We call it the Texas Bitcoin Conference but there may be a name change in our future as our focus is technology. Texas and Austin are a powerhouse of technology development in the US. As global enterprises learn about the power of the block chain the need for expertise in development will grow exponentially. The time to educate is now. We are working this year in conjunction with the College Crypto Network, Bitcoincollege.info and BitcoinU to help draw in students and seasoned developers alike to inform and educate about this next big technology.
We are also thrilled to be right downtown at ACL Live at the Moody Theater and able to show off what a great town Austin is.
We are excited:
The Texas Bitcoin Conference.
Y’all should definitely come to Texas and check us out!
We are currently assembling another world class roster of technology experts. These are the speakers for the 2015 Texas Bitcoin Conference.
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.”
Managing Partner Tally Capital
Mr. Roszak is founder and CEO of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on the digital currency ecosystem. Named as one of the “who’s who of the crypto-currency world” by The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Roszak is a Bitcoin investor, advocate and speaker. Mr. Roszak has invested in over a dozen Bitcoin start-ups, including BitFury, BitGo, Coinsetter, ExpressCoin and Kraken. Mr. Roszak is also a founding partner with Crypto Currency Partners and BitAngels. Mr. Roszak is an advisor to several Bitcoin accelerators and incubators, including Bitropolis (Los Angeles), Decentral (Toronto) and The Chicago Bitcoin Center. In addition, Mr. Roszak is the co-chairman of The North American Bitcoin Conference in Chicago. In 2013, Mr. Roszak founded and hosts the Bitcoin Supper Club, a gathering of CEOs, founders and extraordinary individuals in the Bitcoin community. Mr. Roszak is also a producer of the first ever Bitcoin documentary, “The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin.” Mr. Roszak is the chairman of BitcoinCares, a charity that leverages the Bitcoin community for initiatives in promoting education and fighting child hunger. Mr. Roszak is a member of the National Venture Capital Association, and a lifetime member of the Bitcoin Foundation and Bitcoin Association. Mr. Roszak is a board member and beneficial owner of various companies, including: Barefoot Landing, Eboost, InterAct911, MissionMode, Onramp, Pendulab, SolidSpace, Tally Mine, TrueLook and Viwawa. Mr. Roszak has spent over 18 years in private equity and venture capital with Keystone Capital Partners, Advent International, Platinum Venture Partners and SilkRoad Equity, and has invested over $1 billion of capital (from start-up to IPO) in a broad range of industries.
Co-creator and Inventor of Ethereum
My activities these days largely revolve around decentralized technologies and cryptographic token systems, areas in which I have been participating actively as a developer, mathematician, armchair economist and writer for the past 3.5 years. My past projects include the pybitcointools library, my own fork of BitcoinJS, and a few contributions to SX and the “colored coins” project. Currently, my time is split between Bitcoin Magazine, Egora, KryptoKit and most importantly Ethereum, a next-generation cryptocurrency platform that allows you to make a potentially unlimited range of smart contracts, transaction types and decentralized applications on the blockchain.
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.
President, Texas Bitcoin Association and Founder, Passing Bitcoin Around the World
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. 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.
Managing Director of the Decentralized Applications Fund
David has been a 10X serial entrepreneur developing companies in various different fields from software to biotech. He is currently co-founder of the BitAngels (the world’s largest angel group) and serves as the Managing Director for the Decentralized Application Fund. As the Managing Director, David evaluates investments in Decentralized Applications & Protocols that are based on open source software, and use a distributed blockchain for token ownership and access to the application. He is also a board member at the Mastercoin Foundation, which encourages the development of open source protocols on top of the Bitcoin Protocol.
David got into the Bitcoin space in 2012 and has been excited to see the disruptive potential of the technology in finance and beyond. David and his wife currently reside in Austin, TX when he is not traveling the world speaking at conferences or core developers of new technologies.
Partner of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Ms. Carol R. Van Cleef has been a Partner of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP since February 2014. Ms. Van Cleef was a Partner of Banking Regulation and International Transactions Practices for Bryan Cave, LLP since March 2005. She created and regularly teaches at the Boot Camp for BSA/AML Professionals, jointly sponsored by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and Bryan Cave. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Van Cleef served as Consultant of Golembe Associates, Inc. a bank consulting firm. She has been a Member of Advisory Board at Bitcoin Shop Inc. since October 20, 2014. Ms. Van Cleef served as a Member of the Editorial board at Complinet Group Limited and Complinet Ltd. Ms. Van Cleef has a JD from American University in 1984 and BSFS, from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, 1978.
CPA and Editor, CPA Magazine
T. Steel Rose, CPA, is editor of CPA Magazine. Rose is the author of thousands of articles on tax and business software. He began his career with the international accounting firm, Price Waterhouse in New York City. In 2013 Rose launched the website: Bitcoin4Biz.com to clarify Bitcoin for CPAs and their main street clients.
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.
Steven Sprague is the CEO of Rivetz and has spent the last 15 years as a leading expert promoting the built-In Trusted Computing standards in consumer devices. Rivetz is a startup focused on leveraging those capabilities to provide the benefits of a hardware security to any Wallet provider. This presentation will outline how Existing hardware can provide a best in class vault to protect and execute the users instructions to the block chain.
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
Founder and Host of World Bitcoin Network
James D’Angelo is the founder and host of World Bitcoin Network, a news & educational channel focusing on all things Bitcoin. He has a Masters in Electrical Engineering and worked as a design engineer for NASA in the 1990s developing electronics for the highly successful WIND spacecraft. Since then, he has worked as an environmentalist in over a dozen countries around the world, particularly Gabon, Kenya and Bolivia, and is fluent in five languages. He is the 2014 MIT Climate CoLab winner for a Bitcoin-based solution to carbon cap-and-trade, and is a frequent Bitcoin speaker at MIT, Harvard and international conferences.
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