MARCH 6, 2020

A Recap of Bitcoin 2019

From a white paper, some code and a simple message — “Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks” — an idea was born that was so powerful it ignited a revolution.

After 10 years of evolution, hacks, scams, civil war and breakthroughs, it's time to think about where Bitcoin will go in the next decade. Bitcoin 2019 was the return of Bitcoin's annual conference, an event to push innovation forward, collaborate with old and new friends and reignite the community of permissionless value.

location: SVN West – San Francisco, CA 
date: June 25-26, 2019
Bitcoin Art Gallery
Bitcoin Art Gallery
Bitcoin Keynotes and Presentations
Keynotes & Presentations
Lightning Network Enabled
LN-Enabled Experience
Bitcoin Beer Garden
Bitcoin Beer Garden

Agenda Recap

What did we achieve from programming last year?

A Conversation with Edward Snowden

David Bailey, CEO of BTC Inc, welcomes the crowd to Bitcoin 2019.

The Ultimate Bull Case for Bitcoin

Tuur Demeester, Founding Partner of Adamant Capital; Jimmy Song, Instructor at Programming Blockchain; and Max Keiser, Co-Host of Keiser Report.

Lessons From a Civil War

Erik Voorhees, CEO of ShapeShift; Eric Lombrozo, CTO of Ciphrex; and Aaron van Wirdum, Technical Editor of Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin 2019 By The Numbers









Bitcoin 2019 Photo Gallery

We've collected some of our favorite shots from the conference and shared them with you here. If you have photos from the event, please upload them using the link below or tag us on Twitter.

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Press Coverage

Featured Speakers

Bitcoin 2019 welcomed a multifaceted cast of speakers who may share only one thing in common: They are working firsthand to propel BTC into the future.

Cathie Wood

CEO & CIO, ARK Invest

Tim Draper

Co-Founder & CEO, Draper Associates

Edward Snowden

Tuur Demeester

Founder, Adamant Capital

Lily Liu


Raghav Chawla

Director, Product Development, Fidelity Labs

Daniel Buchner

Decentralized Identity, Microsoft

Diego Gutiérrez-Zaldívar

CEO, IOVlabs

Erik Voorhees

CEO & Founder, ShapeShift

Matt Corallo

Developer, Square Crypto

Dovey Wan

Founding Partner, Primitive Ventures

Alex Adelman

CEO & Co-Founder, Lolli

Jimmy Song

Instructor, Programming Blockchain

Aaron van Wirdum

Technical Editor, Bitcoin Magazine

Andrew Poelstra

Director of Research, Blockstream

Max Keiser

Co-Host, Keiser Report

Anthony Pompliano

Founder & Partner, Morgan Creek Digital

Tyler Winklevoss

Co-Founder & CEO, Gemini

Cameron Winklevoss

Co-Founder & President, Gemini

Bitcoin 2019 Partners

Bitcoin 2019 was supported by companies and projects that are actively building Bitcoin and committed to the advancement of its ecosystem:

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Conference Programming

2-days of Bitcoin content, divided into 4 main topics

Layer One (Bitcoin)
P2P Community (Bitcoin)
Layer Two (Bitcoin)
Native Currency of the Internet (Bitcoin)

Bitcoin 2019 aims to reunite a fractured BTC community around collective goals, highlighting the people and organizations bringing them into reality. Event programming is designed to be relevant and compelling to as diverse a range of the Bitcoin community as possible, while not shying away from technical discussions as well as macro-societal trends.

Bitcoin Games Virtual Hackathon Bitcoin 2019

Calling All Bitcoin Hackers!

The Bitcoin Games is a month-long virtual hackathon dedicated to the advancement of Bitcoin featuring bounty prizes for the most innovative participants from around the world.

Bitcoin Art Gallery

Calling All Bitcoin Artists!

The Bitcoin 2019 Art Gallery is an open-source, community-driven project designed to celebrate the people, projects, events and ideas that have shaped the decade of Bitcoin’s history. If you'd like to see your exhibit and sell your work at the annual meeting place of the Bitcoin community, we want to hear from you!

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Bitcoin 2020 Is Right Around The Corner

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