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Tuesday, September 21
 

1:00am MDT

EBSI, A Blockchain Infrastructure For Cross-border Public Services.
Speakers
avatar for Pierre Boulet

Pierre Boulet

Professor of Computer Science, Université de Lille
Pierre Boulet earned a DEA d'Informatique Fondamentale (Master) in 1993 and a PhD in computer science in 1996 from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. He is currently professor of computer science at the Université Lille 1, France in the Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 1:00am - 2:00am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

2:00am MDT

Smart Iot For Mobility: Multidisciplinary Issues Around The Adoption Of Smart Contracts In The Case Of Vehicle Accidents
Presentation of multidisciplinary projects around the Blockchain.

Speakers
avatar for François Verdier

François Verdier

University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, Professor
Expert in modelling, in simulating and in architectural exploration. Expert in low-power architectures and in operating systems, in middlewares for dedicated architectures.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 2:00am - 3:00am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

3:00am MDT

Histotrust: Attestation Scheme For A History Of Data Generated By An Autonomous Device
presentation of multidisciplinary projects around the Blockchain

Speakers
avatar for Christine Hennebert

Christine Hennebert

Expert Security of Embbeded Systems & Blockchain for IoT


Tuesday September 21, 2021 3:00am - 4:00am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

3:20am MDT

Distributed technology for green economy
Speakers
avatar for Genevieve Leveille

Genevieve Leveille

Principal Founder & CEO, AgriLedger


Tuesday September 21, 2021 3:20am - 4:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

4:00am MDT

Blockchain Technology Serving The Energy Transition: Trust To The Rescue Of Privacy?
Sociology & blockchain 

Speakers
avatar for Burhan Ozdemir

Burhan Ozdemir

Head of blockchain studies, EDF


Tuesday September 21, 2021 4:00am - 4:30am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

4:00am MDT

Truly Democratizing The Internet With Web 3.0
Speakers
avatar for Bridget Greenwood

Bridget Greenwood

Founder, The Bigger Pie


Tuesday September 21, 2021 4:00am - 4:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

5:20am MDT

NFTs: The Pathway To Diversity & Inclusivity
Speakers
avatar for Lavinia Ousbourne

Lavinia Ousbourne

Host & Founder, Women in Blockchain Talks


Tuesday September 21, 2021 5:20am - 6:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

6:00am MDT

DLT-based Banking Applications: The Themis Supply Chain Platform
Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Elisa Fortmueller

Alexandra Elisa Fortmueller

Project manager, DLT Lab Commerzbank


Tuesday September 21, 2021 6:00am - 6:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

6:30am MDT

Industrial Iot Blockchain: Evolution And Performance
Speakers
avatar for Roland Kromes

Roland Kromes

D Candidate - Blockchain and IoT
 Am currently in the last year of my thesis at the LEATlaboratory and I'm looking for a PostDoctoral position related to Blockchain and IoT domain. Title of my thesis "Designing a Specific Low Power Architecture for Blockchain and Smart Contracts operations in IoT platform". The... Read More →
avatar for Luc Gerrits

Luc Gerrits

PhD Student, Laboratoire d'Électronique
Currently PhD student at the LEAT laboratory in Sophia Antipolis.I graduate from a master "Electronics, Systems and Telecommunications" in 2020.I love discovering all kinds of new technologies. I like to know more about our world and how it works.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 6:30am - 7:15am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

6:40am MDT

Tokenization Of Assets - An Introduction To Real World Use Cases
Speakers
avatar for Anna Caroline Lange

Anna Caroline Lange

Co-Founder, DLT Talents


Tuesday September 21, 2021 6:40am - 7:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

7:15am MDT

The Risky, The Ambiguous And The Smart Contract
The Risky, The Ambiguous And The Smart Contract – What Behavioral Factors Affect The End-user’s Perception Of Blockchain-based Smart Contracts In Risky Decisions?

Economics, management & blockchain

Speakers
avatar for Marta Ballatore

Marta Ballatore

PhD Student, Université Côté d’Azur
avatar for Mira Toumi

Mira Toumi

Postdoctoral researcher, Université Côte d'Azur


Tuesday September 21, 2021 7:15am - 8:00am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

7:20am MDT

Applying Esg From A Blockchain Perspective
Speakers
avatar for Luise Vad

Luise Vad

Chief Strategy Officer, Immutable Insight


Tuesday September 21, 2021 7:20am - 8:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

8:00am MDT

Opening Ceremonies - Wyoming Blockchain Stampede
Map to COE Library

The Opening Ceremony will be Live at the COE Library and Virtual on the Website
Opening Ceremonies - Wyoming Blockchain Stampede
Starting: 8am Tuesday Sept 21, 2021
Chairman's Address - Caitlin Long
Executive Emcee Address - Tyler Lindholm
Major Sponsor Welcome address opportunity
IOG and Blockchain.com

Select Committee Chairs Address - Chris Rothfuss, Jared Olsen
Blockchain Center - Steve Lupien
Welcome everyone


Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →
avatar for Chris Rothfuss

Chris Rothfuss

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislature
avatar for Jared Olsen

Jared Olsen

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Executive Director, Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation


Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
William Robertson Coe Library

8:00am MDT

Accelerating the journey to sustainability with blockchain
Speakers
avatar for Neele Franke

Neele Franke

Senior Managing Consultant, IBM


Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:00am - 8:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

8:00am MDT

Contract Law And Smart-contracts: The Interest Of The Framework Contract
Law & Blockchain

Speakers
avatar for Tim Salem

Tim Salem

PhD student in private law, Université Côte d'Azur


Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:00am - 8:45am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

8:30am MDT

Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology
Coe Library, Room 506
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, Wyoming
Livestream available on the Legislature's website at www.wyoleg.gov

This proposed agenda sets forth the order in which the Committee may consider each topic. The agenda is subject to revision and all times listed are tentative and may be subject to change. If a topic is concluded early, the Committee will proceed to the next topic. For multiple day meetings, topics not completed on the indicated day may be carried over to the next day. Breaks will be taken as necessary.
Tuesday, September 21st 2021
  1. 8:30 AM Call to Order
    • Roll call
    • 2021 Wyoming Blockchain Stampede Introduction
    • **The University of Wyoming currently requires masks indoors when social distancing is not possible.
  2. 8:45 AM General Blockchain Updates
    • National updates
      • Chris Land, General Counsel, Senator Cynthia Lummis
      • Tyler Lindholm, State Policy Director, Senator Cynthia Lummis
    • University of Wyoming updates
      • Steven Lupien, Director, UW Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation
    • Public Comments
  3. 10:15 AM Break
  4. 10:30 AM Cryptocurrency Lottery
    • Matthew Kaufman, Partner and Attorney, Hathaway & Kunz, LLP
    • Jon Clontz, CEO, Wyoming Lottery
    • Introduction of bill draft - 22LSO-0066 v0.5 - Cryptocurrency lottery
      • Staff, Legislative Service Office
    • Public Comments
  5. 12:00 PM Lunch
  6. 1:30 PM Cryptocurrency Mining
    • Flared natural gas
      • Pete Obermueller, President, Petroleum Association of Wyoming
      • Dr. Glen Murrell, Executive Director, Wyoming Energy Authority
    • Power requirements
      • David Bush, Black Hills Energy
      • Craig Eller, Vice President, Business Policy and Development, Rocky Mountain Power
      • Chris Petrie, Chairman, Wyoming Public Service Commission
      • Mary Throne, Commissioner, Wyoming Public Service Commission
      • Shawn Taylor, Executive Director, Wyoming Rural Electric Association
      • Brad Nebergall, Senior Vice President of Energy Management, Tri-State Generation and Transmission
    • Siting, permitting, and leasing
      • Todd Parfitt, Director, DEQ
      • Nancy Vehr, Air Quality Administrator, DEQ
      • Jenifer Scoggin, Director, Office of State Lands and Investments
    • Crusoe Energy presentation
      • Cully Cavness, President and Co-Founder, Crusoe Energy
    • Public Comments
  7. 3:00 PM Break
  8. 3:15 PM Cryptocurrency Mining (continued)
    • Public Comments
  9. 4:00 PM E-residency
    • Christopher Allen, Blockchain Commons
    • Public Comments
  10. 5:00 PM Day One Recess
    • Directives to staff
    • Requests of others

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →


Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:30am - 5:00pm MDT
William Robertson Coe Library

8:30am MDT

Startup Stampede - EDGE196 Demo Day
A full day of startups and judging

EDGE196 Demo Day Startup Stampede Agenda

8:30 am 9:00 am KEYNOTE Baylie Evans In-Person
9:00 am 9:20 am RENSA GAMES Anthony Apollo In-Person
9:20 am 9:40 am ORDINAL INC. Autumn Bizon In-Person
9:40 am 10:00 am Coffee & Networking
10:00 am 10:20 am DIGISHARES Claus Skaaning Virtual
10:20 am 10:40 am CATALYST METACITIES Joe Hamilton Virtual
10:40 am 11:00 am Coffee & Networking
11:00 am 11:20 am SCHWEITZER LABORATORIES Will Schweitzer Virtual
11:20 am 11:40 am AMPLE Kenny John In-Person
12:00 pm 1:00 pm Lunch & Networking
1:00 pm 1:20 pm CRYPTO MINIUM Wolfred Wanch Virtual
1:20 pm 1:40 pm PROPERTY LIST Raghu Bala Virtual
1:40 pm 2:00 pm IP STAX Ian Woodman Virtual
2:00 pm 2:20 pm Coffee & Networking
2:20 pm 2:40 pm MUTUAL KNOWLEDGE François-René Rideau In-Person
2:40 pm 3:00 pm TAZ WIZ Parth Patel In-Person
3:00 pm 5:00 pm Wrap up & Networking
5:00 pm  6:00 pm Announce the Winner  

Speakers
avatar for Joe Hamilton

Joe Hamilton

Head of Network, Catalyst Metacities
A Catalyst Metacity is a virtual community that overlays and logically connects to a physical city. It provides tools, utilities and incentives to catalyze local content and value onto the platform.Metacity life thrives with information, entertainment, interaction, economy and all... Read More →
avatar for Baylie Evans

Baylie Evans

Cheyenne Director, Gener8tor
gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. It's a free (yes, really!) seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with Wyoming roots. Each program is capped at five teams and requires no fees and no equity.
avatar for Autumn Bizon

Autumn Bizon

Industry Contributor / Professional Analyst, Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
Member Of The Board Of Advisors at Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator
avatar for Anthony Apollo

Anthony Apollo

Co-Founder & CEO, Rensa Games
Co-Founder & CEO at Rensa Games
avatar for Francois-Rene Rideau

Francois-Rene Rideau

Mutual Knowledge Systems Inc.
François-René Rideau, Co-Founder of Mutual Knowledge Systems, has been making programming languages and distributed systems usable for 25 years. Alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, Former Senior Engineer at ITA Software, he also worked at Google and Bridgewater Associates... Read More →
avatar for Kenny Johns

Kenny Johns

Founder, AMPLE
I'm here to make waves by converging art, media, smart contracts, DeFi and NFTs.
CS

Claus Skaaning

DigiShares
WS

Will Schweitzer

SCHWEITZER LABORATORIES
avatar for Wolfred Wanch

Wolfred Wanch

Founder/CEO, CRYPTO MINIUM
I am the founder at Cryptominium the main Cryptominium is the most robust directory of all cryptocurrencies. A central knowledge and directory base for crypto businesses, investors, B2B service providers and consumers.
IW

Ian Wright

CEO, IP Stax


Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:30am - 6:00pm MDT
Legacy Hall - Gateway Center

8:40am MDT

Blockchain X SDG: A Shift From Shareholder To Stakeholder Economy
Speakers
avatar for Thy-Diep (

Thy-Diep ("Yip") Ta

Co-Founder, Unit Ventures & DLT Talents


Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:40am - 9:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

8:45am MDT

Splitting Contracts: an MDE approach for Safe Smart Contracts
Splitting Contracts: an MDE approach for Safe Smart Contracts

Tuesday September 21, 2021 8:45am - 9:30am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

9:00am MDT

Getting from Prototype to Investment
Speakers
avatar for Baylie Evans

Baylie Evans

Cheyenne Director, Gener8tor
gBETA is a program of nationally ranked startup accelerator gener8tor. It's a free (yes, really!) seven-week accelerator for early-stage companies with Wyoming roots. Each program is capped at five teams and requires no fees and no equity.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:00am - 9:25am MDT
Legacy Hall - Gateway Center

9:20am MDT

The Story Of Bringing Hundreds Of Women Into Blockchain, And Why It Matters
Speakers
avatar for Denise Duve

Denise Duve

Project manager, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center & DLT Talents


Tuesday September 21, 2021 9:20am - 10:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)
 
Wednesday, September 22
 

4:00am MDT

Blockchain For Public Sector Services
I will discuss how blockchain technologies can be usefull for public services and present a few ongoing projects, mainly from France. This presentation is based a recent white paper available at https://blockchain.univ-lille.fr/ (in French, and soon in English and German).

Speakers
avatar for Pierre Boulet

Pierre Boulet

Professor of Computer Science, Université de Lille
Pierre Boulet earned a DEA d'Informatique Fondamentale (Master) in 1993 and a PhD in computer science in 1996 from the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. He is currently professor of computer science at the Université Lille 1, France in the Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 4:00am - 4:40am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

5:00am MDT

5:20am MDT

5:20am MDT

Using Blockchain At Marylink : From Digital Innovation Platforms To Digital Innovation Factories
Organizations struggle to innovate remotely. A major issue is the agile and efficient collaboration with their innovation ecosystem. MARYLINK offers a novel solution. Herve MARY, CEO, will present how MARYLINK innovation factory helps organisations scale up their innovation initiatives, through an unique mix of blockchain, coopetition management, and agile processes.

Speakers
avatar for Hervé Mary

Hervé Mary

CEO, MARYLINK SAS


Wednesday September 22, 2021 5:20am - 6:00am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

6:00am MDT

Create Certified Nft Relying On The Polkadot Potential
Polkadot is a very promising blockchain environment which has only revealed a part of its real potential. Following a process of creating secure NFTs, I will briefly explain how it works and also highlight some important features.

Speakers
avatar for David Schmitz

David Schmitz

founder / head ambassador, logion.network


Wednesday September 22, 2021 6:00am - 6:40am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

6:00am MDT

DAO-Blockchain Killer-APP
Speakers

Wednesday September 22, 2021 6:00am - 6:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

6:40am MDT

Blockchain For Comic Books, Graphic Novels & Nfts
Speakers
avatar for Chris Yerga

Chris Yerga

CTO, ZING Technologies Inc
avatar for Kyra Pahlen

Kyra Pahlen

Founder & CEO, ZING Technologies Inc


Wednesday September 22, 2021 6:40am - 7:20am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

6:40am MDT

Bridging the world of NFTs and copyright law
Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Posth

Sebastian Posth

Founder, Licium


Wednesday September 22, 2021 6:40am - 7:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

7:20am MDT

Regulatory Licensing Requirements For Crypto Projects In Europe And Germany
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Julia Hugendubel

Dr. Julia Hugendubel

Senior associate, CMS German


Wednesday September 22, 2021 7:20am - 8:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

7:20am MDT

Transparency + Décentralisation + Trust = Blockchain
Why Trust is key to world success? How blockchain will restore trust? How trust is key to community growth? Finally a technology that is for everyone to use regardless of their economic background for a better future.

Speakers
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Aly Samabaly

FOUNDER, CA / TBA / BOSF


Wednesday September 22, 2021 7:20am - 8:00am MDT
Côte d'Azur (Virtual)

8:00am MDT

NFTs, Smart Contracts & Copyright
Speakers
avatar for Alessio Balbo

Alessio Balbo

Trademark specialist, Interpatent
avatar for Raffaele Battaglini

Raffaele Battaglini

Founder & CEO, Futura Law Firm


Wednesday September 22, 2021 8:00am - 8:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

8:00am MDT

Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology
Coe Library, Room 506
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, Wyoming
Livestream available on the Legislature's website at www.wyoleg.gov

This proposed agenda sets forth the order in which the Committee may consider each topic. The agenda is subject to revision and all times listed are tentative and may be subject to change. If a topic is concluded early, the Committee will proceed to the next topic. For multiple day meetings, topics not completed on the indicated day may be carried over to the next day. Breaks will be taken as necessary.Wednesday, September 22nd 2021
  1. 8:30 AM Call to Order
    • Roll call
  2. 8:35 AM Department of Insurance Updates
    • Reinsurance discussion - Gannett Project
      • Jeff Rude, Insurance Commissioner, Wyoming Insurance Department
      • Linda Johnson, Deputy Commissioner, Wyoming Insurance Department
      • Raymond Brooks, Azure Reinsurance Holdings Ltd.
    • Discussion of bill draft - 22LSO-0064 v0.3 - Insurance sandbox
      • Staff, Legislative Service Office
      • Jeff Rude, Insurance Commissioner, Wyoming Insurance Department
    • Public Comments
  3. 10:15 AM Break
  4. 10:30 AM Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
    • Working group update
      • Co-Chairman Rothfuss
      • Matthew Kaufman, Partner and Attorney, Hathaway & Kunz, LLP
      • Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Cardozo Law
      • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Working Group
    • Discussion of bill draft - 22LSO-0063 v0.3- Decentralized autonomous organizations-amendments
      • Staff, Legislative Service Office
    • Public Comments
  5. 12:00 PM Lunch
  6. 1:30 PM Wyoming Chancery Court Update
    • Ben Burningham, Chief Counsel and Director, Wyoming Chancery Court
    • Public Comments
  7. 2:00 PM Digital Identity
    • Working group update
      • Co-Chairman Rothfuss
      • Digital Identity Working Group
    • Public Comments
  8. 3:30 PM Non-fungible Tokens
    • Brenden Maher, MIT Media Lab Alumnus, Computer Scientist
    • Rich Kopcho, Executive Producer, WyoHackathon
    • David Pope, CPA, CGMA
    • Public Comments
  9. 4:30 PM General Public Comment
  10. 5:00 PM Day Two Adjournment
    • Directives to staff
    • Requests of others
    • Next meeting, November 9-10, 2021 - Cheyenne
*NOTE: In accordance with Management Council policy, opportunity for public comment will also be provided upon the conclusion of each topic.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 8:00am - 4:00pm MDT
William Robertson Coe Library

8:40am MDT

Blockchain-based IP: The Intermediary Of Trust For Creative Strangers
Speakers
avatar for Paul Reboh

Paul Reboh

CTO, Bernstein Technologies GmbH
avatar for Wakim Zeidan

Wakim Zeidan

Co - Founder, Silverline Community


Wednesday September 22, 2021 8:40am - 9:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

9:20am MDT

Financing & Producing Works/creations Using Blockchain
Speakers
avatar for Sydney Chiche-Attali

Sydney Chiche-Attali

Founder & CEO, Chiche-Attali Avocats


Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:20am - 10:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

9:45am MDT

Future Forward - Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Frederik Gregaard

Frederik Gregaard

CEO, Cardano Foundation
Frederik is passionate about how technology enables new business models, bringing trust back into banking and trail running.Frederik Gregaard is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cardano foundation.Cardano is an open platform that seeks to provide economic identity to the billions... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:45am - 10:15am MDT
UWCC Salon C

10:00am MDT

Blockchain For Anti-counterfeiting
Speakers
avatar for Denis Avrilionis

Denis Avrilionis

Founder & CEO, compellio


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

10:30am MDT

Future Forward - President's Address
Speakers
avatar for Sethuraman Panchanathan

Sethuraman Panchanathan

Director, National Science Foundation
The Honorable Sethuraman Panchanathan is a computer scientist and engineer and the 15th director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Panchanathan was nominated to this position by the President of the United States in 2019 and subsequently unanimously confirmed by the U.S... Read More →
avatar for Ed Seidel

Ed Seidel

President, University of Wyoming
Edward Seidel is the president of the University of Wyoming, effective July 1, 2020. He previously served as the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation for the University of Illinois System, as well as a Founder Professor in the Department of Physics and a professor... Read More →
avatar for Joe Schaffer

Joe Schaffer

Laramie County Community College


Wednesday September 22, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am MDT
UWCC Salon C

11:00am MDT

Future Forward Round Table - Educators and Industry
Speakers
avatar for Pamela Norton

Pamela Norton

CEO and Founder, Borsetta, Inc.
Pamela Norton is an American entrepreneur and visionary who believes business and social impact are interdependent. She is the Founder & CEO of Borsetta, a pioneer in technology to enable secure, trusted, decentralized AI and private computation at the edge. Borsetta offers a platform... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Carlisle

Kathryn Carlisle

University of Arkansas
avatar for Lars Kotthof

Lars Kotthof

University of Wyoming
avatar for Bryan Shader

Bryan Shader

Professor, University of Wyoming
avatar for Emma-Jane Alexander

Emma-Jane Alexander

3D Viz Center Manager, University of Wyoming
Emma-Jane has a background in Visualization from the University of Teesside and an Executive MBA from the University of Hull, both located in the UK. Alexander takes great pleasure in utilizing both technical and management skills to explore and nurture the successful adoption of... Read More →
avatar for Mike Borowczak

Mike Borowczak

Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UWYO CEDAR / WABL Labs
Dr. Mike Borowczak received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2013. He is currently the Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming, where he also serves as the Director of the Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Ballard

Laurel Ballard

Supervisor, Student and Teacher Resources Team/Sta, Wyoming Department of Education
avatar for Ed Seidel

Ed Seidel

President, University of Wyoming
Edward Seidel is the president of the University of Wyoming, effective July 1, 2020. He previously served as the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation for the University of Illinois System, as well as a Founder Professor in the Department of Physics and a professor... Read More →
avatar for Russell Cann

Russell Cann

Chief Customer Success Officer, Core Scientific
"Russell Cann has 21 years of experience designing, building, and growing large scale technology infrastructure companies. Prior to Core Scientific, Russell grew and developed a blockchain and cryptocurrency mining business, as well as several other network infrastructure concerns... Read More →
avatar for Ben Goertzel

Ben Goertzel

CEO, SingularityNET
My main focus these days is the SingularityNET project (http://singularitynet.io), which brings AI and blockchain together to create a decentralized open market for AIs. It's a medium for the creation and emergence of AGI, a way to roll out superior AI-as-a-service to every vertical... Read More →
avatar for Lane Kasselman

Lane Kasselman

Chief Business Offer, Blockchain.com
avatar for Jay Patel

Jay Patel

Founder, EDGE196
EDGE196 is an initiative supporting startup ideas around the world to reach the global market. Our team members are corporate managers, angel investors and graduates from world renowned universities dedicated to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit. Our mission is to support truly unicorn... Read More →
avatar for Cheryl Goodman

Cheryl Goodman

Chief Innovation Officer, SDK Co.
Goodman currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for SDKco.io. In this role, Goodman is charged with bringing to life digital, secure experience leveraging the company’s hardware, software, and app infrastructure ultimately providing choice to consumers who value privacy... Read More →
avatar for Anoop Nannra

Anoop Nannra

Global Blockchain Leader, AWS
Experienced and hands-on global leader with over 25 years of experience in technology, innovation and new product development. Currently specializing in developing innovative products and services relating to blockchain, IoT and sovereign identity technologies while building and... Read More →
avatar for Suresh Muknahallipatna

Suresh Muknahallipatna

University of Wyoming
avatar for Angie Schrader

Angie Schrader

Flowstate Solutions
avatar for Andrea Burrows

Andrea Burrows

University of Wyoming


Wednesday September 22, 2021 11:00am - 12:15pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

12:15pm MDT

Luncheon for Guests of the President
Guests of President Seidel are invited to have lunch and network.  Invite Only.

Wednesday September 22, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

1:15pm MDT

Panel: Action Planning the Future Forward Vision
Speakers
avatar for Bryan Shader

Bryan Shader

Professor, University of Wyoming
avatar for Emma-Jane Alexander

Emma-Jane Alexander

3D Viz Center Manager, University of Wyoming
Emma-Jane has a background in Visualization from the University of Teesside and an Executive MBA from the University of Hull, both located in the UK. Alexander takes great pleasure in utilizing both technical and management skills to explore and nurture the successful adoption of... Read More →
avatar for Mike Borowczak

Mike Borowczak

Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UWYO CEDAR / WABL Labs
Dr. Mike Borowczak received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2013. He is currently the Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming, where he also serves as the Director of the Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR... Read More →
avatar for Laurel Ballard

Laurel Ballard

Supervisor, Student and Teacher Resources Team/Sta, Wyoming Department of Education
avatar for Ed Seidel

Ed Seidel

President, University of Wyoming
Edward Seidel is the president of the University of Wyoming, effective July 1, 2020. He previously served as the Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation for the University of Illinois System, as well as a Founder Professor in the Department of Physics and a professor... Read More →
avatar for Lane Kasselman

Lane Kasselman

Chief Business Offer, Blockchain.com
avatar for Jay Patel

Jay Patel

Founder, EDGE196
EDGE196 is an initiative supporting startup ideas around the world to reach the global market. Our team members are corporate managers, angel investors and graduates from world renowned universities dedicated to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit. Our mission is to support truly unicorn... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Downard

Jeffrey Downard

Co-founder, Kepler SCS, Dept. of Philosophy, NAU
Faculty member in Philosophy at NAU with a focus on ethics and law. Co-founder of the Kepler SCS research network that is exploring ways the growing blockchain ecosystem can create new opportunities and help level the playing field for all.
avatar for Cheryl Goodman

Cheryl Goodman

Chief Innovation Officer, SDK Co.
Goodman currently serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for SDKco.io. In this role, Goodman is charged with bringing to life digital, secure experience leveraging the company’s hardware, software, and app infrastructure ultimately providing choice to consumers who value privacy... Read More →
avatar for Ian Taylor

Ian Taylor

CTO, SIMBA Chain
Ian is a computer scientist from Wales, UK, and he is a cofounder and the CTO of SIMBA Chain. Ian also holds a full research professor position at Notre Dame (on leave) and a Professor at Cardiff University, UK. He has a BSc and Ph.D  in Computing Science and worked with Physicists... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Daniel Conway

Dr. Daniel Conway

Professor, University of Arkansas
Professor Conway is Associate Director for the Blockchain Center of Excellence. He previously served on faculty at Notre Dame, Indiana University, Northwestern, Iowa, Virginia Tech, Florida and South Florida teaching topics from Analytics, Data Science, and Digital Transformation... Read More →
avatar for Suresh Muknahallipatna

Suresh Muknahallipatna

University of Wyoming
avatar for Lars Kotthof

Lars Kotthof

University of Wyoming
avatar for Andrea Burrows

Andrea Burrows

University of Wyoming
avatar for Kathryn Carlisle

Kathryn Carlisle

University of Arkansas


Wednesday September 22, 2021 1:15pm - 2:30pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

2:30pm MDT

Future Forward Networking
Audience Welcome.

Wednesday September 22, 2021 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

5:00pm MDT

Sandcastle Invitational (Virtual)
The Sandcastle Invitational will be 100% virtual!

Companies competing on September 22nd, 2021 and vying for cash prizes up to $12,500 and a bid into the 2021 Sandcastle Startups Challenge World Finals in Dubai next year during the World's Fair Feb 28-March 3, 2022.

Crucible: https://crucible.network/
DNA Block: https://www.dnablock.com/
Reblika: https://reblika.com/
Lionshare Media: https://www.lionsharemedia.com/



Speakers
avatar for Barry Goers

Barry Goers

Merkle Mountain
avatar for Susan Brazer

Susan Brazer

CEO, LionShare Media
Lionshare Media is launching the THIN/AIR™ 5G platform for premium entertainment and immersive media. THIN/AIR is a decentralized, direct-to-consumer platform that introduces the "Metaverse" distribution paradigm. It empowers premium content creators--music, film, media, and brands... Read More →
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE
avatar for Crucible

Crucible

Crucible believes in the inevitability of an Open Metaverse, and works to build tools and communities to bring it to reality the right way.
avatar for Scott Stornetta

Scott Stornetta

PARTNER & CHIEF SCIENTIST, Yugen Partners
Dr. Stornetta is considered by many to be the co-inventor of the Blockchain. Dating back to 1991, his pioneering series of papers, written with co-author Dr. Stuart Haber at Bellcore, received the 1992 Discover Award for Computer Software, and were featured in the New York Times in... Read More →


Wednesday September 22, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
 
Thursday, September 23
 

1:40am MDT

Stéphane Abichakar - Lyon Talk

Thursday September 23, 2021 1:40am - 2:20am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

4:00am MDT

Discussing the potential of blockchain in the Hospitality industry
Speakers
avatar for Daniel Liven

Daniel Liven

Europechain
Daniel has more than 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked as General Counsel for large international hotel groups. He is now the Chief Operating Officer at Europechain where he assists various companies implementing blockchain solutions.


Thursday September 23, 2021 4:00am - 4:40am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

5:20am MDT

DeFi: The rise of decentralised finance
Speakers
avatar for Naomi Oba

Naomi Oba

The Bitcoin.com Exchange
Naomi started her career in a Blockchain Consulting company in Japan, where she supported the localization of blockchain companies to the Japanese market. After one year in this consulting company, now she's heading up the Marketing for the Bitcoin.com Exchange in London. In this... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 5:20am - 6:00am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

5:40am MDT

Keynote speech
Speakers

Thursday September 23, 2021 5:40am - 6:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

6:00am MDT

Patents On Blockchain Technology – Valuable Assets Or Not Worth The Paper They Are Printed On?
Speaker: Michael M. Fischer (DE)
1. Introduction
2. Technology
3. Patentability of CII before the EPO – COMVIK
4. Case study
5. The value of such patents – a comprehensive analysis
6. Conclusion

Speakers
avatar for Michael M. Fischer

Michael M. Fischer

Of Counsel, Venner Shipley LLP


Thursday September 23, 2021 6:00am - 6:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

6:40am MDT

Blockchain and cybersecurity with real-life cases Description
Speakers
avatar for Frederic Vezon

Frederic Vezon

Droon
Frederic Vezon is a professional company manager and developer witha successful track record with SME companies from 0 to 150 employees.He has a successful track record of raising capital, growing company value and sales expertise in international business development in Europe, the... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 6:40am - 7:20am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

6:40am MDT

Smart Contracts for New Licensing Models of Connected Devices
Speakers
avatar for Frank Tietze

Frank Tietze

Institute of Manufacturing, University of Cambridge


Thursday September 23, 2021 6:40am - 7:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

7:20am MDT

Blockchain For Monetizing Patent Assets
Speakers
avatar for Jonas Block

Jonas Block

IPwe inc., Head of Artificial Intelligence Development


Thursday September 23, 2021 7:20am - 8:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

7:20am MDT

How blockchain can Increase Yield. Reduce Cost. Mitigate Risk in farming industry?
Speakers
avatar for Majed Elmontaser

Majed Elmontaser

Dimitra Technology
I have more than ten years of experience in Information Technology and Computer Services, Ambitious, determined and self-motivated Self-Learner IT Engineer, experience starting with the best of IT Vendors such as IBM and Microsoft Business Partners in (JBS) Jordan and (MTS) Libya... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 7:20am - 8:00am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

8:00am MDT

Blockchain Issue Safari
This one-hour session will consider several hypotheticals based on real-world fact patterns covering an array of timely legal issues in the crypto/blockchain space. This will be a dynamic presentation where participants have an opportunity to interact with discussion leaders as well as each other on a range of hot legal topics including:

● Decentralized Automated Organizations (DAOs)
● Whether digital assets (including governance tokens and stable coins) are securities
● IP and other issues related non-fungible tokens (NFTs)
● Decentralized finance applications
● Centralized exchanges, Decentralized exchanges, and Automated Market Makers (AMMs)
● Wrapped DAOs



Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hinkes

Andrew Hinkes

Partner, K&L Gates
One of Coindesk’s Most Influential People in Blockchain (2017), Partner at K&L Gates. Co-founder & General Counsel of Athena Blockchain, a professional services firm focused on tokenized investment products. Adjunct Prof. @ NYU Stern Business School & the NYU School of Law, where... Read More →
avatar for Danny Alter

Danny Alter

Partner, Yankwitt LLP
avatar for Jason Gottlieb

Jason Gottlieb

Partner & Chair, Morrison Cohen LLP
avatar for Andrea Tinianow

Andrea Tinianow

Chief Legal Officer, IOV Labs
 Andrea was the founding director of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative & Amendments.



Thursday September 23, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
UW Law School Room 170

8:05am MDT

Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime can #BUIDL, The Pathway to Mass Adoption
"Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime can #BUIDL, The Pathway to Mass Adoption"

The Future is now, and what an exciting time to be alive and be a part of Web 3! Come be inspired to #BUIDL and hear about solutions that are just on the horizon. Learn and Dream about the next generation of applications that will revolutionize our world.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Neidig

Joel Neidig

CEO, SIMBA Chain
Joel Neidig is the Co-founder and CEO of SIMBA Chain. Neidig has been on the Technical Advisory Group and an active member of MTConnect since 2009, which helps foster greater interoperability between devices and software applications. Joel spoke at the White House at the request of... Read More →



Thursday September 23, 2021 8:05am - 8:40am MDT
UWCC Salon C

8:30am MDT

The Case for Bitcoin in a Diversified Investment Portfolio
Abstract
Does an investment in bitcoin makes sense given its nascent stage of development and price volatility? This presentation will discuss the compelling case to consider an allocation to this unique new asset within a diversified investment portfolio.

Objectives
Learn the specifics and reasoning behind portfolio allocations in Bitcoin.

Outline
I. Introduction 05:00
II. Bitcoin as a store of wealth 05:00
III. Why finite money supply matters for storing wealth 03:00
IV. Fiat vs. bitcoin – where would you rather store wealth? 03:00
V. Historical returns 03:00
VI. Volatility and risk adjusted returns 03:00
VII. Conclusion/Questions 03:00


Speakers
avatar for Joel Revill

Joel Revill

CEO, Two Ocean Trust
Joel has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 1992 joining J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Program and spent the next twelve years based in New York, Tokyo and San Francisco assisting corporate clients with mergers, acquisitions and... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 8:30am - 8:55am MDT
UWCC Salon B

8:30am MDT

The SPDI Revolution
This presentation will discuss the Special Purpose Depository Institution legislation in Wyoming. It will include a discussion of the history of the legislation, the benefits and products of this type of institution and some of the regulatory challenges it represents.

Objectives
Learn how to use this type of institution in your cash-flow and digital asset-flow management.

Outline
I. Speaker Introduction - David 10:00

II. Historical Perspective 10:00
a. Fear of Crypto – David/Albert
b. Digital Asset Banking Challenges – David/Albert

III. Legislative History - Albert 05:00

IV. Structure – Julie 10:00

V. Products/Capabilities - Julie 10:00

VI. Questions/Conclusions 05:00


Speakers
avatar for David Pope

David Pope

CPA, CGMA, DAPCPA Pope & Jackson, Inc
CPA, CGMA, The Power of creative solutions to complex business issues. Clients in all 50 states and several foreign countries.Recent Accomplishments:Member, Wyoming Blockchain Legislative Task ForceCo-Founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition,Member, Wyoming Main Street Advisory... Read More →
avatar for Albert Forkner

Albert Forkner

State Banking Commissioner, Wyoming Division of Banking
Albert Forkner was appointed to head the Wyoming Division of Banking as State Banking Commissioner in 2012. In this role, Forkner is responsible for the supervision and regulation of all state-chartered banks, independent trust companies, licensed non-depository financial entities... Read More →
avatar for Julie Fellows

Julie Fellows

Co-Founder & CEO, Wyoming Deposit & Transfer
An experienced senior executive leader, independent board member and former regulator, I utilize a collaborative approach to identify opportunities which maximize outcomes while mitigating risk in rapidly changing environments. Bringing the upmost level of integrity and trust, I am... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 8:30am - 9:25am MDT
UWCC Salon A

8:40am MDT

Using “Enterprise” Blockchain to Disrupt Legacy Business Processes
Speakers
avatar for Don Bowden

Don Bowden

Founder, Builderchain
My passion is serving the construction industry. I am the founder and CEO of BuilderPay.BuilderPay is a revolutionary way to pay your subcontractors and suppliers immediately, at the very granular task completion/approval level or product delivery level, using "enterprise" blockchain... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am MDT
UWCC Salon C

8:40am MDT

Blockchain And IP Due Diligence
Blockchain And IP Due Diligence - A Discussion On The Common IP Themes Which Arise During Due Diligence In M&A And VC Deals.


Speakers
avatar for Adeline-Fleur Fleming

Adeline-Fleur Fleming

Senior Managing Counsel, Mastercard
avatar for Parminder Kaur Lally

Parminder Kaur Lally

Senior associate, Appleyard Lees IP LLP


Thursday September 23, 2021 8:40am - 9:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

8:40am MDT

Revolutionizing Healthcare with Blockchain Technology: Ecosystem Landscape
Speakers
avatar for Ray Dogum

Ray Dogum

Health Unchained Podcast
Ray Dogum is the producer and host of the Health Unchained podcast where he discusses blockchain developments in healthcare with industry experts. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering, lab management experience at MIT, a health sector MBA, and years of telehealth experience... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 8:40am - 9:20am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

9:00am MDT

What would Thomas Jefferson do with Construction NFTs?
The construction industry is the slowest paying industry, and while construction professionals wait to get paid, they are effectively financing construction projects as unsecured creditors. This presentation will discuss the opportunity to convert construction lien rights to digital assets (NFTs), then use those assets as collateral to finance construction projects and revolutionize construction payment practices.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Estenson

Keith Estenson

Founder/CEO, BuildSquare
Owner of Perfekt (construction lien management services) and Founder/CEO of BuildSquare. BuildSquare is an early-stage startup and innovative construction lending platform that revolutionizes the antiquated and unfair payment practices of the construction industry.


Thursday September 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am MDT
UWCC Salon C

9:00am MDT

Estate Planning and Crypto
Abstract
This panel presentation will discuss the process and unique considerations in developing an estate plan for clients who own digital assets.

Objectives
Learn how to modify your existing estate planning techniques for clients who own digital assets.

Outline
I. Speaker Introduction 10:00
II. Benefits of estate planning 05:00
III. Additional benefits from advanced trust planning 05:00
IV. Potential issues with self-sovereign assets 05:00
V. Trust and estate planning for digital assets 05:00
VI. Tax considerations 05:00
VII. Situs considerations 05:00
VIII. Regulatory considerations 05:00
IX. Questions/Conclusions 05:00


Speakers
avatar for Elise McGee

Elise McGee

Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
I advise high-net-worth individuals and business owners on all aspects of wealth-transfer planning, including estate and trust administration, leveraged wealth-transfer techniques, tax matters, real estate transactions and closely held business matters.I have extensive experience... Read More →
avatar for James Cundiff

James Cundiff

Attorney, McDermott Will & Emery
avatar for Joel Revill

Joel Revill

CEO, Two Ocean Trust
Joel has 28 years of experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 1992 joining J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Program and spent the next twelve years based in New York, Tokyo and San Francisco assisting corporate clients with mergers, acquisitions and... Read More →
avatar for Albert Forkner

Albert Forkner

State Banking Commissioner, Wyoming Division of Banking
Albert Forkner was appointed to head the Wyoming Division of Banking as State Banking Commissioner in 2012. In this role, Forkner is responsible for the supervision and regulation of all state-chartered banks, independent trust companies, licensed non-depository financial entities... Read More →
avatar for Matthew T. McClintock

Matthew T. McClintock

Co-Founder, Evergreen Legacy Planning, LLP
Matt McClintock lives in Evergreen, Colorado, and focuses on the areas of estate planning, long-term trust design & implementation, planning for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, business startup and transition, and domestic and international asset protection. Matt has a... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:55am MDT
UWCC Salon B

9:00am MDT

Are NFTs securities? An analysis of Friel v. Dapper Labs
What are NFTs?
            The first cryptoassets: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies
            Fungible Utility Tokens
            Unique (non-fungible) Tokens
Examples of NFTs
            Beeple’s
            Myriad examples
            CryptoKitties and Dapper Labs
            Dapper Labs and NBA Top Shots Moments
More about Moments
            Creating them
            Selling them
            Pricing
            Dapper Labs’ Marketplace
            The Flow network and Flow token
Legal Issues facing NFTs
            Fraud
            What is being transferred (IP concerns)
            Storage and access
            Who regulates, and are NFTs securities?
When are Cryptoassets in general securities
            The DAO Report
            SEC v. Howey
            Investment of something of value
            Common enterprise
            Expectation of profits
            Based on efforts of others
Allegations in Friel v. Dapper Labs
            Investment of something of value
            Common enterprise
            Expectation of profits
            Based on efforts of others
Analysis of issues
            Investment of something of value
            Common enterprise
            Expectation of profits
            Based on efforts of others
Conclusions and Advice
            When NFTs might be securities
            Advice for creators and issuers
Advice for purchasers

Speakers
avatar for Carol Goforth

Carol Goforth

Professor, University of Arkansas
Carol Goforth is a University Professor and the Clayton N. Little Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville). One of her areas of expertise is the regulation of crypto transactions.  In addition to several recent articles dealing with various issues applicable... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
UW Law School Room 170

9:20am MDT

The Future Of NFTs
Speakers
avatar for Christian Nunez

Christian Nunez

Founder & CEO, Flutter XR
As a kid, I've always been keen to learning more about where the future is heading. I grew up fascinated by sci-fi movies, space and technology. I used to hate reading, but the first book that I ever finished and sought to learn more about was 1984 by George Orwell. Of course, very... Read More →



Thursday September 23, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am MDT
UWCC Salon C

9:20am MDT

The “Smallest hotel” and hospitality as it is known in a digital blockchain context
Speakers
avatar for Joseph Cirkiel

Joseph Cirkiel

Far East Coast LLC and Benchark Protocol (former)
Joseph is an energetic consultant with repeated success generating engaging social media content. He is known for creating revenue through sales, premium customer service from start to finish, and seamless delivery of sales pitches and quality presentations. Most recently, he served... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 9:20am - 10:00am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

9:20am MDT

Blockchain, OS & Patents: Towards An (In)efficient Articulation
Panel discussion: Chair: Carlos Munoz Ferrandis Panellists: Romain Pellerin, Keir Fin Fellows Agenda: 1. Introduction: concepts and roles 2. Intersection between OS & Patents 3. The role of collective defensive patent mechanisms: an example of intersection

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis

Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis

Phd Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Innovation
avatar for Romain Pellerin

Romain Pellerin

Chief Technology Officer, IOHK
avatar for Keir Finlow-Bates

Keir Finlow-Bates

Founder, Chainfrog


Thursday September 23, 2021 9:20am - 10:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

9:30am MDT

Intro to Blockchain
Abstract
An in depth discussion of what Blockchain is and why it is changing the world.

Objectives
Learn why Blockchain creates a trusted environment and how that environment can be beneficial.

Outline
I. What is blockchain?
II. Core characteristics
  a. Immutability
  b. Transparency
  c. Traceability
  d. Cryptographic encryption
  e. Real time availability of information
III. How is it different from other ERP systems?
  a. Is it always the best fit?
IV. Permissionless/Permissioned/Enterprise
  a. Similarities
  b. Differences
V. Use cases of blockchain
  a. Payments
  b. Inventory
  c. Real estate


Speakers
avatar for David Pope

David Pope

CPA, CGMA, DAPCPA Pope & Jackson, Inc
CPA, CGMA, The Power of creative solutions to complex business issues. Clients in all 50 states and several foreign countries.Recent Accomplishments:Member, Wyoming Blockchain Legislative Task ForceCo-Founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition,Member, Wyoming Main Street Advisory... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Assistant Professor, Lehman College
Award winning researcher, professor, entrepreneur, and enthusiast for blockchain, cryptoassets, and the impact on emerging technologies. Some of my specifics are included below:Founder - Institute for Blockchain & Cryptoasset ResearchForbes.com Contributor - Crypto & Blockchain (2020... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 9:30am - 10:25am MDT
UWCC Salon A

9:40am MDT

OwlTing Blockchain Business Applications - Supply chain traceability, NFTs, and beyond.
Overview of OwlTing's blockchain business solutions in the specific areas of supply chain traceability, hospitality management, payment solutions, and NFTs.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew and Kelly Carpenter

Andrew and Kelly Carpenter

Sr. Sales Executive, OwlTing USA, Inc.
University of Wyoming alums that have been in the blockchain space with OwlTing for several years.


Thursday September 23, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am MDT
UWCC Salon C

10:00am MDT

NFT Industrial Applications
Speakers
avatar for Col James Regenor

Col James Regenor

Founder & CEO, VeriTX
Trusted Fast Flexible Digital Supply Chains for Aerospace, Industrial, and Medical Market Verticals.


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am MDT
UWCC Salon C

10:00am MDT

The Emergence of Digital Assets and the Evolving Landscape of Defi/Cefi
Abstract

Fidelity, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs all have announced in the last year their support for digital assets and have launched offerings to cater to institutional investors looking to get involved with cryptocurrencies and digital assets at a high level.

But when it comes to efficient movement of digital assets and capital, cryptocurrency native platforms like FINXFLO and Aave are the ones truly innovating this space. They bring technological know-how, enable transactions to happen seamlessly, and can encode regulation guidelines into their product’s infrastructure all while offering a whole new range of financial products.

This panel will bring together leaders at the forefront of the digital asset market to discuss the most important drivers in the emergence of digital asset markets including financial innovation, regulatory compliance, liquidity, security, custody and technology infrastructure.

Objectives

Learn what’s fueling the digital asset class, the keys to adoption, technology enablers and what the future digital asset class holds.

Outline

I. Introduction to the digital asset evolution, 05:00

II. What are the drivers behind blockchain based digital securities 05:00

III. The keys to institutional adoption 05:00

IV. The new regulatory era 05:00

V. Technology enablers: trading, custody, infrastructure 05:00

VI. Future moves: M&A 05:00

VII. Conclusion/Questions 30:00


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

FINXFLO, Director of Sales-Americas
Sales Director - Head of Institutional Sales Americas @ FINXFLOFINXFLO is the world's first regulated Digital Assets liquidity aggregator of 35 CeFi and DeFi exchanges. We trade OTC, Spot, and Derivatives and provide top of book best execution. Clients get filled at the world's best... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Seim

Lisa Seim

Founder, Strategic Exchanges Innovative Markets
Traded and sold treasury products for various financial institutions in Austria, Germany and NYC in the mid 80's and 90's. I now steer financial institutions towards innovated solutions that will help them with their digitization transformation process. Through roundtable discussions... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 10:55am MDT
UWCC Salon B

10:00am MDT

Legal Challenges of Defi
Defi is one of the fastest growing areas of blockchain, but it raises many legal challenges including AML/KYC issues.

Speakers
avatar for Emma Channing

Emma Channing

Head of Legal Affairs and Regulatory Compliance, EthTrust, Inc.
I am a Fintech, Blockchain and Digital Asset expert and I am at my best when combining legal, technology and policy questions. I have written for Coindesk and Crowdfund Insider and spoken at Ethereal, SXSW, Block FS, Cyber Symposium, Fluidity and Token Summit to name a few, as well... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
UW Law School Room 170

10:20am MDT

Be The Bank - CeDeFi



Speakers
avatar for Howard Krieger

Howard Krieger

CEO, unFederalReserve
Howard currently serves as co-founder and CEO of unFederalReserve. Prior to founding unFederalReserve, Krieger served as Managing Director at CBIZ Valuation Group, Valuation Director at WithumSmith+Brown and was also a Senior Manager at one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. Krieger is... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am MDT
UWCC Salon C

10:30am MDT

Blockchain Systems: The Audit of the Future
Abstract
An in depth discussion of blockchain accounting and audit considerations.

Objectives
Learn and prepare for the accounting and audit changes that blockchain will bring.

Outline
I. Introductions :05
II. Market Moves :05
III. Blockchain Recap :05
IV. Crypto Accounting :15
V. Blockchain Audits :15
VI. Question/Discussion :05


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Assistant Professor, Lehman College
Award winning researcher, professor, entrepreneur, and enthusiast for blockchain, cryptoassets, and the impact on emerging technologies. Some of my specifics are included below:Founder - Institute for Blockchain & Cryptoasset ResearchForbes.com Contributor - Crypto & Blockchain (2020... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:30am - 11:25am MDT
UWCC Salon A

10:40am MDT

Bridging the gap between DeFi and Philanthropy
Speakers
avatar for Robbie Heeger

Robbie Heeger

President & CEO, Endaoment
Robert Heeger is the President and CEO of Endaoment, the first 501(c)3 nonprofit and Community Foundation to be entirely powered by blockchain. Endaoment accepts more than 150 different crypto assets as donations to its Donor-Advised Funds (DAF), enabling donors to make charitable... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am MDT
UWCC Salon C

10:40am MDT

Daoz Collective: Cultural Dao & Nft Economy
Speakers
avatar for Benjamin GRAUER

Benjamin GRAUER

DAOZ Collective
Benjamin is a blockchain evangelist and creative maverick. From NFT artists collective co-founder (DAOz Collective), to independent music label A&R (Noir Sur Blanc Records), to blockchain strategist for a virtual reality world (Garou.io), to graduate audio producer, there's a lot... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 10:40am - 11:20am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

11:00am MDT

Practical Application and Business Opportunities by Digital Technology
Speakers
avatar for Scott Gromer

Scott Gromer

President and CEO, Mesa Solutions
Scott Gromer is the President & CEO of Mesa Natural Gas Solutions, leading all operations in procurement,manufacturing, process development, engineering, leasing, sales and field operations/maintenance ofindustrial prime power electrical generator sets. Mesa has exceeded industry... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
UWCC Salon C

11:00am MDT

Introduction - Canada Stampede
Opening Session Canada Blockchain Stampede Session

Thursday September 23, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
Canada (Virtual)

11:00am MDT

Building Institutional Grade Crypto Compliance
Abstract
Whether you’re a CFO, external consultant, or in a legal or compliance department at a large institution, you must be aware of the risks (and rewards) of entering the crypto sector. Your team must be able to put together a strong compliance program. Don’t turn a blind eye or be complicit with illegal activity.

Objectives
Learn the necessary compliance requirements that institutions operate under, as well as the tools available to meet those requirements.

Outline
1. Overview - Problems to solve :15
a. Crypto has a reputation for being used by bad actors for money laundering and other financial crimes (modern day NARCO….). How do firms doing business with crypto companies (VASPs) build institutional grade compliance and risk processes around this asset class?
b. As crypto grows and traditional financial institutions become involved in the sector, companies need to know how to assess counterparty and vendor risk
c. Additionally, with growing crypto regulations, firms need to be able to stay in compliance with local, federal and global regulations, including tracking funds, knowing the origin of funds and implementing KYC/AML policies.

2. Merkle Science - we have the capabilities to help stay in compliance and enter the crypto sector safely and compliantly :35
a. Transaction screening & wallet monitoring
b. Crypto crime investigation
c. Enhanced due diligence & entity reporting
d. Crypto compliance & investigation training

3. Live examples of crypto hacks and prosecutions

4. How Merkle Science can help your firm implement the right compliance and risk processes

5. Q&A


Speakers
avatar for Ian Lee

Ian Lee

Merkle Science
Ian is a founding team member of Merkle Science and an Associate Sales Director for the firm, currently focused on the firm’s U.S. expansion. A qualified lawyer who began his career in capital markets, Ian brings the study and practice of law and a background in digital assets... Read More →
avatar for Mary Beth Buchanan

Mary Beth Buchanan

President, Americas and Global Chief Legal Officer, Merkle Science
Experienced Chief Legal Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services and digital assets industries. Strong legal and compliance professional skilled in managing legal teams, working with law enforcement, international relations, and international law.


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am MDT
UWCC Salon B

11:00am MDT

NFTs: Regulatory and Practical Considerations
  • Introduction
  • What exactly are NFTs?
  • What is “persistence” and why is it so important?
  • Securities law issues
  • AML / KYC – Do I have to?
  • Custody concerns
  • Other regulatory considerations
  • Q&A
  • Conclusion

Speakers
avatar for Lewis Cohen

Lewis Cohen

DLx Law
Lewis Cohen is a co-founder of DLx Law, a new type of law firm for the new economy involving the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology. Lewis has a particular focus on securitization and structured finance. He served on the Board and Executive Committee of the Structured... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
UW Law School Room 170

11:20am MDT

Panel On Cryptocurrencies
Speakers
avatar for Philippe Nadeau

Philippe Nadeau

Directeur général, DigiHub
avatar for Kathleen Jobin

Kathleen Jobin

Blockchain Educator, Cégep de Shawinigan


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:20am - 12:20pm MDT
Canada (Virtual)

11:30am MDT

A CPAs Vision of Smart Contracts
Abstract
An in depth discussion of smart contracts.

Objectives
Learn the basics of smart contracts and the specific tax credit use cases.

Outline
1. Introduction :05

2. Smart Contracts :05
a. Define what they are
b. Give an example of current legal contract and how people get paid
i. When people get paid
ii. How do contractors know they will get paid
c. Describe how smart contracts would revolutionize the current contract process

3. Transferable tax credit :05
a. That transferable ones exist and why
b. When does the transfer happen? (issues with the government)

4. FOR EXAMPLE: Afloat :05
a. Smart contracts feel like an obvious solution
i. Secure – we couldn’t hack it ourselves (use as example)
b. Talk about vision of ease/security of smart contracts, allowing room for government to create more transferable tax credits
i. Eventually, people could pay their taxes regularly through smart contracts and allocate their money where they want it to go

5. Questions/Discussion :05


Speakers
avatar for Louise Reed

Louise Reed

CEO and Founder, Afloat Inc.
CEO and Founder of Afloat Inc.


Thursday September 23, 2021 11:30am - 11:55am MDT
UWCC Salon A

1:00pm MDT

Disintermediating Video Game Development
Speakers
avatar for Anthony Apollo

Anthony Apollo

Co-Founder & CEO, Rensa Games
Co-Founder & CEO at Rensa Games


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

1:00pm MDT

Blockchain & what to expect from regulators?
Speakers
avatar for Arnaud Grunthaler

Arnaud Grunthaler

Arnaud Grünthaler is a partner in the Banking and Finance department of the Paris office, where he is in charge of the Financial Services and FinTech/Blockchain practice.Arnaud Grünthaler has been involved in banking and financial regulation for over 20 years for a wide variety... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

1:00pm MDT

Real Estate Tokenization
Speakers
avatar for David Pope

David Pope

CPA, CGMA, DAPCPA Pope & Jackson, Inc
CPA, CGMA, The Power of creative solutions to complex business issues. Clients in all 50 states and several foreign countries.Recent Accomplishments:Member, Wyoming Blockchain Legislative Task ForceCo-Founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition,Member, Wyoming Main Street Advisory... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Norton

Pamela Norton

CEO and Founder, Borsetta, Inc.
Pamela Norton is an American entrepreneur and visionary who believes business and social impact are interdependent. She is the Founder & CEO of Borsetta, a pioneer in technology to enable secure, trusted, decentralized AI and private computation at the edge. Borsetta offers a platform... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:55pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

1:00pm MDT

Taxation of Digital Assets
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Assistant Professor, Lehman College
Award winning researcher, professor, entrepreneur, and enthusiast for blockchain, cryptoassets, and the impact on emerging technologies. Some of my specifics are included below:Founder - Institute for Blockchain & Cryptoasset ResearchForbes.com Contributor - Crypto & Blockchain (2020... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 1:55pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

1:00pm MDT

Leveraging Hydroelectric Surplus To Attract Mining
Kathleen jobin - How can a city leverage its hydroelectric surplus and former production sites to attract mining investment? Comment une ville peut-elle tirer parti de ses excédents hydroélectriques et de ses anciens sites de production pour attirer des investissements miners?

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Jobin

Kathleen Jobin

Blockchain Educator, Cégep de Shawinigan


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Canada (Virtual)

1:00pm MDT

Throwing the Book at Crypto - Regulation and Its Challenges
The growing chorus of regulators and legislators demanding regulation of crypto

Speakers
avatar for Angela Angelovska-Wilson

Angela Angelovska-Wilson

Co-Founder, DLx Law, Sila Inc.
Angela Angelovska-Wilson is an early distributed ledger technology adopter and a leading authority in the evolving global legal and regulatory landscape surrounding distributed ledger technology and smart contracts. Prior to co-founding DLx Law, Angela served as the Chief Legal... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
UW Law School Room 170

1:20pm MDT

Emerging Technologies as an Economic Development initiative in South Carolina
Speakers
avatar for Dennis T. Fassuliotis

Dennis T. Fassuliotis

President, South Carolina Emerging Tech Association Inc.
Currently, South Carolina Emerging Tech Association Inc. (www.sceta.io merged with PalmettoChain, Inc.) President and chief advocate for a statewide economic development initiative and legislative agenda to promote the state as a center for emerging technology business development... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

1:40pm MDT

Modernizing Customer Service through Blockchain
The customer support industry is currently at an inflection point.  In this session, we’ll explore how Blockchain can be used to modernize customer support and address key industry challenges.

Speakers
avatar for David Bunch

David Bunch

CEO, Founder, FlexWurx
My name is David Bunch and I'm the CEO of FlexWurx.  Our mission is to power the future of customer support.  FlexWurx is an early stage start-up that connects global firms with remote, customer support workers, located in small towns / rural communities through its FlexWurx marketplace.Please... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

2:00pm MDT

A Pithy Primer on Proof of Reserves
Abstract
A discussion about the purpose, process, and potential of Proof of Reserves

Objectives
Learn the basics of the proof of reserves concept and its relevance in the blockchain ecosystem.

Outline

I. Introduction :02

II. Why is Proof of Reserves relevant today? :03

III. What problem(s) does Proof of Reserve solve? :04

IV. What is Proof of Reserves? :05

V. How do you complete a Proof of Reserves? :03

VI. What are the benefits of a Proof of Reserve? :02

VII. Current Implementations of Proof of Reserve ‘in the wild :02

VIII. Inertia from Key Incumbents :02

IX. What does the Future of Proof of Reserves look like? :02


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Nau

Jeremy Nau

Senior Manager, Armanino LLP
Jeremy is a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) and Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP) who brings value to his clients within the crypto/blockchain space via the attest, consulting, and business solution set provided by Armanino, a top 25 accounting and consulting firm.


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:25pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

2:00pm MDT

Business Case for NFTs
Speakers
avatar for Manuel Badel

Manuel Badel

Founder, Badel Media


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:30pm MDT
Canada (Virtual)

2:00pm MDT

Fireside Chat - Lane Kasselman | Caitlin Long | Steve Lupien
An intimate conversation with the Title Sponsor Blockchain.com 

Speakers
avatar for Lane Kasselman

Lane Kasselman

Chief Business Offer, Blockchain.com
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Executive Director, Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

2:00pm MDT

DAO LLCs & Series LLCs
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Assistant Professor, Lehman College
Award winning researcher, professor, entrepreneur, and enthusiast for blockchain, cryptoassets, and the impact on emerging technologies. Some of my specifics are included below:Founder - Institute for Blockchain & Cryptoasset ResearchForbes.com Contributor - Crypto & Blockchain (2020... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Kaufman

Matthew Kaufman

Partner/Attorney, Hathaway & Kunz
As a partner with Hathaway & Kunz, Matt’s legal practice focuses on business, corporate, technology, capital formation, intellectual property protection, mergers, and acquisitions. Matt is counsel to dozens of start-ups, emerging technology companies, and investment funds across... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

2:00pm MDT

The Intersection of Estate Planning & Crypto
Mainstream interest in crypto asset markets exploded in 2021. Bitcoin and many other crypto assets increased more than tenfold over the past 12 months, and NFTs (non-fungible tokens) went from a little-known niche to a regular topic in social media and on the nightly news. The headlines and national attention to crypto assets attracted billions of dollars of new investment, led heavily by traditional investors looking for outsized returns.

Many questions remain regarding estate planning and trust administration when crypto assets are involved. In this presentation we will visit the intersection of estate planning and crypto, with focus on estate planning strategies that address the tax treatment of crypto, advanced planning strategies and considerations when a client holds crypto, trust and entity funding challenges, and trust administration issues to be addressed for the client who holds - or who someday may hold - crypto in their estate.



Speakers
avatar for Matthew T. McClintock

Matthew T. McClintock

Co-Founder, Evergreen Legacy Planning, LLP
Matt McClintock lives in Evergreen, Colorado, and focuses on the areas of estate planning, long-term trust design & implementation, planning for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets, business startup and transition, and domestic and international asset protection. Matt has a... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
UW Law School Room 170

2:30pm MDT

Crypto Asset Protection
Abstract
Creating and effective strategy to protect digital assets

Objectives
A. Identify situations that create exposure and risk for crypto holdings
B. Review case law and other real life case studies that highlite the need for crypto asset protection
C. Specify the goals and purposes of crypto asset protection
D. Demonstrate asset protection structures - Asset Protection Trusts, LLCs, and Offshore Entities

Outline
1. Common Mistakes related to Crypto Asset Protection :10
a. Hiding Assets
b. Fraudulent Transfers
c. Lost Private Keys
d. Insurance
e. Legal Cases Highlighting Mistakes

2. What is Crypto Asset Protection :07
a. Definitions
b. Real Life Case Studies
c. Liability Costs
d. Goals
e. Timing
f. Winning

3. Legal Structures for Crypto Asset Protection :08
a. Asset Protection Trust
b. LLCs
c. Recent Crypto Legislation


Speakers
avatar for Jared Moss

Jared Moss

JMOSS LAW LLC
I represent clients in fintech, blockchain, crypto asset protection, real estate, and corporate. I work directly with corporate management as a trusted advisor and strategist.


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:30pm - 2:55pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

2:30pm MDT

2:40pm MDT

Wyoming Off-Grid Bitcoin Mining
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Leachman

Ryan Leachman

COO and Co-Founder, JAI Energy


Thursday September 23, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

3:00pm MDT

Helping international companies relocate to Wyoming
Why companies should look at Wyoming as their new home. A founders perspective.

Speakers
avatar for Cal Evans

Cal Evans

Founder, Fortune Wallet
UK Lawyer and US in house counsel.Founder and CEO of Fortune Wallet.Author “The Little Book of Crypto” - 2019.Writer - cointelegraph, crypto daily, cryptoslate.Government Crypto advisor.Gaming geek.


Thursday September 23, 2021 3:00pm - 3:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

3:00pm MDT

A Random Walk through the Wyoming Legislation
Abstract

A cursory examination of Wyoming’s groundbreaking digital asset legislation.

Objectives

Learn the digital-asset related laws passed by Wyoming and why they are important.

Outline

Wyoming Blockchain Initiatives, 2018

HB019: Money Transmitters Act: Our first initiative exempts cryptocurrencies from the Money Transmitters Act. Alone, this legislation will allow Cryptocurrencies to operate in Wyoming, adding a vital new industry to the State’s financial sector. In combination with the rest of our initiatives, it will foster cryptocurrency developers in Wyoming as well.

HB101: Electronic Records: The goal of this legislation is to allow corporate records to be kept on a distributed ledger system. This also allows for corporate formations and UCC filings to be registered using Blockchain technology.

HB070: Initial Coin Offering and Utility Token (ICO/UT) safe harbor language: There is considerable confusion on a nationwide basis as to whether an ICO or UT is a security (and as such regulated by the SEC). As many of these only represent advanced sales of software, services or property, Wyoming can create language that will clear the confusion. Alone, this will set a standard for the entire nation to follow. In combination with our other initiatives, it will provide an incentive for both the developers and the investors to locate in Wyoming (providing additional revenues to the State).

HB126: Series LLCs: Designating Series LLCs as a separate form of entity will allow Wyoming to continue to compete with Delaware as a home for entity formations. The Series LLC is a preferred form of entity for many developers in the Blockchain ecosystem.

SF111: Exempts Digital Assets from property tax

Wyoming Blockchain Initiatives

2019

HB 57, Fintech Sandbox: Authorizes Wyoming’s Secretary of State and/or the Banking Commissioner, upon approval of an application and the posting of a consumer protection bond, to waive statutory or rule provisions that would otherwise prevent the product or services from being offered. It allows both to specify limits on numbers of customers and place other constraints as necessary.

HB 62, Wyoming Utility Token Act: Amended and expanded the utility token provisions enacted by HB 70 in 2018 and moved them to a newly-created chapter of Wyoming’s property statutes. There is no longer an exemption from Wyoming’s securities statutes, but instead a new chapter under Wyoming’s statutes that classifies utility tokens as intangible personal property and specifies the treatment of utility tokens under existing laws.

HB 70, Commercial Filing System: Authorized the Secretary of State to develop and implement a blockchain-based commercial filing system for business entity registrations, reports, UCC and other filings.

HB 74, Special Purpose Depository Institutions: creates special purpose depository institutions to serve businesses which may not have access to traditional banking services, including blockchain businesses. The bill provides that a special purpose depository institution would provide services only to businesses, must comply with all applicable State and federal laws, would not be able to make loans and would require a 100% reserve .

HB 113, Special Electric Utility Agreements: enables Wyoming’s electric utilities to enter into service agreements with cryptocurrency miners and other large volume users that are segregated from all other customers of the utility, so that all costs, benefits and losses (direct or indirect) from such agreements would be borne by the shareholders, not the other customers.

HB 185, Corporate Stock Certificate Tokens: Gives Wyoming corporations the ability to issue certificate tokens on a blockchain in lieu of stock certificates.

SF 28, Banking Technology and Stock Revisions: authorizes the use of electronic records by banks, including allowing banks to identify shareholders by a data address.

SF 125, Digital Assets-Existing Law: Classifies digital assets by type (virtual currencies, digital securities and digital consumer tokens), would specify the treatment of each type of digital asset under existing commercial laws, and would define a method for perfecting security interests in digital assets. The bill also provides an opt-in regime for Wyoming banks to become Qualified Custodians of digital assets

pursuant to the SEC’s Custody Rule, acting as a directed trustee, and specifies investor protections that opting-in banks must meet.

Other notable legislation:

SF104 – Chancery Court

HB236 – Statutory Foundation Act

Wyoming Blockchain Initiatives, 2020

Digital Expression Protection Act-HB 08 (Effective Immediately)

Relates to digital expression; providing limitations on criminal liability for digital expression as specified.

Municipal Bonds-Digital Securities-HB 20 (Effective 7/1/2020)

Relates to public securities; authorizing issuance of certain bonds as digital securities.

Insurance Investments-Digital Assets-HB 21 (Effective 7/1/2020)

Relates to insurance; authorizing investment in digital assets by an insurer.

Select Committee on Blockchain, Tech and Innovation-HB 27 (Effective Immediately)

Relates to the legislature; creating the select committee on blockchain, financial technology and digital innovation technology; providing for appointment of members and executive branch liaisons; providing appropriations.

Special Purpose Depository Institutions-Amendments-HB 45 (Effective Immediately)

Relates to banking; expanding the authority of special purpose depository institutions to engage in incidental activities with the public as specified; amending the application timeframe for a special purpose depository charter; authorizing the commissioner to provide a fee exemption; specifying the types of security that can be pledged by a special purpose depository institution in lieu of a surety bond; clarifying a continuous appropriation; repealing a provision requiring depositor services and the issuance of special purpose depository accounts; specifying applicability.

Digital Assets-Statutory Amendments-SF 47 (Effective Immediately)

Relates to digital assets; modifying the means to perfect a security interest in virtual currency and digital securities; modifying provisions relating to security agreements involving virtual currency and digital securities; providing definitions; specifying factors relating to location of digital assets used as collateral; amending duties and requirements for banks that provide custodial services; amending the scope of authorized custodial services; clarifying application of digital asset statutes; clarifying the duty of digital asset custodians to pay supervisory fees; clarifying the jurisdiction of Wyoming courts to hear cases related to digital assets; and providing for an effective date.


Wyoming Blockchain Initiative, 2021

SF0038 – Decentralized Autonomous Organization Supplement. Creates a new form of entity (The DAO LLC) and provides for limited liability of the members.

HB0043 – Digital Assets – Amendments. A housecleaning bill that amends prior statutes to allow for the perfection of security interests in digital assets and defines a consumer’s relationship with a custodial bank when digital assets are held in custody.

SF0039 – Digital Identity Act. Defines the relationship between a digital identity and the natural person or organization attributable to that identity.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Myers

Diana Myers

Associate, Holland & Hart
Diana specializes in complex financial planning, advising clients on issues surrounding tax-efficient strategies and general asset management. Diana also is experienced in advising multinational corporations, family offices, and private fund managers on federal and international tax... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 3:00pm - 3:55pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

3:00pm MDT

Introduction to Business Entity Types and Their Formation
  • Standard Entity Types
  • Partnerships
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Nonprofit Entity Types
  • Hybrid Entity Types

Speakers
avatar for George Mocsary

George Mocsary

Professor of Law, University of Wyoming
George Mocsary joined the University of Wyoming in July of 2019. Prior to his appointment at Wyoming, he served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the Southern Illinois University School of Law and spent two years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Connecticut... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
UW Law School Room 170

3:20pm MDT

Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Morality
Speakers

Thursday September 23, 2021 3:20pm - 3:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

3:40pm MDT

BizCon Keynote 3
Speakers
avatar for Jay Patel

Jay Patel

Founder, EDGE196
EDGE196 is an initiative supporting startup ideas around the world to reach the global market. Our team members are corporate managers, angel investors and graduates from world renowned universities dedicated to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit. Our mission is to support truly unicorn... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 3:40pm - 4:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

4:00pm MDT

The CPA Firm of the Future
Abstract
How will Blockchain affect the CPA profession?

Objectives
Hear from CPAs that are immersed in the blockchain evolution and participate in a discussion about how it will affect our profession.

Outline

I. What will our role be in a new blockchain ecosphere? As blockchains advance in use and function, which of our traditional services will survive? Which will fall to the wayside? How can we prepare our staff for the changes?

II. What are the current and future pain points in creating the CPA firm of the future? What’s keeping us from being that today? Next year? In five/ten years?

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Nau

Jeremy Nau

Senior Manager, Armanino LLP
Jeremy is a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) and Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP) who brings value to his clients within the crypto/blockchain space via the attest, consulting, and business solution set provided by Armanino, a top 25 accounting and consulting firm.
avatar for David Pope

David Pope

CPA, CGMA, DAPCPA Pope & Jackson, Inc
CPA, CGMA, The Power of creative solutions to complex business issues. Clients in all 50 states and several foreign countries.Recent Accomplishments:Member, Wyoming Blockchain Legislative Task ForceCo-Founder of the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition,Member, Wyoming Main Street Advisory... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith

Assistant Professor, Lehman College
Award winning researcher, professor, entrepreneur, and enthusiast for blockchain, cryptoassets, and the impact on emerging technologies. Some of my specifics are included below:Founder - Institute for Blockchain & Cryptoasset ResearchForbes.com Contributor - Crypto & Blockchain (2020... Read More →
avatar for Louise Reed

Louise Reed

CEO and Founder, Afloat Inc.
CEO and Founder of Afloat Inc.


Thursday September 23, 2021 4:00pm - 4:55pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

4:00pm MDT

Wyoming’s DAO Law; a deeper look at the legal implications surrounding the newest form of LLC.
  • Introduction to the Wyoming DAO
  • Statutory overview
  • Historical context
  • Possible amendments
  • Legal considerations for the use of DAO’s
  • Formation issues
  • Governance/operating agreement issues
  • Unique considerations from other LLC’s
  • Regulatory Concerns and Issues
  • Securities regulations
  • Use of DAO’s in transactions
  • Ethical concerns for the practitioner and organizer
  • Questions

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Kaufman

Matthew Kaufman

Partner/Attorney, Hathaway & Kunz
As a partner with Hathaway & Kunz, Matt’s legal practice focuses on business, corporate, technology, capital formation, intellectual property protection, mergers, and acquisitions. Matt is counsel to dozens of start-ups, emerging technology companies, and investment funds across... Read More →


Thursday September 23, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
UW Law School Room 170

5:00pm MDT

Defi and Regulation at the Crossroads (What Color is the Traffic Light?)
The panel will synthesize many of the views discussed during the day’s prior presentations, with a focus, first, on the challenges in connection with crafting of agreements in a de-centralized ecosystem where traditional legal concepts such as “counter-parties”, “venue”, “principal place of business“ and many others have new (or perhaps little) meaning; and, second, on how the existing regulatory design must adapt to an accelerating change curve driven by concepts of decentralization which are foreign to an 80 year regulatory framework, and which itself was designed by individuals who were born in the 19th century prior to most American homes being electrified.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Gannon

Steve Gannon

Lawyer, Murphy & McGonigle
Stephen T. Gannon is a financial services industry leader who has previously served as a senior legal executive at Citizens Financial Bank, Capital One Financial Corporation and Wachovia Securities.Prior to joining Murphy & McGonigle, Mr. Gannon was most recently Executive Vice President... Read More →
avatar for Rodrigo Seira

Rodrigo Seira

Associate, Cooley LLP
Corporate lawyer, focused on the intersection of law and disruptive technologies.
avatar for Julian Sevillano

Julian Sevillano

Managing Director, Head of Digital Assets Group, Promontory Financial Group
Over 20 years of experience in international banking and payments. Expertise in risk, strategy, finance, and corporate development. Currently advising early-stage startups and mid-size firms


Thursday September 23, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
UW Law School Room 170

7:00pm MDT

Thursday Evening Networking Event
Please join us for our Thursday evening networking event generously sponsored by Opolis, NEAR and SporkDAO. The event will begin at 7pm and close at 10pm. Drinks and appetizers will be served. Attire is business casual. This is an opportunity to network with the amazing community of blockchain enthusiasts and professionals!

The event will be held in downtown Laramie at Altitude Chophouse and Brewery (320 S 2nd St, Laramie, WY 82070).

See you there!
Kind regards,

Thursday September 23, 2021 7:00pm - 10:00pm MDT
Altitude Chophouse and Brewery
 
Friday, September 24
 

4:40am MDT

Interview of Kristina Lucrezia Corner
Speakers
avatar for Kristina Lucrezia Corner

Kristina Lucrezia Corner

Editor-in-Chief, Cointelegraph


Friday September 24, 2021 4:40am - 5:20am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

5:20am MDT

Digital Euro, Bitcoin And Other Crypto Assets: Time To Take It Seriously
Speakers
avatar for Philipp Sandner

Philipp Sandner

Director, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center


Friday September 24, 2021 5:20am - 6:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

6:00am MDT

Data protection and blockchain
Speakers
avatar for Claudia Negri-Ribalta

Claudia Negri-Ribalta

Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne OptIA
Claudia is a PhD student in Informatics in Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, that specialises on data protection, security and new technology from an interdisciplinary perspective. She studied 5 years Political Science in the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and then obtained her... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 6:00am - 6:40am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

6:00am MDT

Fundamental analysis – finding value in cryptocurrencies
Speakers
avatar for Justin Bons

Justin Bons

Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Cyber Capital


Friday September 24, 2021 6:00am - 6:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

6:40am MDT

Celine Moille
Speakers
avatar for Celine Moille

Celine Moille

Lawyer, Taj, société d’avocats
- Business Lawyer (contract, commercial)- ASEAN zone (Malaysia, Singapore)- Compliance- Data Privacy / GDPR- International regulation- Fintech / Blockchain / Cryptocurrencies / ICO / DLT and more!- Litigation- Co Founder of DodoBank, LegalTech- Co Founder of The Yellaw Clinic- PhD... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 6:40am - 7:20am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

6:40am MDT

Market Standards For Global Token Markets
Speakers
avatar for Maximilian Bruckner

Maximilian Bruckner

Frankfurt School Blockchain Center


Friday September 24, 2021 6:40am - 7:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

7:20am MDT

When blockchain meets Regulatory compliance
Speakers
avatar for Rhett Oudkerk Pool

Rhett Oudkerk Pool

Europechain
Rhett is a passionate entrepreneur, business leader, consultant, public speaker and investor in Cyber Security & Blockchain Companies. He has more than 20 years of experience in Cyber Security, and now he is helping innovative companies and entrepreneurs create next-generation business... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 7:20am - 8:00am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

7:20am MDT

Blockchain And The Internet Of Things: An Update On Real World Use Cases
Speakers
avatar for Sebastian Becker

Sebastian Becker

CCO, Riddle & Code
avatar for Holger Koether

Holger Koether

Director of Partner Managemen, IOTA Foundation
avatar for Anthony Day

Anthony Day

Blockchain Leader, IBM


Friday September 24, 2021 7:20am - 8:20am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

8:00am MDT

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies: Toward a new model of decentralized sovereignty?
Speakers
avatar for Fabien Aufrechter

Fabien Aufrechter

Havas Blockchain
Fabien is Head of Havas Blockchain, the blockchain department of Havas Group. He was previously PR consultant at Havas Paris working for international clients. Lecturer at the Sorbonne University (CELSA) and Sciences Po Lille, Fabien gave numerous lectures on blockchain technologies... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 8:00am - 8:40am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

8:05am MDT

DAOs: State of the Union
DeepDAO provides a range of metrics on the inner workings of DAOs, from financial activity to member activity and growth, and therefore is uniquely positioned to give us a snapshot of the DAO ecosystem today. This will help set a context for DAO Day, and illuminate the impact and growth of DAOs.

Speakers
avatar for Eyal Eithcowich

Eyal Eithcowich

CEO, DeepDAO
Eyal has 20 years of experience developing and leading technology projects for companies such as Apple Computer, TIAA-CREF, and others in the U.S. and Israel. He fell in love with DAOs and never looked back. DeepDAO lists, ranks and analyzes top DAOs across multiple metrics.


Friday September 24, 2021 8:05am - 8:30am MDT
UWCC Salon B

8:05am MDT

The Impact of Wyoming DAO: Economic Growth Frontier
Panel Discussion: As the first Wyoming DAO, together with IBM, American CryptoFed DAO is coordinating with Merchant Advisory Group (MAG) to roll out a crypto economy across Wyoming and the entire U.S.

Speakers
avatar for Marian Orr

Marian Orr

CEO, American CryptoFed, DAO, LLC
CEO, American CryptoFed, DAO
avatar for Matthew Kaufman

Matthew Kaufman

Partner/Attorney, Hathaway & Kunz
As a partner with Hathaway & Kunz, Matt’s legal practice focuses on business, corporate, technology, capital formation, intellectual property protection, mergers, and acquisitions. Matt is counsel to dozens of start-ups, emerging technology companies, and investment funds across... Read More →
avatar for Hahn Ryu

Hahn Ryu

Founder & CEO, NODEOne


Friday September 24, 2021 8:05am - 8:30am MDT
UWCC Salon C

8:05am MDT

Keynote: The Secret to Blockchain Scalability? Just look to history.
If we all agree blockchain represents a path to a more efficient, better-connected world, then what's the hold up? Many point to the concept of the blockchain trilemma, where projects can't achieve scalability, security, and decentralization simultaneously. As developers, we're constantly innovating solutions to this mammoth challenge. However, as Kui Wang will explore in this talk, maybe the answer is right under our nose.

Speakers
avatar for Kui Wang

Kui Wang

CTO, Bitdeer
Kui Wang is the Chief Technology Officer of Bitdeer Group. He holds a PhD in Computer Architecture from Peking University. Wang is a Senior Blockchain developer and the lead architect of Bitcoin Cash (BCH), a fork of the bitcoin blockchain created to increase the number of transactions... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 8:05am - 8:40am MDT
UW Law School room 186 https://goo.gl/maps/zBWrb5uJLXznGxef6

8:20am MDT

Blockrocket - Sharing Insights Of The Early-stage Blockchain Startup Ecosystem In Europe
Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Horvarth

Benjamin Horvarth

Managing Director, Blockrocket
avatar for Tim Dierckxsens

Tim Dierckxsens

Co-Founder & CEO, Venly
avatar for Oliver Schantin

Oliver Schantin

Co-Founder & CEO, basenode.io


Friday September 24, 2021 8:20am - 9:00am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

8:30am MDT

DAOs and Smart Agreements
A quick overview of how DAOs are limiting legal exposure, making venture investments, and entering into services using a combination of smart contracts and traditional agreements.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Campbell

Ross Campbell

SushiSwap


Friday September 24, 2021 8:30am - 8:50am MDT
UWCC Salon B

8:30am MDT

Managed Voting System for DAOs
A managed voting system for a DAO that uses a the blockchain to verify the votes of each of the members and checks that, when votes occur, you have a quorum. The votes will all be recorded back to the blockchain as NFTs with additional data as to what was voted on. Collectively the software is designed to match with the SB38 - Wyoming DAO statute.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Schlump

Phil Schlump

Professor, University of Wyoming
Supply chain tracking - especially with cows and proof of authenticity using near field communications (NFC) based chips.


Friday September 24, 2021 8:30am - 8:50am MDT
UWCC Salon C

8:40am MDT

Blockchain Application To Electronic Medical Records
Blockchain is a supply chain of information. The data storage and security functions of blockchain architecture provide value propositions and technical solutions to healthcare applications for electronic health information exchange.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Berger

Michael Berger

Strategic Advisor, Berger Global
My focus is on medical technology innovation and clinical data processes that improve health, wellness, and surgical outcomes, and enhance healthcare access, quality of care, and value. I also research and develop blockchain solutions for application to the future of digital healthcare.On... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am MDT
UWCC Salon A

8:40am MDT

AVOUM: Account View On UTXO Model
A few weeks ago, crypto twitter was all aflutter about contracts on UTXO blockchains only being able to sustain one transaction per block. However, we at [Mutual Knowledge Systems](https://MuKn.io) have been offering a solution to this issue since early 2021: Our [AVOUM technology](https://j.mp/AVOUMforNervos) enables contracts to be written and used as per the account model made famous by Ethereum, on top of a blockchain built on the UTXO model like Cardano, Nervos or Bitcoin Cash. AVOUM requires a relatively simple upgrade to the protocol used by miners, stake pool operators or bakers. A blockchain with the AVOUM technology can then enjoy the advantages of both Account and UTXO blockchains, without the disadvantages of either.

Speakers
avatar for Francois-Rene Rideau

Francois-Rene Rideau

Mutual Knowledge Systems Inc.
François-René Rideau, Co-Founder of Mutual Knowledge Systems, has been making programming languages and distributed systems usable for 25 years. Alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure, Former Senior Engineer at ITA Software, he also worked at Google and Bridgewater Associates... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 8:40am - 9:00am MDT
UW Law School room 186 https://goo.gl/maps/zBWrb5uJLXznGxef6

8:40am MDT

Nonfungible tokens (NFT)
Speakers
avatar for Guillaume Martin Euranov

Guillaume Martin Euranov

Consulting Manager, euraNov


Friday September 24, 2021 8:40am - 9:20am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

8:50am MDT

DAOs and the Evolution of Capitalism
After DAOs, capitalism will never be the same. The collective power of coordinated large groups operating in free markets will transform everything. This talk will explore the disruptive nature of DAOs and the broad implications of algorithmic management of DAOs.

Speakers
avatar for Raza Khan

Raza Khan

Be Group
Raza is deeply passionate about using technology to reshape the world. He previously co-founded MyRichUncle, one of the first FinTechs to disrupt TradFi, then EIFC a $6+ programmatic asset manager. He is a co-founder of Be, an interest unification platform to bring people together... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 8:50am - 9:10am MDT
UWCC Salon C

8:50am MDT

Using sovereign data to build complete Web3 apps
Speakers
avatar for Michael Sena

Michael Sena

Co-Founder and CEO, 3Box Labs
Co-Founder and CEO at 3Box Labs, creating open-source software that redefines the relationship between users, applications, and data in pursuit of a more open, safe, and collaborative web. 3Box Labs is the team behind the Ceramic Network, an open-source platform for real-time data... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 8:50am - 9:10am MDT
UWCC Salon B

9:00am MDT

Blockchain and Digital Identity
Speakers
avatar for Jim St Clair

Jim St Clair

Chief Trust Officer, Lumedic
As the Chief Trust Officer for the Lumedic Exchange, the first internationally available patient-centric data exchange platform, Jim leads the development and harmonization of W3C verifiable credential data standards across healthcare and identity use cases. Additionally, as part... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am MDT
UWCC Salon A

9:00am MDT

Glow DSL for DApp development
Speakers
avatar for Alex Plotnick

Alex Plotnick

Chief Technology Officer, Mutual Knowledge Systems
Been writing software for about 25 years. I prefer Lisp, but I'll use whatever it takes to get the job done. I've studied computational linguistics, machine learning, and philosophy, and worked on just about every kind of software except Enterprise Systems. New to the blockchain... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:20am MDT
UW Law School room 186 https://goo.gl/maps/zBWrb5uJLXznGxef6

9:00am MDT

From Analytics To The Economic Functioning Of Blockchain Platforms
Speakers
avatar for Claudio J. Tessone

Claudio J. Tessone

Professor of Blockchain, University of Zurich


Friday September 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:40am MDT
Munich (Virtual)

9:10am MDT

Are Coops the Original DAOs?
Achieving sustainable and effective decentralized governance and communities through the cooperative legal form.

Speakers
avatar for Yev Muchnik

Yev Muchnik

Lawyer, Jason Wiener p.c.
Experienced corporate and securities attorney changing the traditional legal services model.
avatar for Jacqueline Radebaugh

Jacqueline Radebaugh

Associate Attorney, Jason Wiener p.c.
I assist mission-based, values-forward entrepreneurs and businesses in identifying and addressing their legal needs, from start-up phase through financing rounds, to conversion and exit strategies.Committed to advancing racial equity through social entrepreneurship, the sharing economy... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:10am - 9:30am MDT
UWCC Salon C

9:10am MDT

Solving the Decentralization Dilemma
How to launch a decentralized community through a DAO in a compliant manner. As regulatory eyes descend on the DeFi community, many developers are scrambling to figure out how their protocols should be governed. Should they create a decentralized DAO before stabilizing a product, or create a product before decentralizing governance through a DAO. In either case, how do they successfully manage the transition in a compliant manner that won’t run afoul of regulators?



Speakers
avatar for Mark Lurie

Mark Lurie

Mark Lurie is the CEO & Co-Founder at Shipyard. Mark Lurie is a serial entrepreneur and investor who previously founded two venture-backed startups including Codex, a blockchain-based title registry for art and collectibles used in the offline auction world with 500,000 NFT titles... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:10am - 9:30am MDT
UWCC Salon B

9:20am MDT

Investment strategies
Speakers
avatar for Richard Malone

Richard Malone

Investment Partner, Advanced Blockchain AG


Friday September 24, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am MDT
UWCC Salon A

9:20am MDT

An overview of the Ethereum roadmap
Speakers
avatar for Tim Beiko

Tim Beiko

Developer, Ethereum
I run the core protocol meetings for Ethereum. They are all public and available here: https://github.com/ethereum/pmAlongside this, I write about upgrades to the protocol here: https://hackmd.io/@timbeiko/acd, and speak in various venues (press, podcasts, conferences) to share the... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:20am - 9:40am MDT
UW Law School room 186 https://goo.gl/maps/zBWrb5uJLXznGxef6

9:20am MDT

Blockchain Games
Speakers
avatar for On Yavin

On Yavin

Cointelligence Fund
On Yavin is a serial entrepreneur, lawyer and angel investor. Over the years he has established and built several successful companies, as well as provided funding and mentorship for many others. In 2017, he joined the blockchain industry with the founding of Cointelligence. Since... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:20am - 10:00am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

9:30am MDT

A Vision for Impact-first DAOs
How Community-driven social tokens can seed a new form of economies that aggregate creative efforts of a community towards solving important missions and impact goals.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Berkowitz

Andrew Berkowitz

CEO, Socialstack
I'm the CEO of Socialstack, a protocol to power mission-driven social token economies on the blockchain. We're on a mission to build community, culture, and infrastructure for leaders who are driven by true impact to build new economic systems based on gratitude and abundance.Learn... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:30am - 9:50am MDT
UWCC Salon B

9:30am MDT

Closing DAO Governance Loopholes
Stress testing the political structures around reportedly “decentralized” systems, to help them design governance that lives up to the aspirations of their technical protocols.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Phillips

Marcus Phillips

Hey there, I'm Marcus, a lifelong enthusiast and researcher of human coordination systems. I've been contemplating prosocial cryptographic architectures since before the word "blockchain" came out, learned web development on library computers while hitchhiking the US and Europe, went... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:30am - 9:50am MDT
UWCC Salon C

9:40am MDT

States Rights and KYC/AML
Speakers
avatar for Eric Badiere

Eric Badiere

Sr. Java Software Engineer, Coinme
A Business Automation Backend Engineer who has built the technical foundation for entire customer support organizations as well as developing reliable distributed systems, and machine learning pipelines. Proven expertise in Automated workflows and React-based tools for control. Enjoys... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am MDT
UWCC Salon A

9:40am MDT

The EVM: The Lingua Franca of Smart Contract Chains
Speakers
avatar for Danno Ferrin

Danno Ferrin

Principal Software Engineer, Hedera Hashgraph
If software were a candy bar, then I'm not the one who makes the smooth chocolate layer on the outside, or the person who designs the wrapper that you throw in the trash once you eat it, or the team that creates the advertising that makes you think that eating a candy bar is a good... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:40am - 10:00am MDT
UW Law School room 186 https://goo.gl/maps/zBWrb5uJLXznGxef6

9:40am MDT

9:50am MDT

Ava Labs
It's never been easier to organize like minded people around a common cause, raise capital and take an idea from prototype to game-changer. DAOs will accelerate this trend by enabling an organizations rules to be embedded as code in a smart contract running on the blockchain. Gabriel Cardona will discuss a brief history of DAOs, the current state-of-the-art and zoom out to look at the big picture and where this is all headed.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Cardona

Gabriel Cardona

Developer Evangelist, Ava Labs


Friday September 24, 2021 9:50am - 10:10am MDT
UWCC Salon C

9:50am MDT

Summoning MolochDAO
Ameen Soleimani talks about summoning Moloch DAO in 2019, the design of the DAO, and the Moloch meme.

Speakers
avatar for Ameen Soleimani

Ameen Soleimani

CEO, Spankchain
Ameen is the founder and chief executive officer of SpankChain, an award winning cryptoeconomic powered adult entertainment ecosystem built on the Ethereum network. He is also the founder and designer of Moloch DAO... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 9:50am - 10:10am MDT
UWCC Salon B

10:00am MDT

Servant Leadership and Kierkegaard in the Blockchain: The Economic Theology of Decentralized Networks
Speakers
avatar for Darby Bailey

Darby Bailey

Ph.D. Student, Entrepreneur
I am currently a Ph.D. student at Regent University focusing on decentralized Entertainment-Education and Economic Theology. I've been a Voice Artist for Fortune 100 and 500 companies since 1999 as the Voice of Tellme. Since opening a recording studio in 1992, I've been an Entrepreneur... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am MDT
UWCC Salon A

10:00am MDT

Bitcoin mining: From angry firemen to warehouses with rivers
Speakers
avatar for Marshall Long

Marshall Long

Rhodium Mining, Managing Partner
Marshall is a serial entrepreneur. Has a background initially in engineering, however quickly moved to Bitcoin. His claim to fame is being one of the world’s first bitcoin miners. He is the CTO of FinalHash, a bitcoin consulting company. He also has recently broken out into the... Read More →
avatar for JL Zoeckler

JL Zoeckler

JL Zoeckler, Head of People @ Rhodium Mining!The man with 100 jobs on his resume, including professor, podcast host, growth hacker and most importantly… bitcoin miner! Currently working his dream job of building culture and scaling up the most amazing workforce at Rhodium. 


Friday September 24, 2021 10:00am - 10:20am MDT
UW Law School Room 170

10:00am MDT

AI And Blockchain replace traditional governments
Speakers
avatar for Bilel Seddik

Bilel Seddik

Freelance Consultant
Bilel has been interested in blockchain since a very young age. He has a dual degree from emlyon and WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management. During his course, he pitched an idea for a decentralized platform for filmmakers which was during the “Me Too” movement. His experience... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 10:00am - 10:40am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

10:00am MDT

Control Your Data
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Llamas

Jonathan Llamas

Co-Founder - Head of Business Development, Verum Capital
French and Spanish binational, Jonathan is a co-founder and board member of Verum Capital AG, board member of the VETRI Foundation and industry expert lecturer at MBA of University Saint Gallen, with a back-ground in investment banking as a former trader, sales and broker in London... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 10:00am - 10:40am MDT

10:20am MDT

Immutable Self Publishing Pallets & The Death of "Track and Trace"
Speakers
avatar for Autumn Bizon

Autumn Bizon

Industry Contributor / Professional Analyst, Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA)
Member Of The Board Of Advisors at Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator


Friday September 24, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am MDT
UWCC Salon A

10:20am MDT

Mainstream DAOs with Astro on NEAR
Astro brings DAOs to the masses with over 100 active "Guilds" made up of over 80,000 members. Set your next crypto project up for success by understanding the process that created Astro's "web2 easy" UX.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Gray

Jordan Gray

Technical Program Manager, NEAR Labs
Transformation & Integration @ NEAR Labs, leading open source projects for DAOs and NFTs. Co-Founder of CODAME ART+TECH non-profit running 10+ years. Creative Commons Audio Visual Producer & Qigong Shifu 🐣


Friday September 24, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am MDT
UWCC Salon C

10:20am MDT

Wyoming DAO Law: A Critique
A critique of the Wyoming DAO law, with some suggestions for legislative fixes that would make the law more useful and broadly applicable.

Speakers
avatar for Preston Byrne

Preston Byrne

Partner, Anderson Kill
Preston Byrne advises cutting edge tech companies, including Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and DLT businesses, on a wide range of legal issues. Dual-qualified in England and the USA (New York and Connecticut).


Friday September 24, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am MDT
UWCC Salon B

10:20am MDT

Advantages and disadvantages of Open Source Software in blockchain
Speakers
AB

Andrew Bellis

Vice President of Sales, Tiny Technologies
Extensive experience scaling go-to-market teams at early and growth stage companies | 12 years of solution based, consultative business development & sales experience


Friday September 24, 2021 10:20am - 10:40am MDT
UW Law School room 186 https://goo.gl/maps/zBWrb5uJLXznGxef6

10:40am MDT

Networking TIme
Friday September 24, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am MDT
UWCC Salon A

10:40am MDT

It's All Coordination (And It Always Has Been)
Its all coordination, and it always has been.  Ethereum is an emerging tool for coordinating capital & culture; join as Gitcoin founder Kevin Owocki details the frontiers the coordination & DAO Resource Allocation in web3.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

CEO, Gitcoin
Kevin Owocki is the founder of Gitcoin.co — Where builders & funders come together to build the open web. Gitcoin has delivered $21mm worth of value to OSS devs in the last several years. He has a BS in Computer Science, 15 years of engineering leadership experience in Open Source Software and Web Startups. Kevin is a community organizer in the Boulder Colorado Tech Scene... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am MDT
UWCC Salon C

10:40am MDT

Lowering the Barriers for DAO Newcomers
Using the Web3 interfaces are still a challenge for many people. In this talk, Juliana will give good hints on how to make the onboarding process smooth and simple and help your DAO sustain a solid growth plan.

Speakers
avatar for Juliana Passos

Juliana Passos

Meta Gamma Delta
Juliana Passos envisioned Meta Gamma Delta in February 2020 with 2 crypto friends. Today Meta Gamma Delta is one of the most active DAOs by voting and member participation. We’re women led and women supportive. Juliana was a mobile dev and leader of Ethereum Developers São Paulo... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am MDT
UWCC Salon B

10:40am MDT

Retrofitting an existing application to be blockchain enabled
Speakers
avatar for Tommy Cooksey

Tommy Cooksey

Architect, Trainer, SimbaChain
Master Trainer, Blockchain Developer, Architect. Over 20 years of IT training experience.


Friday September 24, 2021 10:40am - 11:00am MDT
UW Law School room 186 https://goo.gl/maps/zBWrb5uJLXznGxef6

10:40am MDT

How blockchain is enabling safe and secure mineral trade
Speakers
avatar for COSTA CHOTO

COSTA CHOTO

Vestor Group
Costa is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI)UKand a  seasoned  International  Banker  with  over  17  years  of  Global  finance  experience  in  the  USA,  Canada,  South Africa, Dubai & the Middle East. He has worked with... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 10:40am - 11:20am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

11:00am MDT

Cross-chain Aave Protocol
Speakers
avatar for Stani Kulechov

Stani Kulechov

CEO, Aave
Stani Kulechov is the Founder and CEO of Aave, an open source and non-custodial money market protocol to earn interest on deposits and borrow assets. Stani was studying law at the University of Helsinki when he first got into Ethereum and he started exploring how it could impact the... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
UWCC Salon A

11:00am MDT

Nexus of DAOs & Music
Sean will speak about redefining the future of Web3 music ownership, publishing and licensing via NFT standards, decentralized governance and automated finance -- something ModaDAO calls Music3. Since 2015, the music industry has been paying close attention to the world of blockchain. It’s been a hot topic at conferences for years, and the community has seen projects rise and fall. But in 2021, the Web3 space has advanced in a more rapid way, and Sean will outline how ModaDAO is altering the way music will be published, produced, and distributed in a new Music3 world.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Gardner

Sean Gardner

Co-Founder, ModaDAO
the Co-Founder of ModaDAO, a community aiming to re-define music ownership, distribution and publishing via NFT standards, decentralised governance and automated finance. Musicians like Joel Zimmerman (Deadmau5), Richie Hawtin, and The Weeknd producer Carlo Illangelo are already a part of the DAO alongside... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
UWCC Salon B

11:00am MDT

View from The Front Lines of DAO Development
Over the last 2 years there has been a cambrian explosion of DAOs, fueled by rapid iteration and experimentation. Dekan Brown, co-founder of Daohaus, will give a rundown of where we have been and some ideas on where we are going.

Speakers
avatar for Dekan Brown

Dekan Brown

Daohaus
Over the last 2 years there has been a cambrian explosion of DAOs, fueled by rapid iteration and experimentation. Dekan Brown, co-founder of Daohaus, will give a rundown of where we have been and some ideas on where we are going.


Friday September 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
UWCC Salon C

11:00am MDT

Subnets: Easily Launch a Custom Network
Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Cardona

Gabriel Cardona

Developer Evangelist, Ava Labs


Friday September 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
UW Law School room 186 https://goo.gl/maps/zBWrb5uJLXznGxef6

11:00am MDT

Welcome & Setting The Stage
Speakers
JB

Joni Brennan

President, (DIACC)


Friday September 24, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am MDT
Canada (Virtual)

11:20am MDT

The future EU Regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets (MICA)
Speakers
avatar for Stéphane Daniel

Stéphane Daniel

French qualified lawyer
Mr Daniel is a French qualified lawyers registered with the Paris bar practicing corporate law, including M&A (public & private transactions), capital markets (equity & debt transactions), venture capital and restructuring. We also advise startups with respect to blockchain and crypto-assets... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Arroche

Daniel Arroche

French qualified lawyer
Mr Arroche is a French qualified lawyers registered with the Paris bar practicing corporate law, including M&A (public & private transactions), capital markets (equity & debt transactions), venture capital and restructuring. We also advise startups with respect to blockchain and crypto-assets... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 11:20am - 11:35am MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

11:20am MDT

Collaborative Coding with Radicle
Speakers
avatar for Abbey Titcombe

Abbey Titcombe

radicl
Engineering experiences.


Friday September 24, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am MDT
UWCC Salon B

11:20am MDT

WeFi
Collab.Land sits at the intersection NFTs x DAOs x DeFi communities - James Young provides some insight in to some emergent design patterns

Speakers
avatar for James Young

James Young

Co-Founder, Abridged
TCR whitepaper, 1st prod deploy of Layer2, create2 wallet and crypto nocode, launch Moloch/MetaCartel DAOs - now #DAOops


Friday September 24, 2021 11:20am - 11:40am MDT
UWCC Salon C

11:20am MDT

11:30am MDT

DeFi Panel
Speakers
avatar for Mario Lamontagne

Mario Lamontagne

Business Advisor and Associate, MNP


Friday September 24, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm MDT
Canada (Virtual)

11:40am MDT

An Operators Guide to DAOification
With both computer and legal code enabling the operation of DAOs, what do we need to consider regarding the "human" code? Break your mental framework. Find your tribe. Lose your sense of employer monogamy.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Harrison

Sam Harrison

Head of Ecosystem Growth, Harmony
A 5 year crypto-veteran, Sam has been working in strategic partnerships, finance, software security and ecosystems for over 10 years. As the head of ecosystem growth at Harmony, Sam has focused on DAO implementation as the motive engine for the future of blockchain projects. Sam graduated... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

11:40am MDT

Connecting Communities
Blockchain technology is usually pitched as the infrastructure for a new financial system (DeFi) or for new asset classes like NFTs. But the biggest impact crypto will have is to drive more resources to community life, and freeing us from spending so much time on winner-takes-all politics or optimizing quarterly earnings reports.

Speakers
avatar for Niran Babalola

Niran Babalola

Panvala League
Niran Babalola is the founder of Panvala League. He is a meetup organizer in Austin, TX and was formerly a product engineer at Consensys.


Friday September 24, 2021 11:40am - 12:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

12:00pm MDT

DeFi and Ethereum 2.0 Panel -
Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Llamas

Jonathan Llamas

Co-Founder - Head of Business Development, Verum Capital
French and Spanish binational, Jonathan is a co-founder and board member of Verum Capital AG, board member of the VETRI Foundation and industry expert lecturer at MBA of University Saint Gallen, with a back-ground in investment banking as a former trader, sales and broker in London... Read More →
avatar for Richard Malone

Richard Malone

Investment Partner, Advanced Blockchain AG


Friday September 24, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT

12:30pm MDT

Educational: Identity 101 and the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF)
Educational: Identity 101 and the Pan-Canadian Trust Framework (PCTF) - Pierre Roberge (National Digital ID Lab) & Patrick Cormier (National Digital ID Lab)


Friday September 24, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm MDT
Canada (Virtual)

1:00pm MDT

DAO Governance & Engagement in Grant DAOs
An overview of governance tooling, incentives to participate, and how to increase volunteer engagement in a grant-giving DAO.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Grimm

Holly Grimm

Software Developer, nfDAO
Holly Grimm is a Diné (Navajo) artist and blockchain developer. She is an active contributor to four DAOs: PR1S0N Art, nfDAO for funding NFT projects, Meta Gamma Delta that supports projects by women, and as a peer mentor for Gitcoin KERNEL.


Friday September 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

1:00pm MDT

Provision of Public Services via Token Engineering
Public Services and other non-excludable goods do not work with business models as there are no customers to pay for it. Novel economic models being researched at the bleeding edge of the token engineering space may hold solutions for offering efficient solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Griff Green

Griff Green

Co-Founder, The Commons Stack
I'm a digital currency "expert", evangelist and public speaker, holding a master's degree on the topic. I founded Giveth to build software to support decentralized communities' growth and development especially centered around non-profit causes. I founded the Commons Stack to take... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

1:00pm MDT

Shardus, a Linearly Scalable Distributed Ledger
Speakers
avatar for Omar Syed

Omar Syed

Blockchain/DLT Architect, Shardus
I specialize in building highly scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed systems for mission-critical applications. My current focus is on building highly scalable blockchain / distributed ledger systems so we can solve one of humanities most difficult problems: a stable global monetary... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:20pm MDT
Fieldhouse

1:00pm MDT

1:00pm MDT

Dematerialization of maritime transportation documents!
Dematerialization of maritime transportation documents: the use of Blockchain as solution

Speakers
avatar for Odette MATCHINDA

Odette MATCHINDA

Pantheon Sorbonne
Mrs Odette MATCHINDA is a BLOCKCHAIN Expert. Doctor in business law, maritime activities, and transports of University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.  She is the first student who applied the Blockchain in maritime law as P.h.D topic, exploring the disrupting character of the Blockchain.Her... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Lyon (Virtual)

1:00pm MDT

Crypto VC Panel

Friday September 24, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT

1:20pm MDT

Bitcoin Mining in the USA: Opportunity for Global Stability
China is chasing Bitcoin miners out of the country. This should be a welcome move for global Bitcoin stability and security. Can miners overcome the unique challenges of operating in the USA? Attend this session to learn about where the majority of BTC mining in the world should and could go. See why the USA is the best market for mining despite being the most complex electricity market. Discover the chief obstacles foreign miners moving to the USA face and how those already here can benefit and help grow American bitcoin mining to the leading global position.

Speakers
avatar for Albert Lin

Albert Lin

Executive Director, Finance Lab USA
Albert Lin's long working history in corporate, buys side and sell side finance covered the deregulation of telecommunications and move to mobile all the way to to the current changes facing regulated electric utilities. In 2019, Mr. Lin created a Bitcoin mining operation in the USA... Read More →



Friday September 24, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

1:20pm MDT

Decentralized Governance
Joe will discuss Den.social’s unique model for a flexible decentralized governance of a social media platform. We’ll take a look at our experience and what we learned building an operational decentralized governance system for the den.social content platform marketplace.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Roets

Joe Roets

CEO, Dragonchain
Joe is the Founder of Dragonchain and Den.social with over 20 years of experience in software architecture focusing on security and scalability. He is a visionary and thought leader in blockchain technology having led or contributed to blockchain projects since 2010 at companies such... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

1:20pm MDT

The Future of Work
More and more people are choosing to go full-time with DAOs. We'll discuss how to think about if you're ready for that transition and how to make it painless.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Warren

Bill Warren

Executive Steward, Product and Technology, Opolis
Working on building a more decentralized and open financial system for freelancers and communities. Former tech and startup lawyer, who is also interested in how technology can turn lawyers into more effective advocates and counselors.


Friday September 24, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

1:20pm MDT

Agnosticism and its importance for the future.
Agnosticism, how it works and why it's important for future blockchain-based applications.



Speakers
avatar for Sharmilan Somasundaram

Sharmilan Somasundaram

Co-Founder / CEO, Niftron
Hi, I am the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Niftron which is a Blockchain as a service platform that recently won the SAARC startup award, and a blockchain consultant/advisor for multiple organizations and startups globally. I have 5+ years of experience in Decentralized... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 1:20pm - 1:40pm MDT
Fieldhouse

1:30pm MDT

1:40pm MDT

Fungibility and Compliance
Speakers
avatar for Max Freeman

Max Freeman

Founder, Epicenter DAO
Infrastructure Builder.


Friday September 24, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

1:40pm MDT

Designing for Diversity in DAOs
Designing for Diversity in the not-yet-so-diverse DAO Space

Speakers
avatar for Steff Browne

Steff Browne

Community Engineer, Jovian Network
Diversity & inclusion in DAOs


Friday September 24, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

1:40pm MDT

The Story of Moloch DAO...So Far
Moloch DAO is a grant-making DAO in the Ethereum space. A twisted tale of a DAO's roots in punk and beat poetry, its spawning of an entire class of DAOs named after the ancient god of child sacrifice, how the DAO got stuck, and its very recent revival. A war story exploring human coordination, and the DAO ecosystem's hopes for "slaying Moloch" and improving our world.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Willmott

Ann Willmott

The Really Boring Guild / Moloch DAO
Ann Willmott is a member of Meta Gamma Delta DAO, and is part of The Really Boring Guild, the operational arm of Moloch DAO. She has an extensive background in media and technology, and is the line producer for the daytime TV show The Bold and the Beautiful. In 2019, she founded The... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

1:40pm MDT

Open by Design - Designed for Open
Saito offers users near zero barrier to entry access to blockchain applications in-browser. I explain about how we achieve this, and what it means for creation and adoption of permissionless systems.



Speakers
avatar for David Lancashire

David Lancashire

Saito, Co-Founder
David Lancashire is the co-founder of Saito — a new generation of blockchain that fixes the economic problems in all proof-of-work and proof-of-stake class networks and enables massive on-chain scaling while maintaining both network decentralization and security.David Lancashire... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 1:40pm - 2:00pm MDT
Fieldhouse

2:00pm MDT

Blockchain and CBDCs
Evolution of CBDCs and Defi space

Speakers
avatar for Massimo Buonomo

Massimo Buonomo

International Expert, Ethics in Autonomous and Artificial Intelligence Applications
Former UN Global expert in Defi, NFTs, blockchain Artificial Intelligence, cryptocurrencies.Massimo acts as a board advisor and consultant for start-ups, international organizations, central banks and corporates on Defi, Nfts, CBDCs, cryptocurrencies.Massimo participates to top conferences... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

2:00pm MDT

Bulla Protocol: Simple Claims and Single-Purpose Minimal DAOs
A really, really primitive DAO protocol. Manage a DAO without knowing it.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Revy

Michael Revy

CEO, Arkitoken
Arkitoken, CEO - Bankless ERP protocol/Bulla network. Valex AG, co-PM Convertible bonds. Staub Holding AG. Swiss Real Estate


Friday September 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

2:00pm MDT

Community Contribution Opportunity (CCO): A New Approach to Decentralized Capital Coordination
This talk introduces the Community Contribution Opportunity (CCO) mechanism for decentralized capital coordination. We’ll outline how a CCO works and discuss why it is such a powerful new tool for DAOs and decentralized communities.

Speakers
avatar for Spencer Graham

Spencer Graham

Product Manager, DAOhaus
With a long and successful background in product management, Spencer has led strategies and products across a wide range of disciplines before discovering blockchain and crypto in 2017. After falling down the rabbit hole and spending most of his free time exploring the new decentralized... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

2:15pm MDT

Technology & Standards: Open debate about Digital Identity and open source solutions
Technology & Standards: Open debate about Digital Identity and open source solutions with a macro perspective of the digital wallets and global interoperability with the W3C standard - Convergence Tech  

Speakers

Friday September 24, 2021 2:15pm - 3:00pm MDT
Canada (Virtual)

2:20pm MDT

The environment impact behind NFT and Blockchain
How blockchain has the power to change entire business models. But it has a price for environment and energy. How can blockchain positively contribute to the environment?

Speakers
avatar for Alex Ruberti

Alex Ruberti

Chief Data Scientist, self-employed
Data Scientist with deep knowledge of R, Python, MySQL, Ruby and Golang and specialised in Machine Learning and Algorithms development.BlockChain Consultant with participations to international hackathons and multiple projects; specialised in Game Theory of interactions among users... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

2:20pm MDT

Constellations > Monoliths
Gnosis Safe is the most trusted multisig solution, securing more than $90 B in assets in the Ethereum ecosystem. But, under the hood, Gnosis Safe is much more than just a multisig. It is a modular and extensible programmable account that can grow and adapt with your organisation.

Speakers
avatar for Auryn Macmillan

Auryn Macmillan

Product Manager and Solidity Dev, Gnosis
Co-founder of Gnosis Guild, Solidity developer and web3 product manager. MSc Psychology and Research Methods. Former professional basketball player.


Friday September 24, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

2:20pm MDT

DAO Use Cases of the Future
With audience participation, we will explore future use cases of DAOs! We will briefly go into the past DAOs, present DAOs and focus on the Future DAOs.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Murry

Dave Murry

Originally from Wyoming and from a long line of builders in the physical space and now the digital space! As a polymath and global citizen, Dave is committed to a very diverse skill set.


Friday September 24, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

2:20pm MDT

Upcoming proposals of Ethereum network upgrades
Speakers
avatar for Pooja Ranjan

Pooja Ranjan

Founder, EtherWorld.co
Pooja Ranjan, Founder at Avarch LLC, runs a content publishing website EtherWorld.co to share information and awareness about blockchain technology. She's the Herder-in-chief at Ethereum Cat Herders, a decentralized project management working group for Ethereum blockchain. She is... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 2:20pm - 2:40pm MDT
Fieldhouse

2:40pm MDT

Trends in Global development of Security Standards for Digital Currencies, including Cryptocurrencies.
Speakers
avatar for Jacques Francoceu

Jacques Francoceu

Digital Currency Security & Compliance Expert, Security Inclusion Now!
Experienced cybersecurity audit & compliance expert with a demonstrated track record in security assessments against regulatory controls.


Friday September 24, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

2:40pm MDT

Tokenizing Land Right Here in Wyoming!
Innovation in blockchain has been largely confined to digital assets. Learn how CityDAO is using Wyoming’s new DAO LLC law to create a DAO that tokenizes and governs land.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Fitsimones

Scott Fitsimones

AirGarage, CityDAO
Scott is a founder of AirGarage and builder. He is passionate about land use, cities, and imagining ways that blockchain can improve governance and our cities.


Friday September 24, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

2:40pm MDT

An Environmentally Friendly Ecosystem, Built on Hedera
Speakers
avatar for Waylon Jepsen

Waylon Jepsen

Software Developer Advocate, Hedera Hashgraph
I’m a computer scientist working at Hedera. I have a background in mathematics and philosophy. My research is on tropical algebras modeling TCP packet congesting and CRC codes. I love cryptography and distributed systems. Talk to me about the future.


Friday September 24, 2021 2:40pm - 3:00pm MDT
Fieldhouse

2:40pm MDT

BuidlGuidl
Demo: The 🏰 BuidlGuidl is a curated group of Ethereum builders creating productsprototypes, and tutorials with 🏗 scaffold-eth

Speakers
avatar for Austin Griffith

Austin Griffith

Director of Research, Gitcoin
 I work for the Ethereum Foundation focusing on developer onboarding, mentoring, and tooling.


Friday September 24, 2021 2:40pm - 3:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

3:00pm MDT

Blockchain Startup Challenges
For many people starting a company in the blockchain or crypto space seems confusing, especially if you're trying to start an exchange or build a project around your 1 in a million idea. As with many other business processes, planning is everything when it comes to starting a blockchain company. Deciding on where to begin can be a tedious process. Use these steps as a starting point for your journey

Speakers
avatar for Csilla Brimer

Csilla Brimer

Consultant, Willenrimer
Co-Founder at the Open Economy Initiative. Blockchain Consultant at Willenrimer. Community Organizer at San Francisco Bitcoin & Blockchain Social & Starfish San Francisco.


Friday September 24, 2021 3:00pm - 3:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

3:00pm MDT

ReSource Network
Everywhere people are seeking ways to sustain our lifestyles in ways that regenerate the earth, and create a respectful way of life for as many people as possible. In ReSource, we serve the small businesses and freelancers that provide the backbone for the economy by providing them with fair credit and more customers. The authentic economy, the economy that respects people who work for them, rather than see them as pawns in the profit maximization machines. We choose to honor the planet, the ecosystems that support us and the relationships that nourish each other.

Speakers
avatar for Ofir Avigad

Ofir Avigad

Co-Founder & CMO, ReSource Network
Storyteller | Growth Engineer | Blockchain Veteran | Forbes 30 Under 30


Friday September 24, 2021 3:00pm - 3:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

3:00pm MDT

USDAO Stabelcoin
Speakers

Friday September 24, 2021 3:00pm - 3:20pm MDT
Fieldhouse

3:00pm MDT

Discussion And Call For Collaboration
Call for Collaboration: Kick off an open collaboration of French leaders who are champions in Digital Identity already engaged in a Digital Identity roadmap and to do a co-development project for the Sommet de la Francophonie in Tunisia in November 2021. This launch is an initiative to plan workshops with collaborators PRIOR to Tunisia and to map top priorities for the Francophonie in Digital Identity and planning to do a co-development with open source solutions between all such as JITSI : https://jitsi.org/ Canada & Quebec are local champions to launch this initiative for the Francophonie with the support of DIACC French leaders In parallel.

Friday September 24, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Canada (Virtual)

3:20pm MDT

Summer of DAO - NFT Visionary
Speakers
avatar for Glenn Little II

Glenn Little II

Creative Director, www.clairvoyantalliance.art
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / WEB DEVELOPERI love the mountains and photography. Music and art are part of my life.. Don't stop creating dreams!IGLI is a visionary, painter, photographer, and leader in art reproduction services among other artists and has continuously shown up in the local... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 3:20pm - 3:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

3:20pm MDT

How Metis Is Taking DAOs to the Next Level, with DACs
Going well beyond the typical voting and governance structure of DAOs, Metis is building a hub for the entire Web3 economy with its innovation, Decentralized Autonomous Companies, or DACs.

Speakers
RM

Rohan Malhotra

Metis
Rohan Malhotra is a Business Development and Marketing Associate for Metis. To discuss partnership opportunities with Metis, you may message Rohan on Telegram @roymustangtheflame.


Friday September 24, 2021 3:20pm - 3:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

3:20pm MDT

NFT DAO
Rich Kopcho is the founder of NFT DAO, an open-source suite of NFT standards, tools, and DApps built on Cardano.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Executive Producer, Wyoming Blockchain Stampede


Friday September 24, 2021 3:20pm - 3:40pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

3:20pm MDT

Implementing the New Wyoming Digital Identity Act
Blurb:
What is the new Wyoming Digital Identity Act, why is it useful to define personal and organizational digital identity in legislation, and how can this new statute be implemented in business, law, and technology systems?

Background:
https://civics.com/2020/09/29/wyoming-digital-identity-legislation-update/
https://civics.substack.com/p/the-digital-identity-act/

Speakers
avatar for Dazza Greenwood

Dazza Greenwood

CEO, https://CIVICS.com
Daniel “Dazza” Greenwood is the founder of CIVICS.com, a boutique provider of professional consultancy services for legal technologies, automated transactions, data management, and technology strategy. Dazza is also a researcher at MIT Media Lab where he is advancing the field... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 3:20pm - 3:40pm MDT
Fieldhouse

3:40pm MDT

Perspectives to apply the Blockchain technology to gravel, concrete and construction industries
With the popularity of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology has been explored in diverse use cases such as finance, law, real estate, agriculture, livestock and mining to name a few. Within mining gravel appears as an important product used day by day in construction. It is found everywhere, used in houses, buildings, roads, airports, metro stations. The idea is to discuss how this disruptive technology may improve operations and payment systems in correlated industries such as aggregates, construction and ready mixed concrete.

Speakers
avatar for Paulo Carneiro

Paulo Carneiro

Director, Craton-Roche Holdings LLC
Brazilian entrepreneur with background in mining, mostly natural stones and spent 2 years working in a gold mining project in Ghana. Founder and director of Craton-Roche (Brazil and US), StanRocc (UK) and Gap Junction (Russia). He created Gravel Coin and is developing blockchain and... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 3:40pm - 4:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon A

3:40pm MDT

How to Grow a DAO
NEAR Protocol founder Illia Polosukhin explores learnings from the first 7 years of DAOs and shares the NEAR vision for making DAOs more scalable, interoperable, and accessible to everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Illia Polosukhin

Illia Polosukhin

Co-Founder, NEAR Protocol
Illia Polosukhin is Co-Founder of NEAR Protocol, a decentralized developer platform powered by a sharded smart contract blockchain. He has more than 10 years of industry experience, including 3 years at Google where he was a major TensorFlow contributor and manager of the team building... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 3:40pm - 4:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon B

3:40pm MDT

SporkDAO
Initiated in 2019, SporkDAO is the evolution of ETHDenver to a community-owned organization. The purpose is to #BUIDL Colorado as a destination of choice and to #BUIDL the decentralized future. Community Members are incentivized to engage in certain patronage activities by earning $SPORK Rewards.

Speakers
avatar for John Paller

John Paller

Opolis, SporkDAO
John has been in the employment/talent acquisition/HR Tech space for over 15 years, and is the founder of Opolis, a member-owned digital employment cooperative.He is the founder and steward of EthDenver and SporkDAO.John was awarded “Forty Under 40” in 2014 by the Denver Business Journal, which recognizes up-and-coming leaders who are shaping the future of the business community... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 3:40pm - 4:00pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

4:00pm MDT

Improving DAO Governance
Speakers
avatar for Vitalik Buterin

Vitalik Buterin

Founder, Ethereum Foundation
Vitalik Buterin is a computer scientist, writer, and founder of the Ethereum cryptographic operating system. He began working on Bitcoin in 2011 and is the chief writer for the Bitcoin Magazine. He made pybitcointools, and also did work on other projects related to digital currency... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:20pm MDT
UWCC Salon C

6:00pm MDT

Wyohackathon Opening Ceremony
Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

State Policy Director, U.S. Senator Cynythia Loomis
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Executive Director, Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation
avatar for Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson

CEO, IOHK
Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.His professional experience... Read More →
avatar for Hon. Cynthia Lummis

Hon. Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Senator, Wyoming
Cynthia Lummis was sworn into the United States Senate on January 3, 2021, becoming the first woman to serve as United States Senator from the great State of Wyoming.Born on a cattle ranch in Laramie County, Senator Lummis has spent her entire career fighting for Wyoming families... Read More →
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Executive Producer, Wyoming Blockchain Stampede


Friday September 24, 2021 6:00pm - 6:15pm MDT
Fieldhouse

6:15pm MDT

Hackathon Partner and Challenge Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Executive Director, Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Executive Producer, Wyoming Blockchain Stampede
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

State Policy Director, U.S. Senator Cynythia Loomis


Friday September 24, 2021 6:15pm - 6:45pm MDT
Fieldhouse

6:45pm MDT

Caitlin Long Hackathon Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 6:45pm - 7:00pm MDT
Fieldhouse

7:00pm MDT

Charles Hoskinson Hackathon Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson

CEO, IOHK
Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.His professional experience... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 7:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Fieldhouse

7:30pm MDT

Cynthia Lummis Hackathon Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Hon. Cynthia Lummis

Hon. Cynthia Lummis

U.S. Senator, Wyoming
Cynthia Lummis was sworn into the United States Senate on January 3, 2021, becoming the first woman to serve as United States Senator from the great State of Wyoming.Born on a cattle ranch in Laramie County, Senator Lummis has spent her entire career fighting for Wyoming families... Read More →


Friday September 24, 2021 7:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Fieldhouse

8:00pm MDT

Sponsor Reception - Invite Only
IOHK - Title Sponsor of the WyoHackathon welcomes invited guests to a special sponsor reception.  Please present your ticket at the door, no admittance without a ticket.

Friday September 24, 2021 8:00pm - 11:00pm MDT

8:00pm MDT

Wyohackathon Competition
Friday September 24, 2021 8:00pm - Sunday September 26, 2021 12:00pm MDT
Fieldhouse
 
Saturday, September 25
 

9:00am MDT

Charles Hoskinson Cardano Summit Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson

CEO, IOHK
Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.His professional experience... Read More →


Saturday September 25, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
IDPA

12:30pm MDT

Governor's Proclamation
Welcome to the Governor's Proclamation Event

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

State Policy Director, U.S. Senator Cynythia Loomis


Saturday September 25, 2021 12:30pm - 12:35pm MDT
Fieldhouse

12:35pm MDT

Wyoming Blockchain Stampede - Chairperson's Address
Opening Comments about the Governor's support for the Select Committee and Blockchain industry.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →


Saturday September 25, 2021 12:35pm - 12:50pm MDT
Fieldhouse

1:00pm MDT

Education and the Future
The improtance of education, research and advancing the computing industry.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Hoskinson

Charles Hoskinson

CEO, IOHK
Charles Hoskinson is a Colorado-based technology entrepreneur and mathematician. He attended Metropolitan State University of Denver and University of Colorado Boulder to study analytic number theory before moving into cryptography through industry exposure.His professional experience... Read More →


Saturday September 25, 2021 1:00pm - 1:15pm MDT
Fieldhouse

1:00pm MDT

Governor Gordon's Proclamation Address
Governor Gordon will present his Proclamation and offer insights on the future of computing in Wyoming.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Governor, Wyoming State


Saturday September 25, 2021 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Fieldhouse

1:30pm MDT

Fireside chat - Blockchain Retrospective
A retrospective of how we got here, and where we are going, and the exciting future we are building.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

State Policy Director, U.S. Senator Cynythia Loomis
avatar for Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon

Governor, Wyoming State


Saturday September 25, 2021 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Fieldhouse
 
Sunday, September 26
 

8:59am MDT

WyoHackathon Finale! Hit Submit and Close your Computers - Hackers!
All Coding Stops and Submissions are final and ready for judging.


Speakers
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Executive Producer, Wyoming Blockchain Stampede


Sunday September 26, 2021 8:59am - 9:00am MDT
Fieldhouse

9:00am MDT

WyoHackathon Judging Session
All the judges are reviewing the submissions for their challenges.

Sunday September 26, 2021 9:00am - 11:45am MDT
Fieldhouse

10:00am MDT

WyoHackathon Grand Finale
Wrap up the WyoHackathon -Emcee Tyler Lindholm
Opening comments from the Chairman - Caitlin Long
Thank you to the Sponsors - Steve Lupien

Demos of all the cool stuff that was built
Zoom Room with all the Judges - All Judges

Winners Circle

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

State Policy Director, U.S. Senator Cynythia Loomis
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

Executive Director, Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →


Sunday September 26, 2021 10:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Fieldhouse
 
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