Conference Programming

Bitcoin 2019 aims to reunite a fractured BTC community around collective goals, highlighting the people and organizations bringing them into reality. Event programming is designed to be relevant and compelling to as diverse a range of the Bitcoin community as possible, while not shying away from technical discussions as well as macro-societal trends.

With keynote addresses from thought leaders to moderated discussions from panelists with diverging opinions, Bitcoin 2019 will be home to industry-shaping conversations.

Moderated by:
Additional conference partners TBA

Day 1

5:10
PM
Rooftop Beer Garden Networking Reception
5:10
PM
Rooftop Beer Garden Networking Reception
4:20
PM
Closing Keynote Session || The Ultimate Bull Case for Bitcoin
Peer to Peer Community
3:40
PM
Track Keynote || Bitcoin Rationalim
Peer to Peer Community
  • Lily Liu
  • Aaron Voisine
  • Moderator: Charlie Shrem
3:10
PM
Destroying Bitcoin
Peer to Peer Community
  • Warren Togami
  • Dan Held
  • Moderator: Aaron Van Wirdum
3:10
PM
Venezuela and the Death of Analog Money
Peer to Peer Community
  • Randy Brito
  • Diana Aguilar
  • Jamal Montasser
  • Colin Harper
5:05
PM
Closing Remarks
4:35
PM
Closing Keynote || What's Next in Mining
  • Marco Streng
  • Jan Capek
  • Matt Corallo
  • Adam Traidman
2:35
PM
Global Regulation and its Limitations
Peer to Peer Community
  • Hailey Lennon
  • Tom Robinson
  • Steve Jain
2:05
PM
Bitcoin By The Numbers & Global User Adoption
Peer to Peer Community
  • Spencer Bogart
  • Dovey Won
  • Leo Weese
  • Moderator: Christie Harkin
4:05
PM
Track Keynote || Bitcoin and the $1 Trillion Wallet Dilemna
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Mike Belsche
12:45
AM
Rooftop Lunch & Networking
12:25
PM
Lightning Round IV
Layer Two
  • Connor Fromknecht
3:35
PM
Institutional
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Rich Rosenblum
  • Velocity Markets
  • Colin Zhang
12:10
PM
Lightning Round III
Layer Two
  • Jack Mallers
11:55
AM
Lightning Round II
Layer Two
  • Lisa Neigut
3:00
PM
Examining Future of Custody
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Dhruv Bansal
  • John Reinhardt
  • Zac Prince
11:40
AM
Lightning Round I
Layer Two
  • Pierre Rochard
11:10
AM
Future of Exchanges in a Lightning Enabled World
Layer Two
  • Simon Cowell
  • Konstantin Richter
  • Austin Alexander
2:30
PM
Evolving Traditional Finance: Onboarding the Next Generation of BTC
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Alex Adelman
  • Nimrod Lehavi
  • Raghav Chawla
  • David Wachsman
10:10
AM
Rethinking Smart Contract Development on Bitcoin
Layer Two
  • Max Keidun
  • Diego Gutierrez
  • Andrew Poelstra
2:00
PM
Assessing Bitcoin's Strengths and Weaknesses as a Payment Rail
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Stephen Pair
  • Sergej Kotliar
  • Erik Voorhees

9:25
AM
Keynote Fireside Chat
  • Edward Snowden
  • Moderator: David Bailey
9:05
AM
Opening Fireside Chat | Lessons from a Civil War
  • Erik Voorhees
  • Eric Lombrozo
  • Moderator: Aaron Van Wirdum
9:00
AM
Welcome Day Two Opening Remarks
8:00
AM
Doors Open for Coffee / Networking + Light Registration Staff
12:30
PM
Rooftop Lunch and Networking
11:30
AM
Asia Market Outlooks
Layer 1
  • Poolin
  • F2Pool
  • BTC.com
  • Dovey Wan
9:15
AM
Opening Keynote Session || Market Perspectives & Predictions
  • Tim Draper
  • Anthony Pompliano
  • Moderator: Max Kieser
7:30
AM
Welcome Coffee / Open Networking Area
9:00
AM
Welcome Remarks / Intention Setting / Artist Performance
11:05
AM
Privacy
Layer One
10:05
AM
In Review: Protocol Improvement Outlooks
Layer One

Matt Corallo and Andrew Poelstra moderated by Steve Lee

10:35
AM
Scaling to the Masses
Layer One
  • Francis Pouliot
  • Eric Lombrozo
  • Dan Held
  • Moderator: Aaron Van Wirdum

Day 2

5:10
PM
Rooftop Beer Garden Networking Reception
5:10
PM
Rooftop Beer Garden Networking Reception
4:20
PM
Closing Keynote Session || The Ultimate Bull Case for Bitcoin
Peer to Peer Community
3:40
PM
Track Keynote || Bitcoin Rationalim
Peer to Peer Community
  • Lily Liu
  • Aaron Voisine
  • Moderator: Charlie Shrem
3:10
PM
Destroying Bitcoin
Peer to Peer Community
  • Warren Togami
  • Dan Held
  • Moderator: Aaron Van Wirdum
3:10
PM
Venezuela and the Death of Analog Money
Peer to Peer Community
  • Randy Brito
  • Diana Aguilar
  • Jamal Montasser
  • Colin Harper
5:05
PM
Closing Remarks
4:35
PM
Closing Keynote || What's Next in Mining
  • Marco Streng
  • Jan Capek
  • Matt Corallo
  • Adam Traidman
2:35
PM
Global Regulation and its Limitations
Peer to Peer Community
  • Hailey Lennon
  • Tom Robinson
  • Steve Jain
2:05
PM
Bitcoin By The Numbers & Global User Adoption
Peer to Peer Community
  • Spencer Bogart
  • Dovey Won
  • Leo Weese
  • Moderator: Christie Harkin
4:05
PM
Track Keynote || Bitcoin and the $1 Trillion Wallet Dilemna
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Mike Belsche
12:45
AM
Rooftop Lunch & Networking
12:25
PM
Lightning Round IV
Layer Two
  • Connor Fromknecht
3:35
PM
Institutional
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Rich Rosenblum
  • Velocity Markets
  • Colin Zhang
12:10
PM
Lightning Round III
Layer Two
  • Jack Mallers
11:55
AM
Lightning Round II
Layer Two
  • Lisa Neigut
3:00
PM
Examining Future of Custody
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Dhruv Bansal
  • John Reinhardt
  • Zac Prince
11:40
AM
Lightning Round I
Layer Two
  • Pierre Rochard
11:10
AM
Future of Exchanges in a Lightning Enabled World
Layer Two
  • Simon Cowell
  • Konstantin Richter
  • Austin Alexander
2:30
PM
Evolving Traditional Finance: Onboarding the Next Generation of BTC
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Alex Adelman
  • Nimrod Lehavi
  • Raghav Chawla
  • David Wachsman
10:10
AM
Rethinking Smart Contract Development on Bitcoin
Layer Two
  • Max Keidun
  • Diego Gutierrez
  • Andrew Poelstra
2:00
PM
Assessing Bitcoin's Strengths and Weaknesses as a Payment Rail
Native Currency of the Internet
  • Stephen Pair
  • Sergej Kotliar
  • Erik Voorhees

9:25
AM
Keynote Fireside Chat
  • Edward Snowden
  • Moderator: David Bailey
9:05
AM
Opening Fireside Chat | Lessons from a Civil War
  • Erik Voorhees
  • Eric Lombrozo
  • Moderator: Aaron Van Wirdum
9:00
AM
Welcome Day Two Opening Remarks
8:00
AM
Doors Open for Coffee / Networking + Light Registration Staff
12:30
PM
Rooftop Lunch and Networking
11:30
AM
Asia Market Outlooks
Layer 1
  • Poolin
  • F2Pool
  • BTC.com
  • Dovey Wan
9:15
AM
Opening Keynote Session || Market Perspectives & Predictions
  • Tim Draper
  • Anthony Pompliano
  • Moderator: Max Kieser
7:30
AM
Welcome Coffee / Open Networking Area
9:00
AM
Welcome Remarks / Intention Setting / Artist Performance
11:05
AM
Privacy
Layer One
10:05
AM
In Review: Protocol Improvement Outlooks
Layer One

Matt Corallo and Andrew Poelstra moderated by Steve Lee

10:35
AM
Scaling to the Masses
Layer One
  • Francis Pouliot
  • Eric Lombrozo
  • Dan Held
  • Moderator: Aaron Van Wirdum

Interactive Peer-to-Peer Stage

SVN West – 2nd Lvl

Bitcoin 2019 will feature an “Interactive Stage” on the 2nd floor of SVN West, which is designed to be highly trafficked, with unique lightning-enabled activations and BTC focused art engulfing this area.

Our Interactive Stage will host a wide variety of content types, from introduction to bitcoin sessions to how-to technical workshops to music & entertainment, and everything in between! As such, we are asking our community for their proposals on how we’ll be programming this stage.

Because the Bitcoin Games’ winning presentations as well as a number of sponsored workshops have already been programmed for the Interactive area, we’re most likely to be inclusive of proposals, which can be encapsulated in a brief 10-15 minute talk (review your compelling concept as concisely as possible, then let people how they can learn more) Of course we are open to other ideas you may have, and in the spirit of Satoshi, our submission form is open to anyone and everyone.

The submission window for content proposals occurs from April 17th to May 22nd. Our team will actively monitor and develop these submissions and opportunities. If in consideration or deemed a finalist, we will proactively communicate next steps. Of course, we will inform everyone of their status to the best of our ability.

Need a Travel Visa?

Bitcoin is borderless and so is our conference.
Apply here for a travel visa to attend Bitcoin 2019 in San Francisco this summer.

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