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Thursday, September 13


CANCELLED: Decentralized AI + Blockchain: The Future of AI Economies
Dan Gailey will talk about how cryptocurrency and the blockchain can unlock massive potential for connecting all people, devices, and agents to build a global AI ecosystem that will power the AI economies of tomorrow. Audience: Anyone interested in what crypto/blockchain is and how to leverage decentralized technologies to power smarter applications through Artificial Intelligence. Benefits: It combines knowledge from multiple domains and how to leverage each to build something new and how to start thinking about multi-agent systems and the impact they'll have on the world around us. Keywords: AI, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, AI Economies, Ethereum, Bitcoin, Multi-agent Systems, Adaptive Systems, Heterogeneous Networks, IoT/IoE, Edge computing

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Dan Gailey

CEO, Synapse AI
Dan Gailey is the CEO of Synapse AI — The first Decentralized AI Market and Network built on the Blockchain. Dan has a background in building intelligent multi-agent systems for a variety of interfaces across many platforms. Dan has previously worked in Venture Capital facilitating... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 10:00am - 10:25am
Workshop Room 2


OPEN TALK: Decentralized App Development and a Vision for Internet 2.0
Decentralized app development - a “network effect” — what happened when platforms like Facebook and the Apple ecosystem rapidly secured huge market shares on the power of large userbases, and what is the next runaway network effect that everyone is looking for - direct and indirect network effects - Friction in network effects between apps - How blockchain tackles the synergy problem - An Example of Synergies among Decentralized applications built on blockchain - The irony of blockchain: removing friction makes monopolies difficult A vision for Internet 2.0 - Internet eras (what, when and why an era) - the digitization of information - mass access to high-utility services that were not available before. At what cost though? - A look in the future - The year is 2040 - paradigm shift

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Anton Mozgovoy

VP of Technology, Humaniq
Anton Mozgovoy is highly professional person with the experience in BMO Financial Group while implementing Apple Pay and Android Pay. Also he worked on BMO MasterCard, Overdraft, and Cheque Image Capturing projects. In 2015 founded Finlyt startup - algorithmic installment and revolving... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Main Stage


PRO TALK: Client-Side Wallets in DApps
In this talk the speaker explains the typical architectures for handling the wallets and keys in DApps: server-side wallet, client-side wallet and MetaMask and discussed their use cases, pros and cons. To show the power of client-side wallets in practice, the speaker demonstrates how to build a simple DApp with client-side Ethereum wallet, based on Solidity smart contract and client-side UI (JS + jQuery + Ethers.js) + server-side account management (Node.js + Express + simple REST API). The wallet is encrypted in UTC / JSON format (both private key + mnemonics are encrypted with AES-CRT-128 using SCrypt key derivation).

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Svetlin Nakov

Blockchain Engineer and Technical Trainer, Software University (SoftUni)
Svetlin Nakov (http://nakov.com) is a passionate blockchain engineer, trainer and experienced developer in broad range of technologies. He is a technical advisor in several blockchain ICO projects (LockTrip, Academy School of Blockchain, Tokenize Xchange, Bountie, WeiDex). Svetlin... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Workshop Room 2


OPEN TALK: The Promise of “The Internet of Money”
One of the grand promises of Blockchain technology is the concept of “the internet of money or value.” I'll weigh in on where we are and explore whether this real or a distraction. If you’re interested in learning why large banks, tech giants, governments, start-ups, and investors are getting involved at alarming rates, this is your talk.

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Rana Gujral

Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor
Rana Gujral is an Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor. In 2014, he founded TiZE, a Cloud software for specialty chemicals, and held the role of CEO until its exit in 2016. Rana is a contributing columnist at TechCrunch and Forbes and was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 1:25pm - 1:50pm
Main Stage


PRO TALK: Building a Lighter Smart Contract: Bridging the Wet & Dry Code Divide
Tips for regulatory protocols for decentralized architectures - Regulatory Forecasts at architecture level: o Code is Not law o When Onchain is a good regulatory idea for decentralized developers - Use Case: Open Law Protocol Stack - Use Case: Authentication and Storage with Blockstack - Smart Contract Brain Surgery – Fixing Older Smart Contracts o Framework testing tools: when are they a good idea - Public Perception – Getting ahead of the Regulatory Tide - Survey - What state laws and regulations will make a difference

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Rafael "RAFA" Baca

Blockchain Developer & Tech Lawyer, pythiaZK.io & Baca Law Firm PLLC
Rafa Baca first became interested in mining Bitcoin at Stanford University’s Bitcoin Edge Initiative and has never looked back. Rafa is passionately interested in applying the blockchain and smart contracts to novel applications. His experience uniquely bridges the divide between... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Workshop Room 2


PRO TALK: A Blockchain Paradigm for High Security Enterprise Software
Enterprise software has gone through seismic shifts over the past 15 years, both in the move from monolithic applications to line of business apps, as well as the migration to the cloud, then the private cloud. In that time, enterprises requiring the highest levels of security have been constantly faced with competing tensions, to both reduce costs and move to the cloud, while maintaining increasingly important high security postures. In this talk, Pat White will introduce a new enterprise application paradigm built on distributed databases and peer to peer architectures to enable incredibly robust, and secure, deployment architectures. By relying more heavily on P2P principals, enterprises can deploy software in exactly the security configuration they're most comfortable with, perhaps hosting portions of the architecture in the cloud, parts in a private cloud, parts in hosted data centers, and finally pieces entirely on client and encrypted. He will share code samples, architectural designs, technical decision making concerns, and other insights on how to build the next generation of enterprise software.

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Pat White

Pat White has been involved with Bitcoin since 2010 and is passionate about the coming blockchain and cryptocurrency revolution. He is an engineer and entrepreneur, and his previous enterprise search startup, Synata, was acquired by Cisco in 2016. Before that, Pat spent the past two... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Workshop Room 2


CANCELLED: Beyond Blockchain: What Distributed Applications Will Look Like in 10 years From Now
Making a blockchain from scratch is no simple task. In fact, Bitcoin, Litecoin, ZCash, and Dash all share 90% of the same code for this very reason. We’re looking to show people how easy it is to develop and create new custom blockchains and apps. We’re looking to show the full power of Lamden. Lamden is focused at being the first end-to-end development suite for blockchain applications. We do not focus specifically on smart contracts on a pre-existing system, but rather creating new and custom blockchains and decentralized systems that are not encompassed within the application space of smart contracts. Those who know a thing or two about smart contracts know that there is a limited subset of what they can do. The tools that Lamden is making supersede that subset and expose a development environment wherein any type of decentralized application can be developed. Lamden is an open source Python based blockchain network and development suite. Our blockchain was written entirely in Python and will be released, for free, to the Python community near the end of the year. Developers may be interested in why Lamden chose Python, what challenges the team has faced so far, what Lamden's tool-set will enable them to do and maybe how they can get involved. Lamden's goal is to put easy to use blockchain tools in the hands of Python developers. 

Thursday September 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Main Stage


PRO TALK: Leveraging Blockchain for the Enterprise Mixing On-Chain Logic and Traditional Applications
TechBureau recently launched Catapult Cloud Lab a plug and play cloud offering. Catapult is a highly anticipated update to the NEM blockchain. The blockchain engine powers both public and private networks with unique smart contract plugins. Catapult is a plug and play that enables digital asset creation, decentralized swaps, and business logic modeling. In April the company launched COMSA, an ICO platform that supports the introduction of blockchain technology in real business along with their partnership with IP.Gold. As these two forces collide it maximizes the monetization of IP addresses through asset growth. You audience would benefit to hear Nate speak due to his extensive ICO and blockchain background. He has also worked with several pre-IPO startups and multi-billion dollar enterprises including Disney, Universal Studios,Twitter, TIBCO, HCL, Dropbox, Fitbit, Microsoft and Micros. Tom would be able to speak on a panel, roundtable, keynote or fireside chat on the following topics:

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Nate D'Amico

Product Design and Architect Expert, Tech Bureau
Nate D’Amico is a product design and architect expert on the TechBureau team, focusing on distributed applications and services. TechBureau runs Zaif, one of the first regulated crypto exchanges in the world under Japan's FSA. TechBureau recently launch the ICO platform, COMSA... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Workshop Room 2
Friday, September 14


PRO TALK: Intro to Dapp Creation Workshop
This is a beginner workshop ideal for any one with very basic or no knowledge of the Ethereum blockchain. In this workshop, Pavan will build a simple decentralized Voting application. At a high level, the application will be an Ethereum smart contract where a user can create an election and initialize a list of contestants in the election. The user can then allow users to vote for the candidates. All the voting and the vote storage/counts are stored on the Ethereum blockchain.

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Pavan Katepalli

engineer, 1987
Pavan resides in San Francisco where he teaches data analytics and web development at UC Berkeley, creates decentralized applications and plays in the San Francisco Foosball League.Pavan entered into the cryptocurrency space in 2013 and has worked and programmed with renowned core... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Workshop Room 2


PRO TALK: Blockchain 3.0
The shaping of the block chain 3.0 and the use cases about the Dapps in China and US.


Cherie Liu

MP, Outpost Venture Capital
Ryan is Co-founder and General Partner of Outpost Capital, a leading cross-border early stage venture fund focusing on VR/AR, Blockchain, and new frontier technologies based in San Francisco and Beijing. Having a multicultural background and proven track record, Ryan oversees companies... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Workshop Room 1


OPEN TALK: Solidity is King
These will be addressed:
What is a Smart Contract on Ethereum?
What kind of skill set is needed to develop an Ethereum Smart Contract?
What is Solidity?
And why Solidity is king for now?

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Ann Shin

Founding Partner, Ultrafund.VC
Columbia University Doctor of Education. Fenox General Partner for Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Sector. Interviewed by U-Channel TV, BlogTalkRadio, TechCrunchRadio…etc. Invested in 20+ ICOs and run an ICO newsletter of 2,000+ members. Meetup group Founder with well over 20,000 mem... Read More →

Friday September 14, 2018 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Main Stage