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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alma Sommer

    Editor of the Under Employed and Hungry Newsletter

  • Alma Sommer

    Editor of the Under Employed and Hungry Newsletter

    Creator of Agorist Marketplace, Founder of the Jackalope Freedom Festival, and Editor of the Under Employed and Hungry Newsletter.

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  • Elisabeth Grothe-Møller

    Vice-President and Spokesperson of CommonCollection.com.

  • Elisabeth Grothe-Møller

    Vice-President and Spokesperson of CommonCollection.com.

    Elisabeth Grothe-Møller is the Vice-President and Spokesperson of the new social site CommonCollection.com that has been under development for the past 7 years and will now be launching on the 29th of March 2015. CommonCollection is described as ’the new Google of charity’. It is a platform for global peer-to-peer giving using Bitcoin for low-cost money transfer, thereby bridging needs and potentials globally.

    Elisabeth previously worked at the National Gallery of Denmark for three years as part of the youth group, ULK, advocating the benefits of art at the Museums events and at one of the largest music festivals in Europe, Roskilde Festival, intenting to increase the visitor-number of the younger demographic.

    With an interest in digital publishing solutions she founded an eBook publishing house, KunstGeist, in 2013.

    Elisabeth is currently a student at the University of Copenhagen.

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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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  • Connie Gallippi

    Founder and Executive Director of BitGive Foundation

  • Connie Gallippi

    Founder and Executive Director of BitGive Foundation

    Ms. Gallippi is the Founder and Executive Director of the BitGive Foundation. She took an early leadership role in Bitcoin philanthropy, founding BitGive in mid-2013. She is also a spokesperson for the social value of Bitcoin, conducting outreach to nonprofits about Bitcoin, working to elevate female leaders in the community, and helping to bring more women into Bitcoin.

    Previously, Connie worked with environmental organizations in California for over 14 years, specializing in consulting, strategy development, policy and advocacy, funding assistance, and program management. She remains involved as a Board Member for California Urban Forests Council.

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  • Verengal Mabika

    Cofounder Crypto Counter

  • Verengal Mabika

    Cofounder Crypto Counter

    Verengai is a young leader in technology, social innovation and sustainable development, with keen interest in youth actions towards a better world. An Ashoka Global Fellow, a Mandela Washington Fellow and a member of the BMW Foundation Young Leaders Forum. He is the Founder and Director of Development Reality Institute (DRI). He is passionate about ICT based solutions for Climate Change. With sound knowledge on social innovation, technology and capacity building, Verengai has started a Bitcoin Exchange in Zimbabwe (http://bitcoinexchange.co.zw) and is now working on the Crypto Counter - A Smart, Next Generation ATM (http://cryptocounter.co.zw).

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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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  • Jeremy Gardner

    Founder College Cryptocurrency Network

  • Jeremy Gardner

    Founder College Cryptocurrency Network

    Jeremy attended both Bard College and the University of Michigan, where he developed multidisciplinary studies in political strategy. While at Michigan, he founded the College Cryptocurrency Network, an international nonprofit organization, and began to work with several blockchain-related startups. You can often find him on the road, at a conference or club, extolling the virtues of the blockchain to anybody within earshot. He leads marketing and PR for Augur.

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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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  • Paul Puey

    Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz

  • Paul Puey

    Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz

    Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Airbitz, 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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  • Catherine Bleish

    Writer/Blogger/Host Bitcoin Magazine, Money and Tech, TheBitMom.com blog and ConsignBit.com

  • Catherine Bleish

    Writer/Blogger/Host Bitcoin Magazine, Money and Tech, TheBitMom.com blog and ConsignBit.com

    Catherine Bleish, MPA (@TheBitMom) runs TheBitMom.com blog and podcast. Catherine writes for Bitcoin Magazine, Money and Tech, and hosts an online bitcoin consignment shop at ConsignBit.com. You can follow her journey toward a more voluntary and natural life through the SovereignLiving.com blog or the SovereignLiving.tv reality show. She speaks at events across the country about natural living, alternative currencies, and raising sovereign children. Her current passion is to introduce the unschooling community to the cryptocurrency world and the cryptocurrency community to the virtues of unschooling. She received her Master’s Degree in Public Affairs with an emphasis on Nonprofit Management in 2011.

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  • Henryk Dabrowski

    CEO Alternet Systems

  • Henryk Dabrowski

    CEO Alternet Systems

    Mr. Dabrowski has more than twenty five years of experience creating, leading and successfully harvesting information technology and telecom ventures in North and South America. Previous ventures include; RKM IT Solutions, a Latin American IT & telephony integrations solution provider; Vox2Vox, a global IP telephony and value added services provider and TekVoice, a Miami based IP telephony and wholesale billing platform provider, Newmarket Technology Latinamerica, Transtech Sino America and Utiba Americas. Since that time he has led Alternet’s transformation into an investment and management services holding company focused exclusively on high growth markets of disruptive payment technologies, mobile payment, digital security and currencies.

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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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  • Shawn Wilkinson

    Founder and lead developer of the Storj project

  • Shawn Wilkinson

    Founder and lead developer of the Storj project

    Shawn “decentralize everything” Wilkinson is the Founder and Lead Developer of the Storj project, which aims to bring cheaper, more secure, peer-to-peer cloud storage to the masses. He received a BS in Computer Science from Morehouse College and has been deeply involved in crypto-currencies since 2012. Shawn has been a part of the Bitcoin Core Development team, Web Lead for Peercoin, Web Lead for Primecoin, a developer on Armory Guide, and a freelancer for many other projects. He loves anything to do with crypto, especially if it is decentralized.

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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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