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Thursday, September 19
 

8:30am

Wyoming Blockchain Taskforce
https://www.wyoleg.gov/Committees/2019/S3Blockchain Task Force9/19/2019 - 9/20/2019
8:30 AM
University of Wyoming, Coe 506
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, Wyoming
Livestream available on the Legislature's website at www.wyoleg.gov

The purpose of this meeting is to consider draft legislation and receive updates from state agencies and stakeholders. Among other topics, the Blockchain Task Force will consider draft bills regarding digital assets, private cryptographic keys, digital speech protection and immunity, money transmission, and special purpose depository institutions. The Task Force will receive testimony regarding the digital tokenization of assets, the Uniform Law Commission’s work on digital technology, and digital identity technologies. The meeting will be held on the University of Wyoming campus, in conjunction with the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede.
Please direct questions about this meeting to Legislative Service Office Committee staff Ian Shaw; Tamara Rivale; and Kelley Shepp at: (307) 777-7881.

Individuals who plan to provide materials to the Committee during the meeting should provide the materials in electronic format to Committee staff and provide sufficient hard copies for members of the Committee, Committee staff and interested members of the audience. Hard copies should be on three hole paper.
All materials provided to the Committee in written form will be part of the official record of the Committee’s meeting and will be on file at the Legislative Service Office.

Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations to attend this meeting should contact the Legislative Service Office at: (307) 777-7881, or by e-mail at: lso@wyoleg.gov, for assistance.
Members of the Blockchain Task ForceSenators: Ogden Driskill, Tara Nethercott, Chris Rothfuss
Representatives: Tyler Lindholm, Jared Olsen, Mike Yin
Alternates: Cyrus Western
Additional members: William Cole, Matt Kaufman and Caitlin Long

This proposed agenda sets forth the order in which the Committee may consider each topic. The agenda is subject to revision and all times listed are tentative and may be subject to change. If a topic is concluded early, the Committee will proceed to the next topic. For multiple day meetings, topics not completed on the indicated day may be carried over to the next day. Breaks will be taken as necessary.
Thursday, September 19th 2019
  1. 8:30 AM Call to Order
    • Roll Call
    • Opening Remarks
  2. 8:40 AM Task Force Updates
    • Update on ULC and ALI Joint Committee on UCC and Emerging Technologies
    • Update on Task Force Bill Drafts - LSO
    • Public Comments
  3. 9:00 AM Wyoming Money Transmitters Act
    • 20LSO-0058 v0.3 Wyoming Money Transmitters Act-repeal.
    • 20LSO-0180 Wyoming Money Transmitters Act-exemption. - LSO
    • Reciprocity Discussion
      • Wyoming Division of Banking
    • Public Comments
  4. 10:30 AM Wyoming Division of Banking
    • General Update
    • Update on Special Purpose Depository Institutions Rules
    • 20LSO-0201 Special purpose depository institutions-amendments. - LSO
    • Update on Enhanced Digital Custody Opt-in Regime Rules
    • Update on Financial Technology Sandbox Rules
    • Public Comments
  5. 12:00 PM Lunch
  6. 1:30 PM Secretary of State's Office
    • Update on Financial Technology Sandbox Rules
    • Update on Blockchain Filing System, API Development, and Methods to Expedite Implementation
    • Public Comments
  7. 2:00 PM Digital Assets Statutes
    • 20LSO-0198 v0.3 Digital assets-statutory amendments.
    • Public Comments
  8. 2:45 PM Insurance Investments in Digital Assets
    • 20LSO-0078 Insurance investments-digital assets. - LSO
    • Department of Insurance
    • Public Comments
  9. 3:30 PM University of Wyoming Update
    • Blockchain and Financial Technology Certification and Courses
      • James Caldwell, Head, Department of Computer Science
Friday, September 20th 2019
  1. 8:30 AM Digital Speech Protection and Immunity
    • Task Force Working Group
    • 20LSO-0055 Digital Expression Protection Act. - LSO
    • Public Comments
  2. 9:30 AM Update on Joint Judiciary Committee's Theft Statutes Work
    • Senator Tara Nethercott, Chairman, Joint Judiciary Committee
    • Public Comments
  3. 10:00 AM Digital Representation Tokens
    • 20LSO-0152 Digital representation tokens. - LSO
    • Public Comments
  4. 11:00 AM Private Cryptographic Keys
    • 20LSO-0163 v0.4 Private cryptographic keys.
    • Reconsideration of Legislation Approved at August Meeting
    • Public Comments
  5. 12:00 PM Lunch
  6. 1:30 PM Corporate Digital Identity
    • Industry Demonstration
    • Public Comments
  7. 2:30 PM Digital Identification Discussion
    • Digital Identification Working Group
    • Public Comments
  8. 3:30 PM Adjourn
*NOTE: In accordance with Management Council policy, opportunity for public comment will also be provided upon the conclusion of each topic.


Thursday September 19, 2019 8:30am - Friday September 20, 2019 3:30pm
UW Coe Library Room 506 William Robertson Coe Library, Laramie, WY 82071
 
Friday, September 20
 

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast
Friday September 20, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:15am

Welcome by College of Engineering and Applied Science
Speakers
RG

Ruben Gamboa

University of Wyoming


Friday September 20, 2019 8:15am - 8:20am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:20am

Conference Address
Speakers
avatar for Anantha Krishnan

Anantha Krishnan

CEO, Aicumen
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... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 8:20am - 8:30am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:30am

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Powell

Jesse Powell

CEO, Kraken
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... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 8:30am - 8:50am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:50am

Kraken Challenge
Speakers
avatar for Jesse Powell

Jesse Powell

CEO, Kraken
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... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 8:50am - 8:55am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:55am

Keynote
Speakers

Friday September 20, 2019 8:55am - 9:30am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

9:30am

DApps That Work
NFT's and other worlds.

Speakers
avatar for Theo Goodman

Theo Goodman

Elevated Games


Friday September 20, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:00am

Blockchain Storage Solutions - Storj
Storage for blockchain solutions.
With better performance and security (at half the cost) of AWS S3, Storj’s white paper promises have been delivered and the company is now focused on rapid, global growth of the ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for John Quinn

John Quinn

CRO, Storj
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... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
EERB Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:00am

Introduction to Cardano
Speakers
avatar for David Esser

David Esser

Product Manager - Cardano, IOHK


Friday September 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
EERB Room 301 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:00am

Secure Your Person
Speakers
avatar for Nick Percoco

Nick Percoco

CSO, Kraken
Nick is Kraken’s Chief Security Officer. He has more than 22 years of experience in information, physical and product security. Formerly the Chief Security Officer at Uptake, Vice President of Global Services at Rapid, and Senior Vice President & Founder of SpiderLabs, a Division... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:40am

NFT Challenge Workshop - ConsenSys
Speakers
avatar for Ejaaz Ahamadeen

Ejaaz Ahamadeen

Consensys
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... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
EERB Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:40am

Plutus Introduction
Speakers
avatar for Jann Mueller

Jann Mueller

Plutus Developer, IOHK
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.
avatar for Michael Peyton Jones

Michael Peyton Jones

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


Friday September 20, 2019 10:40am - 11:50am
EERB Room 301 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

11:20am

From Hackathon to Company & Blockchain Infrastructure Basics
Everybody has a great idea waiting to be born, but what sets apart a real business from a cash incinerator? This presentation will discuss the challenges of moving a "good idea" into  a long term successful company instead a flash in the pan.  Choosing the right technologies, the right architecture, and leveraging open-source software are important parts of the solution, but so are basic business principles, like understanding the market, validating the product, and convincing customers to part with their money!

Speakers
avatar for Mona Gamboa

Mona Gamboa

President and CTO, Happy Jack Software


Friday September 20, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
EERB Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

11:20am

Elevated Games Challenge: Wild, Wild, Wyoming
Speakers
avatar for Jaron Ray Hinds

Jaron Ray Hinds

CEO, Elevated Games
Full stack game developer. Avid snowboarder. Organizer of the Playa Vista Pickleball League. Music preference= Minimal Techno. Always smiling :)
avatar for Theo Goodman

Theo Goodman

Elevated Games


Friday September 20, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

11:45am

Sandcastle S.N.A.P. Open House Q & A (Pizza provided to attendees)
The Sandcastle NextGen Apprenticeship Platform is a multi-semester, experiential, learning opportunity that exposes students to real-world industries of blockchain, startup, venture capital & global competition.

Speakers
AJ

Ann Jones

Career Services Director, University of Wyoming-CEAS Center for Student Success
avatar for Brianne Snook

Brianne Snook

Co-Founder, Sandcastle Foundation
I have spent the past decade living and working as an entrepreneur, medical aesthetician, investing in startups, modeling, competing in fitness competitions and raising our future CEO (Beckett). I am proud to be the co-creator/executive producer of Fort Collins Startup Week with... Read More →
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Co-Founder/Chairman, Sandcastle Foundation



Friday September 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
College of Agriculture Auditorium College of Agriculture and Natural Resources University Of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82072

12:00pm

Lunch
Lunch is Served!

Friday September 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm

1:00pm

WyoHackathon Interoperability Challenge
A rousing debate about the benefits and draw backs for interoperability.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Producer, WyoHackathon
Producer—WyoHackathon and the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede | Sales | Marketing | Product | Full Stack Entrepreneur
avatar for David Esser

David Esser

Product Manager - Cardano, IOHK
avatar for David Gold

David Gold

Founder & CEO, Dapix Inc. and FIO Protocol
FIO Protocol David Gold is the mastermind leading a project called the FIO (Foundation for Interwallet Operability) Protocol. David is a former dot com entrepreneur and 11+ year tech/blockchain venture capitalist, who believes usability must be greatly improved for Satoshi’s vision of “purely... Read More →
avatar for Elliot Grossman

Elliot Grossman

CEO Retail, tZERO
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... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor

CEO, DASH
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... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:00pm

Sponsor Challenge Workshop: SimbaChain

Simple Blockchain
Blockchain is the foundation for digital transformation driven 4th Industrial Revolution and a driving factor behind web 3.0. According to the Blockchain Research institute, blockchain will enable an internet of value, where anything of value, including money, our identities, cultural assets like music, and even a vote can be stored, managed, transacted, and moved in a secure, private way. 

With important civil interest and voting season around the corner; a new approach with a new tool.  How could blockchain technology be applied to ensure truth in reporting and fairness in coverage the next election cycle?   How about holding candidates accountable for their campaign promises with things like time locked, escrow contracts with oracles?  

Blockchain is poised to transform every industry and managerial function —redefining the way we make transactions, share ideas, and manage workflow.

If blockchain itself provides the connective tissue of this 4th industrial revolution, the Smart contract is akin to the connective brain. Smart contracts are the transactions that take place between verified parties, executed by computer code and vary widely in scale and complexity. 

With SIMBA Chain, anyone with an idea can develop smart contracts and blockchain based decentralized applications. Our web interface turns business analysts into API designers and our REST Based API turns any developer into a blockchain developer.

Workshop challenge

Your challenge as participants is to utilize the SIMBA Chain platform to design and build a blockchain enabled application on the SIMBAChain.Com platform.  In this workshop we will show how easy Simbachain is to use and rapidly build out usable blockchain products.  

Workshop walkthrough

Walk through the 34 steps laid out on the simbachain website.  Go through the Auto track and trace application demo if time permits.  

Judging criteria

Participants will be judged be the following

  1. Coherent Use Case 

    1. All solutions must have some real world viability

  2. Utilization of SIMBA Tool – Especially the point and click smart contract designer web interface!

  3. Creativity of solution approach

  4. Extra points for depth of functionality – but this is largely a tie breaker


Prize

3-D printer drop shipped to the winners address.



Speakers
avatar for Tommy Cooksey

Tommy Cooksey

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



Friday September 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
EERB Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:00pm

Marlowe Introduction
Speakers
avatar for Alexander Nemish

Alexander Nemish

IOHK
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.


Friday September 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:10pm
EERB Room 301 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:40pm

Web3 Business Models
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Owocki

Kevin Owocki

Founder, Gitcoin
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... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm
EERB Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:40pm

Sponsor Challenge Workshop: Aicumen's MoiBit Off-Chain Storage
Speakers
avatar for Peter Chmiel

Peter Chmiel

VP of Product, Aicumen Technologies
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 MoiBit initiative to deliver an enterprise ready, scalable, off-chain storage solution for blockchain developers... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

2:00pm

WyoHackathon Registration
The registration booths will be open for early registration at 2:00pm on Friday Sept 21, 2019

Friday September 20, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
EERB Main Floor Entrance Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

2:20pm

Green and Arcade Sponsor Challenge
Speakers
avatar for Brant Frank

Brant Frank

Arcade Blockchain


Friday September 20, 2019 2:20pm - 2:35pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

2:20pm

Plutus & Marlowe - Workshop Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Jann Mueller

Jann Mueller

Plutus Developer, IOHK
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.
avatar for Michael Peyton Jones

Michael Peyton Jones

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


Friday September 20, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
EERB Room 301 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

2:20pm

Sponsor Challenge Workshop: Chain Rider
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor

CEO, DASH
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... Read More →

Exhibitors
DB

Dragan Boscovic

Co-Founder, Chainrider


Friday September 20, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
EERB Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:00pm

Capitulation and Recovery of the Free Software Movement
Over time, the ideals of the Free Software movement and the mentality of the General Public License gave way to centralization and loss of privacy, particularly illustrated around the adoption of the Linux operating system and its operation by the average user.  The process of compromise and stages of degradation will be examined, along with their consequences- and we will explore requirements for potential renewal of the best of these ideas- which have not yet achieved their intended benefit on behalf of the public.  The capitulation of Richard Stallman as head of the Free Software Foundation this week marks the end of this era, but the benefits that were envisioned by the Free and Open Source Software movement, and the ethics upheld by the SAGE Code of Ethics are keys to a new future free that actualizes the intended benefits of this approach to applied technology.  


Speakers
avatar for Stuart Trusty

Stuart Trusty

Worldbit International LLC


Friday September 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
EERB Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:00pm

Noncustodial Subscriptions Both On and Off Chain
Subscriptions are a powerful monetization tool. We will dive into the likes of Brave, Patreon, Twitch, Podcrypt, Sustainus, and Gitcoin Grants, weighing the pros and cons of their subscription models. We will also dive deep into the implementation details of noncustodial off chain subscriptions.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Last

Jordan Last

Founder, Podcrypt


Friday September 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
EERB Room 301 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:00pm

Sponsor Challenge Workshop: Arcade
Speakers

Friday September 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:00pm

Cardano Office Hours
The Cardano Team will be available to assist anyone that is working with their technology. 

Speakers
avatar for Jann Mueller

Jann Mueller

Plutus Developer, IOHK
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.
avatar for Michael Peyton Jones

Michael Peyton Jones

Plutus Developer, IOHK
Michael Peyton Jones is a Compiler Engineer at IOHK, and is one of the core Plutus developers.
avatar for Alexander Nemish

Alexander Nemish

IOHK
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.


Friday September 20, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EERB Room 207

3:40pm

Hack the Hackathon: Winners of Hackathons Panel
Moderators
avatar for Dan Shields

Dan Shields

Co-Founder, Aproflow
Community Steward and BUIDLer.Passionate about evangelism and education in all things Web3.0.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Tutchton

Nathan Tutchton

CEO, Carbos
Nathan's experiences in environmental action groups and land conservation programs across government and private sectors 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... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Roberts

Tristan Roberts

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... Read More →
avatar for Erik Johnson

Erik Johnson

Co-Creator, MEGACITY
Erik is co-creator of MEGACITY, a social arcade powered by cryptocurrency and set in a cyberpunk dystopian universe. The project originated at the 2018 ETHDenver hackathon as an overall winner.


Friday September 20, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
EERB Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:40pm

Bitcoin Cash Developer Tools & Interoperability
Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Cardona

Gabriel Cardona

Director of Developer Services, Bitcoin.com
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: https://developer.bitcoin.com... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
EERB Room 301 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:40pm

Sponsor Challenge Workshop: Pocketful of Quarters
Speakers
avatar for Chris Cross

Chris Cross

Creative Director, Pocketful of Quarters
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... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 3:40pm - 4:10pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

4:15pm

Your Winning Presentation
Presenting your Winning Challenge will use a consistent format that will assist the Judges compare solutions, and prepare you for launching your innovation into a business.   

Chris will layout the presentation format that will be used to compete in the Sandcastle Challenge.  The overall winner of the WyoHackathon will automatically get into the qualifier round for Sandcastle and an opportunity to compete for the grand prize.

Speakers
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Co-Founder/Chairman, Sandcastle Foundation


Friday September 20, 2019 4:15pm - 4:30pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

4:30pm

DevCon Closing and Announcements
Friday September 20, 2019 4:30pm - 4:35pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

6:00pm

Welcome to UW UW President Thebald Welcome Address
Speakers
PN

President Neil Theobald

President, University of Wyoming


Friday September 20, 2019 6:00pm - 6:10pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

6:10pm

WyoHackathon Commencement
Chairman Long will open the WyoHackathon with some introductory Comments.

6:10 – 6:20pm Chairman Caitlin Long and Tyler Lindholm


Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

Appointee by Gov. Gordon, Wyoming Blockchain Coaliiton
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 Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

House District 1, State of Wyoming Legislature
Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee


Friday September 20, 2019 6:10pm - 6:20pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

6:20pm

Why we're doing this Hackathon - The World Needs More Cowboys!

6:20pm – 6:30pm Welcome by James Caldwell, College of Engineering and Applied Science Address: Why we are doing this Hackathon - The World Needs More Cowboys!


Speakers
avatar for Dr. James Caldwell

Dr. James Caldwell

University of Wyoming


Friday September 20, 2019 6:20pm - 6:30pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

6:30pm

Meet the Wyoming Blockchain Taskforce



Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

House District 1, State of Wyoming Legislature
Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee


Friday September 20, 2019 6:30pm - 6:45pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

6:55pm

Working Together to Solve for X
Speakers

Friday September 20, 2019 6:55pm - 7:10pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

7:10pm

Keynote: Interoperability and the Games People Play
The collision of blockchain technology and gaming holds great promise for the growth of both industries. Blockchains provide a useful tool for gamers for various reasons including decentralized asset exchanges, verifiable scarcity of virtual objects and collectibles, fast and secure transaction networks, and an ability for players and publishers to discover exciting new channels to monetize game play.

Interoperability occurs at many levels. In gaming, NFT's and inter-game items are long desired outcomes.

Games like Fortnite feature a closed item system, whereby items are non-transferable to other players and can never be sold. This creates a situation where the value of your digital goods are trapped inside that particular game’s economy.

Speakers
avatar for Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

Game Director, Sandbox Games
Michael McCarthy is the founder of Sandbox Games and the creator of FarmVille and FarmVille 2.   He is a pioneer in the free to play gaming world and has build games that have drawn millions of users. This  led to one of the largest Gaming IPOs in Silicon Valley history of just... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 7:10pm - 7:45pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

7:45pm

Sponsor Challenges and Judging
We will introduce all the Challenge Sponsors who will give a 2-min pitch on their challenge and cover the Judging methods.
8:00pm – 8:30pm Sponsors $175K+ Challenges Described in 2 minute pitches
Judging – Steve Lupien 13 Challenges
Aicumen Challenge – Peter Chmiel
Arcade Challenge – Wright Thurston
Best for Wyoming – Caitlin Long
Cardano – Bakyt Azimkanov
ConsenSys Challenge – Ejaaz Ahamadeen
ChainRider/Dash Challenge – Dragan Boscovic
D'CENT Challenge – Munair Simpson
Elevated Games Challenge – Jaron Hinds
Green – Stephen Miller
Kraken Arbitrage Profit – Max Kaplan
Kraken Data Everywhere – Alex Olp
Pocketful of Quarters - Chris Cross
Simba Chain Challenge – Tommy Cooksey
Wyohackathon Interoperability Challenge – Rich Kopcho

Speakers
avatar for Steve Lupien

Steve Lupien

President, BeefChain
avatar for Peter Chmiel

Peter Chmiel

VP of Product, Aicumen Technologies
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 MoiBit initiative to deliver an enterprise ready, scalable, off-chain storage solution for blockchain developers... Read More →
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

Appointee by Gov. Gordon, Wyoming Blockchain Coaliiton
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 Ejaaz Ahamadeen

Ejaaz Ahamadeen

Consensys
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... Read More →
avatar for Munair Simpson

Munair Simpson

IO Trust
Munair Simpson is the chief marketing officer of IoTrust, the creator of the D'CENT Biometic Wallet.
avatar for Jaron Ray Hinds

Jaron Ray Hinds

CEO, Elevated Games
Full stack game developer. Avid snowboarder. Organizer of the Playa Vista Pickleball League. Music preference= Minimal Techno. Always smiling :)
avatar for Max Kaplan

Max Kaplan

Lead Software Engineer, Kraken
Max is a Software Engineer at Kraken, one of the largest digital asset exchanges in the world.
avatar for Chris Cross

Chris Cross

Creative Director, Pocketful of Quarters
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... Read More →
avatar for Tommy Cooksey

Tommy Cooksey

Architect, Trainer, SimbaChain
Master Trainer, Blockchain Developer, Architect. Over 20 years of IT training experience.
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

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


Friday September 20, 2019 7:45pm - 8:30pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:30pm

Teaming for the Win—Let the WyoHackathon Begin!
Team Formation and Rules and scheduling

Speakers
avatar for Rich Kopcho

Rich Kopcho

Producer, WyoHackathon
Producer—WyoHackathon and the Wyoming Blockchain Stampede | Sales | Marketing | Product | Full Stack Entrepreneur
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

House District 1, State of Wyoming Legislature
Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee


Friday September 20, 2019 8:30pm - 9:00pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072
 
Saturday, September 21
 

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast
Saturday September 21, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:15am

Welcome By College of Business
Speakers
SF

Steve Farkas

University of Wyoming


Saturday September 21, 2019 8:15am - 8:20am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:20am

Chairman's Address
Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

Appointee by Gov. Gordon, Wyoming Blockchain Coaliiton
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 →


Saturday September 21, 2019 8:20am - 8:30am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:30am

The Future of the Crypto Economy



Speakers
avatar for Steve Christie

Steve Christie

Head of Compliance, Kraken
Head of Compliance with 15+years of experience in the compliance/financial crime industry. Steve began working in the crypto industry in 2015, when he served as the Chief Compliance Officer at Xapo. Steve is CAMS certified.


Saturday September 21, 2019 8:30am - 8:55am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:55am

Wyoming The US Crypto Haven, Why?
Speakers
avatar for Trace Mayer

Trace Mayer

BitCoin Knowledge PodCast


Saturday September 21, 2019 8:55am - 9:15am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

9:15am

Blockchain Futures
Speakers

Saturday September 21, 2019 9:15am - 9:30am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

9:30am

PoQ Landmark SEC Ruling
Moderators
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

Appointee by Gov. Gordon, Wyoming Blockchain Coaliiton
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 →

Speakers
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 →
avatar for George Weiksner

George Weiksner

CEO, Pocketful of Quarters
13 year old CEO of Pocketful of Quarters


Saturday September 21, 2019 9:30am - 9:50am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

9:50am

Herding—Directions to Breakout Rooms
Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

House District 1, State of Wyoming Legislature
Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee


Saturday September 21, 2019 9:50am - 9:55am
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:00am

Crypto Portfolio Economics
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Joe Marchell

Joe Marchell

Data Analyst, Stanton Analytics
I am commodity analyst at Stanton Analytics. I spend majority of time researching oil, gasoline, and natural gas markets. I also assist traders involved in energy markets with understanding bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. How to trade them, analyze, and research.
FP

Frederic P. Sterbenz

Professor Finance, University of Wyoming
avatar for Joshua Finkleman

Joshua Finkleman

Founder, BXE Capital
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, domestic... Read More →
avatar for R.D. Titus

R.D. Titus

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... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
EERB BizCon Track 1 Room 251 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:00am

Wyoming Entity Innovations
Moderators
avatar for Corey Billington

Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Sutton

Garrett Sutton

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... Read More →
avatar for Tristan Roberts

Tristan Roberts

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... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
EERB BizCon Track 2 Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:00am

Disintermediation of Money – The Final Frontier
What is Value?

The role of technology in enabling value transfer in the society? Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Traditional role of money in Value Transfer.

What is an Interaction? How does it enable value trasnfer?

How value creation happens in social and economic networks?    Current models of value sharing, the technologies in play and their benefits and weaknesses?

Personal value transfer, Multi-dimensional value persistence, Value Networks, human-like P2P interactions and the new Digital Order.

The new decentralized technolgy framework for this new DO (Digital Order).
    
Ushering in economic democracy and shared prosperity using the new Digital order and  technolgy.


Speakers
avatar for Anantha Krishnan

Anantha Krishnan

CEO, Aicumen
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... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
EERB Track 3 Room 255 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:00am

Crypto 101 Workshop with ShapeShift
Are you new to crypto and looking for some help, assistance, or guidance as you make your first step into managing your own personal crypto portfolio? Members from the ShapeShift team will be leading walkthroughs in acquiring and setting up hardware devices and helping you make your first crypto purchases.  No previous knowledge or experience in crypto is required to be a part of this workshop.  As a special offer to all Wyoming Blockchain Stampede attendees, ShapeShift will be discounting the KeepKey from $79 to $5 throughout the workshop.  Come by Room 350 at any point throughout the Stampede Business Conference and learn about the first steps to financial self sovereignty.

Speakers
T

Tyler

ShapeShift


Saturday September 21, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
EERB Room 350

10:40am

Multi-dimensional Value Persistence Enabling Zero Knowledge Interactions in Decentralized Economy
Speakers
avatar for Karthik Balasubramanian

Karthik Balasubramanian

Chief Business Officer, Aicumen Technologies
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.


Saturday September 21, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
EERB Track 3 Room 255 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:40am

STO Outlook
Moderators
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

Appointee by Gov. Gordon, Wyoming Blockchain Coaliiton
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Emma Channing

Emma Channing

ConsenSys
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 →


Saturday September 21, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
EERB BizCon Track 1 Room 251 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

10:40am

Managing Identity in a Distributed World
Moderators
avatar for Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack

Show Host, What Bitcoin Did Podcast

Speakers
avatar for Sebastien Henot

Sebastien Henot

Renault
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... Read More →
avatar for Eric Badiere

Eric Badiere

Blockchain Lead, Clearme
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.
avatar for Munair Simpson

Munair Simpson

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


Saturday September 21, 2019 10:40am - 11:10am
EERB BizCon Track 2 Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072
  • Panel Yes

11:20am

Compliant Token Offerings
Speakers
avatar for Andrew Hinkes

Andrew Hinkes

Carlton Fields, Athena Blockchain, CryptoLegis
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 →


Saturday September 21, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
EERB Track 3 Room 255 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

11:20am

Wyoming Economic Development
Moderators
avatar for David Pope

David Pope

CEO, DAPCPA
Co-Founder, Wyoming Blockchain Coalition Former Member – Wyoming Blockchain Legislative Task ForceThrough his work with the Wyoming Blockchain Coalition and the Wyoming Blockchain Legislative Task Force, Mr. Pope has assisted in drafting and advocating for the creation of groundbreaking... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Lopez

Wendy Lopez

Wyoming Business Council
avatar for Jared Moss

Jared Moss

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... Read More →
SF

Steve Farkas

University of Wyoming
avatar for John Falk

John Falk

CEO, Vigilent Inc.


Saturday September 21, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
EERB BizCon Track 1 Room 251 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

11:20am

Opportunity Zones, Crypto, & Wyoming-The Perfect Storm for Decentralized Economic Development
Chris J Snook, the Chairman of Sandcastle Foundation and the World Tokenomic Forum will keynote and moderate a panel of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and a policy advocate.  He will discuss and debate with them on the combined potential of opportunity zone legislation, a pro-active cryptocurrency legal framework, and technology ecosystem development that is evolving in the Rocky Mountain West region as a model for the rest of the country to make a lasting impact on the next 20 years through decentralized economic development. 

Moderators
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Co-Founder/Chairman, Sandcastle Foundation

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

House District 1, State of Wyoming Legislature
Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee
avatar for Christopher Flint

Christopher Flint

Managing Partner, Maha Advisors
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... Read More →
avatar for Amy James

Amy James

Co-Inventor, Open Index Protocol
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... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
EERB BizCon Track 2 Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

12:00pm

Lunchtime

Saturday September 21, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:00pm

Go West: Setting up or Transitioning a Business to Wyoming WY LLC
Speakers
avatar for Garrett Sutton

Garrett Sutton

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... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
EERB Track 3 Room 255 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:00pm

Privacy Realities
Moderators
avatar for Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack

Show Host, What Bitcoin Did Podcast

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Executive Director & Principal Architect, Blockchain Commons, LLC
avatar for Amanda B. Johnson

Amanda B. Johnson

Supervisor, Dash Investment Foundation
Ms. Johnson began educating on cryptocurrency in 2014 as a journalist for Bitcoin Magazine. The following year, she launched the educational webseries "The Daily Decrypt." Then in 2016, she applied to the Dash treasury system for funds, making her the world's first freelancer to work... Read More →
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 →


Saturday September 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
EERB BizCon Track 1 Room 251 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:00pm

Wyoming Securities Law Developments
Moderators
avatar for Jared Moss

Jared Moss

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matt Kaufman

Matt Kaufman

The Law Firm of Hathaway & Kunz, LLP
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... Read More →
avatar for Bob Cornish

Bob Cornish

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 Andrew Hinkes

Andrew Hinkes

Carlton Fields, Athena Blockchain, CryptoLegis
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 →
avatar for Emma Channing

Emma Channing

ConsenSys


Saturday September 21, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
EERB BizCon Track 2 Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:00pm

Crypto 101 Workshop with ShapeShift
Are you new to crypto and looking for some help, assistance, or guidance as you make your first step into managing your own personal crypto portfolio? Members from the ShapeShift team will be leading walkthroughs in acquiring and setting up hardware devices and helping you make your first crypto purchases.  No previous knowledge or experience in crypto is required to be a part of this workshop.  As a special offer to all Wyoming Blockchain Stampede attendees, ShapeShift will be discounting the KeepKey from $79 to $5 throughout the workshop.  Come by Room 350 at any point throughout the Stampede Business Conference and learn about the first steps to financial self sovereignty.

Speakers
T

Tyler

ShapeShift


Saturday September 21, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
EERB Room 350

1:40pm

Green Energy and Uses with the Blockchain
Speakers

Saturday September 21, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm
EERB BizCon Track 2 Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:40pm

Crypto Exchange Innovations
Speakers
avatar for Bobby Zagotta

Bobby Zagotta

CCO, Kraken


Saturday September 21, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm
EERB Track 3 Room 255 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

1:40pm

DAO and Governance Innovations
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Amanda B. Johnson

Amanda B. Johnson

Supervisor, Dash Investment Foundation
Ms. Johnson began educating on cryptocurrency in 2014 as a journalist for Bitcoin Magazine. The following year, she launched the educational webseries "The Daily Decrypt." Then in 2016, she applied to the Dash treasury system for funds, making her the world's first freelancer to work... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Wood

Jeremy Wood

IOHK
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... Read More →
avatar for Dr. James Caldwell

Dr. James Caldwell

University of Wyoming


Saturday September 21, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm
EERB BizCon Track 1 Room 251 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

2:20pm

Can blockchains ever scale?
Foundations of distribution and decentralization 

New technological capabilties needed

Challenges of Current architecture

Foundational issues to be addressed - Distributed Cosensus,  Big Data Persistence,  Predictable TCO, Inteoperability

Some new architectural ideas and the Way forward?





Moderators
avatar for Munair Simpson

Munair Simpson

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

Speakers
avatar for Peter Chmiel

Peter Chmiel

VP of Product, Aicumen Technologies
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 MoiBit initiative to deliver an enterprise ready, scalable, off-chain storage solution for blockchain developers... Read More →
avatar for Anantha Krishnan

Anantha Krishnan

CEO, Aicumen
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... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2019 2:20pm - 2:45pm
EERB Track 3 Room 255 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

2:20pm

Tipping Point Causes of WY Stampede
Moderators
avatar for Trace Mayer

Trace Mayer

BitCoin Knowledge PodCast

Speakers
avatar for Matt Kaufman

Matt Kaufman

The Law Firm of Hathaway & Kunz, LLP
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... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

House District 1, State of Wyoming Legislature
Wyoming House District 1, Majority Whip, Blockchain Taskforce Committee
avatar for Bobby Zagotta

Bobby Zagotta

CCO, Kraken


Saturday September 21, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
EERB BizCon Track 1 Room 251 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

2:20pm

#SmartCustody: Best Practices for Protecting Your Personal Digital Assets

Your digital assets are more vulnerable you might think. They could be stolen by hackers, extorted by the mob, expropriated by the government, or lost by you!

This session will outline best practices of digital asset cold storage as described in a newly published free PDF book #SmartCustody, availble at http://bit.ly/SmartCustodyBookV101

#SmartCustody details the "Use of Advanced Cryptographic Tools to Improve the Care, Maintenance, Control, and Protection of Digital Assets". It's what you need to ensure that you don't lose your Bitcoins, your Ether, or your self-sovereign identity.

#SmartCustody teaches you how to protect your digital data and cryptocurrencies with procedural solutions. A risk-modeling methodology leads you through the process of sketching out your digital-asset processes, identifying your vulnerabilities, determining your true risks, and correcting those dangers. It's built upon a 14-step cold-storage scenario and a set of 27 personified adversaries. Case studies help to make the adversaries real, and identify both abstract and historic attacks for each.

Though this book lays its foundation upon the simplest level of self-custodianship, later sections describe how to use the risk modeling techniques (along with the cold-storage scenario and the adversaries list) to be a Smart Custodian if you're a fiduciary.

If you're a small Bitcoin holder, a cryptocurrency trader, or a small fund manager, #SmartCustody can offer you procedural techniques and adversarial insights to improve the security of your digital assets.

#SmartCustody is a project of Blockchain Commons, a social benefit organization which supports blockchain infrastructure, internet security & cryptographic research. Our goals in the #SmartCustody project are to:

  1. Raise the bar on best practices for digital-asset custodianship by building a greater understanding of different custody use cases, risk models, and adversary analyses.
  2. Prepare for newer custody technologies that break older models for custodianship.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Executive Director & Principal Architect, Blockchain Commons, LLC



Saturday September 21, 2019 2:20pm - 2:50pm
EERB BizCon Track 2 Room 228 Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:00pm

Digital Asset and Blockchain Trends
Speakers
avatar for Sandra Ro

Sandra Ro

GBBC
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... Read More →


Saturday September 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:25pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:25pm

2020-2025 Crypto World View
Moderators
avatar for Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack

Show Host, What Bitcoin Did Podcast

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

Appointee by Gov. Gordon, Wyoming Blockchain Coaliiton
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 Trace Mayer

Trace Mayer

BitCoin Knowledge PodCast


Saturday September 21, 2019 3:25pm - 3:50pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:50pm

BizCon Closing and Announcements
Saturday September 21, 2019 3:50pm - 4:00pm
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072
 
Sunday, September 22
 

9:00am

WyoHackathon Judging
Judges will be meeting in separate rooms based on challenges

Sunday September 22, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Multiple Rooms Based on Challenges (EERB) EERB

11:45am

Sandcastle Invitational -Startup Alley Opens (Lunch is served)
Come eat and meet the 8 competitors at their Startup Alley booths before the kickoff of the North American qualifying round for the Sandcastle Startups Challenge. Spend time learning more about the technologies, teams, and entrepreneurs that will be featured in today's competition and start to establish your early favorites for the grand prize. 

Speakers
avatar for Brianne Snook

Brianne Snook

Co-Founder, Sandcastle Foundation
I have spent the past decade living and working as an entrepreneur, medical aesthetician, investing in startups, modeling, competing in fitness competitions and raising our future CEO (Beckett). I am proud to be the co-creator/executive producer of Fort Collins Startup Week with... Read More →
avatar for Chris J Snook

Chris J Snook

Co-Founder/Chairman, Sandcastle Foundation

Exhibitors
YB

Yann Barbarroux

Co-Founder, Flyion
DB

Dragan Boscovic

Co-Founder, Chainrider
avatar for Amy James

Amy James

Co-Inventor, Open Index Protocol
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... Read More →
BK

Bryan Kimbell

Co-Founder, Zooterra
Zooterra’s mission is to democratize engagement and action around habitat and wildlife conservation. Zooterra is a patent-pending platform to engage in wildlife and habitat conservation in a direct, transparent and fun way using digital collectibles and satellite imaging technology... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Seaberg

Tyler Seaberg

Co-Founder, EirSystems
I am a registered EMT that was on the path to medical school before I founded EirSystems Inc. I was an avid cryptocurrency trader for 2 years and then focused on educating people on the uses of blockchain. Big sports fan, I was a collegiate athlete in basketball.
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Naveen Sydney

Co-Founder, Hyperfield
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Jeff Wilhite

SVP of Business Development, Arcade Blockchain



Sunday September 22, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center 222 S 22nd St, Laramie, WY 82070, USA

1:00pm

Sandcastle Startups Challenge
8 teams were selected from 98 applicants after due diligence to compete in this invitational qualifier with the top 4 winners splitting a prize purse of $25k (presented by Green) and a chance to win a bid to the 64 team tournament that will culminate in the World Finals next October/November in Dubai during the World's Fair.

Laramie, Wyoming was selected as the venue for this North American regional qualifier and the winning teams here will join the best teams to emerge from each of the other global regional invitationals for a chance to win a trip to Dubai to compete for the Grand Prize Global Finals in October-November 2020, along with a customized group experience at expo2020dubai.com

This game-show inspired, bracket-style, cryptocurrency/blockchain startup competition is fun and inspiring and not to be missed. 

Speakers
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Corey Billington

Professor, University of Wyoming-College of Business
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... Read More →
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Henok Tekle

Managing Partner, AlphaChain
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... Read More →
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Brianne Snook

Co-Founder, Sandcastle Foundation
I have spent the past decade living and working as an entrepreneur, medical aesthetician, investing in startups, modeling, competing in fitness competitions and raising our future CEO (Beckett). I am proud to be the co-creator/executive producer of Fort Collins Startup Week with... Read More →
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Chris J Snook

Co-Founder/Chairman, Sandcastle Foundation
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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 →

Exhibitors
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Yann Barbarroux

Co-Founder, Flyion
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Dragan Boscovic

Co-Founder, Chainrider
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Amy James

Co-Inventor, Open Index Protocol
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... Read More →
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Bryan Kimbell

Co-Founder, Zooterra
Zooterra’s mission is to democratize engagement and action around habitat and wildlife conservation. Zooterra is a patent-pending platform to engage in wildlife and habitat conservation in a direct, transparent and fun way using digital collectibles and satellite imaging technology... Read More →
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Tyler Seaberg

Co-Founder, EirSystems
I am a registered EMT that was on the path to medical school before I founded EirSystems Inc. I was an avid cryptocurrency trader for 2 years and then focused on educating people on the uses of blockchain. Big sports fan, I was a collegiate athlete in basketball.
NS

Naveen Sydney

Co-Founder, Hyperfield
JW

Jeff Wilhite

SVP of Business Development, Arcade Blockchain



Sunday September 22, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center 222 S 22nd St, Laramie, WY 82070, USA

5:00pm