Agenda

Friday, March 27, 2015


Conference Kickoff

7:30pm - ??

Location: Maria's Taco Xpress
2529 South Lamar Boulevard

Join us as we kickoff the 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference. The first 150 attendees receive a drink ticket, which is good for 1 beer or 1 of Maria's great margaritas (frozen or on the rocks).

Maria's Taco Xpress is a must-visit eclectic and eccentric eatery. Deemed "South Austin's Taco Queen" by the Austin Chronicle, owner Maria Corbalan has been satisfying taco lovers all over Austin for the past 17 years.


Day One

Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:00am

Registration Starts

9:00am

Opening Words

Presented by Charlie Shrem

9:20am

MetaDisk: Blockchain-Based Decentralized File Storage Application

Presented by Shawn Wilkinson

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9:40am

Bitcoin’s Social Impact: From Global to Local

Presented by Connie Gallippi

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10:00am

How CommonCollection and Bitcoin Can Better the World

Presented by Elisabeth Grothe-Møller

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10:20am

Panel: Women and Bitcoin

Moderated by Catherine Bleish

Panelists: Toni Lane CasserlyAlma SommerKimberley J. Morgan

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11:00am

George Gilder—Fireside Chat on the Nature of Money

Presented by George Gilder

The History of money goes back far into the unrecorded past. Money has taken many different forms. Some of the strangest transformations were from specie to paper to digital. This talk will explore how Bitcoin can have value without passing through these transformations, and without government backing.

11:40am

Creating a Sustainable Blockchain Ecosystem

Presented by Jeremy Gardner

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12:00pm

Reform: We tried politics. We tried Regulation. It is time to Try Math

Presented by Paul Snow

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12:40pm

Using the Blockchain to Disrupt the Top-down Order in Developing Countries

Presented by Guillermo Peña Pantin

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1:00pm

Government, Banks, Wall Street, and Money: How all of this Ends

Presented by Steve Stockman

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

1:40pm

Introduction to PeerTracks

Presented by Cédric Cobban and Eddie Corral

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2:00pm

Securing your Private Key. Really, How Hard is That?

Presented by Steven Sprague

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2:20pm

Multi-currency world: Health as a Demurrage Currency, the Brain as a DAC

Presented by Melanie Swan

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2:40pm

Panel:  To the Blockchain and Beyond

Moderated by David A. Johnston

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3:20pm

Bitcoin Speculations & Forecasting

Presented by Tone Vays

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3:40pm

Bitcoin Security Against Theft

Presented by Nicholas Courtois

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4:00pm

Safe Network (MaidSafe) Update

Presented by Daniel Dabek

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4:20pm

Transactions in Context: Visualizing Bitcoin Transactions

Presented by Danno Ferrin

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4:40pm

Panel: Bitcoin as a Force for Good

Presented by Tawanda Kembo, Elisabeth Grothe-Møller, Jason King, John Allen and Melanie Swan

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5:20pm

Why the Developing World is Slow to Pickup Bitcoin, and How We can Fix This

Presented by Tawanda Kembo

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5:40pm

Decentralized Prediction Markets using Augur

Presented by Joey Krug

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Day Two

Sunday, March 29, 2015

8:00am

Registration Starts

9:20am

The Future of Bitcoin Exchanges

Presented by Scott Bambacigno

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9:40am

The Self Compelling Nature of Hypercapitalism

Presented by Austin Fatheree

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10:00am

Cryptocurrency Regulation Update

Presented by Carol Van Cleef

10:20am

Panel: Cryptocurrency Regulation

Moderated by Carol Van Cleef

Panelists: a Timothy L. EvansHelena MargaridoPerianne M. BoringPaul Snow

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11:20am

The Blockchain:  The Coming Revolution in Social Organization.

Presented by John Bush

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11:40am

Securing Bitcoin and Reaching CCSS Level 3

Presented by Michael Perklin and Eric Lombrozo

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12:00pm

World of Bitcoin in the Blockchain

Presented by Erik Voorhees

12:40pm

Excess Capacity Management Applications and the Blockchain

Presented by Henryk Dabrowski

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1:00pm

The Mises Theory of Money, Bitcoin, and saving the Economy: Explained in 10 minutes

Presented by Dr. Robert P. Murphy

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1:20pm

Bitcoin and Taxes

Presented by Daniel Winters

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1:40pm

Bitcoin and simple businesses

Presented by AC, Age 8

1:45pm

Avoiding an Echo Chamber - Reflections on challenges, misconceptions, hurdles and what Bitcoin needs to overcome in order to realize it's globally transformative potential.

Presented by Bruce Fenton

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2:00pm

Taking Bitcoin Mainstream

Presented by John Allen

How the HOPE Gold Coin Charitable Trust and the HOPE Gold Coin can take cryptographic currencies mainstream and in the process promote and advance the interests of the cyrpto-industry as a whole.

The Charitable Trust, through its use of the HOPE Gold, can mitigate the issues and concerns hindering the general acceptance of Bitcoin and take cryptographic currencies mainstream with a genuinely unique and totally unparalleled Narrative, Purpose and Use by reaching over 4 BILLION people worldwide so as the general public can readily and easily understand, relate to, accept and embrace.

2:40pm

What factors give cryptocurrencies their value: An empirical analysis

Presented by Adam Hayes

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3:00pm

Panel: Bitcoin and Latin America

Moderated by Danny Sessoms

Panelists: Jose RodriguezSamuel KovacHelena MargaridoHenryk DabrowskiGuillermo Peña Pantin

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3:40pm

Universities and Bitcoin: How Faculty, Staff and Students View Bitcoin

Presented by Eric Bruntmyer

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4:00pm

Security for the Rest of Us

Presented by Brennen Byrne

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4:20pm

Keeping Bitcoin Decentralized. From Wallets, Code, APIs, and Politics

Presented by Paul Puey

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4:40pm

Changing Nonprofits with Bitcoin

Presented by Jason King

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5:00pm

Hackathon: Winners Announced! Projects Reviewed!

5:40pm

Conference Wrap-up