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Friday, September 20
 

8:15am MDT

Welcome by College of Engineering and Applied Science
Speakers
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Ruben Gamboa

University of Wyoming


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

8:20am MDT

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 MDT
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:30am MDT

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 MDT
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:55am MDT

Keynote
Speakers

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

6:00pm MDT

Welcome to UW UW President Thebald Welcome Address
Speakers
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President Neil Theobald

President, University of Wyoming


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

6:10pm MDT

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

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Lindholm

Tyler Lindholm

Representative, State of Wyoming Legislature


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

6:55pm MDT

Working Together to Solve for X
Speakers

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

7:10pm MDT

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 MDT
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072
 
Saturday, September 21
 

8:15am MDT

Welcome By College of Business
Speakers
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Steve Farkas

University of Wyoming


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

8:20am MDT

Chairman's Address
Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →


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

8:30am MDT

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 MDT
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

8:55am MDT

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

Trace Mayer

BitCoin Knowledge PodCast


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

9:15am MDT

Blockchain Futures
Speakers

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

9:30am MDT

PoQ Landmark SEC Ruling
Moderators
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →

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 MDT
EERB Atrium Engineering Education and Research Building, 1103 E. Lewis St., Laramie, WY 82072

3:00pm MDT

Digital Asset and Blockchain Trends
Speakers
avatar for Sandra Ro

Sandra Ro

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


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

3:25pm MDT

2020-2025 Crypto World View
Moderators
avatar for Peter McCormack

Peter McCormack

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

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Long

Caitlin Long

CEO, Avanti Financial Group, Inc.
Caitlin Long is a 22-year Wall Street veteran who has been active in bitcoin and blockchain since 2012. She has been leading the charge to make her native state of Wyoming an oasis for blockchain companies in the US, where she helped Wyoming enact 13 blockchain-enabling laws in 2018... Read More →
avatar for Trace Mayer

Trace Mayer

BitCoin Knowledge PodCast


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