Bitcoin 2019 Programming Recap

Bitcoin 2019 reunited a fractured BTC community around collective goals, highlighting the people and organizations bringing them into reality. Event programming was 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.

Day 1 | Day 2 | P2P Stage

Day 1

Welcome & Opening Remarks

DAY 1
subject overview:

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


Market Perspectives & Predictions

DAY 1
subject overview:

Tim Draper, CEO of Draper Associates, and Anthony Pompliano, Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital.

Is Bitcoin Unstoppable?

DAY 1
subject overview:

Bill Barhydt, Founder and CEO of Abra; Max Keiser, Co-Host of Kesier Report; and Anthony Pompliano, Founder and Partner at Morgan Creek Digital.

In Review: Protocol Improvement Outlooks

DAY 1
subject overview:

Matt Corallo, Engineer at Chaincode Labs; Jeremy Rubin; Olaoluwa Osuntokun, Lightning Labs; and Steve Lee, Square Crypto.


Scaling to the Masses

DAY 1
subject overview:

Francis Pouliot, CEO and Co-Founder of Bull Bitcoin; Eric Lombrozo, CTO of Ciphrex; Dan Held, Director of Business Development at Interchange; and Aaron van Wirdum, Technical Editor at Bitcoin Magazine.

Addressing Privacy

DAY 1
subject overview:

Andrew Poelstra, Director of Research at Blockstream; Isabela Bagueros, Tor Project; Leonhard Weese, President of the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong; and Matt Odell, Co-Host of Tales From the Crypt.

The Genesis of Asia’s Mining Pools & Their Vital Role in the Bitcoin Ecosystem

DAY 1
subject overview:

Chris Zhu, Poolin; Wang Chun, F2Pool; Jane Hu, BTC.com; and Dovey Wan, Founding Partner of Primitive Ventures.


Scaling Decentralized Identifiers on Bitcoin

DAY 1
subject overview:

Daniel Buchner, Decentralized Identity at Microsoft.

Macro Tailwinds of BTC

DAY 1
subject overview:

Brendan Bernstein, Founding Partner at Tetras Capital


Evolving Traditional Finance: Onboarding the Next Generation of BTC

DAY 1
subject overview:

Raghav Chawla, Director of Product Development at Fidelity Labs; Alex Adelman, Engineer at Lolli; Nimrod Lehavi, CEO at Simplex; and David Wachsman, CEO at Wachsman PR.


Examining the Future of Custody

DAY 1
subject overview:

John Reinhardt, Business Development at Gemini; Dhruv Bansal, Co-Founder and CSO at Unchained Capital; Zac Prince, Founder and CEO at BlockFi; and Marty Bent, Co-Host of Tales From the Crypt.

Trends in the Institutionalization of Bitcoin Markets

DAY 1
subject overview:

Colin Zhang, CEO of HashKey Pro; Chris Wittenborn, Velocity Markets; Ran Neuner, CNBC Crypto Trader; and Rich Rosenblum, Co-Founder of GSR.


What’s Next in Mining

DAY 1
subject overview:

Jan Čapek, CEO of Slushpool and Braiins; Marco Streng, Genesis Mining; Matt Corallo, Chaincode Labs; and Adam Traidman, SBI Mining Chip Co.


Day 2

Lyn Ulbricht, CEO of Free Ross Ulbricht

DAY 2
subject overview:

Lyn Ulbricht, CEO of Free Ross Ulbricht.


Lessons From a Civil War

DAY 2
subject overview:

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


Rethinking Smart Contract Development on Bitcoin

DAY 2
subject overview:

Diego Gutiérrez-Zaldivar, CEO of RSK; Andrew Poelstra, Director of Research at Blockstream; Max Keidun, CEO of Hodl Hodl; and Tyler Evans, CEO of Echo.

Forecasting Layer Two Innovation

DAY 2
subject overview:

Nik Bhatia, Founder of Time Value of Bitcoin; Paul Sztorc, Director of Research for Tierion; Alyse Killeen, Managing Partner at Stillmark Co.; and Stephan Livera, Host of the Stephan Livera Podcast.


Future of Exchanges in a Lightning-Enabled World

DAY 2
subject overview:

Simon Cowell, Corporate Development at Bitstamp; Tim Byun; CEO of OKCoin; Konstantin Richter, CEO and Co-Founder of Blockdaemon; and Austin Alexander, Senior Vice President at Kraken.

Lightning Round I

DAY 2
subject overview:

Pierre Rochard, Founder of Lightning Power Users.


Lightning Round II

DAY 2
subject overview:

Lisa Neigut, Blockstream.


Lightning Round III

DAY 2
subject overview:

Jack Mallers, Founder of Zap.

Lightning Round IV

DAY 2
subject overview:

Conner Fromknecht, Head of Cryptographic Engineering at Lightning Labs.

Introducing P2P Community Track

DAY 2
subject overview:

Artur Schaback, COO of Paxful.

Bitcoin by the Numbers & Global User Adoption

DAY 2
subject overview:

Spencer Bogart, General Partner at Blockchain Capital; Dovey Wan, Founding Partner at Primitive Ventures; Leonhard Weese, President at the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong; Christie Harkin, Managing Editor of Bitcoin Magazine.

Global Regulations and Its Limitations

DAY 2
subject overview:

Hailey Lennon, Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at BitFlyer; Tom Robinson, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder at Elliptic; Steve Jain, Contributor at Bisq; and Lana Schwartzman, CCO at Paxful.

Destroying Bitcoin

DAY 2
subject overview:

Samson Mow, Blockstream; Dan Held, Interchange; and Aaron van Wirdum, Bitcoin Magazine.

Venezuela and the Death of Analog Money

DAY 2
subject overview:

Randy Brito, Founder of BTC Venezuela; Diana Aguilar, Journalist at CoinDesk; Jamaal Montasser, Co-Founder of Open Money Initiative; and Colin Harper, Associate Editor at Bitcoin Magazine.

Bitcoin Rationalism

DAY 2
subject overview:

Lily Liu, Co-Founder at Earn.com; Aaron Voisine, Co-Founder and President of BRD; Arjun Balaji, Paradigm; and Charlie Shrem, Untold Stories Podcast.

The Ultimate Bull Case for Bitcoin

DAY 2
subject overview:

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

Fireside Chat

DAY 2
subject overview:

Adam Back, Blockstream; Naomi Brockwell; and W. Scott Stornetta, Yugen Partners.


Coming Soon: Interactive Peer-to-Peer Stage Recap Videos

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TUESDAY, JUNE 25
10:05am  |  
Kiara Robles - "Bitcoin Clarity"
10:25am  |  Taylor Pearson - "Markets Are Eating the World"
10:40am  |  Tom Robinson - "Illicit Use of Cryptocurrencies and the Global Regulatory Response"
10:55am  |  Alex Adelman - "Trends at the Forefront of BTC Consumer Adoption"
11:10am  |  Warren Togami - "Nonprofit Spotlight: ReadingBitcoin.org"
11:25am  |  Jeremy Musighi - "Bitcoin: Blueprint for a Borderless World"
11:40am  |  Cory Klippsten - "Give the Gift of Bitcoin"
11:50am  |  Mike Olthoff - "Special Announcement: Coincards.com"
12:00pm  |  Bitcoin Games - "Lightning Hack Winning Presentation"
12:15pm  |  
Bitcoin Games - "Liquid Hack Winning Presentation"
1:15pm  |  Borun Li - "8btc"
1:20pm   |  
Bo Song - "The Future of Cooperation Between Mining Industry and Digital Funds"
1:40pm   |  Jane Hu - "BTC.com"
1:55pm   |  Celine Lu - "BitDeer: The New Driving Force Behind Bitcoin"
2:10pm   |  Alex Ao - "What If China Stopped Mining"
2:30pm   |  Nik Bhatia - "Time Value of BTC"
2:45pm   |  Ariel Muslera - "RSK Innovation Studio and Ecosystem Fund"
3:00pm   |  Rob Odell - "Designing the 'Killer App' for Bitcoin"
3:20pm   |  Allan Stevo - "Satoshi Nakamoto Was an Austrian"
3:35pm   |  Justin Dhingra - "How We Did the First P2P Derivative Transaction With Blockstream"
3:50pm   |  Mark Erhardt - "The UTXO Set, the Mempool & You"
4:05pm   |  Tatiana Moroz Presents

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26
10:05am  |  Nozomi Hayase - "Bitcoin, Native Currency of the Internet, Restores the Law of Nature"
10:25am  |  Jan Čapek - "Establishing Open Source Firmware for Miners"
10:40am  |  Justin O'Connell - "Batching Transactions & the Folly of Ethereum"
10:55am  |  Tone Vays - "Bitcoin's Value Proposition"
11:10am  |  
Dávid Molnár - "Recent Privacy Trends & Wasabi Wallet"
11:30am  |  Stepan Snigirev - "Trustless Hardware Wallets"
11:40am  |  Scott Sigel - "Why Noncustodial Trading Will Play a Significant Role in Institutional Adoption"
11:55am  |  Lyn Ulbricht - "Free Ross"
12:15pm  |  Brandon Quittem - "Bitcoin Is a Decentralized Organism"
1:00pm    |  Pavan Katepalli - "Constructing a Bitcoin Transaction Using Python"
1:40pm   |  Alon Muroch - "Blox.io"
2:00pm   |  Mao Yifeng - "BitLeague"
2:15pm   |  Rui Gomes - "OpenNode"
2:25pm   |  Dr. Uri Klarman - "Scaling Blockchains at Layer Zero"
2:45pm   |  Gustavo Grillasca - "ArtOlin"
2:55pm   |  Max Keidun - "Bitcoin Multisig Is Good, and You Should Feel Good About It"
3:10pm   |  Manana Samuseva, Masha Prusakova - "Women in Bitcoin"
3:40pm   |  Naomi Brockwell - "Live Quiz Show With Special Guests"

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