Conference Agenda

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
8:30am
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
Continental Breakfast
X-01
  
9:00am
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
Keynote Session
Keynote Presentation by Silk Road Equity: Blockchain 101
BC-01
Tally Capital
In this tutorial session we will review the different types of distributed ledger technologies, from hyperledger to bitcoin. We will discuss how their networks operate, their transaction processing and scripting features, their methods for establishing consensus and many more topics.
  Keynote Session
9:30am
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
All About Blockchains
MoIP (Money over IP)
BC-02
MET Solutions LLC.
IpayYou
Bridge 21 Inc.
Bridge21
Crypto Media Hub
Netki
Blockchains will lead to an explosion of tradeable assets across borders at a fraction of the current cost associated with settlement and in virtual real-time. Put simply, it makes transferring value as easy as sending email. In this session we will explore the impact of blockchain technologies on payment rails, with a particular emphasis on emerging markets and financial inclusion.
  All About Blockchains
10:30am
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
All About Blockchains
P2P, Securitization & The Future of Banking
BC-03
Overstock
Netki
Vaultoro
Omni (formerly Mastercoin)
Wachsman PR
Agentic Group
In this panel we will explore how concepts like blockchains, decentralized identity & reputation, smart contracts and financial dis-intermediation will transform the financial markets and the securities industry in the near future.
  All About Blockchains
11:30am
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
All About Blockchains
IoT and Blockchains
BC-04
Smart Defense Tech
Blockchain of Things Inc.
Gulf Pearl, Ltd.
Coinstructive
From identity and decentralized trust to autonomous commerce, it is becoming clear that blockchains can be a key enabler in realizing the IoT vision and an Internet of Software Agents. In this panel you will meet pioneers who are building this vision using blockchain technologies.
  All About Blockchains
12:00pm
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
Conference Luncheon
X-02
  
12:45pm
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
All About Blockchains
Regulation & Compliance
BC-05
Gulf Pearl, Ltd.
Empowered Law
Outlier Canada
Seibert Law
Any technology as transformative as the blockchain comes with a myriad of regulatory challenges. With the financial industry looking at the blockchain as its foundational technology platform, regulators across the globe are keenly focusing their attention on the legal and regulatory implications of this technology. It is essential for all parties evaluating blockchain technologies and all decision makers in technology, finance, law and government organizations to understand the emerging regulatory implications that come with an Internet of Value.
  All About Blockchains
1:45-2:30pm
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
All About Blockchains
VC Perspectives
BC-06
Tally Capital
Gulf Pearl, Ltd.
Ethereum
BitAngels
Leading venture capitalists and angel investors will share with you and discuss why they are investing in the blockchain space, the reasons this sector is getting so much attention and excitement from the investment community.
  All About Blockchains
2:30-3:00pm
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
All About Blockchains
Financial Inclusion & Emerging Markets
BC-06b
Making financial services available to the unbanked through the blockchain.
  All About Blockchains
3:00-3:20pm
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
Securing Blockchain Applications
BC-07
Arxan Technologies
  
3:25-3:45pm
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
Intellectual Property 101
BC-07a
Bereskin Parr
What Every Blockchain Startup Needs to Know about Patents
  
4:00-7:00pm
Tuesday - 7/19/2016
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
X-03
  
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
8:00am
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Continental Breakfast
X-04
  
8:30am
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Web 3.0
DAPP 101
BC-08
Gulf Pearl, Ltd.
In this tutorial session we will learn what Distributed Applications, or DAPPS are, how they are different from the first generation of P2P networked applications and how to develop your own DAPPs. Topics covered include how to build social and commerce applications that scale at a sub-linear cost, apps that fund their own development, decentralized consensus and shared global state.
  Web 3.0
9:00am
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Web 3.0
The Distributed Web
BC-09
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
Augur
Coinsquare, Ltd.
Steemit
In the beginning the web was a decentralized publishing platform for static, hyperlinked media, primarily for human consumption. In the second phase, which we are still in, the web has changed to being a series of dynamic and siloed application platforms for both human and machine participation, these platforms are centrally controlled networks where content and commerce are powered by members and user participation. In these sessions we will discuss how Blockchain technologies, advancements in P2P hypermedia, with roots in both p2p file sharing systems and content centric networking, can lead to a third phase of the web; a democratized and global distribution platform that breaks down walled gardens and puts content producers truly in charge of their business.
  Web 3.0
9:30am
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Web 3.0
The Future of eCommerce
BC-10
PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
Fermat
Gulf Pearl, Ltd.
IpayYou
SafeCash
Agentic Group
The blockchain is the next quantum leap in online commerce. In this session, we will discuss how blockchains will transform how we do commerce and trade of goods and services. Topics will include micropayments, applications of blockchains to supply chain management, and the future commercial applications of smart contracts and DAPPs.
  Web 3.0
10:30am
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Web 3.0
Seminar: Investing in Blockchain Startups
BC-11
Investment plays a critical role in the development of all technology and innovation ecosystems. In addition to the influence inherent in deploying capital, technology investors create impact through the strategy and method of investment practice they enact, as well as through their engagement with founders. The opportunity for professionalized angel and venture capital investors to positively effect and guide the development of the crypto and blockchain ecosystem exists, and in this session, best practices of investment strategy and method will be discussed. Topics covered will include investment thesis formation, due diligence, the provision of key resources beyond capital, and capital investment.
  Web 3.0
11:00am
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Web 3.0
Government 2.0 - Blockchains and Governance
BC-12
  Web 3.0
12:00-4:00pm
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Exhibits Open
X-05
  
12:30pm
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Lunch
X-06
  
1:30pm
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Web 3.0
Crypto 2.0
BC-13
Voxelus
Gulf Pearl, Ltd.
The blockchain has led to renewed interest in developing novel applications of advanced cryptographic technologies for a wide spectrum of problems. In this session panelists will discuss some of these applications and the cutting edge cryptography that is making them possible. We will cover a wide range of topics including zero knowledge proofs, secure multi party computation systems and their applications to both blockchain systems and traditional cloud services.
  Web 3.0
2:00pm
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Web 3.0
Industry Spotlight - Applications to the Entertainment & Media Industry
BC-14
PopChest
Incipient
DWT
Crypto Media Hub
Applications to the media and entertainment industry are examples of how pervasive blockchain technologies can be; from applications to music publishing, media distribution and DRM all the way to artist crowdfunding, we will explore them all.
  Web 3.0
3:00pm
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
Web 3.0
Blockchain APIs
BC-15
In this session we will discuss the use cases, roles, deployment strategies and other considerations of use of blockchain technology in enterprises.
  Web 3.0
4:00pm
Wednesday - 7/20/2016
IDEA Showcase Startup Event
X-07
  
Thursday, July 21, 2016
8:00am
Thursday - 7/21/2016
Continental Breakfast
X-08
  
8:30am
Thursday - 7/21/2016
Blockchain Developer
Bitcoin 101 102
BC-16
Continuing from the Blockchain 101 Session, we will delve deeper into the mechanics of Blockchain technologies at a more advanced level.
  Blockchain Developer
9:30am
Thursday - 7/21/2016
Blockchain Developer
The Bitcoin Workshop
BC-17
Tuxavant Industries
Most current blockchain mobile applications are being developed with an intermediary cloud service provider instead of the mobile device speaking to the blockchain network or other types of related P2P or federated networks directly. In this talk, you will be introduced to companies who have developed solutions that are truly peer to peer and will discuss how you can build p2p and mobile blockchain applications as well.
  Blockchain Developer
10:00am
Thursday - 7/21/2016
Blockchain Developer
Programming Blockchains Workshop
BC-18
  Blockchain Developer
10:30am
Thursday - 7/21/2016
Blockchain Developer
Build Mobile Blockchain Applications
BC-19
Airbitz
Blockchain solutions bring with them a significant amount of safety over traditional solutions but they are only one component of a larger system that is not hack proof, as the bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox showed us. Key management, secure operating system environments, including proper auditing, and a host of other security factors need to be considered. In this session we will review and discuss the most important security considerations, specially for enterprise use cases.
  Blockchain Developer
10:30am-1:30pm
Thursday - 7/21/2016
Exhibits Open
X-09