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.

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Program Overview

Nakamoto Consensus Stage – SVN West Ballroom

The two-day program is divided into four half-day content tracks, with keynote sessions opening and closing each day. Day 1 kicks off with “Layer One” and an emphasis on updates or proposals to the core protocol, from mining outlooks to highlighting the best and worst of BIPs. In the afternoon, our focus will shift to “Peer-to-Peer Community” with discussions around user adoption, BTC threat models and global policy and regulation.

On the morning of Day 2, attendees will get a chance to deep dive into “Layer Two,” where the Lightning Network will lead the way for discourse on subjects like fungibility, smart contract development and atomic swaps. And our final track, “Native Currency of the Internet,” will put an emphasis on Bitcoin as the original decentralized finance project, BTC merchants and payment processing, onboarding institutions and comparing theoretical trends from Austrian Economics to Modern Monetary Theory.

Layer One

Day 1, Morning
example sessions:
  • The State of Bitcoin Mining
  • BIP Review: What’s Next for Protocol Changes
  • Establishing Privacy Through Schnorr Signatures
  • Exploring Potential Changes in the Future of BTC
subject overview:
  • BTC UX
  • Developer Upgrades
  • UTXO
  • Reflecting on SegWit
  • Handshake

Native Currency of the Internet

Day 1, Afternoon
example sessions:
  • Sound Money in a Post-Keynesian World
  • Bitcoin as a Payment Rail
  • New Business Models for Digital Money
  • Bitcoin Economic Primitives
  • Decentralized Finance with Bitcoin
subject overview:
  • Outlooks from Institutional Finance
  • Properties of Money
  • Exchanges
  • Wallets
  • Market Perspectives and Predictions

Layer Two

Day 2, Morning
example sessions:
  • The Lightning Network’s Reckless Progress
  • Sidechains and Cross-Chain Swaps
  • Bitcoin Smart Contract Development
  • Forecasting the Future of Layer-Two Innovations
subject overview:
  • Sidechains
  • Atomic Swaps and Interoperability
  • Multiparty Channels
  • Off-Chain Computation
  • Applications and Usability

Peer-to-Peer Community

Day 2, Afternoon
example sessions:
  • Bitcoin by the Numbers and User Adoption
  • Destroying Bitcoin: Examining Threat Models
  • What Do Venezuela, Yellow Vests and Brexit Have in Common?
  • The Empire Strikes Back: Regulation and Global Policies
subject overview:
  • Driving Adoption to the Places BTC’s Needed
  • Philosophical Outlooks
  • Social Good and the Right to Transact
  • Views from Academia
  • BTC’s True Role in Environmentalism

The conference schedule is subject to change, so please follow @bitcoin2019conf to stay up to date.

Interactive Peer-to-Peer Stage

SVN West – 1st Lvl
presented by Bitcoin Magazine

Kiara Robles - "Bitcoin Clarity"
Taylor Pearson - "Markets Eating World"
Tom Robinson - "Illicit Use of Cryptocurrencies and the Global Regulatory Response"
Alex Adelman -  "Trends at Forefront of BTC Consumer Adoption"
Warren Togami - "Announcing"
Jeremy Magushi - "Bitcoin: Blueprint for a Borderless World"
Cory Klippsten - "Non Profit Spotlight: Give the Gift of Bitcoin"
Brendan Bernstein - "Marco Tailwinds for BTC"
Nik Bhatia - "Time Value of Bitcoin"
Aerial Muslera - RSK Innovation Studio and Ecosystem Fund
Rob Odell - "Designing the 'Killer App' for Bitcoin"
Nazomi Hayase - "Bitcoin, Native Currency of Internet Restores the Law of Nature"
Justin O'connell - "Batching Transactions & The Folly of Ethereum"
Tone Vays - "Bitcoins Value Proposition"
Dávid Molnár - "Recent Privacy Trends & Wasabi Wallet"
Brandon Quittem - "Bitcoin is a Decentralized Organism"
Pavan Katepalli - "Constructing a bitcoin transaction using python"
Dr. Uri Klarman - "bloXroute: Scaling Blockchains at Layer-0"

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