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Monday, March 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Bitcoin at SXSW 2015: Bitcoin 2.0

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Bitcoin at SXSW 2015: Bitcoin 2.0 is a panel discussion about the continued evolution of the Bitcoin ecosystem and what improvements can be made to it.
Topics will include: What are key areas that can be improved within Bitcoin to enable greater functionality? How can sidechains accelerate the evolution of Bitcoin? What is an altcoin and what does it take to successfully launch one? Since Bitcoin is open-source, can't the unique features of these altcoins be wrapped into Bitcoin? How can a platform allowing exchange between different crypto and fiat currencies strengthen Bitcoin?
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Vitalik Buterin

Inventor, Ethereum
Vitalik Buterin is a programmer, writer, and co-founder of Bitcoin Magazine, a website and print magazine that covers Bitcoin-related topics. He is also the founder and inventor of Ethereum, described as a “decentralized mining network and software development platform rolled into... Read More →

Constance Choi

Principal, Seven Advisory
Constance specializes in digital asset technologies (e.g., Bitcoin protocol). The heart of her work comprises navigating startups, financial institutions, and governments through evolving issues of first impression in the complex regulatory frameworks and legal regimes for financial... Read More →
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Patrick Deegan

CTO, Idcubed.org
Patrick is the Chief Architect for the Open Mustard Seed Project. He earned a M.S. Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he also designed and implemented several humanoid robots including the uBot-5 and uBot-6. This work was subsequently utilized... Read More →
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Joyce Kim

Exec Dir, Stellar
Joyce is the Executive Director of Stellar.org, a nonprofit organization focused on open financial access. Stellar is a common payments platform that increases interoperability between diverse financial systems and currencies. Prior to Stellar, Joyce was a VC at Freestyle Capital... Read More →

Charlie Lee

Creator, Litecoin
Charlie Lee is the creator of Litecoin, the most popular alternative currency to Bitcoin. He is also an engineer manager at Coinbase. Prior to joining Coinbase, he spent 6 years at Google working on YouTube Mobile, Chrome OS, and the Google Play Games platform. Charlie earned a Bachelors... Read More →
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Jed Mccaleb

Founder, Stellar Development Foundation
Jed is a co-founder of Stellar Development Foundation. In 2000, he created e-Donkey which became one of the largest file-sharing networks in its time. He later created Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange, which was subsequently sold and re-coded by its current owners, followed by... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon G

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