Blockchain Innovation

Changing the way we do everything!

March 27 - 29, 2015

Come to Texas, the cryptocurrency-friendly state and learn about how Bitcoin 2.0 and Blockchain will impact tomorrow’s ultra-connected and decentralized world of technology, business and society.

This year marks the 2nd Bitcoin 2.0 Million Dollar Hackathon. (4 out of 5 of last years winners went on to launch companies) More info »

Once again, we have a diverse and encompassing list of speakers and panelists, including George Gilder, the author of Wealth and Poverty. View George's virtual interview with the founder of Bitcoin.

The Texas Bitcoin Conference, showing that Bitcoin is a force for good, proudly supports great charities like the BitGive Foundation, Sean's Outpost, Capital Area Food Bank of Texas, and Without Regrets.

Location

This year, we are thrilled to be at Moody Theater, home of ACL Live. Come join us in downtown Austin, Texas: the Live Music Capital of the World.

If you need help with travel questions or hotel discounts, please email Red Velvet Events.

Bitcoin@redvelvetevents.com

Need a ride to the conference? New users of both Lyft and Uber get $20 with promo code: TBC2015


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Speakers

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  • Steve Stockman

    Key Speaker

    Representative, Congressman, Advocate for Cryptocurrency

  • Steve Stockman

    Representative, Congressman, Advocate for Cryptocurrency

    Rep. Steve Stockman is considered to be one of the leading advocates for cryptocurrency, championing free market and libertarian ideas and causes in Congress.

    Congressman Stockman was twice elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas, once in 1994 and again in 2012. He has consistently fought for less government and restoration of Constitutional liberties. Stockman serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee.

    The congressman has been described as a futurist in the areas of nanotubes, 3-D printing, and cryptocurrencies. His intellect and humor make him a popular speaker around the world.

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  • George Gilder

    Key Speaker

    Founder and Partner at The Gilder Technology Fund

  • George Gilder

    Founder and Partner at The Gilder Technology Fund

    Mr. George Gilder is the Founder and Partner at The Gilder Technology Fund. Mr. Gilder is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Gilder is the Founder and Chairman of Gilder Publishing, LLC. Mr. Gilder is Senior Founding Member of Gilder Mobile Internet Fund and the Managing Member of Gilder Cremers Fund. He was the former Editor-in-Chief of the Gilder Technology Report (published by Forbes Inc., 1996–2007). He serves as the Chairman of Advisory Board at ASOCS Ltd. He is also the Chairman of George Gilder Fund Management, LLC. He has been Independent Director of Wave Systems Corp. since 1993. He serves as Director of Berkshire Corporation and The International Engineering Consortium. He was Member of Advisory Board at Garage Technology Ventures. Mr. Gilder served as a Director of K12 Inc. He served as Chairman of the Lehrman Institute Economic Roundtable and a former Program Director for the Manhattan Institute Mr. Gilder is the author of several books, including Life after Television, Microcosm, The Spirit of Enterprise, Wealth and Poverty and Telecosm; contributing editor to Forbes Magazine. His 1981 bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for capitalism during the early months of the Reagan Administration. In 1986, President Reagan gave George Gilder the White House Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. Four years later, Mr. Gilder published Microcosm, his acclaimed history and prophecy of microchips. His latest book, the influential Israel Test, last year introduced Gilad Garon and ASOCS to Gilder’s readers. He is also a contributing writer at Wired and Forbes and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. He is a recipient of White House award for Entrepreneurial Excellence from President Reagan. He is Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute where he directs Discovery’s program on high technology and public policy. Mr. Gilder attended Exeter Academy and Harvard University.

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  • John Allen

    Key Speaker

    Chairman of the Protector Committee for the HOPE Gold Coin Charitable Trust, and Senior advisor for the Festival of HOPE

  • John Allen

    Chairman of the Protector Committee for the HOPE Gold Coin Charitable Trust, and Senior advisor for the Festival of HOPE

    Previously, Mr. Allen has served as Co-Chairman along with the late Bob Hope for the Westmoreland Scholar Foundation, now located at the Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Archive. In 1981 Mr. Allen served in the White House as Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

    He has served as an advisor for six US Presidents and has extensive experience working with the US Congress, as well as many Foreign Ministers, and Heads of State. After leaving the White House, he founded the Washington, D.C. consulting firm of John Allen & Associates International, Ltd. Mr. Allen’s firm was involved in a wide range of projects in over 42 countries.

    Mr. Allen currently serves as a senior advisor on international trade to the current US Secretary of Commerce and US Trade Representative. He has over thirty-seven years of experience negotiating political and economic issues between foreign governments and the US. He remains active as an advisor not only to the US and foreign governments, but also to small, medium, and large multi-national companies in the areas of procurement, trade, government relations, security, and international business relations.

    He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal; Inc. Magazine; Bloomberg Financial Markets and Commodities News; as well as many local newspapers and journals. He is a frequent speaker and has appeared numerous times as a guest commentator on the FOX News TV station in Washington, D.C.

    Mr. Allen continues to work on various humanitarian projects worldwide for the conservation and protection of the world’s limited fresh water supply.

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  • Charlie Shrem

    Co-founder and CEO, BitInstant

  • Charlie Shrem

    Co-founder and CEO, BitInstant

    Charles ‘Charlie’ Shrem IV (born November 25, 1989) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is co-founder and CEO of the Bitcoin startup company BitInstant. He is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation and was Vice Chairman until late January 2014. On January 26, 2014, Shrem was arrested at New York’s JFK Airport on money laundering charges as he was in route to speak at the Miami Bitcoin Conference. Prosecutors allege that Shrem and another defendant, Robert Faiella, conspired to supply Bitcoin to users of the original Silk Road marketplace.

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  • Danny Sessoms

    Entrepreneur and Creative Director of The Crypto Show

  • Danny Sessoms

    Entrepreneur and Creative Director of The Crypto Show

    A central Texas small business owner that not only accepts bitcoin but encourages other small to do so as well. Motivated by the idea free market money bitcoin has replaced his former belief that any political party could ever make a difference. As co-host/creative director of The Crypto Show, a Bitcoin focused FM radio show on 90.1 fm in Austin tx, Danny mixes various pro liberty topics on the show always bringing it back to Bitcoin to further spread the idea.

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  • Daniel Dabek

    CEO Infinity Algorithms

  • Daniel Dabek

    CEO Infinity Algorithms

    Daniel has worked previously in the hedge fund space as a software engineer, and when discovering SAFE Network, the decentralized internet he knew to get involved, developing for and evangelizing the SAFE Network technology from MaidSafe, and launching Infinity Algorithms a company that is pioneering the SAFE Network. He is all set to deliver SAFEX protocol as a first application on this new internet that unites decentralized transactions. Leading the endeavor pioneering the SAFE Network.

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  • Eric Lombrozo

    Co-Founder, Co-CEO and CTO of Ciphrex Corporation

  • Eric Lombrozo

    Co-Founder, Co-CEO and CTO of Ciphrex Corporation

    Eric Lombrozo is founder, Co-CEO, and Chief Technology Officer at Ciphrex Corporation, a software company providing security tools, account management applications, and application development platforms and libraries for peer-to-peer payment networks. With a background in computer science and mathematics, Lombrozo has worked at several software startups and has years of industry experience in the areas of security and software architecture. He is the architect and author of the first scalable multisignature cryptocoin account management system. Lombrozo has participated in several projects related to decentralized consensus protocols, contributing source code and ideas to various open source projects including Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum.

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  • Dr. Robert P. Murphy

    Economist, Research Fellow Independent Institute

  • Dr. Robert P. Murphy

    Economist, Research Fellow Independent Institute

    Robert P. Murphy has a PhD in economics from New York University. After teaching for three years at Hillsdale College, Murphy went into the financial sector where he wrote research reports and helped maintain the stock portfolios for clients. Murphy is now the head of Consulting By RPM, and runs the popular blog “Free Advice.” He has written hundreds of articles and several books for the layperson, including the Study Guide to Mises’ “Theory of Money and Credit.” Murphy wrote the EconLib featured article, “The Economics of Bitcoin.”

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  • Adam Hayes

    Researcher in Finance & Economics

  • Adam Hayes

    Researcher in Finance & Economics

    Adam graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science, and is currently working towards his Masters in Economics in New York City and is also a CFA Level III candidate. An early Bitcoin adopter, he has taken up the study of digital currencies and the Bitcoin ecosystem from a finance and economics viewpoint. Adam has over a dozen years of professional experience in the financial markets and enjoys writing about finance, economics, technology, and of course Bitcoin.

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  • Eric Bruntmyer

    VP for Financial Affairs at Dallas Baptist University

  • Eric Bruntmyer

    VP for Financial Affairs at Dallas Baptist University

    Eric is the Vice President for Financial Affairs at Dallas Baptist University. Eric practiced law in Fort Worth, Texas for 7 years with most of his time spent in the area of litigation. He received his MBA in Accounting from Dallas Baptist University and his Law Degree from Baylor University School of Law. He also studied Economics at Texas Tech University. Eric has served on various committees and boards for civic and religious institutions.

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  • Paul Snow

    co-Founder and CEO of Factom, and Chairman of the Texas Bitcoin Conference

  • Paul Snow

    co-Founder and CEO of Factom, and Chairman of the Texas Bitcoin Conference

    Paul Snow has been writing compilers, interpreters, and Rules Engines for use in graphics, embedded systems, and web applications for over 30 years. In 1987, Paul wrote and Printware shipped the first clone of Adobe’s PostScript Interpreter. He designed the Rules Engine used in Texas and Michigan to evaluate eligibility for SNAP, TANF, Medicare, and other Health and Human Services programs.

    Paul learned about Bitcoin in 2011, and even purchased some Bitcoin, but didn’t dive into the technology until 2013. He organized the Bitcoin Meetup Group in Austin for nearly a year starting in May of 2013. This led to the Mini Bitcoin Conference Series in Austin, and the Texas Bitcoin Conference. In May of 2014 he began working on how to leverage the Bitcoin Blockchain to solve problems that are not fundamentally asset tracking problems. This grew into the Factom project.

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  • Melanie Swan

    Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies

  • Melanie Swan

    Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies

    Melanie Swan is the Founder of the Institute for Blockchain Studies, a non-profit organization articulating the philosophical and societal research agenda for blockchain technology (Bitcoin Protocols 1.0 and 2.0 Explained: http://www.slideshare.net/lablogga/presentations). She is a contemporary philosophy graduate student at Kingston University London and Université Paris 8 focusing on information theory and technology philosophy. Her research interests include an ethics of perception of nanocognition, the philosophy of big data, the ideology of the biocitizen and the quantified self, the future of personal identity, and the case for cognitive enhancement. She has a traditional markets background with an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and work experience at Fidelity and JP Morgan. She is a quantitative methods and prediction markets instructor at Singularity University.

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  • Danno Ferrin

    Founder of Numisight

  • Danno Ferrin

    Founder of Numisight

    Danno Ferrin is a software engineer with 16 years of practice, having worked on software in industries such as supply chain analytics, insurance, networking, and defense. One common theme in his work has been developing user interfaces and user experiences with graph visualizations. Danno has a B.S. in Computer Science from BYU, Provo.

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  • Joey Krug

    Augur

  • Joey Krug

    Augur

    Joey attended Pomona College where he studied Computer Science, before leaving to to focus full time on Augur. Joey has spent most of his life honing his programming skills, and has an in-depth knowledge of Bitcoin Core. He conducted the first Bitcoin transaction via sound. Recently, Joey completed Sidecoin, which allows new crypto-currency distributions to be based on a “snapshot” of Bitcoin account balances Augur is the world’s first decentralized prediction market platform. Inspired by Bitcoin, open-source, and built on ethereum (employing sidechains), this software could potentially be the catalyst that makes bitcoin a consumer technology.

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  • Bruce Fenton

    Founder, Bitcoin Association - Founder and Managing Director, Atlantic Financial

  • Bruce Fenton

    Founder, Bitcoin Association - Founder and Managing Director, Atlantic Financial

    Bruce Fenton is the founder of the Bitcoin Association (bitcoinassociation.org) a new industry trade group focused on education and advocacy for Bitcoin and related technologies with individuals, governments, businesses and charities.

    Bruce is also founder and Managing Director of Atlantic Financial, which, in 1994, became the first full service investment firm to use the Internet. For over 22 years Bruce has focused on emerging markets and emerging technologies and has completed over $4.5 billion in investment sales. Bruce spends about half the year traveling internationally to locations such as Asia and the Middle East and serves as an advisor to some of the largest investors in the world. Bruce has been quoted in the New York Times, Bloomberg, Investor’s Business Daily, Fortune Magazine and many other publications

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  • Cédric Cobban

    Co-founder of PeerTracks

  • Cédric Cobban

    Co-founder of PeerTracks

    Cédric Cobban is an entrepreneur whose interest in Austrian economics, business and investing lead him to Bitcoin in 2011. His fascination with blockchain technology, coupled with an understanding of sound economics, lead him to BitShares in 2013.

    This new, highly disruptive software allows for a complete revamp of the music industry urging him to co-found PeerTracks, a music streaming website sitting on top of blockchain technology.

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  • Daniel Krawisz

    Co-founder, Satoshi Nakamoto Institute

  • Daniel Krawisz

    Co-founder, Satoshi Nakamoto Institute

    Daniel Krawisz has been a bitcoin enthusiast since 2011. He received his Master’s degree in physics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010. In 2013, he was a founder of the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute. He has written many articles on the economics of Bitcoin.

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