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Friday, September 20
 

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

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

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

11:45am

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

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

1:40pm

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

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

3:40pm

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
 
Saturday, September 21
 

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

10:40am

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

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

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

1:40pm

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

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