been broken by state intervention and how blockchain technology can provide a new standard for nonprofits. Jason King of Sean's Outpost, Davi Barker of Bitcoin Not Bombs, and Andreas Antonopoulos of Blockchain.info will be panelists with M.K. Lords moderating.

Moderators
avatar for M.K. Lords

M.K. Lords

Editor, Bitcoin Not Bombs
M.K. Lords is the editor at Bitcoin Not Bombs, writer, radio co-host for Freedom Feens, and manages the office at Roberts & Roberts Brokerage. Her writings have been featured in Bitcoin Magazine, CopBlock.org, Antiwar.com, Bitcoin Not Bombs, and educational textbooks on Bitcoin... Read More →

Speakers
AA

Andreas Antonopoulos

Chief Security Officer, Blockchain.info
Andreas Antonopoulos is a Bitcoin entrepreneur and founder of RootEleven, a technology incubator working with digital crypto-currencies. Andreas has founded three Bitcoin businesses and launched several community projects. He is also a prolific public speaker at technology events... Read More →
avatar for Davi Barker

Davi Barker

Bitcoin Not Bombs
Writer, artist, merchant, and speaker but more importantly an advocate of peace, independence and liberation from the State. A street activist in both the Tea Party and Occupy Movement, Davi has rejected the W2 9-to-5 world in favor of full time Agorism. He is also the editor of DailyAnarchist.com... Read More →
JK

Jason King

Founder, Sean's Outpost
Jason King is a homeless advocate and founder of Sean’s Outpost Homeless Outreach out of Pensacola, FL. He can be found speaking on the use of bitcoin for charities and non-profits to pretty much anyone who will listen. On June 7th, Jason completed his 2,237 mile 5 month "Bitcoin... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Mainstage

4:00pm

Guide to Successful Cryptomining
Speakers
HY

Harry Yeh

Binary Financial
Harry Yeh is a Managing Partner at Binary Financial and is known in the digital currency space for trading and facilitating large bitcoin transactions between high net worth individuals.  | Harry is Serial Entrepreneur with a software and infrastructure engineering background, and... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Tech and Mining

4:15pm

BTCJam
Speakers
CP

Celso Pitta

CEO, BTCJam
Founder and CEO of BTCJam, Celso Pitta saw the need for a global Peer-to-Peer Lending Platform and founded BTCJam in 2011. Celso has spent almost two decades engineering cryptographic systems for the banking industry and building A.I. based signal processing software. As a start-up... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Bitcoin Business

5:00pm

The Singularity of Money
Speakers
DL

David Lowy

David Lowy is a 47-year-old futurist, inventor, and entrepreneur with a passion for building secure and provably-fair automated solutions.  He studied Economics and Business at the University of Western Ontario and computer science and Management at the University of Toronto... Read More →
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Piotr Piasecki

Piotr Piasecki is Chief Scientist at Provable Inc., a Vancouver-based software development startup. He has been a respected member of the Bitcoin community since 2011, posting under the nickname “ThePiachu”.  Piotr wrote his master thesis on  Bitcoin security in Technical University... Read More →


Sunday June 22, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mainstage