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Jeff GarzikSenior Software Engineer at BitPay. Bitcoin core developer, involved with Bitcoin since July 2010. Jeff has spent almost two decades engineering open source software, including GNOME, Linux kernel and now Bitcoin. He is the author of picocoin, pynode, cpuminer, and many other Bitcoin related software.
Ronaldo LemosProject Lead of Creative Commons Brazil. Lemos is the director of the Rio Institute for Technology & Society, and professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University´s Law School. He is also a partner with the law firm Pereira Neto Macedo advogados, and a board member of various organizations, including the Mozilla Foundation, Accessnow.org, and Stellar. He was one of the creators of the Marco Civil da Internet, a draft legislation protecting civil rights, privacy and net neutrality.
Tony GallippiCo-founder and Executive Chairman of BitPay, an automated payment processing system for Bitcoin. It enables online merchants to accept bitcoins, as a form of payment, just as easily they accept payments from credit cards, debit cards, or Paypal. Tony is past District Sales Manager at Aerotech, Regional Sales Manager at Industrial Devices Corporation, and a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Anthony Di Iorio
Anthony Di IorioCo-founder of the Ethereum Project and KryptoKit, a founding member, Executive Director & Board member of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada (BAC), founder of Toronto Bitcoin Meetup, and founder of Decentral, a 5500 square foot co-working space and accelerator for decentralized / blockchain technologies located in the heart of down-town Toronto, Canada.
Trace MayerTrace is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist and monetary scientist who is a leading expert on Bitcoin and gold with regular media appearances. He has presented on Bitcoin to a wide variety of audiences including members of the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank, major financial institutions, the IRS, FBI, FTC, HNWIs, conferences and many others on the topics of Bitcoin, cyber security, financial cryptography, digital currency and entrepreneurship.
Brock PierceBrock is a 15x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Crypto Currency Partners (CCP). CCP has invested in 25 crypto focused financings this year. Pierce is also an advisor, mentor, or board member of GoCoin, expresscoin, Noble Markets, Blade Financial, ZenBox, Tether, BitGo, Coin Congress, KnCMiner.cn, Robocoin Asia and Plug and Play. He is a sought-after commentator on the Bitcoin economy and sits on the Board of the Bitcoin Foundation.
Juan LlanosChief Transparecy Officer at Bitreserve. Certified anti-money laundering specialist since 2003, Juan has over a decade's experience of building and managing AML/CFT and regulatory compliance programs for multiple international jurisdictions.
Eddy TraviaCo-founder & Chief Startup Officer at Seedcoin a Bitcoin startup incubator. Global cryptocurrency advocate. Founder of Bitcoin Institute, Eddy has lived in China for eight years where he has managed private equity funds and advised funds and corporations on international M&A deals in retail, FMCG and new media.
Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph
Andrew IttlemanFounder and Partner of Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph. Andrew concentrates his practice in the areas of White Collar Criminal Defense, Anti-Money Laundering compliance, and Food and Drug Law. Mr. Ittleman litigates extensively against the United States government in civil and criminal matters.
Sam RosenblumSam is a Business Development Manager, leading Coinbase's international expansion into South America. Sam previously worked in Global Payments Strategy at Visa, where he focused on the development of payment processing systems worldwide. Prior to that he was an analyst at Lake Partners, specialising in hedge fun investment strategy. He attended the Honors College at UCLA. Outside of the office, Sam is an avid cyclist and traveler.
Fernando GouveiaFernando is Director of Business Development at Xapo where he focuses on the company’s growth and strategic partnerships. He was previously Director of Business Development at Plug and Play Tech Center and founded a digital media startup accelerator with the Brazilian conglomerate Grupo Abril. Before that he helped launch Société Générale’s Retail Banking division in China. Fernando has also lived in Mexico City, Brasilia, Athens, Barcelona, Taipei and Beijing.
Alberto VegaRegional Manager for Latin America at Bitpay, providing local companies with top innovative solutions to lead their businesses and enable a sustainable and rapid growth for the cryptocurrencies economy. He is also Director at the Latin America and the Caribbean Federation for Friendship with China and has a strong Information Technology background.
Club of Rome
Alexandre LinharesDirector-General of the Brazilian Chapter of the Club of Rome. In 2000 Alexandre joined the Brazilian School of Business & Public Administration. In 2002, he was selected by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, as the representative for Brazil at the Kyoto debates on international terrorism (meeting with representatives of 35 countries). In 2004, he joined the tt30, the young Think Tank of the Club of Rome.
Fernando UlrichAustrian economist, liberty practitioner, monetary theory scholar and cryptocurrency enthusiast. Fernando has written the first book in portuguese about Bitcoin called "Bitcoin, a moeda na era digital".
Rodrigo BatistaCEO at MercadoBitcoin.net, Brazil's Bitcoin exchange. Rodrigo has long experience both in financial markets and technology. Was responsible for the electronic trading of shares of Santander and developer of trading robots in Morgan Stanley.
Safiri FelixBusiness Development Executive at Coinverse. The Coinverse platform gives users in the Brazilian market buy and sell utility, but also provides them the opportunity to pay off their boletos bancários using bitcoin. A boleto bancário is a government-issued financial document comparable to an invoice, a very popular payment method in Brazil.
Andre HortaFounder and CEO at BitcoinToYou, Brazil's Bitcoin exchange. Degree in Information Systems (PUC) and MBA on Project Management, he left his position at Fiat to work in his Bitcoin startup.
Gustavo GuidaGustavo is a serial entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience building companies. He co-founded Bondfaro, merged with Buscapé creating one of the largest e-commerce players in Latin America. After selling the company in 2009, Gustavo co-founded HelpSaude, a leading healthcare startup that was merged to NetCom in 2013. In 2014, Gustavo joined BTCJam as Product Chief to prove the disruptive potential of the bitcoin protocol to allow cheaper credit to borrowers from all over the world.
Pinheiro Neto Advogados
Bruno BalducciniPartner at Pinheiro Neto Advogados, expert in the banking area. Provides legal assistance to the largest Brazilian banks, payment arrangers and other financial institutions, including clarifications in respect of anti-money laundering regulations.
Helena Suarez Margarido
Helena Suarez MargaridoPartner at HMO Law, eAdvisor, partner at Bitinvest and co-founder of Fundação Bitcoin Brasil. Expert in project financing, structuring and implementing investments and different businesses models for internet & new technologies market. Provides legal assistance to Banks, VC funds, angel investors and Startups on cross-border structuring & transactions, compliance, and regulatory matters.
Connie GallippiConnie has a background in strategic consulting, policy, funding assistance, and program management for non-profit organisations in California. Ms. Gallippi founded the BitGive Foundation after learning about Bitcoin in its early years, recognizing the potential for significant value increase and capital formation, and having a desire to direct some of the gains towards charitable causes worldwide.
Mohr World Consulting
Hugo Cuevas-MohrDirector at Mohr World Consulting. Hugo Cuevas-Mohr, a native of Guatemala, has over 20 years in the money transfer industry. He built one of the largest money transfer companies in Latin America which he sold in 2007. He also worked with several Money Transfer Companies in the US.
Justin BlincoeCOO/CFO at Coinapult. Having lived and worked on 3 continents, Justin is passionate about the potential of bitcoin to unite people of the world through commerce. Justin has substantial experience in finance, database consulting, telecom and real estate; ranging from start-up to Fortune 500 environments.
Sergio LernerCryptographer and computer security specialist from Argentina. In the last years Sergio also became a Bitcoin security researcher and reporter of several Bitcoin vulnerabilities. He is founder of Certimix, which provides gambling and online games technology.
Steven SpragueSteven is the CEO of Rivetz Corp. and one of the principle industry evangelists for the application of trusted computing technology. Rivetz Corp. is focused on the use of trusted computing and TEE for the consumer market, also playing an important role in providing the key technologies for the protection of private keys and secure instructions for Bitcoin and other crypto currencies.
Atlantic Financial Inc.
Bruce FentonPresident at Atlantic Financial Inc. and Bitcoin Association founder. Prior to founding Atlantic Financial, Bruce worked for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter (formerly Dean Witter) starting in 1992. At Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, he was a specialist in managed accounts and one of the youngest stockbrokers ever to work for the company.
Aaron KoenigAaron is a media entrepreneur from Hamburg, Germany. He is the founder and organiser of Bitcoin Exchange Berlin (BXB), Europe’s first in-person Bitcoin exchange. He is the managing director of Bitfilm Networks GmbH, a production company that creates promotional films for clients. From January to June 2014 he served as the General Secretary of the Global Bitcoin Alliance.
James LowryFounder at Storj.io. Jim graduated from the University of Oregon with a Computer and Information Science degree. He then went on to study information privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, and criminal law at Indiana University. He worked as a Public Defender but recently closed his law practice to focus exclusively upon his 2nd generation cryptocurrency project as the co-founder of Storj.io.
Marshal LongMarshall is the CTO of FinalHash, LLC and runs the Hashers United mining conference. He has and extensive background in programming, mining, internet marketing, integrated circuit design, large scale datacenter deployment, and international business. He has been in Bitcoin since late 2009 and has over 10 years experience developing applications for emerging technologies.
Peter KirbyPresident at Factom, a smaller, faster, cheaper way to extend the Bitcoin blockchain. Serial Entrepreneur and Marketing Executive, he was Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Operations at CoinTerra. Peter's passion is to build great corporate cultures full of humility, hard work, responsible cash management, and - of course - laughter.
Gregory SimonFounder at Ribbit.me, currently working in RibbitRewards, a customer rewards program built on blockchain technology. Founding member at Nicaragua's Bitcoin Foundation. Greg was born and raised in Nebraska, he spent most of his career as an investment banker in Asia. He believes that Bitcoin technology is a positive disruptive force of competition in the money industry. His current projects are all based on the goal of spreading awareness and adoption of the Crypto Ledger in both monetary and non-monetary applications.
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Michael PerklinDirector of Bitcoin Alliance of Canada, President of Bitcoinsultants, and President of CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4). With a background in digital forensics and information security, Michael Perklin is a recognized expert in cryptocurrencies and cybersecurity whose firm conducts cybersecurity audits and consultations. Michael's expertise has been called upon by law firms, telecoms, and most recently the Canadian Senate’s Banking Committee on digital currencies.
Andres JungeSenior Architect at 37coins, enabling SMS controlled Bitcoin wallet for people around the globe. Andrés has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years in the chilean private and public sector. He is also an active member of the Chilean Bitcoin Community.
Lucia CangasMarketing Lead at Pademobile, wallet service. She previously worked in similar positions at Microsoft and MTV Networks, has a degree in Marketing (ITESM) and a Master's degree in Consumer Marketing from University of Liverpool. Lucia is also part of Mexico's Bitcoin Foundation.
Chris OdomCTO and Co-Founder at Monetas. Chris is the creator and lead developer of the Open-Transactions digital finance suite. His twenty-year software career has encompassed coding and managing enterprise software development projects for leading US and foreign multinationals.
Broc KanadayBroc is a University of Colorado at Boulder graduate who double majored in Operations Management and Information Systems. He founded the Bitcoin Club at the University of Colorado at Boulder and was the sole organizer of the Bitcoin Hackathon, "Coin-orado". He is OKCoin Latin America representative.
Michael TerpinCofounder of BitAngels, the first angel network for virtual currency startups. Also founder of SocialRadius, a social media marketing firm specialising in social networks and platforms, viral marketing, thought leadership, and blogger outreach.
Fernando ParadisoBusiness Developer at BitPagos.com, in charge of partnerships and revenue strategies in South America. Prior to that, Fernando worked in global payments strategy at Paymentez, and Business Development at Dineromail, Vostu, and Sonico. He’s Bachelor’s degree in Marketing & Advertising at University of Palermo. Since he knows about bitcoin, he spread the voice about it everywhere.
Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar
Diego Gutierrez ZaldivarCEO at Koibanx and President of Bitcoin Argentina NGO. He pioneered Web development in Argentina in 1995. He was a founding member of Clarín Digital (main local newspaper) and Patagon.com (financial institution sold to Banco Santander for 750MM) among others. He founded Koibanx, Xinergia, Cero a Cien and Restocoins. Since early 2012 he has been fully committed to grow and promote the Bitcoin ecosystem throughout Latin America.
- Angel & VC Perspectives
- Bitcoin Around the World
- Bitcoin as an Investment
- Bitcoin's Positive Social Impact
- Blockchains for Businesses: Endless Possibilities
- Blockchains for Businesses: Smart Contract Platforms
- Blockchains for Businesses: Tools and Services
- Business & Merchant Adoption
- Buying and Selling Bitcoin in Mexico
- Development & Technical Update
- Latin America: Call to Action
- Latin American Startups
- Mainstream Adoption
- Money Transmission and Remittances
- New Features (IoT, Sidechains, Lightning Network, Hedging, Multisig)
- Opportunities and Challenges for Mexico
- Regulation & Compliance
- Security & Scalability
- Tips'n'Tricks for Startups and Entrepreneurs
Bitcoin for Newbies (Bitfilm Animations)
Fundación Bitcoin Brasil
Business & Merchant Adoption
Bitcoin as an Investment
Trace Mayer, Alexandre Linhares, Michael Terpin. Moderator: Fernando Ulrich
Bitcoin's Positive Social Impact
Mining: Past, Present, and Future
Marshall Long, Shawn O'Connor, Sergio Lerner
International Regulatory Update
Wallets: New Trends and Features (Part 1)
Trace Mayer (Armory), Justin Blincoe (Coinapult), Fernando Gouveia (Xapo), Andres Junge (37 Coins)
Wallets: New Trends and Features (Part 2)
Sam Rosenblum (Coinbase), Alberto L. Vega (Copay), Juan Llanos (BitReserve), Lucia Cangas (Pademobile)
Trading: Overview, Strategies, and Services
Patrick Dugan, Broc Kanaday
Helena Margarido, Bruno Balduccini (Pinheiro Neto). Moderator: Fernando Ulrich
Emerging vs. Developed Markets
Closure First Day
Welcome - Day 2
Fundación Bitcoin Brasil
Michael Terpin, Tony Gallippi, Brock Pierce, Anthony di Iorio. Moderator: Justin Blincoe
Money Transmission and Remittances
Hugo Cuevas, Andrew Itleman. Moderator: Juan Llanos
Angel & VC Investing
Trace Mayer, Eddy Travia, Brock Pierce, Shawn O'Connor.
Buying and Selling in Brazil
Rodrigo Batista (MercadoBitcoin), André Horta (BitcoinToYou), Safiri Felix (Coinverse)
Bitcoin Around the World
Aaron Koenig, Anthony di Iorio, Bruce Fenton, Lucia Cangas. Moderator: Rodolfo Andragnes
Chris Odom (Monetas), Anthony di Iorio (Ethereum), Jim Lowry (StorJ)
Michael Perklin, Steven Sprague, Sergio Lerner. Moderator: Michel Terpin
Latin American Startups
Fernando Paradiso (BitPagos), Gustavo Guida (BTCJam), Greg Simon (Ribbit.me). Moderator: Diego Gutierrez.
Blockchains for Businesses
Greg Simon, Peter Kirby, Michael Terpin. Moderator: Rodolfo Andragnes
Latin America: Call to Action
Diego Gutierrez, Fernando Ulrich, Juan Llanos
End of Conference
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