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SEPTEMBER

19-22, 2019

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Presented by: College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS)

Department of Computer Science

We’re holding the WyoHackathon in Laramie as part of a larger, even more inclusive event. On September 19-22, 2019, the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede will comprise:

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Wyoming Blockchain Taskforce
9/19–20
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Stampede Developers Conference
9/20 8am – 3pm
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WyoHackathon
9/20 3pm – 9/22 12pm
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Stampede Business Conference
9/21 8am – 3pm
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Sandcastle Invitational
9/22 12pm – 5pm
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Concluding Celebration
9/22 5pm – 7pm
Gateway Center
Wrap up the festivities with food and drink.

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The week is organized to reflect the ecosystem cycle that starts with providing the legal framework and environment for successful blockchain and crypto business creation (the Taskforce), then an environment for educating what is possible technologically (Stampede Developer Conference) leading to innovations and possibilities (WyoHackathon). Then taking those innovations and turning them into businesses (Stampede Business Conference) and giving them the support, mentorship and acceleration required for success (Sandcastle).

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Speakers

Jesse Powell

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Jesse Powell is the founder and CEO of numerous organizations, including Kraken. Powell was founder and CEO of Lewt, Inc., that delivered services for assisting players in online-based video games with account management and in-game currency, from 2001 to 2011. He also founded Internet Ventures & Holdings, which also provided services to the online gaming community. In 2007 he started the Verge Gallery & Studio Project in Sacramento and took board seat in 2010.

Jesse Powell
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Caitlin Long

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Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, gubernatorial appointee, 2018-present; Chairman & president of enterprise blockchain company, Symbiont, in 2016-2018, which was named FinTech Company of the Year 2017 by CustodyRisk; Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Blockchain 2016 by MarketsMedia; Inc. list of 10 business leaders changing the world through tech in 2016; Blockchain evangelist since 2014 and bitcoin since 2012; served on Morgan Stanley’s internal blockchain working group.

Caitlin Long
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Rep. Tyler Lindholm

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Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee

Rep. Tyler Lindholm
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Charles Hoskinson

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Charles founded 3 cryptocurrency-related startups—Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation's education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. He educates on cryptocurrency, evangelizes decentralization and is making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream with his work leading research, design and development of Cardano.

Charles Hoskinson
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Anthony Pompliano

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Anthony Pompliano
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Andrew Hinkes

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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 Stern Business School & the NYU School of Law, where he co-teaches "Digital Currency, Blockchains, & the Future of the Financial Services Industry."

Andrew Hinkes
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Trace Mayer

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Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist, philosopher and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. Started recommending Bitcoin around $0.25 and funded core blockchain infrastructure including Armory, Kraken, and others.

Trace Mayer
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Sandra Ro

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Sandra is a long-standing crypto advocate. She led CME CF Bitcoin pricing indices and Bitcoin Futures and was a founding member of Linux-Hyperledger, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance & PTDL. Sandra serves on Global Digital Finance Board, NYS Digital Currency Taskforce and EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum. She worked at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and went to London Business School and Yale. Sandra is CEO, Global Blockchain Business Council, holding philanthropic directorships and investing in emerging tech start-ups focusing on social impact.

Sandra Ro
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Joby Weeks

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2010 early Bitcoin investor/pioneer. Educates and presents on how this peer-to-peer asset built on a revolutionary technology called Blockchain and Cryptography can shift the transfer of wealth from banks and put the people in control of their wealth. To bank the un bankable. 2014 Bitclub was established to allow people profit from the source by mining cryptocurrency. Mined over 75,000 Bitcoins with 1,000,000 members enrolled in over 100 countries. Helped create 100 millionaires.

Joby Weeks
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Sebastien Henot

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IT engineer background with 15 years of international business operations and strategic marketing experience. Head of Business Innovation in the automotive industry. Working to adapt the OEM's business model to tackle new technological and societal disruptions- blockchain, autonomous driving, connected cars, IoT, and New Mobility services. Chairman of the Vehicle Identity workgroup at MOBI

Sebastien Henot
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Chris Snook

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Bestselling Author of Digital Sense | Managing Partner at Launch Haus a Venture Studio and Opportunity Zone Impact Fund | Chairman/Founder of Sandcastle Foundation, Sandcastle Startups Challenge and the World Tokenomic Forum. Husband and Father.

Chris Snook
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Emma Channing

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Emma Channing
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Peter McCormack

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Peter is the host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast, where he interviews the leading minds in the Bitcoin space.

Peter McCormack
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Michael Peyton Jones

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Michael Peyton Jones is a Compiler Engineer at IOHK, and is one of the core Plutus developers.

Michael Peyton Jones
Eric Badiere

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Software programmer/engineer for over 20 years. I am also an ethereum miner. I currently work for Clearme where we are working on identity solutions that respect the user's privacy.

Eric Badiere
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Munair Simpson

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Munair Simpson is the chief marketing officer of IoTrust, the creator of the D'CENT Biometic Wallet.

Munair Simpson
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Jann Mueller

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A functional compiler engineer at IOHK who is working on the Plutus smart contract language. He is interested in functional programming, modeling uncertainty, and their intersections Jann previously worked on projects in regulatory and financial risk.

Jann Mueller
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Barney Debnam

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Agriculture & Natural Resource Technologist | 2+ years down the Crypto rabbit hole | Decentralization Zealot for Farmers & Ranchers | Ex-Global CIO at DuPont Pioneer & Crop Protection | Recovering Enterprise IT Executive | Multiple Web 1.0 AgTech Startups | World's First Internet Crop Management System | World's First Digital Grain Contract | I wonder about the value of "Salad-Chains"

Barney Debnam
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Anantha Krishnan

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CEO & Chief Ideator @ Aicumen Technologies Inc | Anantha has 20+ Years of International Leadership Experience in the areas of Business Transformation, digital technologies, and Marketing & Customer Strategy. A proven thought leader and expert in the area of Business Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain, Anantha works with organizations to accelerate business value.

Anantha Krishnan
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Theo Goodman

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Meme Consultant, Degenerate Sports Bettor, Co Founder of the Rarepepe Foundation, World Crypto Network Legend, Creator of the Sound Wallet

Theo Goodman
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Joshua Finkleman

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Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BXE Capital. BXE Capital is the first digital assets investment fund in the state of Colorado. Mr. Finkleman has over 25 years of combined experience within both public and privately held corporations and carved out a specialty within FinTech and corporate finance. Prior to founding the Fund, Mr. Finkleman spent nearly eight years working in virtually every aspect within corporate payments.

Joshua Finkleman
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Tommy Cooksey

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

Tommy Cooksey
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Ganesh Prasad Kumble

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Ganesh Prasad Kumble leads platform innovation at Aicumen Technologies Inc. He is an expert in emerging technologies and business strategy. Ganesh has co-founded, bootstrapped, mentored several start-ups and initiatives across SaaS, eCommerce, IoT, Blockchain & AI. He is a contributor to several open-source projects including Ethereum and IPFS. He is also a moderator at Ethereum Research.

Ganesh Prasad Kumble
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Kevin Owocki

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Kevin Owocki is the founder of Gitcoin.co -- An Ethereum-based network for growing open source software with incentivization mechanics. He has a BS in Computer Science, 10 years of engineering leadership experience in startups and Open Source Software, and is a community organizer in the Boulder Colorado Tech Scene.

Kevin Owocki
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Jeremy Wood

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Since 2013 Jeremy has been interested in crypto and is a founding member of the Kansai Bitcoin Meet-up. He became entranced by the potential of blockchains and joined Ethereum at the end of 2013, managing operations. After Ethereum, Jeremy consulted on cryptocurrencies then started Input Output with Charles Hoskinson in 2015. Jeremy believes fintech's future depends on experimentation, research, and collaboration between diverse groups.

Jeremy Wood
David Esser

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David Esser is the Product Manager for Cardano. David brings over 20 years of Product and Technology leadership to IOHK. A serial entrepreneur, David was co-founder of successful startups DBO2 and RepairPal where he owned Product Management as CTO/COO. Believing in the potential of blockchain technologies to solve classes of problems that haven’t been solvable at scale before, David joined IOHK in 2019 and is focused on building the world’s best blockchain platforms.

David Esser
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Amanda B. Johnson

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Supervisor of the Dash Investment Foundation (DIF), the world's first owner-less and member-less investment fund. Ms. Johnson began educating on cryptocurrency in 2014 as a journalist for Bitcoin Magazine and CoinTelegraph. In 2015 she launched "The Daily Decrypt." In 2016 she applied to the Dash treasury system for funds, she became the world's first freelancer to work for a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

Amanda B. Johnson
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Peter Chmiel

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Peter is the Head of Product at Aicumen, a blockchain and AI firm that is empowering economic democracy and shared prosperity thru decentralized technology. He leads the KFS initiative to deliver an enterprise ready, scalable, off-chain storage solution for blockchain developers. Peter is a serial entrepreneur, product manager, and mobile developer who has worked for various startups and large companies like Verizon and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Peter Chmiel
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Karthik Balasubramanian

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Chief Business Officer of Aicumen Technologies Inc. and Co-Founder of KIP Foundation, KIP, Krama Intelligent Protocol, is an next-gen network protocol integrating Block chain and AI to enable value creation in the new digital economy.

Karthik Balasubramanian
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David Pope

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Principal Officer of the DAPCPA group of accounting firms. Executive Director of Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, LLC

David Pope
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Ejaaz Ahamadeen

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Ejaaz leads digital asset architecture design at ConsenSys. His role involves working with major industries to help them navigate DLT and blockchain by architecting networks and solutions that allow for unique digital value transfer within their business and surrounding ecosystem.

Ejaaz Ahamadeen
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Mona Gamboa

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Mona Gamboa is the President and CTO of Happy Jack Software, Inc., specializing in the development of mobile and web-based rich internet applications, providing premiere mission-critical, enterprise solutions. HJS flagship applications are MedRight and CareRight. Both used in sub-acute hospitals and care facilities. HJS has also automated and integrated the State of Wyoming livestock applications and sale barns. HJS latest project is a blockchain application for a private customer.

Mona Gamboa
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Lewis Cohen

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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 Finance Industry Group, SFIG, and, in 2018, Lewis was honored to have been recognized by Chambers Global as Band 1 for Legal- Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies - USA. Lewis co-chairs SFIG’s Distributed Ledger Task Force.

Lewis Cohen
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George Weiksner

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13 year old CEO of Pocketful of Quarters

George Weiksner
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Rich Kopcho

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Producer—WyoHackathon and the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede | Sales | Marketing | Product | Full Stack Entrepreneur

Rich Kopcho
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Nick Percoco

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Nick is Kraken’s Chief Security Officer. He has more than 22 years of experience in information, physical & product security. Formerly the CSO at Uptake, VP of Global Services at Rapid, & SVP & Founder of SpiderLabs, a Division of Trustwave. He has built & advised in the creation of security programs for the world’s top brands, investigated some of the largest consumer data breaches, developed security technology trusted by millions of businesses, discovered vulnerabilities in the technology used by billions of people every day.

Nick Percoco
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Gabriel Cardona

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Gabriel Cardona is the creator of BITBOX SDK and Director of Developer Services as Bitcoin.com. Focused on bringing tokens to the BCH ecosystem and empowering developers to change the world with Bitcoin Cash. More info - developer.bitcoin.com

Gabriel Cardona
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Nathan Kaiser

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Nathan regularly speaks at and hosts events pertaining to law & tech, & notably legal issues related to the digital economy, digital assets & crypto. Early-stage investments in Asia’s high-tech industry, ranging from aerospace to fintech. He is also a mentor, advisor & angel investor to various startups worldwide, always with a cutting-edge technology focus. He is currently a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Harvard Univ. in Cambridge, MA. Originally from Solothurn, CH, he studied in Lausanne, Strasbourg & St. Gallen.

Nathan Kaiser
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Stuart Trusty

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Stuart was the original technologist for AliBaba, an early proponent of mesh networking technologies, & presently the founder of WorldBit, an Augmented Reality-based blockchain Ecommerce system. Stuart was the CEO of Linux Labs for many years & operated the 3rd ISP in Seattle Washington at VBN. His technology clients have included Livermore, Sandia, & Los Alamos National Labs, American Museum of Natural History, Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare, & a host of other high-profile clients.

Stuart Trusty
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Erik Johnson

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Erik Johnson is a software developer and co-creator of MEGACITY, a social arcade set in a sci-fi universe and powered by cryptocurrency. MEGACITY originated as an overall winner of the 2018 ETHDenver hackathon, and today has players in over 60 countries across the globe.

Erik Johnson
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John Quinn

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Founder of decentralized cloud storage company, Storj Labs, and digital asset manager, Decentral Park Capital. Recovering technology and emerging markets investment banker (Flemings, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank). Managed a $200m private equity fund. Life goal- to help build a more distributed world.

John Quinn
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Christopher Allen

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Christopher specializes in collaboration, security, & trust. He worked with Netscape to develop SSL & co-authored the IETF TLS internet draft that is now at the heart of secure commerce on the World Wide Web. More recently, he was Principal Architect at Blockstream, where he led blockchain standards efforts. Christopher is is founder of Blockchain Commons, LLC, supporting blockchain infrastructure & the broader security industry through cryptographic research, privacy protocol implementations, architecture & industry standards.

Christopher Allen
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Jordan Last

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Jordan Last is a software developer, budding entrepreneur, and overall tech enthusiast. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in computer science, and has been involved with startups for the past few years. He believes firmly in the benefits of sound technology, capitalism, open platforms, the internet, the web platform, and now blockchain. Blockchain has steadily consumed him since mid 2017.

Jordan Last
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Chris Cross

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Chris Cross is a leading Creative Director in the games industry with over 25 years experience as a highly-respected creative director in both development and publishing. He is best known for his work as the Lead Designer of Medal of Honor(1999) at DreamWorks Interactive (later EALA). Chris is heading up the Games Team at Pocketful of Quarters working with developers on integration and monetization.

Chris Cross
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Cal Evans

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Cal is the managing associate of Gresham International. A UK & Ukrainian lawyer and US Litigation Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London. Cal is considered one of the leading individuals on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Raise Compliance. Few people have the technological, legal, and financial expertise needed to tackle the cryptocurrency market and Cal certainly is one of them.

Cal Evans
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Matt Kaufman

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Matt is a partner with the law firm of Hathaway & Kunz, LLP based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from UW and a LLM from CU. He focuses on business, corporate, finance, securities, IP and technology. Matt was appointed by Governor Mead to the ENDOW council, and the Wyoming Blockchain Taskforce where Governor Gordon reappointed him. The Wyoming Supreme Court appointed him to help stand up the newly created Chancery (business court).

Matt Kaufman
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Garrett Sutton

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Garrett Sutton, Esq. is the founder of Corporate Direct. He is a bestselling author and asset protection attorney. A member of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisor team, Garrett has written a number of books guiding entrepreneurs and investors. Garrett’s best sellers include - Start Your Own Corporation, Loopholes of Real Estate, Writing Winning Business Plans, and Run Your Own Corporation among other titles. Garrett is also the author of How to Use Limited Liability Companies & Limited Partnerships and the co-author of Finance Your Own Business.

Garrett Sutton
Bobby Zagotta

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Bobby is Kraken's Chief Commercial Officer and is a proven strategy & operating leader with broad experience as an engineer, consultant, entrepreneur & CEO, and Fortune 500 executive. Prior to Kraken, Bobby was a Senior Managing Director and Corporate Officer at CME Group, a $75B company, where he was responsible for a $3B P&L and also served as Head of Strategy & Execution. During his time at CME, the company’s share value tripled, outperforming the S&P 500 by 2 to 1.

Bobby Zagotta
Bob Cornish

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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 contributor in creating Wyoming's favorable ecosystem for blockchain businesses. Bob is admitted to practice in 5 states, including Wyoming.

Bob Cornish
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Wendy Lopez

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Wendy Lopez is a fifth-generation Wyomingite from Cody. She earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Wyoming. She spent 22 years at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle as an advertising sales consultant and the director of advertising. She has a background in multimedia advertising, sales, marketing, event planning, graphic design and promotions, and years of experience cultivating relationships with clients.

Wendy Lopez
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R.D. Titus

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Richard Titus joins Transform Group following a two-year stint as founder and CEO of Ark Advisors, a leading blockchain advisory firm. Founded in 2017, ARK consulted with and invested in blockchain and DLT technology based businesses; servicing 20+ Blockchain projects in 2017-2018. Titus also led ARK’s investment efforts (arkfund.io) sourcing & deploying ~$6m in capital into 5+ successful startup ventures including 22x fund, Metacert, Securitize and Telegram.

R.D. Titus
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Dr. James Caldwell

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Jim Caldwell is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. He graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell in 1998 and has an MS and BS in Computer Science from SUNY at Albany. He has been on the Faculty at UW since 1998. Previously, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center for 10 years, at GE Corporate R&D, and at a VLSI CAD tool start-up.

Dr. James Caldwell
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Brittany Kaiser

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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 supporting the passing of 13 new blockchain-positive laws in the State of Wyoming. To raise awareness of data rights, she recently cofounded the Own Your Data Foundation, to promote digital literacy and STEM education.

Brittany Kaiser
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David Gold

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Gold is founder and CEO of Dapix, a venture backed company launching the FIO Protocol which will revolutionize blockchain usability. Dapix was incubated while he was a Managing Director of Access Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital fund, where he served for over 11 years and led blockchain investments and its investors include Binance Labs, NGC Ventures, Blockwall Capital, LuneX Venutre, Dundee Venture Capital and First Mile Ventures.

David Gold
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Jared Moss

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Jared W. Moss has been working with venture funds since the start of his legal career. He assisted with the formation and capital raise for two funds in real estate and oil & gas sectors. Jared has represented several funds, family offices, and private capital with numerous portfolio investments. Jared has a passion for entrepreneurship and new technology, and he is advancing the legal issues in the blockchain community.

Jared Moss
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Sasa Pesic

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Sasa is the Lead Blockchain Research and Development Software Engineer for VizLore LLC, expert in context-aware Edge Computing, Smart Spaces as a Service and Machine Learning for Big Data. Sasa is a visiting researcher at the Blockchain Research Lab at Arizona State University on projects regarding Hyperledger Fabric technology deployment, integration, scalability and performance improvement.

Sasa Pesic
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Henok Tekle

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Henok "Hen" Tekle is a founding partner of AlphaChain, a blockchain advisory and investment firm. A notable blockchain angel investor, advisor, content creator and public speaker, Hen is a passionate advocate for the disruption brought by token economies and blockchain technology, and regularly speaks at conferences around the world about these topics.

Henok Tekle
Ryan Taylor

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Ryan Taylor is the CEO of Dash Core Group. Dash is an innovative digital currency optimized for payments. Ryan is an expert in the payments industry, with over 15 years of experience in fintech. Prior to Dash, Ryan was an analyst covering the payments industry for a $20 billion hedge fund. Previously he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he served some of the world’s largest financial institutions on a variety of strategy and technology topics.

Ryan Taylor
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Joe Marchell

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Joseph Marchell is a commodity analyst at Stanton Analytics. He educates traders involved with energy futures markets on trading methods for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He utilizes a blend of fundamental, technical, statistical, and geo-political analysis to create a probabilistic trading strategy. His educational background includes Rider University for Global studies and Rutgers University for Data Science.

Joe Marchell
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Nathan Tutchton

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Prior to his career in software development, Nathan worked in land conservation and restoration programs across government and private sectors. His experiences in environmental action groups lead him and his brother to found Carbos– a blockchain carbon offset generation platform– and pilot the project to success at multiple hackathons, most notably GoCode Colorado 2018 and ETHDenver 2019.

Nathan Tutchton
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Amy James

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Amy James is the co-inventor of Open Index Protocol, an index for all public information built with blockchain & other decentralized technology. Currently in use by Caltech, Overstock subsidiary Medici Land Governance, Teton County, Wyoming & many others. It’s the technical solution to the problem of walled garden platforms monopolizing the web.

Amy James
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Tristan Roberts

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A researcher of complex systems, Tristan's recent work has focused on bridging the divide between the 'real world' of states and the 'virtual worlds' of distributed ledgers. His project, Etherize.io, won the ConsenSys prize at last year's Wyohackathon, for facilitating the creation of hybrid LLC/DAOs.

Tristan Roberts
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Corey Billington

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Corey was Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Hewlett Packard guiding a team of 1400 professionals in 32 countries with expertise in procurement, engineering and product design, strategic supply chain design and sustainability management. Corey has served as a professor of operations management at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and a consulting professor at Stanford University. Corey has also launched several new ventures in the US and in Europe and holds numerous patents.

Corey Billington
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Alexander Nemish

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Alex Nemish is a compiler engineer at IOHK, and is one of the core Marlowe developers. Marlowe is a financial contracts programming language for Cardano blockchain smart contracts platform Plutus.

Alexander Nemish
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John Falk

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John Falk
Christopher Flint

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Christopher is a Managing Partner of Maha Advisors, a cryptocurrency consulting and venture firm. With a focus on operational expertise, capital introduction and origination, Christopher serves as an advisor to a number of blockchain related businesses. Before forming Maha Advisors, he was a Principal and founding member of Sansar Capital Management, a $4 billion hedge fund with investments concentrated in Asia.

Christopher Flint
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Elliot Grossman

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Elliot Grossman is the CEO, Capital Markets at tZERO, overseeing the establishment and management of its planned retail broker-dealer affiliate's sales trading, electronic execution and portfolio execution for buy- and sell-side clients. Grossman is responsible for building tZERO's planned broker-dealer into the leading next generation brokerage firm for investors and financial intermediaries. Most recently, Grossman was a Founding Member and Managing Director of Equity Trading at Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC.

Elliot Grossman

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Charles Hoskinson

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Charles founded 3 cryptocurrency-related startups—Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation's education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. He educates on cryptocurrency, evangelizes decentralization and is making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream with his work leading research, design and development of Cardano.

Charles Hoskinson
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Caitlin Long

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Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, gubernatorial appointee, 2018-present; Chairman & president of enterprise blockchain company, Symbiont, in 2016-2018, which was named FinTech Company of the Year 2017 by CustodyRisk; Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Blockchain 2016 by MarketsMedia; Inc. list of 10 business leaders changing the world through tech in 2016; Blockchain evangelist since 2014 and bitcoin since 2012; served on Morgan Stanley’s internal blockchain working group.

Caitlin Long
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Rep. Tyler Lindholm

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Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee

Rep. Tyler Lindholm
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Jesse Powell

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Jesse Powell is the founder and CEO of numerous organizations, including Kraken. Powell was founder and CEO of Lewt, Inc., that delivered services for assisting players in online-based video games with account management and in-game currency, from 2001 to 2011. He also founded Internet Ventures & Holdings, which also provided services to the online gaming community. In 2007 he started the Verge Gallery & Studio Project in Sacramento and took board seat in 2010.

Jesse Powell
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Rich Kopcho

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Producer—WyoHackathon and the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede | Sales | Marketing | Product | Full Stack Entrepreneur

Rich Kopcho
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Steve Lupien

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Steve Lupien

Business Conference Speakers

Charles Hoskinson

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Charles founded 3 cryptocurrency-related startups—Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation's education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. He educates on cryptocurrency, evangelizes decentralization and is making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream with his work leading research, design and development of Cardano.

Charles Hoskinson
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Ganesh Prasad Kumble

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Ganesh Prasad Kumble leads platform innovation at Aicumen Technologies Inc. He is an expert in emerging technologies and business strategy. Ganesh has co-founded, bootstrapped, mentored several start-ups and initiatives across SaaS, eCommerce, IoT, Blockchain & AI. He is a contributor to several open-source projects including Ethereum and IPFS. He is also a moderator at Ethereum Research.

Ganesh Prasad Kumble
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Karthik Balasubramanian

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Chief Business Officer of Aicumen Technologies Inc. and Co-Founder of KIP Foundation, KIP, Krama Intelligent Protocol, is an next-gen network protocol integrating Block chain and AI to enable value creation in the new digital economy.

Karthik Balasubramanian
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Emma Channing

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Emma Channing
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Joshua Finkleman

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Co-Founder and Managing Partner of BXE Capital. BXE Capital is the first digital assets investment fund in the state of Colorado. Mr. Finkleman has over 25 years of combined experience within both public and privately held corporations and carved out a specialty within FinTech and corporate finance. Prior to founding the Fund, Mr. Finkleman spent nearly eight years working in virtually every aspect within corporate payments.

Joshua Finkleman
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Andrew Hinkes

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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 Stern Business School & the NYU School of Law, where he co-teaches "Digital Currency, Blockchains, & the Future of the Financial Services Industry."

Andrew Hinkes
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Anantha Krishnan

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CEO & Chief Ideator @ Aicumen Technologies Inc | Anantha has 20+ Years of International Leadership Experience in the areas of Business Transformation, digital technologies, and Marketing & Customer Strategy. A proven thought leader and expert in the area of Business Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain, Anantha works with organizations to accelerate business value.

Anantha Krishnan
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Rep. Tyler Lindholm

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Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee

Rep. Tyler Lindholm
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Caitlin Long

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Wyoming Blockchain Task Force, gubernatorial appointee, 2018-present; Chairman & president of enterprise blockchain company, Symbiont, in 2016-2018, which was named FinTech Company of the Year 2017 by CustodyRisk; Women in Finance Award for Excellence in Blockchain 2016 by MarketsMedia; Inc. list of 10 business leaders changing the world through tech in 2016; Blockchain evangelist since 2014 and bitcoin since 2012; served on Morgan Stanley’s internal blockchain working group.

Caitlin Long
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Trace Mayer

Speaker Bio

Trace Mayer is an entrepreneur, investor, journalist, monetary scientist, philosopher and ardent defender of the freedom of speech. Started recommending Bitcoin around $0.25 and funded core blockchain infrastructure including Armory, Kraken, and others.

Trace Mayer
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Peter McCormack

Speaker Bio

Peter is the host of the What Bitcoin Did podcast, where he interviews the leading minds in the Bitcoin space.

Peter McCormack
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David Pope

Speaker Bio

Principal Officer of the DAPCPA group of accounting firms. Executive Director of Wyoming Blockchain Coalition, LLC

David Pope
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Jesse Powell

Speaker Bio

Jesse Powell is the founder and CEO of numerous organizations, including Kraken. Powell was founder and CEO of Lewt, Inc., that delivered services for assisting players in online-based video games with account management and in-game currency, from 2001 to 2011. He also founded Internet Ventures & Holdings, which also provided services to the online gaming community. In 2007 he started the Verge Gallery & Studio Project in Sacramento and took board seat in 2010.

Jesse Powell
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Sandra Ro

Speaker Bio

CEO of the Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC) across over 50 countries. Serves on the NYS Digital Currency Task Force, the US Department of State Speakers’ Bureau for blockchain & security, the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum- Use Cases & Transition Scenarios Working Group, the NYC Blockchain Center, and the Global Blockchain Policy Council (GBPC), founded by bipartisan South Korean Congress.

Sandra Ro
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Munair Simpson

Speaker Bio

Munair Simpson is the chief marketing officer of IoTrust, the creator of the D'CENT Biometic Wallet.

Munair Simpson
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Chris Snook

Speaker Bio

Bestselling Author of Digital Sense | Managing Partner at Launch Haus a Venture Studio and Opportunity Zone Impact Fund | Chairman/Founder of Sandcastle Foundation, Sandcastle Startups Challenge and the World Tokenomic Forum. Husband and Father.

Chris Snook
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Sebastien Henot

Speaker Bio

IT engineer background with 15 years of international business operations and strategic marketing experience. Head of Business Innovation in the automotive industry. Working to adapt the OEM's business model to tackle new technological and societal disruptions- blockchain, autonomous driving, connected cars, IoT, and New Mobility services. Chairman of the Vehicle Identity workgroup at MOBI

Sebastien Henot
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Christopher Allen

Speaker Bio

Christopher specializes in collaboration, security, & trust. He worked with Netscape to develop SSL & co-authored the IETF TLS internet draft that is now at the heart of secure commerce on the World Wide Web. More recently, he was Principal Architect at Blockstream, where he led blockchain standards efforts. Christopher is is founder of Blockchain Commons, LLC, supporting blockchain infrastructure & the broader security industry through cryptographic research, privacy protocol implementations, architecture & industry standards.

Christopher Allen
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Eric Badiere

Speaker Bio

Software programmer/engineer for over 20 years. I am also an ethereum miner. I currently work for Clearme where we are working on identity solutions that respect the user's privacy.

Eric Badiere
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Corey Billington

Speaker Bio

Corey was Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Hewlett Packard guiding a team of 1400 professionals in 32 countries with expertise in procurement, engineering and product design, strategic supply chain design and sustainability management. Corey has served as a professor of operations management at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and a consulting professor at Stanford University. Corey has also launched several new ventures in the US and in Europe and holds numerous patents.

Corey Billington
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Dr. James Caldwell

Speaker Bio

Jim Caldwell is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. He graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell in 1998 and has an MS and BS in Computer Science from SUNY at Albany. He has been on the Faculty at UW since 1998. Previously, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center for 10 years, at GE Corporate R&D, and at a VLSI CAD tool start-up.

Dr. James Caldwell
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Lewis Cohen

Speaker Bio

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 Finance Industry Group, SFIG, and, in 2018, Lewis was honored to have been recognized by Chambers Global as Band 1 for Legal- Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies - USA. Lewis co-chairs SFIG’s Distributed Ledger Task Force.

Lewis Cohen
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Bob Cornish

Speaker Bio

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 contributor in creating Wyoming's favorable ecosystem for blockchain businesses. Bob is admitted to practice in 5 states, including Wyoming.

Bob Cornish
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Cal Evans

Speaker Bio

Cal is the managing associate of Gresham International. A UK & Ukrainian lawyer and US Litigation Consultant with experience working in top law firms in both California and London. Cal is considered one of the leading individuals on Cryptocurrency and Crypto Raise Compliance. Few people have the technological, legal, and financial expertise needed to tackle the cryptocurrency market and Cal certainly is one of them.

Cal Evans
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John Falk

Speaker Bio

John Falk
Steve Farkas

Speaker Bio

Steve Farkas
Christopher Flint

Speaker Bio

Christopher is a Managing Partner of Maha Advisors, a cryptocurrency consulting and venture firm. With a focus on operational expertise, capital introduction and origination, Christopher serves as an advisor to a number of blockchain related businesses. Before forming Maha Advisors, he was a Principal and founding member of Sansar Capital Management, a $4 billion hedge fund with investments concentrated in Asia.

Christopher Flint
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Pawan Jain

Speaker Bio

Pawan Jain
Amy James

Speaker Bio

Amy James is the co-inventor of Open Index Protocol, an index for all public information built with blockchain & other decentralized technology. Currently in use by Caltech, Overstock subsidiary Medici Land Governance, Teton County, Wyoming & many others. It’s the technical solution to the problem of walled garden platforms monopolizing the web.

Amy James
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Amanda B. Johnson

Speaker Bio

Supervisor of the Dash Investment Foundation (DIF), the world's first owner-less and member-less investment fund. Ms. Johnson began educating on cryptocurrency in 2014 as a journalist for Bitcoin Magazine and CoinTelegraph. In 2015 she launched "The Daily Decrypt." In 2016 she applied to the Dash treasury system for funds, she became the world's first freelancer to work for a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

Amanda B. Johnson
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Brittany Kaiser

Speaker Bio

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 supporting the passing of 13 new blockchain-positive laws in the State of Wyoming. To raise awareness of data rights, she recently cofounded the Own Your Data Foundation, to promote digital literacy and STEM education.

Brittany Kaiser
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Matt Kaufman

Speaker Bio

Matt is a partner with the law firm of Hathaway & Kunz, LLP based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He holds a B.A. and J.D. from UW and a LLM from CU. He focuses on business, corporate, finance, securities, IP and technology. Matt was appointed by Governor Mead to the ENDOW council, and the Wyoming Blockchain Taskforce where Governor Gordon reappointed him. The Wyoming Supreme Court appointed him to help stand up the newly created Chancery (business court).

Matt Kaufman
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Wendy Lopez

Speaker Bio

Wendy Lopez is a fifth-generation Wyomingite from Cody. She earned a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Wyoming. She spent 22 years at the Wyoming Tribune Eagle as an advertising sales consultant and the director of advertising. She has a background in multimedia advertising, sales, marketing, event planning, graphic design and promotions, and years of experience cultivating relationships with clients.

Wendy Lopez
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Joe Marchell

Speaker Bio

Joseph Marchell is a commodity analyst at Stanton Analytics. He educates traders involved with energy futures markets on trading methods for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He utilizes a blend of fundamental, technical, statistical, and geo-political analysis to create a probabilistic trading strategy. His educational background includes Rider University for Global studies and Rutgers University for Data Science.

Joe Marchell
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Jared Moss

Speaker Bio

Jared W. Moss has been working with venture funds since the start of his legal career. He assisted with the formation and capital raise for two funds in real estate and oil & gas sectors. Jared has represented several funds, family offices, and private capital with numerous portfolio investments. Jared has a passion for entrepreneurship and new technology, and he is advancing the legal issues in the blockchain community.

Jared Moss
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Anthony Pompliano

Speaker Bio

Anthony Pompliano
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Tristan Roberts

Speaker Bio

A researcher of complex systems, Tristan's recent work has focused on bridging the divide between the 'real world' of states and the 'virtual worlds' of distributed ledgers. His project, Etherize.io, won the ConsenSys prize at last year's Wyohackathon, for facilitating the creation of hybrid LLC/DAOs.

Tristan Roberts
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Garrett Sutton

Speaker Bio

Garrett Sutton, Esq. is the founder of Corporate Direct. He is a bestselling author and asset protection attorney. A member of Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Advisor team, Garrett has written a number of books guiding entrepreneurs and investors. Garrett’s best sellers include - Start Your Own Corporation, Loopholes of Real Estate, Writing Winning Business Plans, and Run Your Own Corporation among other titles. Garrett is also the author of How to Use Limited Liability Companies & Limited Partnerships and the co-author of Finance Your Own Business.

Garrett Sutton
Garrett Thurston

Speaker Bio

Garrett Thurston
R.D. Titus

Speaker Bio

Richard Titus joins Transform Group following a two-year stint as founder and CEO of Ark Advisors, a leading blockchain advisory firm. Founded in 2017, ARK consulted with and invested in blockchain and DLT technology based businesses; servicing 20+ Blockchain projects in 2017-2018. Titus also led ARK’s investment efforts (arkfund.io) sourcing & deploying ~$6m in capital into 5+ successful startup ventures including 22x fund, Metacert, Securitize and Telegram.

R.D. Titus
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George Weiksner

Speaker Bio

13 year old CEO of Pocketful of Quarters

George Weiksner
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Jeremy Wood

Speaker Bio

Since 2013 Jeremy has been interested in crypto and is a founding member of the Kansai Bitcoin Meet-up. He became entranced by the potential of blockchains and joined Ethereum at the end of 2013, managing operations. After Ethereum, Jeremy consulted on cryptocurrencies then started Input Output with Charles Hoskinson in 2015. Jeremy believes fintech's future depends on experimentation, research, and collaboration between diverse groups.

Jeremy Wood
Bobby Zagotta

Speaker Bio

Bobby is Kraken's Chief Commercial Officer and is a proven strategy & operating leader with broad experience as an engineer, consultant, entrepreneur & CEO, and Fortune 500 executive. Prior to Kraken, Bobby was a Senior Managing Director and Corporate Officer at CME Group, a $75B company, where he was responsible for a $3B P&L and also served as Head of Strategy & Execution. During his time at CME, the company’s share value tripled, outperforming the S&P 500 by 2 to 1.

Bobby Zagotta

Developer's Conference Speakers

Peter Chmiel

Speaker Bio

Peter is the Head of Product at Aicumen, a blockchain and AI firm that is empowering economic democracy and shared prosperity thru decentralized technology. He leads the KFS initiative to deliver an enterprise ready, scalable, off-chain storage solution for blockchain developers. Peter is a serial entrepreneur, product manager, and mobile developer who has worked for various startups and large companies like Verizon and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Peter Chmiel
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Tommy Cooksey

Speaker Bio

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

Tommy Cooksey
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David Esser

Speaker Bio

David Esser is the Product Manager for Cardano. David brings over 20 years of Product and Technology leadership to IOHK. A serial entrepreneur, David was co-founder of successful startups DBO2 and RepairPal where he owned Product Management as CTO/COO. Believing in the potential of blockchain technologies to solve classes of problems that haven’t been solvable at scale before, David joined IOHK in 2019 and is focused on building the world’s best blockchain platforms.

David Esser
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Theo Goodman

Speaker Bio

Meme Consultant, Degenerate Sports Bettor, Co Founder of the Rarepepe Foundation, World Crypto Network Legend, Creator of the Sound Wallet

Theo Goodman
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Charles Hoskinson

Speaker Bio

Charles founded 3 cryptocurrency-related startups—Invictus Innovations, Ethereum and IOHK. He was the founding chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation's education committee and established the Cryptocurrency Research Group in 2013. He educates on cryptocurrency, evangelizes decentralization and is making cryptographic tools easier to use for the mainstream with his work leading research, design and development of Cardano.

Charles Hoskinson
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Ganesh Prasad Kumble

Speaker Bio

Ganesh Prasad Kumble leads platform innovation at Aicumen Technologies Inc. He is an expert in emerging technologies and business strategy. Ganesh has co-founded, bootstrapped, mentored several start-ups and initiatives across SaaS, eCommerce, IoT, Blockchain & AI. He is a contributor to several open-source projects including Ethereum and IPFS. He is also a moderator at Ethereum Research.

Ganesh Prasad Kumble
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Jann Mueller

Speaker Bio

A functional compiler engineer at IOHK who is working on the Plutus smart contract language. He is interested in functional programming, modeling uncertainty, and their intersections Jann previously worked on projects in regulatory and financial risk.

Jann Mueller
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Michael Peyton Jones

Speaker Bio

Michael Peyton Jones is a Compiler Engineer at IOHK, and is one of the core Plutus developers.

Michael Peyton Jones
Erik Johnson

Speaker Bio

Erik Johnson is a software developer and co-creator of MEGACITY, a social arcade set in a sci-fi universe and powered by cryptocurrency. MEGACITY originated as an overall winner of the 2018 ETHDenver hackathon, and today has players in over 60 countries across the globe.

Erik Johnson
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John Quinn

Speaker Bio

Founder of decentralized cloud storage company, Storj Labs, and digital asset manager, Decentral Park Capital. Recovering technology and emerging markets investment banker (Flemings, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank). Managed a $200m private equity fund. Life goal- to help build a more distributed world.

John Quinn
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Elliot Grossman

Speaker Bio

Elliot Grossman is the CEO, Capital Markets at tZERO, overseeing the establishment and management of its planned retail broker-dealer affiliate's sales trading, electronic execution and portfolio execution for buy- and sell-side clients. Grossman is responsible for building tZERO's planned broker-dealer into the leading next generation brokerage firm for investors and financial intermediaries. Most recently, Grossman was a Founding Member and Managing Director of Equity Trading at Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC.

Elliot Grossman
Dr. James Caldwell

Speaker Bio

Jim Caldwell is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming. He graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from Cornell in 1998 and has an MS and BS in Computer Science from SUNY at Albany. He has been on the Faculty at UW since 1998. Previously, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center for 10 years, at GE Corporate R&D, and at a VLSI CAD tool start-up.

Dr. James Caldwell
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Anantha Krishnan

Speaker Bio

CEO & Chief Ideator @ Aicumen Technologies Inc | Anantha has 20+ Years of International Leadership Experience in the areas of Business Transformation, digital technologies, and Marketing & Customer Strategy. A proven thought leader and expert in the area of Business Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain, Anantha works with organizations to accelerate business value.

Anantha Krishnan
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Jesse Powell

Speaker Bio

Jesse Powell is the founder and CEO of numerous organizations, including Kraken. Powell was founder and CEO of Lewt, Inc., that delivered services for assisting players in online-based video games with account management and in-game currency, from 2001 to 2011. He also founded Internet Ventures & Holdings, which also provided services to the online gaming community. In 2007 he started the Verge Gallery & Studio Project in Sacramento and took board seat in 2010.

Jesse Powell
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Tristan Roberts

Speaker Bio

A researcher of complex systems, Tristan's recent work has focused on bridging the divide between the 'real world' of states and the 'virtual worlds' of distributed ledgers. His project, Etherize.io, won the ConsenSys prize at last year's Wyohackathon, for facilitating the creation of hybrid LLC/DAOs.

Tristan Roberts
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Chris Snook

Speaker Bio

Bestselling Author of Digital Sense | Managing Partner at Launch Haus a Venture Studio and Opportunity Zone Impact Fund | Chairman/Founder of Sandcastle Foundation, Sandcastle Startups Challenge and the World Tokenomic Forum. Husband and Father.

Chris Snook
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Garrett Thurston

Speaker Bio

Garrett Thurston
Ejaaz Ahamadeen

Speaker Bio

Ejaaz leads digital asset architecture design at ConsenSys. His role involves working with major industries to help them navigate DLT and blockchain by architecting networks and solutions that allow for unique digital value transfer within their business and surrounding ecosystem.

Ejaaz Ahamadeen
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Dragan Boscovic

Speaker Bio

Dragan Boscovic
Gabriel Cardona

Speaker Bio

Gabriel Cardona is the creator of BITBOX SDK and Director of Developer Services as Bitcoin.com. Focused on bringing tokens to the BCH ecosystem and empowering developers to change the world with Bitcoin Cash. More info - developer.bitcoin.com

Gabriel Cardona
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Chris Cross

Speaker Bio

Chris Cross is a leading Creative Director in the games industry with over 25 years experience as a highly-respected creative director in both development and publishing. He is best known for his work as the Lead Designer of Medal of Honor(1999) at DreamWorks Interactive (later EALA). Chris is heading up the Games Team at Pocketful of Quarters working with developers on integration and monetization.

Chris Cross
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Mona Gamboa

Speaker Bio

Mona Gamboa is the President and CTO of Happy Jack Software, Inc., specializing in the development of mobile and web-based rich internet applications, providing premiere mission-critical, enterprise solutions. HJS flagship applications are MedRight and CareRight. Both used in sub-acute hospitals and care facilities. HJS has also automated and integrated the State of Wyoming livestock applications and sale barns. HJS latest project is a blockchain application for a private customer.

Mona Gamboa
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Ruben Gamboa

Speaker Bio

Ruben Gamboa
David Gold

Speaker Bio

Gold is founder and CEO of Dapix, a venture backed company launching the FIO Protocol which will revolutionize blockchain usability. Dapix was incubated while he was a Managing Director of Access Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital fund, where he served for over 11 years and led blockchain investments and its investors include Binance Labs, NGC Ventures, Blockwall Capital, LuneX Venutre, Dundee Venture Capital and First Mile Ventures.

David Gold
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Elliot Grossman

Speaker Bio

Elliot Grossman is the CEO, Capital Markets at tZERO, overseeing the establishment and management of its planned retail broker-dealer affiliate's sales trading, electronic execution and portfolio execution for buy- and sell-side clients. Grossman is responsible for building tZERO's planned broker-dealer into the leading next generation brokerage firm for investors and financial intermediaries. Most recently, Grossman was a Founding Member and Managing Director of Equity Trading at Dinosaur Financial Group, LLC.

Elliot Grossman
Jaron Hinds

Speaker Bio

Jaron Hinds
Rich Kopcho

Speaker Bio

Producer—WyoHackathon and the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede | Sales | Marketing | Product | Full Stack Entrepreneur

Rich Kopcho
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Jordan Last

Speaker Bio

Jordan Last is a software developer, budding entrepreneur, and overall tech enthusiast. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in computer science, and has been involved with startups for the past few years. He believes firmly in the benefits of sound technology, capitalism, open platforms, the internet, the web platform, and now blockchain. Blockchain has steadily consumed him since mid 2017.

Jordan Last
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Stephen Miller

Speaker Bio

Stephen Miller
Alexander Nemish

Speaker Bio

Alex Nemish is a compiler engineer at IOHK, and is one of the core Marlowe developers. Marlowe is a financial contracts programming language for Cardano blockchain smart contracts platform Plutus.

Alexander Nemish
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Kevin Owocki

Speaker Bio

Kevin Owocki is the founder of Gitcoin.co -- An Ethereum-based network for growing open source software with incentivization mechanics. He has a BS in Computer Science, 10 years of engineering leadership experience in startups and Open Source Software, and is a community organizer in the Boulder Colorado Tech Scene.

Kevin Owocki
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Nick Percoco

Speaker Bio

Nick is Kraken’s Chief Security Officer. He has more than 22 years of experience in information, physical & product security. Formerly the CSO at Uptake, VP of Global Services at Rapid, & SVP & Founder of SpiderLabs, a Division of Trustwave. He has built & advised in the creation of security programs for the world’s top brands, investigated some of the largest consumer data breaches, developed security technology trusted by millions of businesses, discovered vulnerabilities in the technology used by billions of people every day.

Nick Percoco
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Dan Shields

Speaker Bio

Dan Shields
Ryan Taylor

Speaker Bio

Ryan Taylor is the CEO of Dash Core Group. Dash is an innovative digital currency optimized for payments. Ryan is an expert in the payments industry, with over 15 years of experience in fintech. Prior to Dash, Ryan was an analyst covering the payments industry for a $20 billion hedge fund. Previously he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he served some of the world’s largest financial institutions on a variety of strategy and technology topics.

Ryan Taylor
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Stuart Trusty

Speaker Bio

Stuart was the original technologist for AliBaba, an early proponent of mesh networking technologies, & presently the founder of WorldBit, an Augmented Reality-based blockchain Ecommerce system. Stuart was the CEO of Linux Labs for many years & operated the 3rd ISP in Seattle Washington at VBN. His technology clients have included Livermore, Sandia, & Los Alamos National Labs, American Museum of Natural History, Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare, & a host of other high-profile clients.

Stuart Trusty
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Nathan Tutchton

Speaker Bio

Prior to his career in software development, Nathan worked in land conservation and restoration programs across government and private sectors. His experiences in environmental action groups lead him and his brother to found Carbos– a blockchain carbon offset generation platform– and pilot the project to success at multiple hackathons, most notably GoCode Colorado 2018 and ETHDenver 2019.

Nathan Tutchton
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Sandcastle Invitational Speakers

Chris Snook

Speaker Bio

Bestselling Author of Digital Sense | Managing Partner at Launch Haus a Venture Studio and Opportunity Zone Impact Fund | Chairman/Founder of Sandcastle Foundation, Sandcastle Startups Challenge and the World Tokenomic Forum. Husband and Father.

Chris Snook
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Sebastien Henot

Speaker Bio

IT engineer background with 15 years of international business operations and strategic marketing experience. Head of Business Innovation in the automotive industry. Working to adapt the OEM's business model to tackle new technological and societal disruptions- blockchain, autonomous driving, connected cars, IoT, and New Mobility services. Chairman of the Vehicle Identity workgroup at MOBI

Sebastien Henot
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Corey Billington

Speaker Bio

Corey was Vice President of Supply Chain Services at Hewlett Packard guiding a team of 1400 professionals in 32 countries with expertise in procurement, engineering and product design, strategic supply chain design and sustainability management. Corey has served as a professor of operations management at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and a consulting professor at Stanford University. Corey has also launched several new ventures in the US and in Europe and holds numerous patents.

Corey Billington
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Amy James

Speaker Bio

Amy James is the co-inventor of Open Index Protocol, an index for all public information built with blockchain & other decentralized technology. Currently in use by Caltech, Overstock subsidiary Medici Land Governance, Teton County, Wyoming & many others. It’s the technical solution to the problem of walled garden platforms monopolizing the web.

Amy James
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Anthony Pompliano

Speaker Bio

Anthony Pompliano
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Yann Barbarroux

Speaker Bio

Yann Barbarroux
Dragan Boscovic

Speaker Bio

Dragan Boscovic
Bryan Kimbell

Speaker Bio

Bryan Kimbell
Tyler Seaberg

Speaker Bio

Tyler Seaberg
Brianne Snook

Speaker Bio

Brianne Snook
Naveen Sydney

Speaker Bio

Naveen Sydney
Henok Tekle

Speaker Bio

Henok "Hen" Tekle is a founding partner of AlphaChain, a blockchain advisory and investment firm. A notable blockchain angel investor, advisor, content creator and public speaker, Hen is a passionate advocate for the disruption brought by token economies and blockchain technology, and regularly speaks at conferences around the world about these topics.

Henok Tekle
Jeff Wilhite

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Jeff Wilhite

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2018

HIGHLIGHTS

The WyoHackathon 2018 was such a huge success that attendees petitioned us to do it again. The University agreed. In 2019 we are expanding the event to include multiple educational opportunities and visibility for our presenters, sponsors, and attendees.

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Venue

Blockchain Taskforce is in the Coe Library - Room 506 | Sept. 19-20 | Across from Wyoming Union Building | Library Parking Map

WyoCast Links for Wyoming Blockchain Stampede

Sandcastle is in Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center | Sept. 22 Noon

DevCon WyoHackathon BizCon in EERB | Sept. 19-22

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Engineering Education & Research Building (EERB)

University of Wyoming

1103 E Lewis St.

Laramie, WY 82072 USA

Directions

The new 4-story Engineering Education and Research Building is the latest addition to the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science. Comprised of research and teaching lab spaces, faculty offices, a medium classroom, a large auditorium, and collaboration spaces, the building is shared by multiple disciplines of engineering department including civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical, computer science, atmospheric, chemical and petroleum engineering programs. The grand 4-story atrium also features a “floating” glass and steel staircase.

Comfort Inn, 1655 Centennial Drive, 307-742-6665

Econo Lodge, 1370 N McCue Street, 307-745-8900

Laramie Valley Inn, 1104 S 3rd Street, 307-742-4200

Quality Inn, 3420 Grand Avenue, 307-721-8856

Holiday Inn, 204 30th Street, 307-721-9000

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