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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
 

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

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

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

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
 
Saturday, September 21
 

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

10:40am

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

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

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

1:40pm

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

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