DISTRIBUTED

2018

— UNLOCKING THE GLOBAL POWER OF
DECENTRALIZED BUSINESS

July 19-20, 2018 — San Francisco, CA

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Distributed 2018 is the result of three industry leaders bridging the gap between Eastern and Western blockchain initiatives and unlocking the power of a global decentralized ecosystem. 

Expand Your Network

Decentralization means globalization — connect with innovators from each corner of the globe.

Gain Valuable Insights

Learn about trends and concepts fueling the most innovative projects in the industry.

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Our programs aren’t oversold, giving your strategic initiatives an opportunity to stand out.

Develop Technical Knowledge

Gain a complete understanding of the hottest technical concepts coming to distributed ledger technology.

KEynote Speakers

Rafael Cosman
CTO of Trust Token
Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director at Hyperledger
David Chaum
Founder at DigiCash

Speakers

New speakers are being added daily. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news and announcements.

KEynote Speakers

Rafael Cosman
CTO of Trust Token
Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director at Hyperledger
David Chaum
Founder at DigiCash

Speakers

FEATURED

David Chaum
Founder at DigiCash

FEATURED

Amber Baldet
Co-founder & CEO at Clovyr

FEATURED

Joey Krug
Co-CIO at Pantera Capital, Co-Founder at Augur

FEATURED

Sheila Warren
Head of Blockchain and DLT at World Economic Forum

FEATURED

Patrick Byrne
CEO at Overstock, Executive Chairman at tZero

FEATURED

Elizabeth Stark
Co-Founder & CEO at Lightning Labs

FEATURED

Matthew Roszak
Co-founder & Chairman at Bloq

FEATURED

Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director at Hyperledger

FEATURED

Du Yu
Director at Wanxiang Blockchain Labs

FEATURED

Jack Lee
Founding Managing Partner at HCM Capital, Foxconn Group

FEATURED

Lily Liu
Co-founder at Earn.com

FEATURED

Arthur Hayes
CEO at BitMEX

FEATURED

Jesse Powell
Co-founder & CEO at Kraken

FEATURED

Samson Mow
Chief Strategy Officer at Blockstream

FEATURED

Vinny Lingham
Co-Founder & CEO at Civic

FEATURED

Zhen Cao
Partner of JLAB at JD Capital

FEATURED

Phil Komarny
VP of Innovation at Salesforce

FEATURED

Laura Shin
Host of Crypto Podcasts "Unchained", and "Unconfirmed"

FEATURED

Brendan Eich
Co-Founder & CEO at Brave Software, Basic Attention Token

FEATURED

Steve Waterhouse
CEO at Orchid Labs

FEATURED

Bianca Chen
Finance Correspondent at Thomson Reuters

FEATURED

Jason Fang
Managing Partner at Sora Ventures

FEATURED

Remington Ong
Partner at Fenbushi Capital

FEATURED

Ada Xiao
Chief Strategy Officer at PlatON

FEATURED

Jack Liu
Managing Director, Asia at Circle

FEATURED

Nadav Hollander
CEO at Dharma

FEATURED

Emi Yoshikawa
Director, Joint Venture Partnership at Ripple

FEATURED

Sam Cassatt
Chief Strategy Officer at ConsenSys

FEATURED

Joshua Stein
CEO at Harbor

FEATURED

Maggie Hsu
Business Development at AirSwap / Fluidity

FEATURED

Amanda Gutterman
CMO at ConsenSys

FEATURED

Slava Rubin
Founder at Indiegogo

FEATURED

Jason Hsu
Legislator & Congressman At-Large, Taiwan

FEATURED

Rafael Cosman
CTO of Trust Token

FEATURED

Jarrod Dicker
CEO at Po.et

FEATURED

Jehan Chu
Co-founder at Kenetic

FEATURED

Andy Bromberg
President at CoinList

FEATURED

Satoshi Kobayashi
Founder at Smart Contract Japan

FEATURED

Kevin Zhou
Co-founder at Galois Capital

FEATURED

Shuoji Zhou
Founding Partner at FBG Capital

FEATURED

James Heckman
Founder & CEO at Maven

FEATURED

Matt Liu
Co-founder at Origin

FEATURED

Sonny Singh
Chief Commercial Officer at BitPay

FEATURED

Riddhiman Das
International Technology Investments at Ant Financial

FEATURED

Justin Newton
Founder & CEO at Netki

FEATURED

Jae Kwon
Founder & CEO at Tendermint

FEATURED

Matthew Iles
CEO at Civil

FEATURED

Emily Vaughn
Product Development Director at Change Healthcare

FEATURED

Ryan Rabaglia
Head Trader at Octagon Strategy

FEATURED

Bruce Silcoff
CEO at Shyft Network

FEATURED

Jordan Earls
Co-Founder at Qtum

FEATURED

Joe Vander Zanden
Strategic Alliances & Business Development at ConsenSys

FEATURED

Nick Kritikos
Global Business Development at ConsenSys

FEATURED

Emmanuel Abiodun
Blockchain Architect at Oracle

FEATURED

Brian Forde
Former White House Senior Advisor, Mobile and Data innovation

FEATURED

Eileen Lowry
Global Program Director at IBM Blockchain Garage

FEATURED

John Wolpert
Product and Development Director at ConsenSys

FEATURED

Yin Wu
Founder at DIRT Protocol

FEATURED

Konstantin Richter
CEO & Founder at Blockdaemon

FEATURED

Tim Swanson
Founder at Post Oak Labs

FEATURED

Tricia Martinez
Founder and CEO at Wala

FEATURED

Aaron van Wirdum
Technical Editor at Bitcoin Magazine

FEATURED

John Bass
Founder & CEO at Hashed Health

FEATURED

David Bailey
CEO at BTC Inc

FEATURED

Sanjib Kalita
CEO at Guppy

FEATURED

Reuben Yap
Chief Operating Officer at Zcoin

FEATURED

Amber Scott
Founder & Chief AML Ninja at Outlier Solutions Inc.

FEATURED

Mahnush Movahhedi
Senior Research Engineer at DFINITY

FEATURED

Blake Burris
CEO at Flux

FEATURED

Bharath Rao
Founder and CEO at Leverj

FEATURED

Larry Liu
Founder at Genaro Network

FEATURED

Tomio Geron
Reporter at Wall Street Journal

FEATURED

Steven Becker
Head of Risk at MakerDAO

FEATURED

Zaki Manian
Advisor at Cosmos

FEATURED

Kia Kokalitcheva
Technology Reporter at Axios

FEATURED

James Wang
CEO at CoAlpha

FEATURED

Alyssa Tsai
Founder & CEO at Panony

FEATURED

Alessandro Voto
Regional Director at ConsenSys

FEATURED

Chris Finan
Co-Founder & CEO at Manifold Technology

FEATURED

Susan Poole
Co-Chair at EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

FEATURED

Felipe Sant Ana Pereira
Co-Founder at Paratii

FEATURED

Jay Thakrar
Investor at Token Foundry, ConsenSys

FEATURED

Ricky Ng
Chairman and Founder at IHT

FEATURED

Carlos Bustamante
Biomedical Data Science at Standford University

FEATURED

Jessica Angel
Art Director at Truebit

FEATURED

Lilin Sun
Founder at PlatON

FEATURED

Jeff Tennery
Founder & CEO at Moonlighting

FEATURED

Alexander Yakovlev
Head of Distributed Ledger at Moscow Exchange Group

FEATURED

Adam Helfgott
CEO at MadHive

FEATURED

Atul Kamra
Managing Partner at SixThirty

FEATURED

Alex Gladstein
Chief Strategy Officer at Human Rights Foundation

FEATURED

Gregory Xethalis
Senior Counsel at Chapman & Cutler

FEATURED

Galen Moore
Director of Market Research at New Alchemy

FEATURED

Jagruti Solanki
Assurance Senior Manager, Technology and Blockchain at Aprio

FEATURED

John Collins
Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University

FEATURED

Raymond Chan
CEO at Alphaslot

FEATURED

Robby Greenfield
ConsenSys Social Impact

FEATURED

Bradley Witteman
Co-Founder at EverID

FEATURED

Tawanda Kembo
CEO and Founder at Golix

FEATURED

Shiv Madan
CEO at Blockparty

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— Agenda

TRACKS KEY

FOUNDATIONS OF DISTRIBUTED BUSINESS AND THE NEW GLOBAL ENTERPRISE

GROUNDBREAKING PROTOCOLS AND THE POTENTIAL OF TOKENIZATION

8:30 AM
Welcome Remarks
Co-hosts BTC Inc, ConsenSys and HashKey Digital Asset Group with support from Wanxiang Group
8:40 AM
Keynote Presentation - David Chaum
Recognized as the inventor of digital currency, David Chaum developed the ideas and concepts that launched the modern day online privacy movement.
9:05 AM
Keynote Presentation - Lilin Sun, PlatON
A Presentation on the Next Generation of Computing Architecture.
9:20 AM
Global State of Blockchain: Dissecting the Current Impact and Future Challenges
Eastern and Western thought leaders explore the current landscape of global blockchain-backed commerce and identify challenges with propelling it forward.

Sheila Warren [World Economic Forum]
Brian Behlendorf [Hyperledger]
Nick Kritikos [ConsenSys]
Tomio Geron [Wall Street Journal]
9:50 AM -
10:10 AM
Networking Break
10:15 AM -
10:45 AM
Scaling Approaches 
As we move toward global adoption, are networks actually ready to take on mass market transactions?

Jordan Earls [Qtum]
Zaki Manian [Cosmos]
Chris McCoy [Storecoin]
Tyler Evans [BTC Inc]
10:15 AM -
10:45 AM
Examining Use Cases of Distributed Ledger Technology

Emmanuel Abiodun [Oracle]
Chris Finan [Manifold Technology]
Dan Mandell [Baton Systems]
Tim Swanson [Post Oak Labs]
10:50 AM -
11:20 AM
Consensus Algorithms
With proof of work now seen as a legacy technology, what are the challenges and opportunities with newer, more nimble algorithms?

Jae Kwon [Tendermint]
Mahnush Movahedi [DFINITY]
Larry Liu [Genaro Network]
Tyler Evans [BTC Inc]
10:50 AM -
11:20 AM
Enterprise Adoption in Asia
Asia is poised to take the global lead in enterprise adoption with buy-in from corporations, investment firms and startups. Is this region at risk of getting caught in regulatory red tape like the rest of the world?

Jack Lee [Foxconn]
Emi Yoshikawa [Ripple]
Remington Ong [Fenbushi Capital]
Bianca Chen [Thomson Reuters]
11:25 AM -
11:55 AM
Cryptocurrency Market Technologies
Leaders representing three pioneering decentralized applications discuss how these advanced technologies provide security, scalability and improved efficiency.

Konstantin Richter [Blockdaemon]
Ainsley Sutherland [Enigma]
Reuben Yap [Zcoin]
James Wang [CoAlpha]
11:25 AM -
11:55 AM
The Future of Digital Media
A deep dive into the media use case for distributed ledger technology, enabling creators and publishers to unlock new value in the content they create.

Jarrod Dicker [Po.et]
Matthew Iles [Civil]
Kia Kokalitcheva [Axios]
12:00 PM
Networking Lunch
1:00 PM
Presentations & Demonstrations
MAD, IHT, Moonlighting, Inkrpyt, HKDAG, Wala Announcement
2:00 PM
ICOs and Token Issuance Models
There are alternative token delivery methods to a traditional ICO. Which is right for your project, and how will these models continue to evolve?

Galen Moore [New Alchemy]
Andy Bromberg [CoinList]
Slava Rubin [Indiegogo]
John Wagster [Frost Brown Todd]
2:00 PM
Global Trading Patterns: Supply Chains and Transactions
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Eileen Lowry [IBM Blockchain Garage]
Daniel Goldstein [Emergent Technology Holdings]
Susanne Somerville [Chronicled]
Adam M Mastrelli [IBM]
2:35 PM
Tokenized Securities
Tokenized assets offer numerous benefits, but how can this technology continue to advance while remaining compliant?

Joshua Stein [Harbor]
Nadav Hollander [Dharma]
Jay Thakrar [Token Foundry]
2:35 PM
Advancing Payments / Improving Accessibility
Hear from innovators at three blockchain-based payment technologies that are cutting costs, increasing transparency and bringing accessibility to underserved communities.

Sonny Singh [BitPay]
Marwan Forzley [Veem]
Riddhiman Das [Ant Financial]
Sanjib Kalita [Guppy]
3:10 PM
Curation Markets and TCRs
TCRs bring the democratic process back to coin listings. So, are we moving toward a wholly curated market?

Ken Brook [MetaXchain]
Felipe Sant Ana Pereira [Paratii]
David Turner [Poet]
Yin Wu [Dirt Protocol]
3:10 PM
Institutional Infrastructure & The New Age of Liquidity
As the next generation of financial firms apply a more nimble approach to institutional fundamentals, how will increased liquidity affect risk management and create new value?

Jack Liu  [Circle]
Deng Chao [HKDAG]
Alexander Yakovlev [Moscow Exchange Group]
Atul Kamra [SixThirty]
3:45 PM
Networking Break
4:05 PM
Fireside Chat - Sheila Warren, World Economic Forum
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4:35 PM
State of Ethereum - Sam Cassatt, ConsenSys
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5:05 PM
Keynote Presentation - Patrick M. Byrne, Overstock.com & tZERO
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8:30 AM
Day 2 Kickoff
Co-hosts BTC Inc, ConsenSys and HashKey Digital Asset Group with support from Wanxiang Group
8:40 AM
Keynote Presentation - Arthur Hayes, BitMEX
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9:00 AM
Fireside Chat — Future of Bitcoin
Blockstream was the highest-ranked blockchain or cryptocurrency firm in The Wall Street Journal’s “Tech Companies to Watch 2018” list. Hear firsthand how this company is streamlining Bitcoin payments while pushing for next-level scalability.

Samson Mow [Blockstream]
Aaron van Wirdum [Bitcoin Magazine]
9:20 AM
Innovate, or Reinvent?
When adopting a new technology, the question becomes how to move forward — by adapting an existing business model or by starting from scratch?

Amber Baldet [Clovyr]
Lily Liu [Earn.com]
Matthew Roszak [Bloq]
Laura Shin [Unchained]
9:50 AM -
10:10 AM
Networking Break
10:15 AM -
10:45 AM
Navigating Crypto Exchanges
Founders from leading cryptocurrency exchanges discuss everything from platform infrastructure to regulation and oversight among this rapidly changing landscape.

Jesse Powell [Kraken]
Maggie Hsu [AirSwap / Fluidity]
Ben El-Baz [XDAEX]
Tawanda Kembo [Golix]
10:15 AM -
10:45 AM
Anticipating and Designing the Enterprise for Compliance
Blockchain technology can ensure internal risk management and control within an organization, but how can the infrastructure be controlled and verified to maintain compliance?

Justin Newton [Netki]
Amber Scott [Outlier Solutions]
Jagruti Solanki [Aprio]
Susan Poole [EU Blockchain]
10:50 AM -
11:20 AM
Ethereum's Roadmap
Ethereum continues to advance and scale transactions. Is it possible for the platform to become the first decentralized computer, and if so, when?

John Wolpert [ConsenSys]
Alessandro Voto [EEA]
Bharath Rao [Leverj]
Elaine Zelby [ConsenSys]
10:50 AM -
11:20 AM
Government Balance: Regulation vs. Innovation
Governing bodies all over the world continue to struggle with how to manage cryptocurrency regulation. If global regulation is inevitable, is it possible to set parameters without stifling innovation?

Brian Forde [Frmr White House, MIT]
Sunny Lu [Vechain]
John Collins [Berkman Klein Center]
Greg Xethalis [Chapman and Cutler]
11:25 AM -
11:55 AM
Next-Gen Technologies for Web3
With increasing concerns of privacy from some of the largest software and application providers, is a decentralized internet the answer to maintaining security and freedom?

Steve Waterhouse [Orchid Labs]
Matt Liu [Origin]
Brendan Eich [Brave]
TF Guo [Taxa Network]
11:25 AM -
11:55 AM
Developing Markets for Underserved Communities
From cross-border remittances to solving global payments, explore how blockchain technology is driving the development of a global economy and granting financial freedom to consumers without a traditional bank.

Tricia Martinez [Wala]
Steven Becker [MakerDAO]
Robby Greenfield [ConsenSys Social Impact]
Alex Gladstein [Human Rights Foundation]
12:00 PM
Networking Lunch
1:00 PM
Presentations & Demonstrations
Chronicled, Shyft, Blockparty, MakerDAO, TrueBit #ArtProject, Bitcoin Optech Announcemnt
2:00 PM
Crypto Funds Managers
The interest in cryptocurrency trading has spawned a new breed of fund managers to navigate a new way of investing. Hear from some of the game changing funds who have risen to the top.

Jason Fang [Sora Ventures]
Zhen Cao [JLab]
Jehan Chu [Kenetic]
Shuoji Zhou [FBG Capital]
Bril Wang [Cardinal Pitch Club]
2:00 PM
Solving Digital Identity
With decentralized business, how can we verify whom we are interacting with and what we are purchasing? Hear from companies that are bridging the identity gap between real-world commerce and blockchain transactions.

Bruce Silcoff [Shyft Network]
Matthew Commons [Cambridge Blockchain]
Bradley Witteman [EverID]
2:35 PM
The New Age of Trading
Management from Asia's largest digital asset brokerage, an OTC crypto hedge fund and one of the world's largest ether traders discuss this agile, at times unpredictable, market.

Satoshi Kobayoshi [Smart Contract Japan]
Kevin Zhou [Galois Capital]
Ryan Rabaglia [Octagon Strategy]
Shouji Zhou [FBG Capital]
2:35 PM
Tokenizing Business Models
Tokenization has the power to increase liquidity through cheap and efficient investments. Hear how organizations are incorporating these decentralized peer-to-peer networks as a means to replace existing business models.

Alyssa Tsai [PANONY]
Raymond Chan [Alphaslot]
Joe Vander Zanden [ConsenSys]
James Heckman [Maven]
Marcos Cunha [Wanchain]
3:10 PM
IoT

Blake Burris [Flux]
George Abernathy [FreightWaves]  
Zaki Manian [Trusted IoT Alliance]
Eric Remple [Redwood Logistics]

3:10 PM
Evolving Global Healthcare on the Blockchain
Patients worldwide are reaping the benefits of blockchain with increased efficiencies from providers, reduced costs and more secure medical records.

Emily Vaughn [Change Healthcare]
John Bass [Hashed Health]
Carlos Bustamante [Stanford]
3:45 PM
Networking Break
4:00 PM
Augur Fireside Chat - Joey Krug & Jeremy Gardner
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4:25 PM
Keynote Presentation - Vinny Lingham, Civic
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4:40 PM
Fireside Chat — Lightning Labs

Elizabeth Stark [Lightning]
Aaron van Wirdum [Bitcoin Magazine]
5:05 PM
Industry Perspectives & Executive Challenges
The potential of blockchain is immeasurable, but how do you know if it's right or necessary for your organization? Weigh the pros and cons of adoption with insights from blockchain consultants.

Jack Lee [Foxconn]
Phil Komarny [Salesforce]
Du Yu [Wanxiang Blockchain Labs]
Jason Hsu [Taiwan Congressman]
David Bailey [BTC Media]
5:15 PM
Networking Reception
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