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Wednesday, September 23
 

8:00am MDT

Opening Ceremony 2020 Wyoming Blockchain Stampede
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 23, 2020 8:00am - 8:10am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

8:10am MDT

Let's Get on With It - Wyoming Blockchain Stampede
Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature


Wednesday September 23, 2020 8:10am - 8:20am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

8:20am MDT

Opening Ceremony - Governor Gordon
Speakers
GM

Governor Mark Gordon

Governor, Wyoming State


Wednesday September 23, 2020 8:20am - 8:30am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

8:30am MDT

Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology Day-1
Watch HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2yMs_I5Sn0&feature=youtu.be

https://wyoleg.gov/Committees/2020/S19SELECT COMMITTEE


What: The Wyoming Governor’s newly appointed permanent select committee’s public meeting to draft legislation and take stakeholder input.
The committee shall:
(i) Develop knowledge and expertise among its members regarding issues pertaining to the blockchain, financial technology, and digital innovation technology;
(ii) Develop and introduce legislation as necessary to promote blockchain, financial technology, and digital innovation in Wyoming unless the legislation relates to Title 13 of the Wyoming statutes, in which case the legislation shall be recommended to the Minerals, Business & Economic Development Joint Interim Committee for consideration.
The public is welcome and encouraged to offer comments for the committee to consider.
Theme: Enacting Impact—Digital Technologies
Where: Live-streamed into our Virtual Reality 2D/3D environment accessible worldwide via VR Headset or HTML5 browser.
When: September 23-24, 2020, 8:30am – 4pm MDT

Speakers
avatar for Sen. Chris Rothfuss

Sen. Chris Rothfuss

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Rep. Jared Olsen

Rep. Jared Olsen

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Sen. Tara Nethercott

Sen. Tara Nethercott

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature
avatar for Sen. Dan Dockstader

Sen. Dan Dockstader

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Rep. Mike Greear

Rep. Mike Greear

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Sen. Ogden Driskill

Sen. Ogden Driskill

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Rep. Mike Yin

Rep. Mike Yin

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislation
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 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 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 →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

11:00am MDT

BitAngels Wyoming Chapter Inaugural Event
Opening the Wyoming Chapter of BitAngels

Speakers
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Producer, WyoHackathon
avatar for Warren Whitlock

Warren Whitlock

CEO, Stirling
I advise companies on the strategies needed to take advantage of digital media tools and online opportunities that drive growth and profits.


Wednesday September 23, 2020 11:00am - 11:10am MDT
Laramie Hall

11:10am MDT

The Future is Bright if we Build It
Our mission is to inspire, educate, and enable a minimum of 1 million people earning a living wage and achieve personal economic stability and sovereignty as micro-preneurs by 2025.

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Denne

Joshua Denne

Chairman, The Inevitable Group
Joshua is marketer who consistently focuses on bringing as much value to the people around him as possible! His faith, love for people, and tremendous work ethic have created fortunes for himself, his family, and those who work with him. He is a man who has been both homeless and... Read More →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 11:10am - 11:45am MDT
Laramie Hall

11:45am MDT

BitAngels Startup Presenters
Presenters include:
  • Unbiased - building solutions to fight ethical challenges in the AI and BigData Industry
  • Opolis - a next generation employment cooperative for the independent worker
  • Encore Green Environmental - an agricultural company dedicated to stewarding the arid lands of the West

Lead
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Producer, WyoHackathon

Speakers
avatar for Warren Whitlock

Warren Whitlock

CEO, Stirling
I advise companies on the strategies needed to take advantage of digital media tools and online opportunities that drive growth and profits.
avatar for Sukesh Kumar Tedla

Sukesh Kumar Tedla

CEO and Founder, Unbiased
Young entrepreneur | Loves Travelling | CEO & Founder of Unbiased, GreenEOSIO, TelosGreen | CTO of Zeptagram | Head at Swedish Blockchain Association
avatar for John Paller

John Paller

Opolis, Founder & Steward
As an employment & talent acquisition industry leader & entrepreneur, I've been in the employment/talent acquisition/HR Tech space for over 15 years. To me, there isn't anything more commercially important to people than the jobs we take or the people we hire.I am obsessed with bringing... Read More →
avatar for Seth Frentheway

Seth Frentheway

President of Environmental Technologies, Encore Green Environmental


Wednesday September 23, 2020 11:45am - 12:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:30pm MDT

March of the Stampede Startups
Lead
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Producer, WyoHackathon

Speakers
avatar for Sukesh Kumar Tedla

Sukesh Kumar Tedla

CEO and Founder, Unbiased
Young entrepreneur | Loves Travelling | CEO & Founder of Unbiased, GreenEOSIO, TelosGreen | CTO of Zeptagram | Head at Swedish Blockchain Association
avatar for Jennifer Kim

Jennifer Kim

Founder & CEO, SeUNWater
Over 20 years of experience in business operations, marketing, and sales. Currently focusing on an IoT device that was created to monitor water. www.SEUNwater.io. An alumna of Google Start-Up Accelerator and a member of the Hedera Hashgraph Boost Program. Evangelist and developer... Read More →
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Marco Filippi

CEO & Founder, Volvero
BE

Bradley Erikson

Co-Owner, Bison Kings Games
I am a software developer with over 20 years of experience building websites and custom content management systems. I have been developing games on the side on various platforms for the last 9 years.
IS

Ian Staley

Ubiquity
avatar for Sharmilan Somasundaram

Sharmilan Somasundaram

Co-Founder / CEO, Niftron
Hi, I am the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Niftron and a blockchain consultant/advisor for multiple organizations and startups. I have 4+ years’ experience in Decentralized application solution architect and development. Holds MSc in Bigdata analytics from Robert Gordon... Read More →


Wednesday September 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
Thursday, September 24
 

1:00am MDT

Keynote - Introduction to Blockchain
Speakers
avatar for Aurore Galves Orjol

Aurore Galves Orjol

Co-founder, LEONOD
Working for a better world, I teach digital strategy, web marketing, blockchain technologies, and crypto-economy, helping business schools’ students and companies to make the change they want to see and build a desirable future.


Thursday September 24, 2020 1:00am - 1:40am MDT
Laramie Hall

1:40am MDT

Blockchain and new business models
Speakers
avatar for Ivan de Lastours

Ivan de Lastours

Blockchain Lead, Bpifrance
Blockchain Lead at Bpifrance (the French national investment bank with more than 30 bn$ AUM). We finance businesses at every stage of their development through loans, guarantees, equity investments, and export insurances. We are a key supporting player in the French blockchain ecosystem... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 1:40am - 2:20am MDT
Cody Hall

1:40am MDT

Food traceability technology based on blockchain technology
Speakers
avatar for Charline Crosnier

Charline Crosnier

Business developer, Worldline
I identify and qualify the market trends and Worldline development paths over a 3-5 year horizon. I anticipate the market by starting to develop today the solutions our customers will need tomorrow.This innovative posture leads me to work in an agile mode with the involved teams... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 1:40am - 2:20am MDT
Laramie Hall

2:20am MDT

Blockchain in automotive industry
Speakers
avatar for Yves-Michel Leporcher

Yves-Michel Leporcher

Blockchain Technology Expert, Groupe Renault
Yves-Michel LEPORCHER has an M. Sc. in Finance from Toulouse Business School, certified in risk management (FRM), and has a background in software development, solution architecture, machine learning, big data and blockchain. He is blockchain technology expert for Renault group, chairman... Read More →
avatar for Odile Panciatici

Odile Panciatici

Blockchain Vice President, Groupe Renault
People should talk to me about , automotive industry , automotive design engineering ,project management ,  operational excellence , digital transformation , Blockchain


Thursday September 24, 2020 2:20am - 3:00am MDT
Laramie Hall

2:20am MDT

FUNDING ALTERNATIVES FOR SMEs
Speakers
avatar for Emeric Levy

Emeric Levy

Blockchain enthusiast and Entrepreneur, emlyon business school
Emeric Levy has 20 years + of experience in multiple sectors of activity with 2 major skills in supply chain and information systems projects.He has made his way to board positions in the world of consulting, business and entrepreneurship.Really passionate, Emeric has focused his... Read More →
avatar for Stephane Blanchoz

Stephane Blanchoz

BNP Paribas Asset Management, Head of SME Alternative Financing
Stéphane Blanchoz is Head of SME Alternative Financing within BNP Paribas Asset Management’s Private Debt & Real Assets investment group. He was appointed to his current role in November 2017, having previously headed BNP Paribas Asset Management’s structured finance team.


Thursday September 24, 2020 2:20am - 3:00am MDT
Cody Hall

3:30am MDT

Blockchain to manage Patents and IPs
Speakers
avatar for Alessandro Ruberti

Alessandro Ruberti

Chief Data Scientist, HSPI Consulenti di Direzione
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 →


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:30am - 4:10am MDT
Laramie Hall

3:30am MDT

From the Cloud to the Edge : how Blockchain might be an essential layer for building hybrid IT infrastructures and creating new business models.
From the Cloud to the Edge: how Blockchain might be an essential layer for building hybrid IT infrastructures and creating new business models.

In this presentation we will see how hybrid infrastructures, their governances and Zero trust will be addressed by blockchain based stacks. 2 working demos will be showcased.

The pdf of the presentation will be available for those wanting it. 


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Charles Cabelguen

Jean-Charles Cabelguen

Chief of Innovation and Adoption, IEXEC
Jean-Charles Cabelguen has a PhD in Science from ENSAM ParisTech and 14 years of experience in research, marketing and in international business development. For him blockchain is more than a technology, it is a strategy. He is Chief of Innovation & Adoption at iExec and focuses on... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 3:30am - 4:10am MDT
Cody Hall

4:10am MDT

Keynote - UN Sustainable Development Goals and Blockchain
Speakers
avatar for Massimo Buonomo

Massimo Buonomo

UNAOC, Global expert
UN Global expert in blockchain, cryptocurrencies, fin-tech, green-tech and reg-tech.Focusing on blockchain solutions to COVID 19 problems for governments and companies. University professor of fintech. Previously Senior European equity banking analyst. Fluent in Italian, English... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 4:10am - 4:50am MDT
Laramie Hall

5:50am MDT

CERTIFY DOCUMENTS IN A HEARTBEAT
During my talk, I'll explain BCdiploma story, a blockchain-based solution created in 2018 with a unique technical approach, adopted today by more than 100 institutions over 4 continent.

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Berolatti

Alexis Berolatti

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, BCdiploma
Expert in Higher Education industry and international accounts management, Alexis contributed to the creation of BCdiploma, a French startup offering a unique blockchain-based certification solution dedicated to Academic institutions, which he joined as COO from the successful ICO... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 5:50am - 6:30am MDT
Laramie Hall

5:50am MDT

Ethical Stock Photo
Speakers
avatar for Julie-Sarah Marguet

Julie-Sarah Marguet

Pictia, Co-Founder
Co-founder of Pictia. Ethical stock photography- Certificate of Authenticity- Licensing- Monitoring on the web of fraudulent uses- Litigation Management


Thursday September 24, 2020 5:50am - 6:30am MDT
Cody Hall

6:30am MDT

Blockchain Et Reglemention
RAPIDE TOUR D’HORIZON DES PREMIERS TEXTES JURIDIQUES EN EUROPE.

Speakers
avatar for Celine Moille

Celine Moille

Partner, Yellaw
Lawyer and partner at the international law firm YELLAW, as well as Ph.D. in private international law, Céline Moille is today at the heart of her firm’s FinTech Department.For many years, Céline has also been a lecturer at the University of Lyon.Convinced that LegalTech is the... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 6:30am - 7:10am MDT
Laramie Hall

6:30am MDT

The future of supply chains
Speakers
avatar for Malaurie Lasserre

Malaurie Lasserre

Business Developper, OWNEST
Ownest is a supply chain traceability solution that revolutionises the world of logistics by using Blockchain technology. The Ownest tools secure the transfer of ownership of assets between actors in any supply chain and gives companies a real time visibility on their... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 6:30am - 7:10am MDT
Cody Hall

7:10am MDT

Blockchain Analytics and Intelligence Services
Speakers
avatar for Blaise Cavalli

Blaise Cavalli

Co-founder and CEO, Nyctale
Experienced professional skilled in Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Development Strategy, Business Development, and Consulting. High technical expertise in Distributed Ledger Technologies, Blockchain and advanced digital technologies (AI, IoT, Data Science, etc.) 


Thursday September 24, 2020 7:10am - 7:50am MDT
Cody Hall

7:10am MDT

Blockchain and GDPR
Speakers
avatar for Delphine Girard

Delphine Girard

Data Protection Officer
After a few years as in house lawyer and legal manager, Delphine has become an expert in data protection through various experiences of Data Protection Officer in several domains such as services, IoT and connected objects, health. Passionate in innovation, she is happy to confront... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 7:10am - 7:50am MDT
Laramie Hall

8:30am MDT

Data as an Asset
Presentation title: Data as an Asset

What You Need to Know

1.) Data is valuable.
2.) Data is the new oil / Data is a commodity just like oil.
3.) If data is going to be a commodity like oil, we need to create the markets to trade it.
4.) FitTrek has the vision to create one of the first data marketplaces.
5.) Data marketplace can be a solution to Universal Basic Income (UBI).


Project Details
1.) We are using the Monero blockchain.
2.) The Tari protocol is of interest to integrate into the platform.
3.) IPFS is of interest in use of storage.


What FitTrek Needs
1.) Blockchain devs (Monero blockchain).
2.) Funding (open to conversation).
3.) Advisors in the following areas (data brokers, data monetization, Non-fungible tokens, databases, IPFS).
4.) Love (as all projects do, ours needs others who see our vision and want to join our mission!).

Learn more about FitTrek at FitTrek.io
Learn more about me at josephrapisarda.io
Learn Bitcoin at adoBtion.io
Learn Monero at LearnMonero.com
Follow me on Twitter @j_rapisarda
Email me at j_rapisarda@protonmail.com

Speakers
avatar for Joe Rapisarda

Joe Rapisarda

Founder, FitTrek / adoBtion / Learn Monero
About MeJoe Rapisarda is a former U.S. Army Infantry team leader and entrepreneur with a unique blend of experience in finance, Bitcoin, agriculture, and survival. Regarding finance, Mr. Rapisarda was involved in various finance and operations roles at United Technologies Corporation... Read More →



Thursday September 24, 2020 8:30am - 9:10am MDT
Cody Hall

8:30am MDT

How Will The Blockchain Improve Our Daily Life?
Speakers
avatar for Julien Bonnel

Julien Bonnel

Chief Innovation Officer, SYMAG by BNP Paribas
Julien Bonnel is head of Innovation at Symag, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, editor and integrator of software solutions for the retail and other business sectors.Julien has more than 27 years of professional experience in the sectors of software, retail, operational marketing, CRM... Read More →


Thursday September 24, 2020 8:30am - 9:10am MDT
Laramie Hall

8:30am MDT

Select Committee on Blockchain, Financial Technology and Digital Innovation Technology Day-2
https://wyoleg.gov/Committees/2020/S19SELECT COMMITTEE

What: The Wyoming Governor’s newly appointed permanent select committee’s public meeting to draft legislation and take stakeholder input.
The committee shall:
(i) Develop knowledge and expertise among its members regarding issues pertaining to the blockchain, financial technology, and digital innovation technology;
(ii) Develop and introduce legislation as necessary to promote blockchain, financial technology, and digital innovation in Wyoming unless the legislation relates to Title 13 of the Wyoming statutes, in which case the legislation shall be recommended to the Minerals, Business & Economic Development Joint Interim Committee for consideration.
The public is welcome and encouraged to offer comments for the committee to consider.
Theme: Enacting Impact—Digital Technologies
Where: Live-streamed into our Virtual Reality 2D/3D environment accessible worldwide via VR Headset or HTML5 browser.
When: September 23-24, 2020, 8:30am – 4pm MDT

Speakers
avatar for Sen. Dan Dockstader

Sen. Dan Dockstader

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Sen. Ogden Driskill

Sen. Ogden Driskill

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Rep. Mike Greear

Rep. Mike Greear

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislation
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 Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature
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 Sen. Tara Nethercott

Sen. Tara Nethercott

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Rep. Jared Olsen

Rep. Jared Olsen

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislation
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 Sen. Chris Rothfuss

Sen. Chris Rothfuss

Senator, State of Wyoming Legislation
avatar for Rep. Mike Yin

Rep. Mike Yin

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislation


Thursday September 24, 2020 8:30am - 4:30pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

5:00pm MDT

Sandcastle Startups Challenge Invitational
These 6 teams beat out a global hunt of 98 companies around the globe to compete in this year's Invitational with $25,000 in cash prizes and a future bid to compete in the World Finals in Dubai in 2021. This is a single-elimination tournament with three rounds. 

Lead
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE

Speakers
avatar for Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska

Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research... Read More →
avatar for Ruben Merre

Ruben Merre

CEO, NGRAVE
Ruben is a serial entrepreneur who launched his first business when he was 8 years old. He has led & launched many international tech projects, including several automated algorithmic trading platforms.
avatar for Amy James

Amy James

CEO, Alexandria Labs
I'm a co-inventor of Open Index Protocol, a blockchain specification for a worldwide public record, and CEO of Alexandria Labs, building products and services for Web 3. I introduced the ’Salutary Protocols’ blockchain economic model to contribute to the ‘Fat Protocol' theory... Read More →
avatar for Corey Billington

Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
avatar for Marten Lai

Marten Lai

Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Digital Management
Marten Lai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Digital Management. Marten manages a venture fund focused on early-stage investments in the fintech, edtech, and consumer tech spaces. Previously, he was on the founding team of Wells Fargo's late and early-stage investing... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Burton

Jeff Burton

CEO, Woodside Creek Ventures
Serial Entrepreneur and Builder of Global Enterprises. Believer that technology and the unifying strength of multicultural exchange in the pursuit of problem-solving and business growth can lead to profound economic, social, and global benefits. Long-term personal network builder... Read More →
avatar for Taras Kulyk

Taras Kulyk

SVP, Blockchain Business Development, Core Scientific
Taras Kulyk, JD, MBA is Core Scientific's Senior Vice President of Blockchain Business Development, bringing extensive experience in digital asset mining, fintech and investment banking. Most recently, Taras led Corporate Development at Horizon Trust Company and served as Chief Operating... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Jose Cotto

Jose Cotto

True Reply, Founder & CEO
We're focusing on making the most advanced voice technologies available for your teams so they can focus on the "what" and not the "how." Building experiences in market research, marketing, and healthcare for voice assistants, like Amazon Alexa, and telephone at scale in over 110... Read More →
avatar for Marco Poblete

Marco Poblete

Head of Legal, Vinter Capital
Marco Poblete is a co-founder of Vinter Capital and a lawyer, specialised in financial and blockchain law. Vinter Capital is a Swedish cryptocurrency index provider whose clients are large financial institutions issuing cryptocurrency products on regulated exchanges.
avatar for Jacob Lindberg

Jacob Lindberg

Chief Executive Officer, Vinter Capital
Full bio at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacolind/ short bio:CV2016-2019 Investment banker at Nordea2016-2016 Researcher at Stockholm School of Economics2015-2015 Analyst at iZettle (now Paypal)EducationStockholm University - B.sc. (Mathematics)Uppsala University - B.sc. (Statistics)Stockholm... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Pilgrim

Jenna Pilgrim

Chief Executive Officer, Streambed Media
Streambed is an analytics engine and social media tool that links people together. Founded by Michael J. Casey, Jenna Pilgrim and Joseph Fiscella in 2019, Streambed's publishing suite allows users to link co-creators and brands to the videos they publish. Streambed then shares the analytics... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Manjorin

Jeremy Manjorin

Co-Founder, True Reply
We're focusing on making the most advanced voice technologies available for your teams so they can focus on the "what" and not the "how." Building experiences in market research, marketing, and healthcare for voice assistants, like Amazon Alexa, and telephone at scale in over 110... Read More →
JF

Joseph Fiscella

Streambed Media
avatar for Martin Antoniazzi

Martin Antoniazzi

Latin American Markets, EST GLOBAL, INC
avatar for Jaron Ray Hinds

Jaron Ray Hinds

CEO, Elevated Games, Inc.
Full stack gamer. 👾 Pickleball champion. 🏓Powder chaser. 🏂 Yacht collector 🛥 #Shuwatch
avatar for Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar

Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar

Co-chairman, EST GLOBAL INC.
I am the Co-Chairman and CEO of EST Global Inc., based at Cambridge Innovation Center, MIT. A strong proponent of digital development banking, digital asset services, AI, IoT, etc. I am making all facilities interact with the classical banking principles to create the new fintech... Read More →



Thursday September 24, 2020 5:00pm - 7:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
Friday, September 25
 

8:00am MDT

Quantum Entanglement
Speakers
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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 8:00am - 8:10am MDT
Laramie Hall

8:00am MDT

Introduction to Business Entity Types and Their Formation
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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

8:10am MDT

Keynote: DOE Chief Commercialization Officer's Address
Speakers
avatar for Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska

Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 8:10am - 8:20am MDT
Laramie Hall

8:20am MDT

Keynote: Computer Science Dean's Address
Speakers
avatar for Cameron Wright

Cameron Wright

Dean., University of Wyoming
Specialties: digital signal processing, image processing, digital cameras/optics, pattern/object recognition, computer vision sensors, biomedical instrumentation, wireless/satellite communication systems, embedded/mobile computer systems, wireless/wired computer networks.


Friday September 25, 2020 8:20am - 8:30am MDT
Laramie Hall

8:30am MDT

Proclamation: Economic Development
Speakers
GM

Governor Mark Gordon

Governor, Wyoming State


Friday September 25, 2020 8:30am - 8:35am MDT
Laramie Hall

8:35am MDT

Round Table: Quantum Entanglement—Emergent IMPACT
                                                When: September 25th 8:00am – 12:30pm

What: Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon occurring when a group of particles interact. An apt metaphor for bringing together the DOE, UWYO, IBM Research, VC’s and entrepreneurs.
Emergence occurs when the group is observed to have properties its parts do not have on their own.

Why: We anticipate important economic IMPACT could occur in the Quantum Corridor’s future by bringing together this disparate group of Thought Leaders.

Where: University of Wyoming Gateway Center; 222 S 22nd St, Laramie, WY 82070 Livestreaming into our Virtual Reality 2D/3D environment accessible worldwide via VR Headset or HTML5 browser.

AGENDA
LIVE BROADCAST FROM GATEWAY CENTER
8:00 – 8:10am President’s Address: Dr. Edward Seidel
8:10 – 8:20am Keynote: DOE Chief Commercialization Officer Conner Prochaska
8:20 – 8:30am CS Dean’s Address: Dr. Cameron Wright
8:30 – 8:35am Governor’s Proclamation: Governor Mark Gordon
Governor Gordon will read an Economic Diversity Proclamation and sign it at this meeting.
8:30 – 10:30am Round Table:
How could innovation hubs along the Quantum Corridor increase resilience and sustainability?

In close proximity to what is dubbed the Quantum Corridor—from Wyoming to Arizona—DOE has four major labs with tech transfer opportunities they aim to commercialize.

To successfully shift economies over time we need committed stakeholders. Toward that end Governor Mark Gordon, UWYO President Ed Seidel, UWYO CS Dean Cam Wright, DOE Under Secretary Paul Dabbar, DOE Chief Commercialization Officer Conner Prochaska, Head of IBM research Dr. Dario Gil, IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson, Venture Capitalists Tim Draper and Marten Lai and guests will explore requirements for technology commercialization, enhancing computer science research in AI/ML, cybersecurity as well as quantum and super-computing in this forward-looking conversation.
Format: A moderated discussion inviting each participant to share their unique point of view, vision, possibilities, hurdles and challenges from their individual experiences and past projects. Moderator: Chris J. Snook, LODE
                                       

Speakers
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 Cameron Wright

Cameron Wright

Dean., University of Wyoming
Specialties: digital signal processing, image processing, digital cameras/optics, pattern/object recognition, computer vision sensors, biomedical instrumentation, wireless/satellite communication systems, embedded/mobile computer systems, wireless/wired computer networks.
GM

Governor Mark Gordon

Governor, Wyoming State
avatar for Dr. Dario Gil

Dr. Dario Gil

IBM, Director of Research
Dr. Darío Gil is the Director of IBM Research, with over 3,000 researchers at 19 locations on six continents. He leads innovation efforts at IBM. Under his leadership, IBM was the first company to build programmable quantum computers and make them universally available through the... Read More →
avatar for Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Draper Associates, Founder
Venture Successes: Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta, CoinbaseFounder: Draper University of Heroes, leading 5-week program for entrepreneurs.Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. MBA from Harvard Business School
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 Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska

Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research... Read More →
avatar for Marten Lai

Marten Lai

Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Digital Management
Marten Lai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Digital Management. Marten manages a venture fund focused on early-stage investments in the fintech, edtech, and consumer tech spaces. Previously, he was on the founding team of Wells Fargo's late and early-stage investing... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 8:35am - 10:30am MDT
Laramie Hall

9:00am MDT

What You Need to Know About Securities Laws
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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

10:00am MDT

Security Tokens and the SAFT– the Landscape and Future
Speakers
avatar for Emma Channing

Emma Channing

General Counsel, Satis Group


Friday September 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

10:30am MDT

News: Forging IMPACT—Economic Development Announcements
Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Producer, WyoHackathon
avatar for Marten Lai

Marten Lai

Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Digital Management
Marten Lai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Digital Management. Marten manages a venture fund focused on early-stage investments in the fintech, edtech, and consumer tech spaces. Previously, he was on the founding team of Wells Fargo's late and early-stage investing... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 10:30am - 10:45am MDT
Laramie Hall

11:00am MDT

Keynote: Economic Interactions
11:00 – 11:15am Keynote: Tim Draper, Draper VC

                                   
    

Speakers
avatar for Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Draper Associates, Founder
Venture Successes: Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta, CoinbaseFounder: Draper University of Heroes, leading 5-week program for entrepreneurs.Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. MBA from Harvard Business School


Friday September 25, 2020 11:00am - 11:15am MDT
Laramie Hall

11:00am MDT

Trends in Blockchain Legislation: A Protean Moment
Discussion

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Tinianow

Andrea Tinianow

Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Transparency Registry
 Andrea was the founding director of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative & Amendments. She is also the EVP, Chief Innovation Officer for Global KompassStrategies, a US-based management consulting firm.
avatar for Chris Land

Chris Land

General Council, Wyoming Division of Banking
Chris currently serves as General Counsel of the Wyoming Division of Banking and worked on the implementation of Wyoming's blockchain and digital asset legislation.


Friday September 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

11:15am MDT

Panel: What Interactions Are Needed to Create Economic IMPACT?
11:15 – 12:15am
Panel Discussion: What Interactions Are Needed to Create Economic IMPACT?
Panel: Tim Draper–VC, Conner Prochaska–DOE OTT, Steve Lupien–UWYO, Marten Lai–VC, Josh Dorrell–WBC. Moderator: Chris J. Snook, LODE

Engage in a moderated AMA conversation about what ecosystem buildout is required to diversify an economy. Discuss what infrastructure needs to be in place and the importance of educating and skilling a workforce. Consider the vital role entrepreneurs play leading these efforts. Discover how ecosystems can support entrepreneurs.

Hear from a panel of VC’s on the importance of deal-flow for follow-on capital to scale-up the startups. Explore the possibilities to diversify Wyoming’s economy. Outline some concrete next steps for Forging IMPACT.


Lead
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE

Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain
avatar for Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Draper Associates, Founder
Venture Successes: Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta, CoinbaseFounder: Draper University of Heroes, leading 5-week program for entrepreneurs.Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. MBA from Harvard Business School
avatar for Conner Prochaska

Conner Prochaska

Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
Conner Prochaska currently serves as Chief Commercialization Officer for the Department of Energy and as Director of the Office of Technology Transitions, responsible for all commercialization activities across DOE, the 17 National Laboratories, and the Department’s other research... Read More →
avatar for Marten Lai

Marten Lai

Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Digital Management
Marten Lai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Digital Management. Marten manages a venture fund focused on early-stage investments in the fintech, edtech, and consumer tech spaces. Previously, he was on the founding team of Wells Fargo's late and early-stage investing... Read More →
avatar for Josh Dorrell

Josh Dorrell

Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Business Council


Friday September 25, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm MDT
Laramie Hall

12:00pm MDT

Trends in Blockchain Legislation: A Protean Moment (Hypothetcial)
Hypothetical part 2

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Tinianow

Andrea Tinianow

Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Transparency Registry
 Andrea was the founding director of the Delaware Blockchain Initiative & Amendments. She is also the EVP, Chief Innovation Officer for Global KompassStrategies, a US-based management consulting firm.
avatar for Chris Land

Chris Land

General Council, Wyoming Division of Banking
Chris currently serves as General Counsel of the Wyoming Division of Banking and worked on the implementation of Wyoming's blockchain and digital asset legislation.


Friday September 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

12:15pm MDT

Quantum Entanglement Summary—Adjourn
12:15 - 12:20pm Summary Adjourn

Speakers
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE


Friday September 25, 2020 12:15pm - 12:20pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:00pm MDT

Regulatory Innovation: The Wyoming SPDI
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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

2:00pm MDT

Fireside Chat: Tim Draper & Caitlin Long
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 Tim Draper

Tim Draper

Draper Associates, Founder
Venture Successes: Skype, Baidu, Tesla, Overture, PTC, Hotmail, Twitch, Robinhood, Carta, CoinbaseFounder: Draper University of Heroes, leading 5-week program for entrepreneurs.Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. MBA from Harvard Business School


Friday September 25, 2020 2:00pm - 2:20pm MDT
Laramie Hall

2:00pm MDT

Crypto System Governance
Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hinkes

Andrew Hinkes

Carlton Fields
One of Coindesk’s Most Influential People in Blockchain (2017), Attorney @ Carlton Fields, National Blockchain & Digital Currency practice. Co-founder & General Counsel of Athena Blockchain, a professional services firm focused on tokenized investment products. Adjunct Prof. @ NYU... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

2:20pm MDT

Dean Cameron Wright - Welcome!
Speakers
avatar for Cameron Wright

Cameron Wright

Dean., University of Wyoming
Specialties: digital signal processing, image processing, digital cameras/optics, pattern/object recognition, computer vision sensors, biomedical instrumentation, wireless/satellite communication systems, embedded/mobile computer systems, wireless/wired computer networks.


Friday September 25, 2020 2:20pm - 2:25pm MDT
Laramie Hall

2:25pm MDT

Jim Caldwell - Welcome!
Speakers
avatar for Dr. James Caldwell

Dr. James Caldwell

Professor and Co-Director of IOG | Wyoming Advanced Blockchain Lab, University of Wyoming
James Caldwell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming (UW) and is Co-director of the IOG / Wyoming Advanced Blockchain Research Lab (WABL).   Jim earned his PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1998.  Prior to that he worked for ten years at... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 2:25pm - 2:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

2:30pm MDT

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 25, 2020 2:30pm - 2:50pm MDT
Laramie Hall

2:50pm MDT

Keynote
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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 2:50pm - 3:10pm MDT
Laramie Hall

3:00pm MDT

Legal Ethics: Digital Asset Money Laundering
Speakers
avatar for Cal Evans

Cal Evans

Managing Associate, Gresham International
Writer, Award Winning Speaker, and top five Independent Cryptocurrency Compliance expert.(As rated by Forbes). Top speaker Global Genesis 2018. Author for publications including IP Watchdog, CoinTelegraph, Cryptoslate, and Crypto Daily attracting over 100,000 views per week.Government... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

3:10pm MDT

Keynote: Interoperability
We are seeing great success with multiple enterprise blockchain networks and digital currency adoption in the business world is increasing rapidly. More and more businesses, beyond the large corporations, are realizing the benefits of blockchain and DLT technology across multiple business processes. However, most of these blockchain networks operate as siloed, independent systems. They shouldn’t be and need to integrate and interoperate. While these two terms are generally used interchangeably, there are some distinct differences. Come hear where the market is going with multi-blockchain integration and interoperability.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Tyler

Chris Tyler

Chief Technology Officer, BlockSpaces
Chris Tyler has over 30 years in the data and analytics field with IBM and AT&T and is a mentor to startups and software providers regarding the monetization of data using analytics, AI/ML, blockchain and internet of things (IoT). Chris is currently the CTO of BlockSpaces, a software... Read More →



Friday September 25, 2020 3:10pm - 3:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

3:30pm MDT

Scaling Blockchain & Why Smart Contract Testing is Critical
DeFi contracts can lock billions of dollars of value, but businesses need assurances about the quality of their contracts.  Learn how new tools can help you write clean smart contracts, faster. 








Speakers
avatar for Medha Parlikar

Medha Parlikar

CTO & Co-Founder, CasperLabs
Medha is a product and engineering leader with decades of experience delivering production software at marquee companies such as Adobe, Omniture, Avalara, MP3.com, and DivX.  She is the CTO of CasperLabs, where she focuses on building the Casper blockchain.


Friday September 25, 2020 3:30pm - 3:50pm MDT
Laramie Hall

3:50pm MDT

Transitioning the Global Economy to Decentralized Intelligence
Speakers
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Ben Goertzel, PhD

CEO, SingularityNET


Friday September 25, 2020 3:50pm - 4:10pm MDT
Laramie Hall

4:00pm MDT

Ethics for Blockchain Lawyers
Speakers
avatar for Yev Muchnik

Yev Muchnik

Managing Member, Launch Legal
Yev Muchnik is a corporate and securities attorney, with a focus on impact ventures. Yev is an authority on current legal and regulatory issues in blockchain and digital currency.
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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

6:00pm MDT

WyoHackathon Opening Ceremonies—Executive Emcee
Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature


Friday September 25, 2020 6:00pm - 6:05pm MDT
Laramie Hall

6:05pm MDT

UWYO President Kick-off Rally
Speakers
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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:05pm - 6:10pm MDT
Laramie Hall

6:10pm MDT

WyoHackathon Opening Ceremonies—Chairman
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 25, 2020 6:10pm - 6:15pm MDT
Laramie Hall

6:15pm MDT

Keynote
Speakers

Friday September 25, 2020 6:15pm - 6:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

6:30pm MDT

Distinguished Judges Introduction
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Executive Director & Principal Architect, Blockchain Commons, LLC
avatar for Bryan Bishop

Bryan Bishop

CTO, Avanti
Bryan Bishop creates and builds software that is changing the face of modern finance, enabling startups to raise tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and pursue their revenue opportunities at full throttle.
avatar for Nick Spanos

Nick Spanos

Founder, Bitcoin Center & Blockchain CenterBitcoin Center & Blockchain Center
Founder of the Bitcoin Center (prominently displayed on the netflix movie "Banking on Bitcoin") in 2013, Mr. Nick Spanos is the inventor of the multi-branched blockchain, and blockchain paper ballot voting. Both patents have been granted.
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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 6:30pm - 6:50pm MDT
Laramie Hall

6:50pm MDT

Preliminary Judges Introduction
Friday September 25, 2020 6:50pm - 7:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:00pm MDT

WyoHackathon Rules
Speakers
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Producer, WyoHackathon


Friday September 25, 2020 7:00pm - 7:10pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:10pm MDT

Challenge Story Time

Speakers
avatar for Jaron Ray Hinds

Jaron Ray Hinds

CEO, Elevated Games, Inc.
Full stack gamer. 👾 Pickleball champion. 🏓Powder chaser. 🏂 Yacht collector 🛥 #Shuwatch



Friday September 25, 2020 7:10pm - 7:15pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:15pm MDT

Battlesnake
From September 25th-Oct 19 we will be running Battlesnake at WyoHack! Choose your division, build your Battlesnake and see if you can climb to the top of the leaderboard!
Battlesnake is a deceptively simple multi-player programming game for developers of all experience levels. Whether this is your first programming challenge or you are a seasoned professional, Battlesnake has a place for you to practice your skills and have fun throughout the competition.
Build and deploy a live web server that implements the Battlesnake API and plays the game on your behalf. You can use whatever languages and technologies you want!
Arenas
Starting September 25th, you'll be able to register your Battlesnake into the Arena in your division. Arenas run new games every few minutes and use TrueSkill to rank Battlesnakes. Use the Arenas to see how your Battlesnake is performing against the competition, refine your algorithm and climb the leaderboard!

Divisions
The competition will be played across three divisions: Student, Rookie, and Veteran. Each division will its own arena running games and ranking Battlesnakes. Student Division
For student developers who are new to Battlesnake and are looking for a fun way to practice their skills and put into practice some of the lessons they have learned.
Total prize pool of $500 to be won.
Rookie Division
For developers who are new to Battlesnake and early in their career as a software developer. This division is a great place to get your feet wet, have fun, and maybe try some new technologies you have wanted an excuse to play with.
Total prize pool of $750 to be won.
Veteran Division
For experienced developers looking for a more challenging competition. This Division is higher stakes with higher reward.
Total prize pool of $1250 to be won.
Prizes
$2500 Cash to be awarded to the top teams from each division

Speakers
avatar for Noah Warder

Noah Warder

COO, Battlesnake
Noah is the COO at Battlesnake, where he is responsible for organizing Battlesnake competitions across North America. He is involved in developing the Battlesnake community of developers and partner networks. Noah has been working in technology for the past 5 years and is passionate... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 7:15pm - 7:20pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:20pm MDT

Cardano
Speakers
avatar for Dmytro Kondratiuk

Dmytro Kondratiuk

Software Engineer, IOHK
Dmytro Kondratiuk joined IOHK in 2020 to contribute to Marlowe, the dedicated language for writing financial smart contracts on the Cardano blockchain. He previously worked on domain-specific languages for the financial sector. Dmytro, who gained his master’s degree in computer... Read More →
avatar for Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Senior Research Fellow, IOHK
Simon Thompson is a researcher, author and teacher, and an emeritus professor of the University of Kent, where he specialized in logic and computation. His research into functional programming covers verification, tool-building and testing for Erlang, Haskell and OCaml. He is the... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 7:20pm - 7:25pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:25pm MDT

WyCS Challenge
The Cybersecurity Education and Research (CEDAR), the Science and Engineering Education Development (SEED) Lab and the UWyo Office of the President  are sponsoring two prizes related to the creation and distribution of educational blockchain-related simulation models. Specifically we would like to see the creation of two NetLogo (multi-agent-simulator) models for use in educational-spaces, including but not limited to K-16 classrooms and/or community sessions:

The first model (and prize), meant for those that are new or learning about the blockchain and/or multi-agent simulation space, should demonstrate basic decision-making strategies amongst a per-simulation defined number of entities (agents).

Quality entries will allow users to swap decision making strategies and will include at a minimum:
  1. Majority Voting (simple); 
  2. Majority Voting (plurality)
  3. Consensus (All or Nothing); 
  4. Bonus: Consensus ("Fist to Five")
The second model (and prize), meant for those with prior knowledge and experience in Blockchain and/or multi-agent simulations, should demonstrate, instrument, and allow novice engagement with the fundamental properties, characteristics, behaviors, and limitations of blockchain-based systems.

Quality entries will include the ability to:
  1.  add/remove/hijack nodes, 
  2. observe individual node and system behavior, 
  3. add transactions, and 
  4. compute node/system operations per ledger transaction.
  • Advanced models may even allow the modification of "proof" mechanism

Speakers
avatar for Mike Borowczak

Mike Borowczak

Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UWYO CEDAR / IOHK 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 →


Friday September 25, 2020 7:25pm - 7:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:30pm MDT

Avanti
Speakers
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Daniel O'Donnell

Director of Business Development, Avanti Bank


Friday September 25, 2020 7:30pm - 7:35pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:35pm MDT

IOHK / UN
Speakers
avatar for Shruti Appiah

Shruti Appiah

Product Manager - Marlowe, Input Output
Shruti Appiah pioneered blockchain economics, having built some of the earliest multi-agent computational models and simulations of economic systems operating on smart contracts in 2016. She was a founding member of  Consensys Labs, the company’s venture studio. Shruti also led... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 7:35pm - 7:40pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:40pm MDT

Pierce Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Brittany Kaiser

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, DATA
Brittany Kaiser is the founder of the #OwnYourData campaign and cofounder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a nonprofit lobbying firm advancing legislative and policy reform to protect the rights of individuals to control their own digital assets, with impactful success... Read More →


Friday September 25, 2020 7:40pm - 7:45pm MDT
Laramie Hall

7:45pm MDT

Best of Wyoming
Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain


Friday September 25, 2020 7:45pm - 7:50pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
Saturday, September 26
 

8:00am MDT

Dean Sprott - Welcome
Speakers
avatar for David Sprott

David Sprott

Dean, University of Wyoming
Dean of Wyoming’s Business School


Saturday September 26, 2020 8:00am - 8:05am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

8:00am MDT

Marlowe Playground
Marlowe makes writing smart contracts easier and less error-prone. The Marlowe Playground is an IDE that you can use from your browser to create, edit, simulate, and validate Marlowe smart-contracts.

In this presentation, we give a tour of the Marlowe Playground, we show how to use it to create and simulate a swap smart-contract, how to use static analysis to validate it, and other features.

We have made available a snapshot of the Marlowe Playground for the WyoHakathon 2020 that can be accessed in: https://wyohack.marlowe.iohkdev.io/

Speakers
avatar for Alex Nemish

Alex Nemish

Software Engineer, IOHK
Alexander Nemish joined IOHK in 2018 and works on Marlowe, the domain-specific language for financial smart contracts. Alexander is a big fan of functional programming, constructive mathematics, homotopy type theory, formally proven programs, meta programming, compilers, Scala, Haskell... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Pablo Lamela

Dr. Pablo Lamela

Research Fellow, IOHK
Pablo Lamela is a consultant researcher in programming languages and a developer. In the past, he has worked at the school of computing at the University of Kent, where he obtained his PhD. His research interests include web services, functional languages, formal verification, program... Read More →


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Saturday September 26, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Laramie Hall

8:05am MDT

Blockchain Center of Excellence
Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain


Saturday September 26, 2020 8:05am - 8:20am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

8:20am MDT

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Jerry Fragiskatos

Jerry Fragiskatos

Chief Commercial Officer, IOHK
Jerry Fragiskatos has worked in countries such as Canada, the UK, France, Denmark, and South Africa. He speaks English, French, Greek and some Spanish. Jerry has a master of engineering degree from McGill University in Canada and an MBA from the Collège des Ingénieurs in Paris... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 8:20am - 8:40am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

8:20am MDT

Keynote - DAO
Speakers
avatar for Dor Garbash

Dor Garbash

Product Manager - Project Catalyst, IOHK
Dor is a product manager living in Berkeley. He completed a PhD prototyping collective intelligence software before founding two tech companies and leading the creation of 4 collaboration software products in the B2B and blockchain space.Currently he is the product manager for Project... Read More →



Saturday September 26, 2020 8:20am - 8:40am MDT
Cody Hall

8:40am MDT

Blockchain for Data Integrity
This session focuses on business use-cases of blockchain technology focusing on data integrity.  Three are highlighted: 1) reducing the levels of misrepresentation of university diplomas, 2) reducing fraud in amateur and professional sport, and 3) reducing fraud in the creation of patents in the pharmaceutical industry.

Speakers
avatar for Corey Billington

Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
avatar for Alexis Berolatti

Alexis Berolatti

Co-founder & Chief Operating Officer, BCdiploma
Expert in Higher Education industry and international accounts management, Alexis contributed to the creation of BCdiploma, a French startup offering a unique blockchain-based certification solution dedicated to Academic institutions, which he joined as COO from the successful ICO... Read More →
avatar for Alessandro Ruberti

Alessandro Ruberti

Chief Data Scientist, HSPI Consulenti di Direzione
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 →
avatar for Mairi Willis

Mairi Willis

Peerspoin, Founder & CXO
Mairi has made changing and evolving sports for the better her mission. She is an international design leader with a strong entrepreneurial spirit & a creator of engaging experience design for innovative digital platforms. She has worked for a range of large enterprises including... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 8:40am - 9:20am MDT
Cody Hall

8:40am MDT

Blockchain in Agriculture - Recent Advances
This session will cover emerging issues for blockchain in agriculture with an emphasis on chain of custody for novel crops and the importance of traceability to food safety.  The relationship between security and commodity production will be addressed along with potential economic impacts for blockchain. The necessity for human involvement, trust in technologies, and longevity of technologies will be important factors moving forward with the application of these technologies in food and agriculture.

Lead
avatar for Barbara Rasco

Barbara Rasco

Dean, University of Wyoming

Speakers
avatar for Roger Coupal

Roger Coupal

Agricultural and Applied Economics Department, University of Wyoming
Dr. Roger Coupal is a regional economist and State Community Development Specialist with Extension in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming. His area of focus is in the nexus of issues between community development and natural resource policy... Read More →
avatar for Rhonda Brandt

Rhonda Brandt

Wyoming State Statistician, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
Rhonda Brandt, the Wyoming State Statistician for the US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), grew up on a dryland wheat farm in northeast Colorado and has worked all across the US and with many foreign countries to improve their agricultural... Read More →
avatar for Reza Ovissipour

Reza Ovissipour

Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Dr. Ovissi is an Assistant Professor in the Seafood AREC and the Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech holding a Ph.D. in Seafood Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering. His program is Sustainable Food Production Systems and he is... Read More →
avatar for Doug Miyamoto

Doug Miyamoto

Department of Agriculture Wyoming, Director
From 1999 to 2014, Miyamoto served in multiple capacities with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. He gained familiarity with natural resource and agriculture issues and policies, including Farm Bill legislation, Endangered Species Act reform, Clean Water Act and Clean... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 8:40am - 9:20am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

9:00am MDT

The Plutus Platform
Speakers
avatar for Jann Muller

Jann Muller

Software Engineer, IOHK
Jann Müller is a functional compilers engineer at IOHK who is interested in functional programming, modelling uncertainty, and their intersection. Jann began using Haskell in 2012 and has worked on projects in regulatory and financial risk. He has a PhD in artificial intelligence... Read More →
avatar for Michael Peyton-Jones

Michael Peyton-Jones

Software Engineering Lead, IOHK
Michael Peyton Jones got into programming language design by relentlessly gravitating towards the point of greatest abstraction until someone threw a compiler at him. He cares deeply about making programming languages beautiful and mathematical, but also ergonomic and usable. Michael... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am MDT
Laramie Hall

9:20am MDT

Beefchain and the Value of Provenance
Lead
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature

Speakers
avatar for Corey Billington

Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain
avatar for Ahmad Alkabra

Ahmad Alkabra

Product Manager, Input Output
Ahmad Alkabra has been a product leader for over 15 years at large enterprises and start-ups, leading the vision, strategy, definition, design, and development of best-in-class, delightful, and transformative products. At Input Output, Ahmad has been leading partnerships, product... Read More →
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John Bowman

Director of Data Science, Walmart Labs
Leading the data science team charged with the development of the next generation of Walmart stores forecasting system; forecasting almost 500 million store x item combinations on a weekly basis in the United States. We are using a combination of state-space models, gradient boosting... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:20am - 10:00am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

9:20am MDT

Infrastructure for Economic Advances
Lead
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE

Speakers
avatar for Seth Frentheway

Seth Frentheway

President of Environmental Technologies, Encore Green Environmental
avatar for Edward Kepler

Edward Kepler

President, Cowboy Trading Company
Blockchain Entrepreneur & Investor; Blockchain, DeFi, Asset Tokenization, and Smart Contract Developer & Educator @ World Reserve, Cowboy Trading Company & Founder - Cowboy Trading Company- Trading & Training in Digital Currencies, Digital Commodities and Digital Assets
avatar for Kyle Wiley

Kyle Wiley

Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy
Kyle Wiley currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Chief Commercialization Officer of the Department of Energy in the Office of Technology Transitions. Prior to OTT, Wiley was a Specialist in Barnes & Thornburg's Government Services and Federal Relations practice.
avatar for Matthew Denning

Matthew Denning

Managing Partner, Yugen Partners
Mr. Denning is the Managing Partner of Yugen Partners, a venture capital firm focused on making early- and growth-stage equity investments in companies leveraging blockchain technology. Matt has spent the majority of his almost 20-year career working in various senior capacities... Read More →
avatar for Marten Lai

Marten Lai

Managing Partner, Blue Ocean Digital Management
Marten Lai is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Blue Ocean Digital Management. Marten manages a venture fund focused on early-stage investments in the fintech, edtech, and consumer tech spaces. Previously, he was on the founding team of Wells Fargo's late and early-stage investing... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 9:20am - 10:00am MDT
Cody Hall

10:00am MDT

The Blockchain: Present Reality and Realistic Promise
Speakers
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 →


Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

10:00am MDT

Functional smart contracts on Cardano
Speakers
avatar for Manuel Chakravarty

Manuel Chakravarty

Technical Architect, IOHK
Manuel M T Chakravarty works with Tweag I/O as a functional programming evangelist, architects blockchain languages at IOHK, and develops the interactive development environment Haskell for Mac — one of the first Swift apps on the Mac App Store. His interests span from functional... Read More →
avatar for Simon Thompson

Simon Thompson

Senior Research Fellow, IOHK
Simon Thompson is a researcher, author and teacher, and an emeritus professor of the University of Kent, where he specialized in logic and computation. His research into functional programming covers verification, tool-building and testing for Erlang, Haskell and OCaml. He is the... Read More →
avatar for Philip Wadler

Philip Wadler

Senior Research Fellow, IOHK
Philip is a professor of theoretical computer science at the University of Edinburgh and senior research fellow at IOHK since 2017. He is an ACM fellow and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a past chair of ACM Sigplan. Previously, he worked or studied at Stanford, Xerox... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Laramie Hall

11:00am MDT

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Lummis

Cynthia Lummis

Candidate for US Senate, Lummis for Wyoming
A fourth generation Wyoming native, Cynthia Lummis currently helps operates her family’s cattle ranches in Laramie County. From 2008 to 2016, she served as Wyoming’s lone Congressman in Washington, D.C. where she cofounded the Freedom Caucus, championed Wyoming’s mineral and... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 11:00am - 11:20am MDT
Cheyenne Hall

11:00am MDT

Financial contracts on Cardano: The ACTUS standard in Marlowe
Speakers
avatar for Nils Bundi

Nils Bundi

Head of Product & Co-Founder, atpar AG
Nils is a FinTech aficionado with extensive experience in leading international projects and teams. As an active member of different FinTech and Blockchain industry initiatives he drives financial innovation. Currently, Nils serves as a core-team member of the ACTUS Financial Research... Read More →
avatar for Dmytro Kondratiuk

Dmytro Kondratiuk

Software Engineer, IOHK
Dmytro Kondratiuk joined IOHK in 2020 to contribute to Marlowe, the dedicated language for writing financial smart contracts on the Cardano blockchain. He previously worked on domain-specific languages for the financial sector. Dmytro, who gained his master’s degree in computer... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall

11:20am MDT

Contracts in Supply Chains
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Executive Director & Principal Architect, Blockchain Commons, LLC
avatar for Warren Whitlock

Warren Whitlock

CEO, Stirling
I advise companies on the strategies needed to take advantage of digital media tools and online opportunities that drive growth and profits.
avatar for James Regenor

James Regenor

VeriTX, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer
 As mature companies begin their digital transformation to maintain a competitive edge in Industry 4.0, emerging technologies are upending the traditional supply chain model. Macro trends in the business-to-consumer market space are being leveraged in the industrial business-to-business... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 11:20am - 12:00pm MDT
Cody Hall

11:20am MDT

Digital Banking and Currency
Lead
avatar for Jullian Sevillano

Jullian Sevillano

Senior Advisor, Promontory Financial Group
Julian leads Promontory’s west coast client relations, which includes its Fintech and Digital Assets practice.  He has over 20 years of international banking and payments experience.  Prior to working with Promontory, Julian worked at VISA where he held various leadership positions... Read More →

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 →
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Miguel Morel

CEO, Arkham
avatar for Kelly Lammers

Kelly Lammers

Director, Nebraska Dept of Banking and Finance
Kelly Lammers has over 35 years of regulatory experience having supervised, examined and processed applications for banks, credit unions, banker’s banks, credit card banks, money transmitters and a few others.  He currently serves the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar

Dr. Sindhu Bhaskar

Co-chairman, EST GLOBAL INC.
I am the Co-Chairman and CEO of EST Global Inc., based at Cambridge Innovation Center, MIT. A strong proponent of digital development banking, digital asset services, AI, IoT, etc. I am making all facilities interact with the classical banking principles to create the new fintech... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 11:20am - 12:00pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

12:00pm MDT

Security and Resilience of Distributed Systems: From Silicon to Multi-Agent Swarms
The security of any system is as strong as its weakest link. This is true for simple systems, complex systems, and of course distributed systems, including Blockchain-based systems. In this discussion we discuss efforts to enhance the security and resiliency of distributed systems by highlighting several examples of threats (and solutions) at various levels of system architectures - from low-level secure circuits (e.g. low-power authentication devices) to resilient decentralized swarms capable of achieving a global objective with 3 to 3-Million agents.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Borowczak

Mike Borowczak

Loy and Edith Harris Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UWYO CEDAR / IOHK 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 →


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

12:30pm MDT

SIMBAChain Easy to Build Blockchain
Speakers
avatar for Tommy Cooksey

Tommy Cooksey

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


Saturday September 26, 2020 12:30pm - 1:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:00pm MDT

Corralling Your Blockchain with Substrate
The goal of this session is to provide attendees with the foundational knowledge they need to start building blockchains with Substrate. Topics will include the terminology of Substrate development, Substrate design principles, and the template projects that make it easy to get started with Substrate.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Forbes

Dan Forbes

Developer Advocate, Parity Technologies
Dan worked in the hospitality industry before getting his computer science degree and becoming a software engineer. Today, Dan is passionate about helping other technology enthusiasts learn how to make the most of Parity's technologies - especially blockchain runtime developers working... Read More →



Saturday September 26, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:00pm MDT

Keynote - Growth
Speakers
avatar for Dan Held

Dan Held

Growth Lead, Kraken
Dan is the Growth Lead at Kraken. Kraken is one of the world’s biggest and most well-known cryptocurrency exchanges. Dan is a serial Bitcoin entrepreneur with two exits (Interchange > Kraken, ZeroBlock > Blockchain.com), and has a wide span of experience across 5 Bitcoin companies... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Cody Hall

1:00pm MDT

SEC v. Telegram NFT Guidance
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 →


Saturday September 26, 2020 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

1:30pm MDT

Gitcoin
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Gitcoin, CEO
My work has been featured in TechCrunch, CNN, Inc Magazine, The New York Times, BoingBoing, WIRED, Forbes, and TechDigest.At StepOut (acquired by IAC), I built a team of 9 that built our web product and mobile product.At Simple Energy, I built a team of 24 that rewrote our core platforms... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:40pm MDT

New Business Models - NFTs
An overview on the current state of NFTs and what lies ahead.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Allen

Robert Allen

Founder, Moneda Network
Building businesses is Robert’s passion in life. He has helmed many successful ventures and sold one business to date. Robert is a 25-year entrepreneur with 9 years of experience in the financial industry (4 in financial sales, 5 in SaaS cryptocurrency trading software). In 2015... Read More →
avatar for John Dempsey

John Dempsey

CEO, Blok Party
John is the founder and CEO of Blok Party, the company behind PlayTable.  His love for board games and collectibles inspired him to create the world's first board game console and Smart NFT collectibles trading platform, VIMworld.  Imagine truly owning collectible memorabilia of... Read More →
avatar for Joe Scott

Joe Scott

CSO, Blok Party
I lead business strategy and strategic partnerships for Blok Party. We've created the world's first digital tabletop gaming console that fuses physical and digital collectibles and develops a play pattern around them.
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Ryan Kappel

Co-Founder, NFT42
Ryan is one of the co-founders of nft42.  Nft42 is the parent company of several brands, all of which are focused on building and improving the NFT (non-fungible token) ecosystem.  These brands include Avastars, InfiNFT, TokenSmart, The WIP, The Metalympics, and several other projects... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 1:40pm - 2:20pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

1:40pm MDT

The Rise and Rise of DeFi - The Next Phase of Decentralized Finance
Crypto is finding product market fit. With $1.5B locked in DeFi Lending and $9B Total locked in DeFi, the space is red hot and growing. Even so, there's a long way to go. The United States market alone has over $100B in personal loans, while the global lending market size exceeds 7 Trillion USD. At current scale, DeFi has grown to .01% of the global lending market, becoming one of the fastest growing categories of finance. With more actions done online and remotely, DeFi has a chance to shine at the global level, bringing unprecedented access and innovation to anyone with internet access. As latest technologies enhance the ability to do more on chain, cross chain, access stable assets, gain leverage, and trade in an entirely decentralized way, it's time to expand. This talk explores DeFi innovations such as stable on chain assets, lending, collateralization, trading, and cross chain activity.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Read

Ian Read

Business Development Lead, LinkPool
Through his work in intellectual property and legal sectors, Ian's focus has been on content security and distributed systems. He has a proven track record of building successful products and services in startup environments in highly competitive markets.
avatar for Shannon Wu

Shannon Wu

Founder, Identity Review
Shannon Wu is the founder of IdentityReview, a global consortium of technology providers, financial institutions and governments with a mission to make identity, data, and DeFi more global and inclusive. Shannon attended Stanford University where she lead multiple finance initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Nevin Freeman

Nevin Freeman

Co-Founder, Reserve
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 →


Saturday September 26, 2020 1:40pm - 2:20pm MDT
Cody Hall

2:00pm MDT

3Box Ceramic Network
Speakers
avatar for Danny Zuckerman

Danny Zuckerman

Founder, 3Box (and Ceramic Network)
As a product manager, I guided more than a dozen products from concept to award-winning release, as a strategist I've advised Fortune 500 CEOs and reshaped GTM strategies for billion-dollar businesses, and as an operator, I've guided teams through restructurings.


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

2:20pm MDT

Building Back Better: Highlights from GBBC Blockchain Central UNGA
GBBC will highlight major themes and real world use cases of how we use blockchain & emerging technologies to #buildbackbetter.

Lead
avatar for Sandra Ro

Sandra Ro

CEO, GBBC
Sandra’s mission is to help those most vulnerable and financially excluded, by harnessing technology for social and economic good. She holds directorships on industry boards and companies including Global Digital Finance (GDF), BitGive Foundation, and SendFriend, as well as angel... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:20pm - 2:40pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

2:20pm MDT

Energy Presentation
Consumers are driving an energy transformation through the adoption of distributed energy resources. Global energy systems are rapidly shifting to power that is renewable and intermittent. However, existing top-down energy management systems are not designed to work with this new grid. New digital tools are needed to ensure a sustainable, resilient, and efficient grid of the future. At Electron (www.electron.net), our platform, built on blockchain, empowers utilities and grid operators to connect with new energy resources and to create distributed energy markets.

Speakers
avatar for Stina Brock

Stina Brock

Head of North America, Electron
Stina Brock is the Senior Vice President of North America for Electron. She is focused on working with industry partners, utilities, and grid operators to bring Electron’s innovative solutions to energy markets to enable a more efficient and sustainable grid.


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:20pm - 2:40pm MDT
Cody Hall

2:30pm MDT

NFT42
Speakers
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Ryan Kappel

Co-Founder, NFT42
Ryan is one of the co-founders of nft42.  Nft42 is the parent company of several brands, all of which are focused on building and improving the NFT (non-fungible token) ecosystem.  These brands include Avastars, InfiNFT, TokenSmart, The WIP, The Metalympics, and several other projects... Read More →



Saturday September 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall

2:40pm MDT

Authenticating Products with Blockchain Technology
The counterfeit exceeds $4.5 trillion globally, with challenges growing as we move into a more digital era. Join us to discuss the problem, its intricacies and what can Blockchain do to enhance the current solutions in the market.


Lead
avatar for Philip Schlump

Philip Schlump

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

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Vargas-Montero

Carlos Vargas-Montero

Solutions Architect Manager, IOHK
Carlos Vargas-Montero has worked in the software industry for a decade, and has led teams for companies such as Amazon and HP Networking R&D. Carlos joined IOHK in 2018, bringing a mix of technical and business skills along with a diligent approach to execution. He has helped coordinate... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

2:40pm MDT

Perfect Storm-Opportunities for DeFi & Economic Innovation in a Post-Crisis World
Speakers
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE
avatar for Eric Badiere

Eric Badiere

Founder CEO, Kopernik
Software programmer/engineer for over 20 years.  Worked on identity systems. Currently, an ethereum miner, pivoting into the DeFi ecosystem, with an interest in privacy-preserving tech supporting finance, and money management.
avatar for Dennis Fassuliotis

Dennis Fassuliotis

Executive Director, Palmettochain.com
Founding member of PalmettoChain, Inc and South Carolina Blockchain Inc. Both grassroots blockchain advocacy & education groups in SC.


Saturday September 26, 2020 2:40pm - 3:20pm MDT
Cody Hall

3:00pm MDT

Shardus
Since 2011, we have been wanting to use blockchain technology to implement a global, inherently stable, cryptocurrency based on UBI and demurrage. One of the biggest obstacles has been the limited scalability of blockchains. Not seeing any significant progress in layer one scalability we started the Shardus project in 2016 to create a distributed ledger with state sharding at its core and were the first to demonstrate linear scaling in 2019. Shardus is currently being used to create a payment, messaging and crowdfunding DAO with on-chain governance called Liberdus. The testnet is live at test.liberdus.com and developers can now begin using Shardus to create their own decentralized services. Developer docs are available at shardus.com/docs

Speakers
avatar for Omar Syed

Omar Syed

Chief Architect, Shardus
Over the past three decades, Omar has been involved with helping large organizations such as NASA, Yahoo, and Zynga build scalable, fault-tolerant, distributed systems for mission-critical applications. In early 2016 he started Unblocked Inc., a blockchain consultancy company. In... Read More →



Saturday September 26, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

3:20pm MDT

Digital identity & credential verification use case in Georgia
Credentials and other identifying information play a role in virtually every interaction that individuals have with each other, businesses and public institutions. Data privacy, control of information is becoming more important, and blockchain has an integral role to play in the development of new ways to manage and share personal information. Within the educational sector, there is a need for new technologies to allow individuals ensure their lifelong credentials are verifiable and secure. The Free University of Tbilisi and the Ministry of Education of Georgia has embraced these new technologies and is working with IOHK to deploy cutting-edge blockchain based solutions. This will accelerate Georgia to become a digital society.    

Lead
avatar for Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin

Product Manager, IOHK
Mark Griffin is the product manager for IOHK's SSI and verifiable credential solution Atala PRISM. He has has worked for two decades across financial, telecoms, and fintech sectors delivering complex systems. He is working with Governments, Institutions and Organisations to create... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shota Gvinepadze

Shota Gvinepadze

Associate Dean, Free University of Tbilisi
Associate Dean of Mathematics and Computer Science school at Free University of Tbilisi. Passionate software engineer and computer scientist. Interested in Distributed systems, AI, ML.


Saturday September 26, 2020 3:20pm - 4:00pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

3:20pm MDT

Smart Contracts
Speakers
avatar for James Irving

James Irving

Lawyer/Attorney, Irving Law
I am a lawyer admitted in Australia and NY State. I have practiced in many areas, both in private firms and government agencies. I currently have my own solo law practice. I advise business owners on aspects of corporate and commercial law. One of my clients co-founded a blockchain-based... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 3:20pm - 4:00pm MDT
Cody Hall

3:30pm MDT

iExec
Speakers
avatar for Hadrien Croubois

Hadrien Croubois

Research Engineer, iExec
Distributed systèmes PhD, Ethereum research engineer, protocol and smart contracts architect, Ethereum magician.The developer of iExec's consensus protocol, Kitsune-Wallet, ENSLogin, NFWallet.


Saturday September 26, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall

4:00pm MDT

UN Perspectives: Digital Assets, Blockchain Technology & UN SDGs
Join innovators from United Nations [IFAD] to discuss how different teams within the UN are using tokenization and blockchain technology to pioneer solutions related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Lead
avatar for Sandra Ro

Sandra Ro

CEO, GBBC
Sandra’s mission is to help those most vulnerable and financially excluded, by harnessing technology for social and economic good. She holds directorships on industry boards and companies including Global Digital Finance (GDF), BitGive Foundation, and SendFriend, as well as angel... Read More →

Speakers
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Advit Nath, LL.M, CPA, CA, PGDL, PCLL

Controller and Director, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Mr. Nath is a Canadian national and the Controller and Director at IFAD (the $9 billion in assets UN International Fund for Agricultural Development which is also an international financial institution. With 20+ years of progressive leadership experience in international finance and... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Cheyenne Hall

4:00pm MDT

OpenLaw
Speakers
avatar for Bob Cornish

Bob Cornish

Partner, Anderson Kill LLP
Bob is a nationally recognized securities attorney concentrating on providing assistance to innovators in the financial services arena, including regulatory compliance and counseling. A former General Counsel for a prominent bond manager and family office, Bob has been an instrumental... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Wright

Aaron Wright

Co-founder, CEO, OpenLaw
Professor @CardozoLaw co-founder @OpenLawOfficial ex-VP product/BD and GC @Wikia... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Dunsmoor

Jonathan Dunsmoor

Securities Attorney, Dunsmoor Law, P.C.
Jonathan C. Dunsmoor focuses his practice on securities law, venture capital and private equity, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. Mr. Dunsmoor represents private companies, including those exploring blockchain/ cryptocurrency opportunities, as well as angel investors... Read More →


Saturday September 26, 2020 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Cody Hall
 
Sunday, September 27
 

10:00am MDT

Sprint Results — Team Demos 5 Minutes Each
Sunday September 27, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:00pm MDT

Judges Commentary and Feedback
Sunday September 27, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:30pm MDT

The Road to the Finals
Speakers
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Producer, WyoHackathon


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:30pm - 1:35pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:35pm MDT

Keynote—Impressions
Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:35pm - 1:40pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:40pm MDT

Sandcastle & S.N.A.P. Commentary and Recognition
Speakers
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:40pm - 1:45pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:45pm MDT

The Programs of Blockchain Center of Excellence
Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:45pm - 1:50pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:50pm MDT

WyoHackathon 2021
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 →


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:50pm - 1:55pm MDT
Laramie Hall

1:55pm MDT

WyoHackathon Wrap Up
Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain
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

Producer, WyoHackathon
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature


Sunday September 27, 2020 1:55pm - 2:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
Friday, October 2
 

5:30pm MDT

gBETA and Microsoft: Investing in Wyoming's Best and Brightest
Speakers
avatar for Baylie Evans

Baylie Evans

gBETA Cheyenne Director, gBETA


Friday October 2, 2020 5:30pm - 5:50pm MDT
Laramie Hall

5:50pm MDT

Welcome to Thailand
Speakers
avatar for Mark Newman

Mark Newman

Sociologist, Newaygo Networks
Building multi-stakeholder experiences for integrating the physical & virtual world supply chain operations.


Friday October 2, 2020 5:50pm - 6:10pm MDT
Laramie Hall

6:10pm MDT

Instant, onchain and free Wyoming LLCs
We engineered the world's first onchain real-world Wyoming (and Delaware) LLC and want to share what we learned and how our users are using their LLCs.

Speakers
avatar for han@otonomos.com

han@otonomos.com

Founder & CEO, Otonomos
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Friday October 2, 2020 6:10pm - 6:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
Monday, October 5
 

5:30pm MDT

DevCon: Fireside Chat with Seth Frentheway
Speakers
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE
avatar for Seth Frentheway

Seth Frentheway

President of Environmental Technologies, Encore Green Environmental


Monday October 5, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
Friday, October 9
 

TBA

DevCon Event
Friday October 9, 2020 TBA
Laramie Hall

5:30pm MDT

DevCon: The Blockchain-Voting Challenge
WyoHackathon 2020 Blockchain Voting Challenge Help us upgrade our democracy to America 2.0! This year's November election is set to be the most complex landscape voters have ever experienced. For the first time, most voters will be opting to use absentee mail-in ballots, something they have likely never done before. In 2020, somehow our democracy is still reliant on paper to determine who will lead our country, despite five states already having had successful pilot projects in blockchain voting for absentee ballots. We want to see something different for 2021, 2022 and into our digital future. The Brock Pierce Foundation has a prize of 1 bitcoin for the WyoHackathon team that can build the best solution for a blockchain voting app that incorporates voter identification and ballot tabulation. Special consideration will be made for tailored solutions that can be used in Wyoming elections, specifically with the view to make Wyoming the next state to have a blockchain voting pilot that shows the rest of the country what innovation can do to support democracy.


Speakers
avatar for Brittany Kaiser

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, DATA
Brittany Kaiser is the founder of the #OwnYourData campaign and cofounder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a nonprofit lobbying firm advancing legislative and policy reform to protect the rights of individuals to control their own digital assets, with impactful success... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
Monday, October 12
 

TBA

DevCon Event
Monday October 12, 2020 TBA
Laramie Hall
 
Wednesday, October 14
 

5:30pm MDT

Launch of the Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) to the global crypto & blockchain community
“Launch of the Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) to the global crypto & blockchain community”
The Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) is the most in depth, comprehensive, global multi-stakeholder standards project developed with the support from the GBBC, World Economic Forum (WEF), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Accenture, SDX, Global Digital Finance (GDF), ING, Hyperledger and other critical partners to map the state of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain standards. Why? To answer the question, ‘where are we as an industry in standards setting?’ Initial key findings, trends, gaps, inconsistencies and conflicts are highlighted in Version 1.0. By identifying and consolidating the patchwork of efforts across legal and regulatory, technical, and industry consortia realms, GSMI is setting out to chart a path forward to greater adoption and scaling of the next multi-trillion dollar industry in the making.
On the date of the official launch of the GSMI, this panel brings together relevant partners to give the global crypto & blockchain community a preview of the research initiative and its findings. The presentation will also highlight the high level of cooperation necessary to bring this to life, the importance of providing open access to this data, and how the GSMI will be used to chart a path forward.

Wednesday, October 14th 4:30pm – 5:30pm PDT/5:30pm – 6:30pm MDT/7:30pm – 8:30pm EDT/
Speakers:
Moderator: Sandra Ro, GBBC
Sumedha Deshmukh, Platform Curator, Blockchain and Digital Currency, World Economic Forum
Justin Herzig, Global Blockchain Research Lead, Accenture
Benjamin Nadareski, Global Corporate and Business Development, SIX Digital Exchange
Oceane Boulais, Research Engineer, MIT Media Lab
Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger / The Linux Foundation



Speakers
avatar for Sandra Ro

Sandra Ro

CEO, GBBC
Sandra’s mission is to help those most vulnerable and financially excluded, by harnessing technology for social and economic good. She holds directorships on industry boards and companies including Global Digital Finance (GDF), BitGive Foundation, and SendFriend, as well as angel... Read More →
avatar for Benjamin Nadareski

Benjamin Nadareski

Global Corporate and Business Development, SIX Digital Exchange
Benjamin Nadareski leads Corporate and Business Development at SIX Digital Exchange, which is set to become the world’s first fully regulated institutional digital asset exchange and CSD. SDX is partnering with large financial institutions around the world to bring next generation... Read More →
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger
I've dedicated my career to connecting and empowering the Free Software and Open Source community to solve hard technology problems and have a positive societal impact. I've done this wearing many different hats - as a startup company founder, as an advisor to the U.S. government... Read More →
avatar for Justin Herzig

Justin Herzig

Global Blockchain Research Lead, Accenture
Justin Herzig is the Global Blockchain Research Lead for Accenture, leading a team of technology and business researchers to explore the opportunities of blockchain technology. His team delivers innovative thought leadership, internal strategy assets, and helps client teams deliver... Read More →
avatar for Sumedha Deshmukh

Sumedha Deshmukh

Platform Curator, Blockchain and Digital Currency, World Economic Forum
Sumedha is the platform curator on the Blockchain and Digital Assets team at the World Economic Forum (WEF). She oversees the team’s engagement with public and private sector actors and manages a portfolio of projects covering regulation, DeFi and user-centric development. With... Read More →
avatar for Oceane Boulais

Oceane Boulais

Research Engineer, MIT Media Lab
Océane's research interests are at the intersection of marine stewardship and computational methodologies. Over the course of her time at the Media Lab, she worked on a thesis understanding the applications  of computer vision in conservation-forward fisheries management.


Wednesday October 14, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
Saturday, October 24
 

9:30am MDT

Grand Finale—Wyoming Blockchain Stampede
Recap of the Exciting Moments of the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede
Select Committee - Chris Rothfuss, Jerad Olsen, Tyler Lindholm, Caitlin Long
LawCon - George Mocsary, Ben Rose
BizCon - Corey Billington, Steve Lupien
DevCon - Phil Schlump, Jim Caldwell
Sandcastle - Chris Snook
Quantum Entanglement - Ed Seidel
WyoHackathon - Rich Kopcho

Lead
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature

Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain
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

Producer, WyoHackathon
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE
avatar for Dr. James Caldwell

Dr. James Caldwell

Professor and Co-Director of IOG | Wyoming Advanced Blockchain Lab, University of Wyoming
James Caldwell is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming (UW) and is Co-director of the IOG / Wyoming Advanced Blockchain Research Lab (WABL).   Jim earned his PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University in 1998.  Prior to that he worked for ten years at... Read More →
avatar for Corey Billington

Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
avatar for Philip Schlump

Philip Schlump

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


Saturday October 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
Laramie Hall

10:00am MDT

Why Most Startups Fail
Speakers
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 →


Saturday October 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
Laramie Hall

10:45am MDT

What Bitcoin Did Fireside Chat With Caitlin
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 Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack

Journalist, What Bitcoin Did
Peter is a full-time journalist/podcaster/filmmaker covering topics such as Freedom, Human Rights, Censorship, and Bitcoin. Peter created and hosts the What Bitcoin Did Podcast, a twice-weekly show where he interviews experts in the world of Bitcoin development, privacy, investment... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2020 10:45am - 11:15am MDT
Laramie Hall

11:15am MDT

Meet the Finalists
Video Presentations from finalists in the following challenges:
Battlesnake
Actus
IOHK/UN
Voting
Best for Wyoming

Lead
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature

Saturday October 24, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am MDT
Laramie Hall

11:45am MDT

And the Winners are...
Formal announcement of the winners of the WyoHackathon

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Executive Director & Principal Architect, Blockchain Commons, LLC
avatar for Bryan Bishop

Bryan Bishop

CTO, Avanti
Bryan Bishop creates and builds software that is changing the face of modern finance, enabling startups to raise tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and pursue their revenue opportunities at full throttle.
avatar for Nick Spanos

Nick Spanos

Founder, Bitcoin Center & Blockchain CenterBitcoin Center & Blockchain Center
Founder of the Bitcoin Center (prominently displayed on the netflix movie "Banking on Bitcoin") in 2013, Mr. Nick Spanos is the inventor of the multi-branched blockchain, and blockchain paper ballot voting. Both patents have been granted.
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 →


Saturday October 24, 2020 11:45am - 12:00pm MDT
Laramie Hall

12:00pm MDT

Congratulations from the Challenge Sponsors
A brief overview of the winning projects from the sponsor's perspective.

IOHK/UN Challenge
  • Charles Hoskinson
  • Romain Pellerin
Blockchain Voting Challenge
  • Broke Pierce
  • Brittany Kaiser
Battlesnake Challenge
  • Rich Kopcho
Enhance Actus in Marlowe
  • Charles Hoskinson 
  • Romain Pellerin
Best for Wyoming
  • Caitlin Long
  • Steve Lupien

Lead
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature

Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain
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

Producer, WyoHackathon
avatar for Brittany Kaiser

Brittany Kaiser

Co-Founder, DATA
Brittany Kaiser is the founder of the #OwnYourData campaign and cofounder of the Digital Asset Trade Association (DATA), a nonprofit lobbying firm advancing legislative and policy reform to protect the rights of individuals to control their own digital assets, with impactful success... Read More →
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 October 24, 2020 12:00pm - 12:15pm MDT
Laramie Hall

12:15pm MDT

Celebration - Conclusion - See you next Year!
All the guests and judges and sponsors getting you ready for next year!

Lead
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature

Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain
avatar for Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Executive Director & Principal Architect, Blockchain Commons, LLC
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

Producer, WyoHackathon
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Chairman / Managing Director, Sandcastle Foundation / LODE
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 Corey Billington

Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
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 →
avatar for Bryan Bishop

Bryan Bishop

CTO, Avanti
Bryan Bishop creates and builds software that is changing the face of modern finance, enabling startups to raise tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and pursue their revenue opportunities at full throttle.
avatar for Nick Spanos

Nick Spanos

Founder, Bitcoin Center & Blockchain CenterBitcoin Center & Blockchain Center
Founder of the Bitcoin Center (prominently displayed on the netflix movie "Banking on Bitcoin") in 2013, Mr. Nick Spanos is the inventor of the multi-branched blockchain, and blockchain paper ballot voting. Both patents have been granted.
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 →
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 →
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Marc Liberati

Policy Specialist and Pillar Team Lead, United Nations Volunteer (UNV)
Marc Liberati has consented to join our panel. Marc currently serves as a Policy Specialist and Pillar Team Lead with the United Nations Volunteer (UNV) programme and has been involved in the UNV Digital Transformation working group on frontier technologies – smart contracting... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2020 12:15pm - 12:30pm MDT
Laramie Hall
 
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