About the Texas Bitcoin Association
The Texas Bitcoin Association runs the Texas Bitcoin Conference™ and other events to showcase and advance blockchain technology, innovation and adoption.
The first mobile phone call was made on April 3rd, 1973. It was another ten years or so before this technology was available to consumers. If asked today about your phone would you reach in your pocket?
Bitcoin represents an expansive new technology that will bring an unparalleled level of honesty and innovation not only to the financial industry, but eventually to all contractual dealings, plus so much more.
The Texas Bitcoin Association runs the Texas Bitcoin Conference™ to showcase this technology. The TBA wishes to bring together merchants, investors, consumers, inventors, developers, and anyone just curious or wishing to use Bitcoin and its technologies in an inclusive environment. The TBA is guided by a quest for knowledge, a desire to educate, and a goal to open communication channels between all parties about Bitcoin and crypto-currency technologies.
And always to demonstrate Bitcoin as a force for good.
The Texas Bitcoin Association does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
President Paul Snow has been writing compilers, interpreters, and Rules Engines for use in graphics, embedded systems, and web applications for over 30 years. He designed and executed the Passing Bitcoin Around the World events. These events demonstrated the ability to pass value many times around the world for pennies and in minutes. As an Organizer of the Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency meetup group, he organized the Mini Bitcoin Conference in Austin Series, which has grown into the Texas Bitcoin Conference now held annually in Austin every March. In May of 2014 he began a project, Factom. Factom is a distributed autonomous data layer built over and secured by Bitcoin. Factom seeks to bring the transparency and security of the blockchain to all business processes.
Vice President Steven Wilkinson is a seventh-generation Texan that believes Austin and Texas has the potential to be the global hub for bitcoin and blockchain related technologies. Growing up on a Texas Hill Country ranch, Steven has always been drawn to electronics, machinery and open systems.
He has been a technology consultant for over 20 years and discovered cryptocurrencies in early 2011 when he began mining. Since then, he has been working on a few different ventures which provide services in this emerging ecosystem and help with community outreach.
In 2013, Steven founded the bitcoin consulting firm, Austin Bitcoin, which is the BitPay merchant integration partner of Texas. He is also one of the co-founders of the Texas Bitcoin Association and the Texas Bitcoin Conference.
Co-Organizer Dustin Byington is a Bitcoin entrepreneur, recruiter, & educator. He is the Founder & Dean of Bitcoin College, an educational resource that teaches college students about the blockchain & decentralized technologies, and connects them with Bitcoin startups looking for interns.
Dustin Co-Founded the Bitcoin recruiting firm SatoshiTalent.info to help Bitcoin entrepreneurs find the talent they desperately need to construct the next generation of payments and computing.
Dustin is the Texas Director of the College Crypto Network, & the Co-Founder of TwoWords, a company he started while getting his MBA from the Michigan Ross School of Business. His favorite word is Kaizen - Japanese for ‘continuous improvement’. You can often find him playing volleyball at Zilker park, on his yoga mat, or in the rock climbing gym.