Rio de Janeiro

Othon Palace Hotel

6, 7 December

40 Speakers

Language: english (live portuguese translation).

700 Seats

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Registration

  • Until 15th November: USD 180.
  • Until 5th December: USD 200.
  • On site: USD 220.

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* This registration grants the ticket holder access to both days of event. It does not include, however, lunch or other meals, accommodation, transportation to and from the venue, airport shuttle service, or special hotel discounts.

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Silver

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  • Coinverse
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  • Monetas

Bronze

  • Coinapult

Local sponsors

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Media & supporters

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  • InfoMoney
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Logistics partner

  • Uber

Speakers

More to come, stay tuned!

Jeff Garzik

Jeff Garzik

Bitcoin Core

Jeff Garzik

Senior 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 Lemos

Ronaldo Lemos

Creative Commons

Ronaldo Lemos

Project 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 Gallippi

Tony Gallippi

BitPay

Tony Gallippi

Co-founder and CEO 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.
Nicolas Cary

Nicolas Cary

Blockchain.info

Nicolas Cary

CEO at Blockchain.info. Nicolas loves the free-market spirit behind Bitcoin and has been a believer in it since the beginning. Nicolas brings inspired insight and a unique skill set of creative passion and ethical, pragmatic, thought leadership to his role at Blockchain.info.
Anthony DiIorio

Anthony Di Iorio

Ethereum/KryptoKit

Anthony Di Iorio

Co-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.
Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce

Bitcoin Foundation

Brock Pierce

Brock 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.
Trace Mayer

Trace Mayer

Bitcoin.kn

Trace Mayer

Trace 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.
Juan Llanos

Juan Llanos

Bitreserve

Juan Llanos

Chief 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.
Timo Hanke

Timo Hanke

CoinTerra

Timo Hanke

CTO at CoinTerra. Timo has over fifteen years at the forefront of research into the crossroads of computer algebra and number theory. He has held post-doctorate positions at renowned international universities including the Technion in Israel, UC San Diego and UNAM Mexico City. Timo was a lecturer at RWTH Aachen University, Germany for six years. Timo’s background of expertise in cryptography led him to become an early enthusiast of Bitcoin.
Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao

OKCoin

Changpeng Zhao

Changpeng Zhao is currently Chief Technology Officer at OKCoin. He manages development of all products, including the trading exchange, and is responsible for all infrastructure, hosting and security. In addition to the technical side, he oversees all international operations. Prior to OKCoin, Changpeng Zhao was Head of Development at Blockchain.info, and was also previously Global Head of IT at Bloomberg Tradebook Futures in New York.
Eddy Travia

Eddy Travia

Seedcoin

Eddy Travia

Co-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.
Sam Rosenblum

Sam Rosenblum

Coinbase

Sam Rosenblum

Sam 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.
Matthew Roszak

Matthew Roszak

Tally Capital

Matthew Roszak

Mr. Roszak is founder and CEO of Tally Capital, a venture capital firm focused on the digital currency ecosystem. He has invested in over a dozen Bitcoin start-ups, including BitFury, BitGo, GoCoin, Kraken and Xapo. Mr. Roszak is also a founding partner with Crypto Currency Partners and is an advisor to several Bitcoin accelerators and incubators. In addition, he is also a producer of the first ever Bitcoin documentary, "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin" and is the chairman of BitcoinCares.
Andrew Ittleman

Andrew Ittleman

Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph

Andrew Ittleman

Founder 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.
Alexandre Linhares

Alexandre Linhares

Club of Rome

Alexandre Linhares

Director-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 Ulrich

Fernando Ulrich

Mises Institute

Fernando Ulrich

Austrian 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".
Celso Pitta

Celso Pitta

BTCJam

Celso Pitta

CEO/CTO at BTCJam, the first global peer-to-peer lending network powered by Bitcoin. Before developing BTCJam and landing in Silicon Valley to prove the disruptive potential of Bitcoin, Celso built cryptographic systems for Visa and Citibank EDI platforms.
Rodrigo Batista

Rodrigo Batista

MercadoBitcoin.net

Rodrigo Batista

CEO 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.
Andre Horta

Andre Horta

BitcoinToYou

Andre Horta

Founder 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.
Bruno Balduccini

Bruno Balduccini

Pinheiro Neto Advogados

Bruno Balduccini

Partner 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 Margarido

HMO Law

Helena Suarez Margarido

Partner 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 Gallippi

Connie Gallippi

BitGive Foundation

Connie Gallippi

Connie 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.
Hugo Cuevas Mohr

Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

Mohr World Consulting

Hugo Cuevas-Mohr

Director 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 Blincoe

Justin Blincoe

Coinapult

Justin Blincoe

COO/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.
Johann Gevers

Johann Gevers

Monetas

Johann Gevers

Co-founder and CEO of Monetas, decentralised system for financial and legal transactions. Johann is an entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience in business, finance, and technology. He is founder and chairman of several industry associations, including the Digital Finance Compliance Association, and the visionary and driving force behind the Crypto Valley project.
Sergio Lerner

Sergio Lerner

Coinspect

Sergio Lerner

Cryptographer 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.
Bruce Fenton5

Bruce Fenton

Atlantic Financial Inc.

Bruce Fenton

President 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 Koenig

Aaron Koenig

Bitfilm

Aaron Koenig

Aaron 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.
Marshal Long

Marshal Long

FinalHash

Marshal Long

Marshall 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 Kirby

Peter Kirby

Factom

Peter Kirby

President 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.
Michael Perklin

Michael Perklin

CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium

Michael Perklin

Director 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 Junge

Andres Junge

37coins

Andres Junge

Senior 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.
Chris Odom

Chris Odom

Monetas

Chris Odom

CTO 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.
Sarah Blincoe

Sarah Blincoe

The Bit Drop

Sarah Blincoe

Project Manager at The Bit Drop, which will send Bitcoin via SMS texting to every resident on Dominica, a Caribbean commonwealth island with a population of over 70,000, thus creating the world’s largest and highest density Bitcoin community. Sarah has combined her love for bitcoin, photography & freedom and founded Bitcoin Beauties.
Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar

Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar

Bitcoin Argentina

Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar

Schedule

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9:00

Registration/Bitcoin for Newbies (Bitfilm Animations)

Welcome

Fundación Bitcoin Brasil

Bitcoin's Bright Future

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Introduction to Bitcoin: Stories from Around the Globe

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Bitcoin as an Investment

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Bitcoin's Positive Social Impact

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12:10

Lunch Break

Mining: Past, Present, and Future

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International Regulatory Update

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Trading Strategies and Services

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Brazilian Perspectives

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Merchant Adoption

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Wallets: New Trends and Features

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Emerging vs. Developed Markets

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05:30

Closure

19:30

Hang Out

09:30

Registration

Four Pillars of a Decentralized Society

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Core Development Update

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Money Transmission and Remittances

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Angel & VC Investing

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12:10

Lunch Break

Buying and Selling in Latin America

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Bitcoin Around the World

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New Platforms

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Security & Scalability

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Latin American Startups

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Blockchains for Businesses

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Latin America: Call to Action

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05:30

End of Conference

The Venue

Enjoying a superb position overlooking the white sands of Copacabana Beach, The Rio Othon Palace is a modern, luxury hotel ideally placed just a few minutes from downtown Rio.

Rio Othon Palace

Towering above the surrounding buildings, the hotel’s views are unrivalled. Arranged over 30 floors, the 572 rooms and suites all have vast picture windows and balconies giving spectacular views over the sea, Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment program with all 150 Deluxe Rooms totally renovated. Spend your leisure time relaxing on the beach or soaking up the sun on the hotel’s spectacular rooftop terrace. Here you can take a dip in the outdoor heated pool, submit to a relaxing massage, or just take in the amazing view with a sunset cocktail from the rooftop bar.

Rio Othon Palace
Street View
About Rio de Janeiro

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About Us

Bitcoin Argentina and Fundação Bitcoin Brasil are non-profit organisations which educate, promote, and research digital currencies in their local communities.

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Last year's edition of laBITconf, organized by Bitcoin Argentina, was the very first Latin American Bitcoin conference. It took place in Buenos Aires, garnering rave reviews from its 30+ top-tier speakers and 400+ attendees. Now, together with Fundação Bitcoin Brasil, we are committed to outdoing 2013 and making laBITconf RIO the most memorable Bitcoin event of 2014.

  • Bitcoin Argentina
  • Fundación Bitcoin Brasil