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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tone Vays

    Head of Research at BraveNewCoin

  • Tone Vays

    Head of Research at BraveNewCoin

    Tone has been working on Wall Street for almost 10 years starting as a risk analyst at Bear Stearns and later becoming a VP at JP Morgan Chase in the aftermath of the financial crisis. His expertise is in Economic Trends, Trading and Risk Analysis. Ever since getting involved in Crypto Currencies in early 2013 he has been very active in spreading the relevance and importance of this technology to people looking to better understand the current financial system. Living in NYC, Tone is often found at the NYC Bitcoin Center and recently started speaks at Bitcoin Conferences globally. His is the Head or Research at BraveNewCoin where you can find his latest work after previously writing at CoinTelegraph. Tone still attempts to maintain his personal blog LibertyLifeTrail focused on sound economics, privacy, free-thinking and adventurous travel. Tone holds a Masters Degree in Financial Engineering from Florida State University along with Bachelor Degrees in mathematics and Geology.

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  • Nicholas Courtois

    Senior Lecturer at University College

  • Nicholas Courtois

    Senior Lecturer at University College

    Nicolas T. Courtois is a cryptologist and a Senior Lecturer at University College. He has received his PhD from the Paris 6 University. Then he worked as a cryptographic engineer for the French smart card firm Gemalto. He has 8 patents on applied cryptography and smart cards.

    He is a highly influential code-breaker with more than 100 regular publications and more than 5800 citations. His H-index is 32. He is responsible for the cryptanalysis of many real-life cryptographic systems used by hundreds of hundreds of millions of people every day, such as the Bluetooth cipher E0, the automobile cipher KeeLoq and the MiFare Classic Crypto-1 system which is widely used in public transportation and building access control.

    Recipient of the UK University Cipher Champion 2013 award.

    At UCL he teaches about the following topics: Computer Security, Applied Cryptography, Cryptanalysis. He is a bitcoin activist and runs a regular bitcoin research seminar every week in central London. He has authored several research papers on bitcoin.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zezelia Olson

    Writer and Co-founder, Write-365.com and Dogecoin Advocate

  • Zezelia Olson

    Writer and Co-founder, Write-365.com and Dogecoin Advocate

    Zezelia Olson is the co-founder of Write-365.com and member for the Site Operations team at RetailMeNot. Zezelia first became interested in cryptocurrency after receiving Dogecoin as a Christmas gift. She is fascinated by the inroads a crypocurrency can make with the right branding and believes Dogecoin in particular can be useful for promoting the arts and goodwill via online communities. Zezelia has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

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  • Daniel Winters

    Global Tax, LLC

  • Daniel Winters

    Global Tax, LLC

    Daniel Winters has over 12 years of tax experience and holds both a Masters of Taxation and an MBA. An active member of the New York area Bitcoin community, Daniel has presented at the NYC Bitcoin Center and is featured in a weekly column on Bitcoinist.net about Bitcoin and taxes. Before founding Global Tax Accountants, Daniel was employed by top tier accounting firms in the US and Poland such as KPMG, Ernst & Young and Schoenbraun McCann. Daniel’s areas of tax expertise include Bitcoin and crypto currencies, U.S. businesses and individuals with international activity and preparing taxes for businesses and high net worth individuals.

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  • Eddie Corral

    co Founder of PeerTracks

  • Eddie Corral

    co Founder of PeerTracks

    Eddie Corral has a 25 plus year career in the business of music - his vast knowledge and experience of the industry stretches from record producer to music publisher, concert promotions to radio broadcast. Eddie was a regional A&R rep for Universal/Republic, Atlantic, Arista and Epic Records, during that time he successfully had five major label signings with a total sales volume of eleven million records sold.

    He is a current active voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (NARAS), he donates and contributes time to the MusiCares Foundation an organization that provides critical assistance for musicians in time of need.

    Eddie is currently developing new talent and working on Peertracks full time

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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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  • Kimberley J. Morgan

    Executive Board Member of the Texas Coinitiative

  • Kimberley J. Morgan

    Executive Board Member of the Texas Coinitiative

    When Kimberley entered the bitcoin ecosystem, she brought with her a breath of knowledge and diversity to the space. Kimberley is currently doing Public Relations & Social Media campaigns for businesses such as LoveStamp & Cryptoart, as well as the Texas Coinitiative. Kimberley is also a Partner at The Coinsultants. Additional affiliations include Cryptowomen Worldwide & Women in Bitcoin.

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  • John Bush

    The Host of Rise Up Radio Show

  • John Bush

    The Host of Rise Up Radio Show

    John Bush is the former Executive Director of Texans for Accountable Government (TAG) and is the co-founder of Operation Defuse. John has been a featured speaker at liberty events across the country and hosts the Rise Up Radio Show.

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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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  • Samuel Kovac

    Bitcoin Evangelist, Consultant, Trader and Blogger

  • Samuel Kovac

    Bitcoin Evangelist, Consultant, Trader and Blogger

    Samuel Kovac was in Slovakia. He currently lives in Mexico. He studied mathematics, programming and holds university degree in economics, banking and trade. He is passionate about the latest inventions and technologies, that have potential to change and improve the life of people around the world. He is an active member of Mexican and Slovak Bitcoin communities. He gives lectures and writes on subject of Bitcoin for almost two years.

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  • Erik Voorhees

    CEO of ShapeShift.io

  • Erik Voorhees

    CEO of ShapeShift.io

    Erik Voorhees is among the top-recognized serial Bitcoin advocates and entrepreneurs, understanding Bitcoin as one of the most important inventions ever created by humanity. Having been a featured guest on Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNBC, BBC Radio, The Peter Schiff Show, and numerous Bitcoin and industry conferences,

    Erik humbly suggests that there is no such thing as a “free market” when the institution of money itself is centrally planned and controlled. Erik is the CEO of the instant cryptocurrency exchange, ShapeShift.io, and blogs at MoneyAndState.com.

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  • Paul Puey

    Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz

  • Paul Puey

    Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz

    Airbitz is a company with a vision of Bitcoin mass adoption through ease of use and ease of security. Airbitz delivers a mobile bitcoin wallet with the familiarity of mobile banking but with true bitcoin decentralization, autonomy, and privacy. Paul is an Electrical Engineering and Computer Science graduate of UC Berkeley with a wide range of technical skills from low-level 3D graphics engineering to front end user interfaces. He held lead engineering positions with Nvidia Corp and Chromatic Research. Most recently he owned and operated several non-technical small businesses where he implemented solutions to streamline the intersection of people, business, and technology.

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  • Brennen Byrne

    Co-Founder and CEO of Clef

  • Brennen Byrne

    Co-Founder and CEO of Clef

    Brennen is the cofounder and CEO of Clef (getclef.com), two-factor authentication from the future. For Bitcoin to grow, normal users need access to much better security, so his focus is on making advanced security simpler and easier to use. Clef powers logins on more than 35,000 sites and The New York times described logging in with Clef as “magical” and has been recommended by usability and security experts across industries. It keeps users safe with the same public key cryptography used by Bitcoin wallets and wraps it in a mobile app that makes logging in faster and easier than ever.

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