Conference Programming

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.


Moderated by:
Additional conference partners TBA

Day 1

9:15
AM
Market Perspectives & Predictions
Keynote
  • Tim Draper (Draper Associates)
  • Anthony Pompliano (Morgan Creek Digital)
9:35
AM
Is Bitcoin Unstoppable?
Keynote
  • Bill Barhydt (Abra)
  • Max Keiser (Keiser Report)
10:05
AM
In Review: Protocol Improvement Outlooks
Layer One
  • Matt Corallo (Chaincode Labs)
  • Jeremy Rubin (Independent)
  • Olaoluwa Osuntokun (Lightning Labs)
  • Moderator: Steve Lee (Square Crypto)
10:35
AM
Scaling to the Masses
Layer One
  • Francis Pouliot (Bull Bitcoin)
  • Eric Lombrozo (Ciphrex)
  • Dan Held (Interchange)
  • Moderator: Aaron van Wirdum (Bitcoin Magazine)
11:05
AM
Addressing Privacy
Layer One
11:30
AM
The Genesis of Asia's Mining Pools and Their Vital Role in the Bitcoin Ecosystem
Layer One
  • Zhu Fa (Poolin)
  • Yu Chao (F2Pool)
  • Jane Hu (BTC.com)
  • Moderator: Dovey Wan (Primitive Ventures)
12:00
PM
Studying Layer One via Historical Perspectives
Layer One
12:30
PM
Rooftop Lunch & Networking
2:00
PM
Assessing Bitcoin's Strengths and Weaknesses as a Payment Rail
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Stephen Pair (BitPay)
  • Sergej Kotliar (Bitrefill)
  • Erik Voorhees (ShapeShift)

2:30
PM
Evolving Traditional Finance: Onboarding the Next Generation of BTC
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Raghav Chawla (Fidelity Labs)
  • Alex Adelman (Lolli)
  • Nimrod Lehavi (Simplex)
  • Moderator:  David Wachsman (Wachsman)
3:00
PM
Examining the Future of Custody
Native Currency of the Internet
  • John Reinhardt (Gemini)
  • Dhruv Bansal (Unchained Capital)
  • Zac Prince (BlockFi)
  • Moderator: Marty Bent (Tales From the Crypt)
3:35
PM
Trends in the Institutionalization of Bitcoin Markets
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Colin Zhang (HashKey Pro)
  • Chris Wittenborn (Velocity Markets)
  • Rich Rosenblum (GSR)
  • Ran Neuner (CNBC Crypto Trader)
4:05
PM
Bitcoin and the $1 Trillion Wallet Dilemma
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Mike Belshe (BitGo)
4:35
PM
What's Next in Mining
Keynote
  • Jan Čapek (SlushPool, Braiins)
  • Marco Streng (Genesis Mining)
  • Matt Corallo (Chaincode Labs)
  • Adam Traidman (SBI Mining Chip Co.)
5:15
PM
Rooftop Beer Garden Networking Reception

Day 2

9:05
AM
Lessons From a Civil War
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  • Erik Voorhees (ShapeShift)
  • Eric Lombrozo (Ciphrex)
  • Moderator: Aaron van Wirdum (Bitcoin Magazine)
9:25
AM
Fireside Chat
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  • Edward Snowden
  • Moderator: David Bailey (BTC Inc)
10:10
AM
Rethinking Smart Contract Development on Bitcoin
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  • Diego Gutiérrez-Zaldívar (RSK)
  • Andrew Poelstra (Blockstream)
  • Max Keidun (Hodl Hodl)
  • Tyler Evan (Echo)

10:40
AM
Forecasting Layer Two Innovation
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  • Daniel Buchner (Microsoft)
  • Paul Sztorc (Tierion)
  • Alyse Killeen (Stillmark)
  • Moderator: Stephan Livera (Stephan Livera Podcast)
11:10
AM
Future of Exchanges in a Lightning-Enabled World
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  • Simon Cowell (Bitstamp)
  • Tim Byun (OKCoin)
  • Konstantin Richter (Blockdaemon)
  • Austin Alexander (Kraken)
11:40
AM
Lightning Round I
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  • Pierre Rochard (Lightning Power Users)
11:55
AM
Lightning Round II
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  • Lisa Neigut (Blockstream)
12:10
PM
Lightning Round III
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  • Jack Mallers (Zap)
12:25
PM
Lightning Round IV
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  • Conner Fromknecht (Lightning Labs)
12:40
PM
Rooftop Lunch & Networking
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2:00
PM
Introducing P2P Community Track
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  • Artur Schaback (Paxful)
2:05
PM
Bitcoin by the Numbers & Global User Adoption
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  • Spencer Bogart (Blockchain Capital)
  • Dovey Wan (Primitive Ventures)
  • Leo Weese (Hong Kong Bitcoin Association)
  • Moderator: Christie Harkin (Bitcoin Magazine)
2:35
PM
Global Regulation and Its Limitations
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  • Hailey Lennon (bitFlyer)
  • Tom Robinson (Elliptic)
  • Steve Jain (BISQ)
  • Moderator: Lana Schwarzmann (Paxful)
3:05
PM
Venezuela and the Death of Analog Money
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  • Randy Brito (BTC Venezuela)
  • Diana Aguilar (CoinDesk)
  • Jamaal Montasser (Open Money Initiative)
  • Moderator: Colin Harper (Bitcoin Magazine)
3:35
PM
Destroying Bitcoin
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  • Warren Togami (Blockstream)
  • Dan Held (Interchange)
  • Aaron van Wirdum (Bitcoin Magazine)
4:15
PM
Bitcoin Rationalism
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  • Lily Liu (Earn.com)
  • Aaron Voisine (BRD)
  • Arjun Balaji (Paradigm)
  • Moderator: Charlie Shrem (Untold Stories Podcast)
4:45
PM
The Ultimate Bull Case for Bitcoin
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  • Tuur Demeester (Adamant Capital)
  • Jimmy Song (Programming in Blockchain)
  • Moderator: Max Keiser (Keiser Report)

5:15
PM
Rooftop Beer Garden Networking Reception
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5:15
PM
Live Recording: "Rabbit Hole Recap Presented by Tales From the Crypt"
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  • Marty Bent
  • Matt Odell
  • Special Guests

Interactive Peer-to-Peer Stage

SVN West – 1st Lvl
presented by Bitcoin Magazine

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"
1:30pm    |  
Bo Song - "The Future of Cooperation Between Mining Industry and Digital Funds"
1:50pm   |  Celine Lu - "Bitdeer: The New Driving Force Behind Bitcoin"
2:00pm   |  Alex Ao - "What if China Stopped Mining"
2:10pm   |  Brendan Bernstein - "Macro Tailwinds for BTC"
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"
3:15pm   |  Allan Stevo - "Satoshi Nakamoto Was an Austrian"
3:30pm   |  Justin Dhingra - "How We Did the First P2P Derivative Transaction with Blockstream"
3:45pm   |  Mark Erhardt - "The UTXO Set, the mempool, and you"
4:00pm   |  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"
11:45am  |  Scott Sigel - "Why Noncustodial Trading Will Play a Significant Role in Institutional Adoption"
12:00pm  |  Gustavo Grillasca - "ArtOlin"
12:15pm  |  Brandon Quittem - "Bitcoin Is a Decentralized Organism"
1:30pm    |  Pavan Katepalli - "Constructing a Bitcoin Transaction Using Python"
2:05pm   |  Alon Muroch - "Blox.io"
2:25pm   |  Rui Gomes - "OpenNode"
2:35pm   |  Dr. Uri Klarman - "Scaling Blockchains at Layer Zero"
2:55pm   |  Max Keidun - "Special Announcement: Hodl Hodl"
3:15pm   |  Manana Samuseva, Masha Prusakova - "Women in Bitcoin"
3:40pm   |  Naomi Brockwell - "Live Quiz Show With Special Guests"

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